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18 “See, we are going up to Jerusalem, and the Son of Man will be handed over to the high priests and scribes, and they will condemn him to death. 19 Then they will hand him over to unbelievers[a] to be mocked, whipped, and crucified, but on the third day he will be raised.”

The Request of James and John(A)

20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus[b] with her sons. She bowed down in front of him to ask him for a favor.

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  1. Matthew 20:19 Lit. to the gentiles; i.e. unbelieving non-Jews
  2. Matthew 20:20 Lit. him

18 “We are going up to Jerusalem,(A) and the Son of Man(B) will be delivered over to the chief priests and the teachers of the law.(C) They will condemn him to death 19 and will hand him over to the Gentiles to be mocked and flogged(D) and crucified.(E) On the third day(F) he will be raised to life!”(G)

A Mother’s Request(H)

20 Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons(I) came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down,(J) asked a favor of him.

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