-Immediately alter Jesus told the disciples for a third time about His sufferings, death and resurrection, in James and John’s minds it meant near the end, they boldly decided to ask Jesus what was rooted in their hearts, that is the aspiration of greatness. They said, “Grant us to sit at our right and left hand, in your glory.” Their petition was not to be near Jesus, but to be great. Their aim was not Jesus but greatness. -Jesus replied to their compliance directing their attention to God’s sovereignty and right to choose whomever He pleases to seat at high places. -But the most important message is Jesus’ view of greatness. The world view of greatness is defined by being lord over people, but God’s view of greatness is defined by service. To be great in God’s eyes you have to lay down your own life, views and desires of greatness. By being humble in serving others just as the Son of God came to do, you are gaining your life, seeing with God’s eyes and doing what you came to do. Wanting to be first will end up being slave. -Lord Jesus, Son of God, who came not to be served but to serve, and to give your life as a ransom for many, I plea with you, make me your servant, and being your servant, serve the ones you gave your life as a ransom.
And James and John,
Y se le acercaron Jacobo y Juan,
the sons of Zebedee,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 los dos hijos de Zebedeo,
came up to him and said to him, "Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of you."
diciéndole: Maestro, queremos que hagas por nosotros lo que te pidamos.
And he said to them, "What do you want me to do for you?"
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y El les dijo: ¿Qué queréis que haga por vosotros?
And they said to him, "Grant us to sit, one at your right hand and one at your left, in your glory."
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Ellos le dijeron: Concédenos que en tu gloria nos sentemos uno a tu derecha y el otro a tu izquierda.
Jesus said to them, "You do not know what you are asking.
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Pero Jesús les dijo: No sabéis lo que pedís.
Are you able to drink the cup that I drink, or to be baptized with the baptism with which I am baptized?"
¿Podéis beber la copa que yo bebo, o ser bautizados con el bautismo con que soy bautizado?
And they said to him, "We are able."
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y ellos le dijeron: Podemos.
And Jesus said to them, "The cup that I drink you will drink, and with the baptism with which I am baptized, you will be baptized,
Y Jesús les dijo: La copa que yo bebo, beberéis; y seréis bautizados con el bautismo con que yo soy bautizado.
but to sit at my right hand or at my left is not mine to grant,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Pero el que os sentéis a mi derecha o a mi izquierda, no es mío el concederlo,
but it is for those for whom it has been prepared."
sino que es para quienes ha sido preparado.
And when the ten heard it, they began to be indignant at James and John.
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Al oír esto, los diez comenzaron a indignarse contra Jacobo y Juan.
And Jesus called them to him and said to them,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Y llamándolos junto a sí, Jesús les dijo*:
"You know that those who are considered rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them,
Sabéis que los que son reconocidos como gobernantes de los gentiles se enseñorean de ellos,
and their great ones exercise authority over them.
y que sus grandes ejercen autoridad sobre ellos.
But it shall not be so among you.
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Pero entre vosotros no es así,
But whoever would be great among you
sino que cualquiera de vosotros que desee llegar a ser grande
must be your servant,
será vuestro servidor,
and whoever would be first among you
y cualquiera de vosotros que desee ser el primero
must be slave of all.
será siervo de todos.
For even the Son of Man came not to be served but to serve,
Normal 0 MicrosoftInternetExplorer4 Porque ni aun el Hijo del Hombre vino para ser servido,
and to give his life as a ransom for many."
sino para servir, y para dar su vida en rescate por muchos.