Matthew 20:17-34 World English Bible

Jesus Foretells His Death a Third Time

17  As Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside, and on the way he said to them, 18  “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be delivered to the chief priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death, 19  and will hand him over to the Gentiles to mock, to scourge, and to crucify; and the third day he will be raised up.”

The Request of James and John

20  Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, kneeling and asking a certain thing of him. 21  He said to her, “What do you want?”

She said to him, “Command that these, my two sons, may sit, one on your right hand, and one on your left hand, in your Kingdom.” 22  But Jesus answered, “You don’t know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am about to drink, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?”

They said to him, “We are able.” 23  He said to them, “You will indeed drink my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with, but to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it is for whom it has been prepared by my Father.” 24  When the ten heard it, they were indignant with the two brothers. 25  But Jesus summoned them, and said, “You know that the rulers of the nations lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 26  It shall not be so among you, but whoever desires to become great among you shall be [1] your servant. 27  Whoever desires to be first among you shall be your bondservant, 28  even as the Son of Man came not to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”

Two Blind Men Receive Sight

29  As they went out from Jericho, a great multitude followed him. 30  Behold, two blind men sitting by the road, when they heard that Jesus was passing by, cried out, “Lord, have mercy on us, you son of David!” 31  The multitude rebuked them, telling them that they should be quiet, but they cried out even more, “Lord, have mercy on us, you son of David!” 32  Jesus stood still, and called them, and asked, “What do you want me to do for you?” 33  They told him, “Lord, that our eyes may be opened.” 34  Jesus, being moved with compassion, touched their eyes; and immediately their eyes received their sight, and they followed him.


Footnotes

[1] 20:26 TR reads “let him be” instead of “shall be”

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