Matthew 20:24

24 When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers.

Matthew 20:24 in Other Translations

KJV
24 And when the ten heard it, they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.
ESV
24 And when the ten heard it, they were indignant at the two brothers.
NLT
24 When the ten other disciples heard what James and John had asked, they were indignant.
MSG
24 When the ten others heard about this, they lost their tempers, thoroughly disgusted with the two brothers.
CSB
24 When the 10 [disciples] heard this, they became indignant with the two brothers.

Matthew 20:24 Meaning and Commentary

Matthew 20:24

And when they ten heard it
The other ten apostles, who either were within hearing the request made, and Christ's answer, or had by some means information of it:

they were moved with indignation against the two brethren;
the two sons of Zebedee, James and John: they were not so much displeased with the mother of them, who asked the favour for them, as with her sons, knowing that they have put her upon making this motion to Christ; nor were they so much moved with indignation at the action, detesting all notions of superiority and preeminence; for they were all tinctured with the same carnal principle, and each was desirous of the chief place for himself; but they were angry, and out of all temper, that these two brethren should move for that, which they thought they had as good a right unto, as any of them: wherefore, as Mark says, "they began to be much displeased with" them, and to show their resentment, not only by their looks and gestures, but by words; and very probably they would have rose to very high words, and a downright quarrel, had not Christ interposed; as, from the following verse, it appears he did.

Matthew 20:24 In-Context

22 “You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?”“We can,” they answered.
23 Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup, 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 indignant 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,

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