Greatness Is Serving(A)

35 (B)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 (C)cup that I drink, and be baptized with the (D)baptism that I am baptized with?”

39 They said to Him, “We are able.”

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

41 (G)And when the ten heard it, they began to be greatly displeased with James and John.

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54 And when His disciples (A)James and John saw this, they said, “Lord, do You want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them, [a]just as (B)Elijah did?”

55 But He turned and rebuked them, [b]and said, “You do not know what manner of (C)spirit you are of. 56 [c]For (D)the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them. And they went to another village.

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 9:54 NU omits just as Elijah did
  2. Luke 9:55 NU omits the rest of v. 55.
  3. Luke 9:56 NU omits For the Son of Man did not come to destroy men’s lives but to save them.