Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.…
As one who precedes a mighty host, provides and prepares rest for their weariness, and food for their hunger, in some city on their line of march, and having made all things ready, is:. at the gates to welcome their travel-stained ranks when they arrive, and guide them to their repose; so He has gone before, our forerunner, to order all things for us there. It may be that unless Christ were in heaven, our brother as well as our Lord, it were no place for mortals. It may be that we need to Lave His glorified bodily presence in order that it should be possible for human spirits to bear the light, and be at home with God. Be that as it may, this we know, that the Father prepares a place for us by the eternal counsel of His love, and by the all-sufficient work of Christ, by whom we have access to the Father. And as His work is the Father's preparation of the place for us by the Son, the issue of His work is the Father's preparation of us for the place, through the Son. by the Spirit. "He that hath wrought us for the self-same thing is God."
Parallel VersesKJV: Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.
WEB: Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, kneeling and asking a certain thing of him.