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.” 1
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."
"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."
but I have no right to say who will sit on the thrones next to mine. God has prepared those places for the ones he has chosen."
But as to awarding places of honor, that's not my business. There are other arrangements for that."
But to be seated at my right hand or at my left is not for me to give: but it is for those for whom it has been made ready.
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."
"but to sit on My right hand and on My left is not Mine to give, but it is for those for whom it is prepared."
[it shall be given to them] for whom
it is prepared
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. It is for those for whom
it has been prepared.”
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1 sn After the first passion prediction in 8:31 Jesus rebuked Peter as having been used by Satan. After the second passion prediction in 9:31 the disciples were concerned about who would be the greatest in the kingdom. After the third passion prediction in 10:33 James and John asked for positions of honor and rulership in the kingdom, revealing their complete misunderstanding of the nature of the kingdom and exposing their inadequacy as true disciples of Jesus. Jesus replied that such positions were for those for whom it has been prepared.