Matthew 20:20-28

Preferment Asked

20 1Then the mother of 2the sons of Zebedee came to Jesus with her sons, 3bowing down and making a request of Him.
21 And He said to her, "What do you wish?" She said to Him, "Command that in Your kingdom these two sons of mine 4may sit one on Your right and one on Your left."
22 But Jesus answered, "You do not know what you are asking. Are you able 5to drink the cup that I am about to drink?" They said to Him, "We are able."
23 He said to them, "6My cup you shall drink; but to sit on My right and on My left, this is not Mine to give, 7but it is for those for whom it has been 8prepared by My Father."
24 And hearing this, the ten became indignant with the two brothers.
25 9But Jesus called them to Himself and said, "You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great men exercise authority over them.
26 "It is not this way among you, 10but whoever * wishes to become great among you shall be your servant,
27 and whoever * wishes to be first among you shall be your slave;
28 just as 11the Son of Man 12did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."