Matthew 20:17-28

Jesus Predicts His Death a Third Time

17 Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them,
18 “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death
19 and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!”

A Mother’s Request

20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, 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.”
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,
27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—
28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

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Matthew 20:17 in Other Translations

KJV
17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
ESV
17 And as Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them,
NLT
17 As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside privately and told them what was going to happen to him.
MSG
17 Jesus, now well on the way up to Jerusalem, took the Twelve off to the side of the road and said,
CSB
17 While going up to Jerusalem, Jesus took the 12 disciples aside privately and said to them on the way:

Matthew 20:17-28 In-Context

15 Don’t I have the right to do what I want with my own money? Or are you envious because I am generous?’
16 “So the last will be first, and the first will be last.”
17 Now Jesus was going up to Jerusalem. On the way, he took the Twelve aside and said to them,
18 “We are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law. They will condemn him to death
19 and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged and crucified. On the third day he will be raised to life!”
20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, 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.”
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,
27 and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—
28 just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
29 As Jesus and his disciples were leaving Jericho, a large crowd followed him.
30 Two blind men were sitting by the roadside, and when they heard that Jesus was going by, they shouted, “Lord, Son of David, have mercy on us!”

Cross References 17

  • 1. S Luke 9:51
  • 2. S Matthew 8:20
  • 3. Matthew 16:21; Matthew 27:1,2
  • 4. S Matthew 16:21
  • 5. S Acts 2:23
  • 6. S Matthew 16:21
  • 7. S Matthew 16:21
  • 8. S Matthew 4:21
  • 9. S Matthew 8:2
  • 10. Matthew 19:28
  • 11. Isaiah 51:17,22; Jeremiah 49:12; Matthew 26:39,42; Mark 14:36; Luke 22:42; John 18:11
  • 12. Acts 12:2; Revelation 1:9
  • 13. Luke 22:24,25
  • 14. Matthew 23:11; S Mark 9:35
  • 15. S Matthew 8:20
  • 16. Isaiah 42:1; Luke 12:37; Luke 22:27; John 13:13-16; 2 Corinthians 8:9; Philippians 2:7
  • 17. Exodus 30:12; Isaiah 44:22; Isaiah 53:10; Matthew 26:28; 1 Timothy 2:6; Titus 2:14; Hebrews 9:28; 1 Peter 1:18,19
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