The wife of Zebedee approached Jesus with her sons, Jacob and John. She knelt before him and asked him for a favor.
He said to her, “What is it that you want?”
She answered, “Make the decree that these, my sons, will rule with you in your kingdom—one sitting on your right hand, one on your left.”
Jesus replied, “You don’t know what you are asking.” Then, looking in the eyes of Jacob and John, Jesus said, “Are you prepared to drink from the cup of suffering that I am about to drink? And are you able to endure the baptism into death that I am about to endure?”
They answered him, “Yes, we are able.”