Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.…
I. These two disciples sought the place of the two malefactors.
II. They requested, so to speak, something which had only existence in their own imagination (worldly honours in the kingdom of Christ).
III. They sought something which, in its higher import, had already been given away — perhaps to themselves, perhaps to others — viz., special degrees of election.
(J. P. Lange, D. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.