Mark 10:35
New International Version
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him. "Teacher," they said, "we want you to do for us whatever we ask."

New Living Translation
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came over and spoke to him. "Teacher," they said, "we want you to do us a favor."

English Standard Version
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you.”

Berean Study Bible
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and declared, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.”

Berean Literal Bible
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come up to Him saying to Him, "Teacher, we desire that You would do for us whatever we might ask you."

New American Standard Bible
James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, came up to Jesus, saying, "Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You."

King James Bible
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall desire.

Christian Standard Bible
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached him and said, "Teacher, we want you to do whatever we ask you."

Contemporary English Version
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came up to Jesus and asked, "Teacher, will you do us a favor?"

Good News Translation
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus. "Teacher," they said, "there is something we want you to do for us."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, approached Him and said, "Teacher, we want You to do something for us if we ask You."

International Standard Version
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, went to Jesus and told him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask you."

NET Bible
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to him and said, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask."

New Heart English Bible
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came near to him, and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we will ask."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yaqob and Yohannan, the sons of Zebedee, approached him, and said to him: “Teacher, we desire that you would do for us all that we ask.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
James and John, sons of Zebedee, went to Jesus. They said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do us a favor."

New American Standard 1977
And James and John, the two sons of Zebedee, came up to Him, saying to Him, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask of You.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came unto him, saying, Master, we would that thou should do for us whatever we shall ask.

King James 2000 Bible
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come unto him, saying, Teacher, we would that you should do for us whatsoever we shall desire.

American King James Version
And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying, Master, we would that you should do for us whatever we shall desire.

American Standard Version
And there come near unto him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying unto him, Teacher, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall ask of thee.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And James and John the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying: Master, we desire that whatsoever we shall ask, thou wouldst do it for us:

Darby Bible Translation
And there come to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying [to him], Teacher, we would that whatsoever we may ask thee, thou wouldst do it for us.

English Revised Version
And there come near unto him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying unto him, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall ask of thee.

Webster's Bible Translation
And James and John the sons of Zebedee come to him, saying, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatever we shall desire.

Weymouth New Testament
Then James and John, the sons of Zabdi, came up to Him and said, "Rabbi, we wish you would grant us whatever request we make of you."

World English Bible
James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came near to him, saying, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we will ask."

Young's Literal Translation
And there come near to him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying, 'Teacher, we wish that whatever we may ask for ourselves, thou mayest do for us;'
Study Bible
The Request of James and John
34who will mock Him and spit on Him and flog Him and kill Him. And after three days He will rise again.” 35Then James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came to Jesus and declared, “Teacher, we want You to do for us whatever we ask.” 36“What is it you want Me to do for you?” He inquired.…
Cross References
Matthew 4:21
Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets. Jesus called them,

Matthew 20:20
Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus with her sons and knelt down to make a request of Him.

Mark 10:36
"What is it you want Me to do for you?" He inquired.

Treasury of Scripture

And James and John, the sons of Zebedee, come to him, saying, Master, we would that you should do for us whatever we shall desire.

James.

Mark 1:19,20
And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets…

Mark 5:37
And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

Mark 9:2
And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.

come.

Matthew 20:20
Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.

we would.

2 Samuel 14:4-11
And when the woman of Tekoah spake to the king, she fell on her face to the ground, and did obeisance, and said, Help, O king…

1 Kings 2:16,20
And now I ask one petition of thee, deny me not. And she said unto him, Say on…







Lexicon
Then
Καὶ (Kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

James
Ἰάκωβος (Iakōbos)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2385: The same as Iakob Graecized; Jacobus, the name of three Israelites.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

John,
Ἰωάννης (Iōannēs)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

the
οἱ (hoi)
Article - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

sons
υἱοὶ (huioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Zebedee,
Ζεβεδαίου (Zebedaiou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2199: Zebedee, father of the apostles James and John. Of Hebrew origin; Zebedaeus, an Israelite.

came
προσπορεύονται (prosporeuontai)
Verb - Present Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 4365: To come to, approach. From pros and poreuomai; to journey towards, i.e. Approach.

to [Jesus]
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

[and] declared,
λέγοντες (legontes)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“Teacher,
Διδάσκαλε (Didaskale)
Noun - Vocative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1320: A teacher, master. From didasko; an instructor.

we want
θέλομεν (thelomen)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

You to do
ποιήσῃς (poiēsēs)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

for us
ἡμῖν (hēmin)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

whatever
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Neuter Singular
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

we ask.”
αἰτήσωμέν (aitēsōmen)
Verb - Aorist Subjunctive Active - 1st Person Plural
Strong's Greek 154: To ask, request, petition, demand. Of uncertain derivation; to ask.
(35-45) And James and John.--See Notes on Matthew 20:20-28. In St. Matthew, their mother is represented as coming with them, and uttering her prayer for them.

Verse 35. - And there come near unto him James and John, the sons of Zebedee, saying unto him, Master, we would that thou shouldest do for us whatsoever we shall ask of thee. St. Matthew (Luke 20:20) informs us that this request was made by Salome, "the mother of Zebedee's children." The two accounts are readily reconciled if we consider that the request was made by Salome and her sons, and by her in their behalf. This request was made by them not long after they had heard our Lord's great promise that his apostles "in the regeneration" should "sit upon thrones," judging the twelve tribes of Israel" (Matthew 19:28). He and very soon after they had heard his repeated announcement of his sufferings and death. But the thought of the glory which was to follow swallowed up the thought of the suffering that was to precede it; and so these two disciples were emboldened at once to ask for prominent positions amongst the thrones. St. Chrysostom finds an excuse for the imperfection of their faith. He says, "The mystery of the cross was not yet accomplished; nor yet was the grace of the Holy Spirit poured into their hearts. Wherefore, if you desire to know the strength of their faith, consider what they became after they had been endued with power from on high." 10:32-45 Christ's going on with his undertaking for the salvation of mankind, was, is, and will be, the wonder of all his disciples. Worldly honour is a glittering thing, with which the eyes of Christ's own disciples have many times been dazzled. Our care must be, that we may have wisdom and grace to know how to suffer with him; and we may trust him to provide what the degrees of our glory shall be. Christ shows them that dominion was generally abused in the world. If Jesus would gratify all our desires, it would soon appear that we desire fame or authority, and are unwilling to taste of his cup, or to have his baptism; and should often be ruined by having our prayers answered. But he loves us, and will only give his people what is good for them.
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