Jesus Chooses the Twelve Apostles
Afterward Jesus went up on a mountain and called out the ones he wanted to go with him. And they came to him. Then he appointed twelve of them and called them his apostles.[a] They were to accompany him, and he would send them out to preach, giving them authority to cast out demons. These are the twelve he chose:
- 3:14 Some manuscripts do not include and called them his apostles.
- 3:17 Greek whom he named Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder.
- 3:18 Greek the Cananean, an Aramaic term for Jewish nationalists.