Matthew 20:17-34 Darby’s Translation

Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time

17  And Jesus, going up to Jerusalem, took the twelve disciples with [him] apart in the way, and said to them, 18  Behold we go up to Jerusalem, and the Son of man will be delivered up to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death; 19  and they will deliver him up to the nations to mock and to scourge and to crucify, and the third day he shall rise again.

The Request of James and John

20  Then came to him the mother of the sons of Zebedee, with her sons, doing homage, and asking something of him. 21  And he said to her, What wilt thou? She says to him, Speak [the word] that these my two sons may sit, one on thy right hand and one on thy left in thy kingdom. 22  And Jesus answering said, Ye know not what ye ask. Can ye drink the cup which I am about to drink? They say to him, We are able. 23  [And] he says to them, Ye shall drink indeed my cup, but to sit on my right hand and on [my] left, is not mine to give, but to those for whom it is prepared of my Father. 24  And the ten, having heard [of it], were indignant about the two brothers. 25  But Jesus having called them to [him], said, Ye know that the rulers of the nations exercise lordship over them, and the great exercise authority over them. 26  It shall not be thus amongst you, but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your servant; 27  and whosoever will be first among you, let him be your bondman; 28  as indeed the Son of man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Two Blind Men Receive Sight

29  And as they went out from Jericho a great crowd followed him. 30  And lo, two blind men, sitting by the wayside, having heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David. 31  But the crowd rebuked them, that they might be silent. But they cried out the more, saying, Have mercy on us, Lord, Son of David. 32  And Jesus, having stopped, called them and said, What will ye that I shall do to you? 33  They say to him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened. 34  And Jesus, moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes had sight restored to them, and they followed him.

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