The Request of James and John

Mark 10

35 c Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Him, saying, "Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask." 36 And He said to them, "What do you want Me to do for you?" 37 They said to Him, "Grant us that we may sit, one on Your right hand and the other on Your left, in Your glory." 38 But Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you ask. Are you able to drink the d cup that I drink, and be baptized with the e baptism that I am baptized with?" 39 They said to Him, "We are able." So Jesus said to them, f "You will indeed drink the cup that I drink, and with the baptism I am baptized with you will be baptized; 40 "but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those g for whom it is prepared." 41 h And when the ten heard it, they began to be greatly displeased with James and John. 42 But Jesus called them to Himself and said to them, i "You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 j "Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you shall be your servant. 44 "And whoever of you desires to be first shall be slave of all. 45 "For even k the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and l to give His life a ransom for many."

  1. Cross References
    James 4:3
    You ask and do not receive, because you ask amiss, that you may spend it on your pleasures.
  2. Cross References
    Matthew 26:39
    He went a little farther and fell on His face, and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, not as I will, but as You will.
    Matthew 26:42
    Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, saying, "O My Father, if this cup cannot pass away from Me unless I drink it, Your will be done.
    Mark 14:36
    And He said, "Abba, Father, all things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me; nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will.
    Luke 22:42
    Saying, "Father, if it is Your will, take this cup away from Me; nevertheless not My will, but Yours, be done.
    John 18:11
    So Jesus said to Peter, "Put your sword into the sheath. Shall I not drink the cup which My Father has given Me?
  3. Cross References
    Luke 12:50
    But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am till it is accomplished!
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 10:17
    But beware of men, for they will deliver you up...
    Matthew 10:18
    You will be brought before governors and kings ...
    Matthew 10:21
    Now brother will deliver up brother to death, a...
    Matthew 10:22
    And you will be hated by all for My name's sake...
    Matthew 24:9
    Then they will deliver you up to tribulation an...
    John 16:33
    "These things I have spoken to you, that in Me ...
    Acts 12:2
    Then he killed James the brother of John with t...
    Revelation 1:9
    I, John, both your brother and companion in the...
  5. Cross References
    Matthew 25:34
    Then the King will say to those on His right ha...
    John 17:2
    As You have given Him authority over all flesh,...
    John 17:6
    I have manifested Your name to the men whom You...
    John 17:24
    Father, I desire that they also whom You gave M...
    Romans 8:30
    Moreover whom He predestined, these He also cal...
    Hebrews 11:16
    But now they desire a better, that is, a heaven...
  6. Cross References
    Matthew 20:24
    And when the ten heard it, they were greatly displeased with the two brothers.
  7. Cross References
    Luke 22:25
    And He said to them, "The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called 'benefactors.
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 20:26
    Yet it shall not be so among you; but whoever desires to become great among you, let him be your servant.
    Matthew 20:28
    "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
    Mark 9:35
    And He sat down, called the twelve, and said to them, "If anyone desires to be first, he shall be last of all and servant of all.
    Luke 9:48
    And said to them, "Whoever receives this little child in My name receives Me; and whoever receives Me receives Him who sent Me. For he who is least among you all will be great.
  9. Cross References
    Luke 22:27
    For who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet I am among you as the One who serves.
    John 13:14
    If I then, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also ought to wash one another's feet.
    Philippians 2:7
    But made Himself of no reputation, taking the form of a bondservant, and coming in the likeness of men.
    Philippians 2:8
    And being found in appearance as a man, He humbled Himself and became obedient to the point of death, even the death of the cross.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 20:28
    "just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give His life a ransom for many."
    2 Corinthians 5:21
    For He made Him who knew no sin to be sin for us, that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.
    1 Timothy 2:5
    For there is one God and one Mediator between God and men, the Man Christ Jesus.
    1 Timothy 2:6
    Who gave Himself a ransom for all, to be testified in due time.
    Titus 2:14
    Who gave Himself for us, that He might redeem us from every lawless deed and purify for Himself His own special people, zealous for good works.
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