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21 ‘What d’you want?’ he asked her.

‘It’s about these two sons of mine,’ she said to him. ‘Please say that, when you’re king, they may sit, one at your right hand and one at your left.’

22 ‘You don’t know what you’re asking for,’ said Jesus. ‘Can you two drink the cup I’m going to drink?’

‘Yes, we can,’ they replied.

23 ‘Well,’ said Jesus, ‘so you will drink my cup, then! But sitting at my right and left is not something I can grant. That’s up to my father to give to whoever he has in mind.’

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