Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.…
A prayer for things not lawful begs nothing hut a denial. The saints have their prayers out, either in money or money's worth, provided they bring lawful petitions and honest hearts.
(John Trapp.)Was there ever a more unseasonable request, than for them to be suitors for great places to Him, when He had but now told them He was going to be spit upon, scourged, condemned, crucified? Yet there was this good in it; they by it discovered a faith in Him, that notwithstanding all this He should be exalted and have a kingdom. But how carnal are our conceptions of spiritual and heavenly things, till we are taught by God a right notion of them!
Parallel VersesKJV: Then came to him the mother of Zebedee's children with her sons, worshipping him, and desiring a certain thing of him.