Mark 10:40
New International Version
but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared."

New Living Translation
But I have no right to say who will sit on my right or my left. God has prepared those places for the ones he has chosen."

English Standard Version
but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant, but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

Berean Study Bible
But to sit at My right or left is not Mine to grant. These seats belong to those for whom they have been prepared.”

Berean Literal Bible
but to sit at My right hand or at My left hand, is not Mine to give, but to those for whom it has been prepared."

New American Standard Bible
"But to sit on My right or on My left, this is not Mine to give; but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."

King James Bible
But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.

Christian Standard Bible
But to sit at my right or left is not mine to give; instead, it is for those for whom it has been prepared."

Contemporary English Version
But it isn't for me to say who will sit at my right side and at my left. This is for God to decide."

Good News Translation
But I do not have the right to choose who will sit at my right and my left. It is God who will give these places to those for whom he has prepared them."

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But to sit at My right or left is not Mine to give; instead, it is for those it has been prepared for."

International Standard Version
But it's not up to me to grant you a seat at my right or my left. Those positions have already been prepared for others."

NET Bible
but to sit at my right or at my left is not mine to give. It is for those for whom it has been prepared."

New Heart English Bible
but to sit at my right hand and at my left hand is not mine to give, but for whom it has been prepared."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But for you to sit at my right and at my left is not mine to give, except to those for whom it is prepared.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
But I don't have the authority to grant you a seat at my right or left. Those positions have already been prepared for certain people."

New American Standard 1977
“But to sit on My right or on My left, this is not Mine to give; but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
but to sit at my right hand and at my left hand is not mine to give, but it shall be given to those for whom it is prepared.

King James 2000 Bible
But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.

American King James Version
But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not my to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.

American Standard Version
but to sit on my right hand or on my left hand is not mine to give; but it is for them for whom it hath been prepared.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But to sit on my right hand, or on my left, is not mine to give to you, but to them for whom it is prepared.

Darby Bible Translation
but to sit on my right hand or on my left is not mine to give, but for those for whom it is prepared.

English Revised Version
but to sit on my right hand or on my left hand is not mine to give: but it is for them for whom it hath been prepared.

Webster's Bible Translation
But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand, is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.

Weymouth New Testament
but as to sitting at my right hand or at my left, that is not mine to give: it will be for those for whom it is reserved."

World English Bible
but to sit at my right hand and at my left hand is not mine to give, but for whom it has been prepared."

Young's Literal Translation
but to sit on my right and on my left, is not mine to give, but -- to those for whom it hath been prepared.'
Study Bible
The Request of James and John
39“We can,” the brothers answered. “You will drink the cup that I drink,” Jesus said, “and you will be baptized with the baptism that I undergo. 40But to sit at My right or My left is not Mine to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared.” 41When the ten heard about this, they became indignant with James and John.…
Cross References
Matthew 13:11
He replied, "The knowledge of the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven has been given to you, but not to them.

Acts 1:7
Jesus replied, "It is not for you to know times or seasons that the Father has fixed by His own authority.

Treasury of Scripture

But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not my to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.

Matthew 20:23
And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared of my Father.

Matthew 25:34
Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:

John 17:2,24
As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him…







Lexicon
But
δὲ (de)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 1161: A primary particle; but, and, etc.

to sit
καθίσαι (kathisai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 2523: Another form for kathezomai; to seat down, i.e. Set; intransitively, to sit; figuratively, to settle.

at
ἐκ (ek)
Preposition
Strong's Greek 1537: From out, out from among, from, suggesting from the interior outwards. A primary preposition denoting origin, from, out.

My
μου (mou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1473: I, the first-person pronoun. A primary pronoun of the first person I.

right
δεξιῶν (dexiōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 1188: On the right hand, right hand, right. From dechomai; the right side or hand.

or
(ē)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2228: Or, than. A primary particle of distinction between two connected terms; disjunctive, or; comparative, than.

[My] left
εὐωνύμων (euōnymōn)
Adjective - Genitive Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 2176: From eu and onoma; properly, well-named, i.e. The left; neuter as adverbial, at the left hand.

is
ἔστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

not
οὐκ (ouk)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 3756: No, not. Also ouk, and ouch a primary word; the absolute negative adverb; no or not.

Mine
ἐμὸν (emon)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Nominative Neuter 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1699: My, mine. From the oblique cases of ego; my.

to grant.
δοῦναι (dounai)
Verb - Aorist Infinitive Active
Strong's Greek 1325: To offer, give; I put, place. A prolonged form of a primary verb; to give.

[These places belong] to those for whom
οἷς (hois)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Dative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

they have been prepared.”
ἡτοίμασται (hētoimastai)
Verb - Perfect Indicative Middle or Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2090: To make ready, prepare. From hetoimos; to prepare.
(40) But it shall be given to them.--Better, omitting the interpolated words, is not Mine to give, but to those for whom it has been prepared. Our Lord disclaims, not the power to give, but that of giving arbitrarily, otherwise than His Father willed.

Verse 40. - But to sit on my right hand or on my left hand is not mine to give; but it is for them for whom it hath been prepared. The Arians gathered from this that our Lord was not of one substance with the Father. But this arose from a misunderstanding of the words. For the antithesis is not here between Christ and the Father; but between James and John on the one side ambitiously seeking the pre-eminence, and those on the ether side to whom it ought of right to be given. St. Jerome wisely says, "Our Lord does not say, 'Ye shall not sit,' lest he should put to shame these two. Neither does he say, 'Ye shall sit,' lest the others should be envious. But by holding out the prize to all, he animates all to contend for it." Our Lord is also careful to point out that he who humbles himself shall be exalted. But Christ is the Giver, not indeed by way of favor to any one who asks, but according to the eternal and unalterable principles laid down by the Father. That Christ is the Giver is plain from St. Luke (Luke 22:29). "I appoint unto you a kingdom, even as my Father appointed unto me." 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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