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Mark 3:13-19 – Jesus Appoints the Twelve

Summary

Jesus selects twelve of his followers to share in the activity of his ministry.

Analysis

From a mountain setting, Jesus appoints twelve to be with him, to proclaim the gospel, and to exercise authority to cast out demons. This is the Gospel of Mark's only listing of the names of the Twelve.

Mark 3:13-19

Jesus Appoints the Twelve

13 He went up the mountain and called to him those whom he wanted, and they came to him. 14And he appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles,* to be with him, and to be sent out to proclaim the message, 15and to have authority to cast out demons. 16So he appointed the twelve:* Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter); 17James son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder); 18and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean, 19and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Jesus and Beelzebul

Then he went home;

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