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Two Disciples Jockey For Position In The Kingdom. He Says, It Is Not Mine To Give

35 And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approach Him, saying to Him, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask You”. 36 And the One said to them, “What do you want Me to do for you?” 37 And the ones said to Him, “Grant to us that we may sit one on Your right side and one on the left side in Your glory”. 38 But Jesus said to them, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup which I drink, or to be baptized the baptism which I am baptized?” 39 And the ones said to Him, “We are able”. And Jesus said to them, “You will drink the cup which I drink. And you will be baptized the baptism which I am baptized. 40 But the sitting on My right side or on the left side is not Mine to give, but it is for whom it has been prepared”.

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