'The Twelve' in the Bible
Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will ye also go away?
Jesus answered them, Did not I choose you the twelve, and one of you is a devil?
He spake of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that should betray him, being one of the twelve.
Then said Judas (the Iscariot, one of the Twelve--the one who afterwards betrayed Jesus)
Now he did not say this because he cared for the poor but because he was a thief; and having the bag (the money box, the purse of the Twelve), he took for himself what was put into it [pilfering the collections].
"I am not talking about all of you; for I know the ones I have chosen [i.e., which of the twelve apostles would be faithful]. But let the Scripture [Psa. 41:9] be fulfilled [that says], 'The person who eats with me has [viciously] turned against me.'
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.