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Matthew 20

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Verses 17-19

Jesus predicts his death the third time
Matthew 20:17-19Mark 10:32-34Luke 18:31-34
Matthew 20:17 And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,Mark 10:32 And they were in the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,Luke 18:31 Then he took [unto him] the twelve, and said unto them,
Matthew 20:18 Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be betrayed unto the chief priests and unto the scribes, and they shall condemn him to death,Mark 10:33 [Saying], Behold, we go up to Jerusalem; and the Son of man shall be delivered unto the chief priests, and unto the scribes; and they shall condemn him to death, and shall deliver him to the Gentiles:Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
Matthew 20:19 And shall deliver him to the Gentiles to mock, and to scourge, Mark 10:34 And they shall mock him, and shall scourge him, and shall spit upon him, Luke 18:32 For he shall be delivered unto the Gentiles, and shall be mocked, and spitefully entreated, and spitted on:
and to crucify [him]: and the third day he shall rise again.and shall kill him: and the third day he shall rise again.Luke 18:33 And they shall scourge [him], and put him to death: and the third day he shall rise again.
Luke 18:34 And they understood none of these things: and this saying was hid from them, neither knew they the things which were spoken.

Verses 20-28

Jesus teaches about serving others
Matthew 20:20-28Mark 10:35-45
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.Mark 10:35 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.
Matthew 20:21 And he said unto her, What wilt thou? Mark 10:36 And he said unto them, What would ye that I should do for you?
She saith unto him, Grant that these my two sons may sit, the one on thy right hand, and the other on the left, in thy kingdom.Mark 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.
Matthew 20:22 But Jesus answered and said, Ye know not what ye ask. Are ye able to drink of the cup that I shall drink of, and to be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with? Mark 10:38 But Jesus said unto them, Ye know not what ye ask: can ye drink of the cup that I drink of? and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with?
They say unto him, We are able.Mark 10:39 And they said unto him, We can.
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: And Jesus said unto them, Ye shall indeed drink of the cup that I drink of; and with the baptism that I am baptized withal shall ye be baptized:
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.Mark 10:40 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.
Matthew 20:24 And when the ten heard [it], they were moved with indignation against the two brethren.Mark 10:41 And when the ten heard [it], they began to be much displeased with James and John.
Matthew 20:25 But Jesus called them [unto him], and said, Ye know that the princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them, and they that are great exercise authority upon them.Mark 10:42 But Jesus called them [to him], and saith unto them, Ye know that they which are accounted to rule over the Gentiles exercise lordship over them; and their great ones exercise authority upon them.
Matthew 20:26 But it shall not be so among you: but whosoever will be great among you, let him be your minister;Mark 10:43 But so shall it not be among you: but whosoever will be great among you, shall be your minister:
Matthew 20:27 And whosoever will be chief among you, let him be your servant:Mark 10:44 And whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all.
Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.Mark 10:45 For even the Son of man came not to be ministered unto, but to minister, and to give his life a ransom for many.

Verses 29-34

Jesus heals a blind beggar
Matthew 20:29-34Mark 10:46-52Luke 18:35-43
Matthew 20:29 And as they departed from Jericho, a great multitude followed him.Mark 10:46 And they came to Jericho: and as he went out of Jericho with his disciples and a great number of people, Luke 18:35 And it came to pass, that as he was come nigh unto Jericho,
Matthew 20:30 And, behold, two blind men sitting by the way side,blind Bartimaeus, the son of Timaeus, sat by the highway side begging.a certain blind man sat by the way side begging:
Luke 18:36 And hearing the multitude pass by, he asked what it meant.
when they heard that Jesus passed by, Mark 10:47 And when he heard that it was Jesus of Nazareth, Luke 18:37 And they told him, that Jesus of Nazareth passeth by.
cried out, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, [thou] Son of David.he began to cry out, and say, Jesus, [thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.Luke 18:38 And he cried, saying, Jesus, [thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.
Matthew 20:31 And the multitude rebuked them, because they should hold their peace: but they cried the more, saying, Have mercy on us, O Lord, [thou] Son of David.Mark 10:48 And many charged him that he should hold his peace: but he cried the more a great deal, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.Luke 18:39 And they which went before rebuked him, that he should hold his peace: but he cried so much the more, [Thou] Son of David, have mercy on me.
Matthew 20:32 And Jesus stood still, and called them,Mark 10:49 And Jesus stood still, and commanded him to be called. And they call the blind man, saying unto him, Be of good comfort, rise; he calleth thee.Luke 18:40 And Jesus stood, and commanded him to be brought unto him:
Mark 10:50 And he, casting away his garment, rose, and came to Jesus.and when he was come near, he asked him,
and said, What will ye that I shall do unto you?Mark 10:51 And Jesus answered and said unto him, What wilt thou that I should do unto thee?Luke 18:41 Saying, What wilt thou that I shall do unto thee?
Matthew 20:33 They say unto him, Lord, that our eyes may be opened.The blind man said unto him, Lord, that I might receive my sight.And he said, Lord, that I may receive my sight.
Matthew 20:34 So Jesus had compassion [on them], and touched their eyes: Mark 10:52 And Jesus said unto him, Go thy way; thy faith hath made thee whole. Luke 18:42 And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.
and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.And immediately he received his sight, and followed Jesus in the way.Luke 18:43 And immediately he received his sight, and followed him, glorifying God: and all the people, when they saw [it], gave praise unto God.
Bibliographical Information
"Commentary on Matthew 20". "The Gospels Compared". https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/tgc/matthew-20.html. 2014.
 
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