Bible: Matthew 20:20-23

A Request for James and John

20:20 Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling down she asked him for a favor. 1  20:21 He said to her, “What do you want?” She replied, 2 Permit 3  these two sons of mine to sit, one at your 4  right hand and one at your left, in your kingdom.” 20:22 Jesus 5  answered, “You don’t know what you are asking! 6  Are you able to drink the cup I am about to drink?” 7  They said to him, “We are able.” 8  20:23 He told them, “You will drink my cup, 9  but to sit at my right and at my left is not mine to give. Rather, it is for those for whom it has been prepared by my Father.”

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