Matthew 20:19-29 (New International Version)

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19 and will turn him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged1 and crucified.2 On the third day3 he will be raised to life!"4

A Mother's Request

20:20-28pp -- Mk 10:35-45

20 Then the mother of Zebedee's sons5 came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down,6 asked a favor of him. 21 "What is it you want?" he asked. She said, "Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom."7 22 "You don't know what you are asking," Jesus said to them. "Can you drink the cup8 I am going to drink?" "We can," they answered. 23 Jesus said to them, "You will indeed drink from my cup,9 but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father." 24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant10 with the two brothers. 25 Jesus called them together and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. 26 Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant,11 27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave-- 28 just as the Son of Man12 did not come to be served, but to serve,13 and to give his life as a ransom14 for many."

Two Blind Men Receive Sight

20:29-34pp -- Mk 10:46-52; Lk 18:35-43

29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him.
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