321They were on the roadgoing up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was walking on ahead of them; and they 2were amazed, and those who followed were fearful. And again He took the twelveaside and began to tell them what was going to happen to Him,
saying, "Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and 3the Son of Man will be adelivered to the chiefpriests and the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and will bhand Him over to the Gentiles.34"They will mock Him and 4spit on Him, and scourge Him and kill Him, and threedayslater He will riseagain."35c5James and John, the twosons of Zebedee, came up to Jesus, saying, "Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You."
And He said to them, "What do you want Me to do for you?"37
They said to Him, "dGrant that we 6may sit, one on Your right and one on Your left, in Your glory."
But Jesussaid to them, "You do not knowwhat you are asking. Are you able7to drink the cup that I drink, or8to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized ?"39
They said to Him, "We are able." And Jesussaid to them, "The cup that I drink9you shall drink ; and you shall be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized.40"But to sit on My rightor on My left, this is not Mine to give ; 10but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."4111Hearing this, the tenbegan to feelindignant with eJames and John.
42Calling them to Himself, Jesussaid to them, "You know that those who are recognized as rulers of the Gentileslord it over them; and their greatmenexerciseauthorityover them.43"But it is not thiswayamong you, 12but whoeverwishes to becomegreatamong you shall be your servant ;44and whoeverwishes to be firstamong you shall be slave of all.45"For even the Son of Man13did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His flife a ransom for many."
4614Then they came to Jericho. And 15as He was leavingJericho with His disciples and a largecrowd, a blindbeggar named Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, was sitting by the road.
When he heard that it was Jesus the 16Nazarene, he began to cry out and say, "Jesus, 17Son of David, havemercy on me!"
48Many were sternlytelling him to be quiet, but he kept crying out all the more, "18Son of David, havemercy on me!"
And Jesusstopped and said, "Call him here."So they called the blindman, saying to him, "19Takecourage, stand up! He is calling for you."
50Throwingaside his cloak, he jumped up and came to Jesus.
And answering him, Jesussaid, "What do you want Me to do for you?" And the blindmansaid to Him, "g20Rabboni, I want to regain my sight !"
And Jesussaid to him, "Go ; 21your faith has hmade you well."Immediately he regained his sight and began following Him on the road.