Mark 10:35-45

The Request of James and John

35 aAnd James and John, bthe sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us cwhatever we ask of you.” 36And he said to them, dWhat do you want me to do for you?” 37And they said to him, “Grant us eto sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, fin your glory.” 38Jesus said to them, g“You do not know what you are asking. Are you able hto drink the cup that I drink, or ito be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?” 39And they said to him, “We are able.” And Jesus said to them, j“The cup that I drink kyou will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, lyou will be baptized, 40but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, mbut it is for those for whom it has been nprepared.” 41And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John. 42 oAnd Jesus called them to him and said to them, “You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles plord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43But qit shall not be so among you. But whoever would be great among you must be your servant,
Greek diakonos
44and whoever would be first among you must be sslave
Greek bondservant (doulos)
of all.
45For even the Son of Man came not to be served but uto serve, and vto give his life as a ransom for wmany.”

Copyright information for ESV