Then the mother of the sons of Zabdi came to Him with her sons, and knelt before Him to make a request of Him.
"What is it you desire?" He asked. "Command," she replied, "that these my two sons may sit one at your right hand and one at your left in your Kingdom."
"None of you know what you are asking for," said Jesus; "can you drink out of the cup from which I am about to drink?" "We can," they replied.
"You shall drink out of my cup," He said, "but a seat at my right hand or at my left it is not for me to allot, but it belongs to those for whom it has been prepared by my Father."
The other ten heard of this, and their indignation was aroused against the two brothers.
But Jesus called them to Him, and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
Not so shall it be among you; but whoever desires to be great among you shall be your servant,
and whoever desires to be first among you shall be your bondservant;
just as the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve, and to give His life as the redemption-price for many."