28 (A)Then Peter began to say to Him, “See, we have left all and followed You.”

29 So Jesus answered and said, “Assuredly, I say to you, there is no one who has left house or brothers or sisters or father or mother [a]or wife or children or [b]lands, for My sake and the gospel’s, 30 (B)who shall not receive a hundredfold now in this time—houses and brothers and sisters and mothers and children and lands, with (C)persecutions—and in the age to come, eternal life. 31 (D)But many who are first will be last, and the last first.”

Jesus a Third Time Predicts His Death and Resurrection(E)

32 (F)Now they were on the road, going up to Jerusalem, and Jesus was going before them; and they were amazed. And as they followed they were afraid. (G)Then He took the twelve aside again and began to tell them the things that would happen to Him: 33 “Behold, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be betrayed to the chief priests and to the scribes; and they will condemn Him to death and deliver Him to the Gentiles; 34 and they will mock Him, and [c]scourge Him, and spit on Him, and kill Him. And the third day He will rise again.”

Greatness Is Serving(H)

35 (I)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 (J)cup that I drink, and be baptized with the (K)baptism that I am baptized with?”

39 They said to Him, “We are able.”

So Jesus said to them, (L)“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 (M)for whom it is prepared.”

41 (N)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, (O)“You know that those who are considered rulers over the Gentiles lord it over them, and their great ones exercise authority over them. 43 (P)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 (Q)the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and (R)to give His life a ransom for many.”

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  1. Mark 10:29 NU omits or wife
  2. Mark 10:29 Lit. fields
  3. Mark 10:34 flog Him with a Roman scourge

27 Then Peter answered and said to Him, “See, (A)we have left all and followed You. Therefore what shall we have?”

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Greatness Is Serving(A)

20 (B)Then the mother of (C)Zebedee’s sons came to Him with her sons, kneeling down and asking something from Him.

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28 So Jesus said to them, “Assuredly I say to you, that in the regeneration, when the Son of Man sits on the throne of His glory, (A)you who have followed Me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

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39 He went a little farther and fell on His face, and (A)prayed, saying, (B)“O My Father, if it is possible, (C)let this cup pass from Me; nevertheless, (D)not as I will, but as You will.

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34 (A)But they understood none of these things; this saying was hidden from them, and they did not know the things which were spoken.

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Herod’s Violence to the Church

12 Now about that time Herod the king stretched out his hand to harass some from the church. Then he killed James (A)the brother of John with the sword.

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