24 tNow there was also a dispute among them, as to which of them should be considered the greatest. 25 uAnd He said to them, “The kings of the Gentiles exercise lordship over them, and those who exercise authority over them are called ‘benefactors.’ 26 vBut not so among you; on the contrary, whe who is greatest among you, let him be as the younger, and he who governs as he who serves. 27 xFor who is greater, he who sits at the table, or he who serves? Is it not he who sits at the table? Yet yI am among you as the One who serves.
28 “But you are those who have continued with Me in zMy trials. 29 And aI bestow upon you a kingdom, just as My Father bestowed one upon Me, 30 that byou may eat and drink at My table in My kingdom, cand sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.”
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