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Gospel of Mark

Gospel of Mark

Gospel of Mark Foolishness and Folly Quotes

How we cite our quotes: (Chapter:Verse)

Quote #10

And they said to him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory." (NRSV 10:37)

They said unto him, Grant unto us that we may sit, one on thy right hand, and the other on thy left hand, in thy glory. (KJV 10:37)

James and John's request for positions of honor is majorly foolish in light of the fact that Jesus just finished telling them of his upcoming death (10:33-34). Notice a pattern here? In case there were any doubts, Jesus goes on reprimand them…again (10:41-45).

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