Jesus Appoints the Twelve
13Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.
14He appointed twelve Some manuscripts twelve—designating them apostles— that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach
15and to have authority to drive out demons.
16These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter),
17James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means “sons of thunder”),
18Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot
19and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.
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