'The Twelve' in the Bible
And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
The twelve were with him, and certain women whom he had delivered from evil spirits and various diseases. Mary of Magdala, out of whom seven demons have been driven,
And he called the twelve together, and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
And the twelve, when they came back, gave him an account of what they had done. And he took them with him and went away from the people to a town named Beth-saida.
And when the day began to wear away, then came the twelve, and said unto him, Send the multitude away, that they may go into the towns and country round about, and lodge, and get victuals: for we are here in a desert place.
Now after these things [happened] the Lord appointed seventy-two other disciples [Note: Some ancient manuscripts say "seventy." This group would have been in addition to the twelve. See Luke 9:1], and sent them two by two on ahead of Him into every town and locality that He planned to visit.
And the twelve said to the Lord, Make our faith greater.
Then he took unto him the twelve, and said unto them, Behold, we go up to Jerusalem, and all things that are written by the prophets concerning the Son of man shall be accomplished.
But the twelve understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what Jesus meant.
Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
That ye may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And while he yet spake, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.