'The Twelve' in the Bible
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
These were the Twelve whom Jesus sent out after he had given them these instructions: "Don't turn on to the road that leads to the unbelievers, and don't enter Samaritan towns.
And stretching out His hand toward [not only the twelve disciples but all] His adherents, He said, Here are My mother and My brothers.
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And Jesus going up to Jerusalem took the twelve disciples apart in the way, and said unto them,
And the twelve, on hearing this, were filled with indignation against the two brethren.
As they [i.e., the twelve apostles and Jesus] were leaving Jericho [Note: This was a town about eighteen miles northeast of Jerusalem], a huge crowd followed them.
And when they [i.e., Jesus and the twelve apostles] approached Jerusalem and came close to Bethphage, near the Mount of Olives [Note: This was about three-fourths of a mile east of Jerusalem], Jesus sent two disciples on ahead,
The servant who had got the twelve hundred pounds went at once and traded with them, making another twelve hundred.
So, too, the man who had received the twelve hundred pounds made another twelve hundred.
Then the servant who had got the twelve hundred pounds came forward, bringing twelve hundred more; he said, 'You handed me twelve hundred pounds, sir; here I have gained another twelve hundred.'
Then the one who had received the twelve hundred pounds came up and said 'Sir, you entrusted me with twelve hundred pounds; look, I have made another twelve hundred!'
Take therefore the two hundred and fifty pounds away from him, give it to the servant who had the twelve hundred.
Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
Now when the even was come, he sat down with the twelve.
And while he yet spake, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and staves, from the chief priests and elders of the people.