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Mark 10:40 [study!]

American Standard Version (ASV 1901) [2]
— but to sit on my right hand or on [my] left hand is not mine to give; but [it is for them] for whom it hath been prepared.
King James Version (KJV 1769)
— But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand is not mine to give; but [it shall be given to them] for whom it is prepared.
New American Standard Bible (NASB ©1995)
— “But to sit on My right or on [My] left, this is not Mine to give; but it is for those for whom it has been prepared.”
Webster's Revision of the KJB (WEB 1833)
— But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand, is not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared.
Darby's Translation (DBY 1890)
— but to sit on my right hand or on my left is not mine to give, but for those for whom it is prepared.
Rotherham's Emphasized Bible (EBR 1902)
— But, to sit on my right hand and on my left, is not mine to give, except unto them for whom it hath been prepared.
Young's Literal Translation (YLT 1898)
— but to sit on my right and on my left, is not mine to give, but—to those for whom it hath been prepared.'
Douay-Rheims Challoner Revision (DR 1750)
— But to sit on my right hand or on my left is not mine to give to you, but to them for whom it is prepared.
Original King James Bible (AV 1611) [2]
— But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand, is not mine to giue, but it shall be giuen to them for whom it is prepared.
John Etheridge Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1849)
— but that you sit on my right hand and on my left, is not mine to give, except for those for whom it is prepared.
James Murdock Peshitta-Aramaic NT (1852)
— But that ye should sit on my right hand and on my left, is not mine o give, except to those for whom it is prepared.

Strong's Numbers & Red-LettersGreek New TestamentColor-Code/Key Word Studies
But 1161
{1161} Prime
δέ
de
{deh}
A primary particle (adversative or continuative); but, and, etc.
to sit 2523
{2523} Prime
καθίζω
kathizo
{kath-id'-zo}
Another (active) form for G2516; to seat down, that is, set (figuratively appoint); intransitively to sit (down); figuratively to settle (hover, dwell).
z5658
<5658> Grammar
Tense - Aorist (See G5777)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 516
on 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
right hand 1188
{1188} Prime
δεξιός
dexios
{dex-ee-os'}
From G1209; the right side or (feminine) hand (as that which usually takes).
and 2532
{2532} Prime
καί
kai
{kahee}
Apparently a primary particle, having a copulative and sometimes also a cumulative force; and, also, even, so, then, too, etc.; often used in connection (or composition) with other particles or small words.
on 1537
{1537} Prime
ἐκ
ek
{ek}
A primary preposition denoting origin (the point whence motion or action proceeds), from, out (of place, time or cause; literally or figuratively; direct or remote).
my 3450
{3450} Prime
μοῦ
mou
{moo}
The simpler from of G1700; of me.
left hand 2176
{2176} Prime
εὐώνυμος
euonumos
{yoo-o'-noo-mos}
From G2095 and G3686; properly well named (good omened), that is, the left (which was the lucky side among the pagan Greeks); neuter as adverb at the left hand.
is 2076
{2076} Prime
ἐστί
esti
{es-tee'}
Third person singular present indicative of G1510; he (she or it) is; also (with neuter plural) they are.
z5748
<5748> Grammar
Tense - Present (See G5774)
Voice - No Voice Stated (See G5799)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 1612
not 3756
{3756} Prime
οὐ
ou
{oo}
A primary word; the absolutely negative (compare G3361) adverb; no or not.
mine 1699
{1699} Prime
ἐμός
emos
{em-os'}
From the oblique cases of G1473 (G1698, G1700, G1691); my.
to give; 1325
{1325} Prime
δίδωμι
didomi
{did'-o-mee}
A prolonged form of a primary verb (which is used as an alternate in most of the tenses); to give (used in a very wide application, properly or by implication, literally or figuratively; greatly modified by the connection).
z5629
<5629> Grammar
Tense - Second Aorist (See G5780)
Voice - Active (See G5784)
Mood - Infinitive (See G5795)
Count - 454
but 235
{0235} Prime
ἀλλά
alla
{al-lah'}
Neuter plural of G0243; properly other things, that is, (adverbially) contrariwise (in many relations).
[it shall be given to them] for whom 3739
{3739} Prime
ὅς
hos
{hos}
Probably a primary word (or perhaps a form of the article G3588); the relative (sometimes demonstrative) pronoun, who, which, what, that.
it is prepared. 2090
{2090} Prime
ἑτοιμάζω
hetoimazo
{het-oy-mad'-zo}
From G2092; to prepare.
z5769
<5769> Grammar
Tense - Perfect (See G5778)
Voice - Passive (See G5786)
Mood - Indicative (See G5791)
Count - 215
Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Commentary

Mark 10:40

_ _ But to sit on my right hand and on my left hand in not mine to give; but it shall be given to them for whom it is prepared — “of My Father” (Matthew 20:23). The supplement which our translators have inserted is approved by some good interpreters, and the proper sense of the word rendered “but” is certainly in favor of it. But besides that it makes the statement too elliptical — leaving too many words to be supplied — it seems to make our Lord repudiate the right to assign to each of His people his place in the kingdom of glory; a thing which He nowhere else does, but rather the contrary. It is true that He says their place is “prepared for them by His Father.” But that is true of their admission to heaven at all; and yet from His great white throne Jesus will Himself adjudicate the kingdom, and authoritatively invite into it those on His right hand, calling them the “blessed of His Father”; so little inconsistency is there between the eternal choice of them by His Father, and that public adjudication of them, not only to heaven in general, but each to his own position in it, which all Scripture assigns to Christ. The true rendering, then, of this clause, we take it, is this: “But to sit on My right hand and on My left hand is not Mine to give, save to them for whom it is prepared.” When therefore He says, “It is not Mine to give,” the meaning is, “I cannot give it as a favor to whomsoever I please, or on a principle of favoritism; it belongs exclusively to those for whom it is prepared,” etc. And if this be His meaning, it will be seen how far our Lord is from disclaiming the right to assign to each his proper place in His Kingdom; that on the contrary, He expressly asserts it, merely announcing that the principle of distribution is quite different from what these petitioners supposed. Our Lord, it will be observed, does not deny the petition of James and John, or say they shall not occupy the place in His kingdom which they now improperly sought: — for aught we know, that may be their true place. All we are sure of is, that their asking it was displeasing to Him “to whom all judgment is committed,” and so was not fitted to gain their object, but just the reverse. (See what is taught in Luke 14:8-11). One at least of these brethren, as Alford strikingly remarks, saw on the right and on the left hand of their Lord, as He hung upon the tree, the crucified thieves; and bitter indeed must have been the remembrance of this ambitious prayer at that moment.

Matthew Henry's Commentary

See commentary on Mark 10:32-45.

John Wesley's Explanatory Notes

Mark 10:40

Save to them for whom it is prepared — Them who by patient continuance in well doing, seek for glory, and honour, and immortality. For these only eternal life is prepared. To these, only he will give it in that day; and to every man his own reward, according to his own labour.

Geneva Bible Translation Notes

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Cross-Reference Topical ResearchStrong's Concordance

Matthew 20:23 And he saith unto them, Ye shall drink indeed of my cup, and be baptized with the baptism that I am baptized with: but to sit on my right hand, and on my left, is not mine to give, but [it shall be given to them] for whom it is prepared of my Father.
Matthew 25:34 Then shall the King say unto them on his right hand, Come, ye blessed of my Father, inherit the kingdom prepared for you from the foundation of the world:
John 17:2 As thou hast given him power over all flesh, that he should give eternal life to as many as thou hast given him.
John 17:24 Father, I will that they also, whom thou hast given me, be with me where I am; that they may behold my glory, which thou hast given me: for thou lovedst me before the foundation of the world.
Hebrews 11:16 But now they desire a better [country], that is, an heavenly: wherefore God is not ashamed to be called their God: for he hath prepared for them a city.
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Mt 20:23; 25:34. Jn 17:2, 24. He 11:16.

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