'The Twelve' in the Bible
All these are the twelve tribes of Israel: and this is it that their father spoke unto them, and blessed them; every one according to his blessing he blessed them.
And Moses wrote all the words of the LORD, and rose up early in the morning, and built an altar at the foot of the mountain, and twelve pillars, according to the twelve tribes of Israel.
And the stones shall be with the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet; every one with its name shall they be according to the twelve tribes.
And the stones were according to the names of the children of Israel, twelve, according to their names, like the engravings of a signet, every one with its name, according to the twelve tribes.
Then Joshua called the twelve men, whom he had prepared of the children of Israel, out of every tribe a man:
Thus says the Lord GOD; This shall be the borders, by which you shall inherit the land according to the twelve tribes of Israel: Joseph shall have two portions.
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;
And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That you who have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit on the throne of his glory, you 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,
Then one of the twelve, called Judas Iscariot, went unto the chief priests,
Now when the evening was come, he sat down with the twelve.
And while he yet spoke, lo, Judas, one of the twelve, came, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and elders of the people.
And when he was alone, they that were about him with the twelve asked of him the parable.
And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth two by two; and gave them power over unclean spirits;
And he sat down, and called the twelve, and said unto them, If any man desire to be first, the same shall be last of all, and servant of all.
And they were on the way going up to Jerusalem; and Jesus went before them: and they were amazed; and as they followed, they were afraid. And he took again the twelve, and began to tell them what things should happen unto him,
And Jesus entered into Jerusalem, and into the temple: and when he had looked around upon all things, and now the evening was come, he went out unto Bethany with the twelve.
And Judas Iscariot, one of the twelve, went unto the chief priests, to betray him unto them.
And in the evening he came with the twelve.
And he answered and said unto them, It is one of the twelve, that dips with me in the dish.
And immediately, while he yet spoke, came Judas, one of the twelve, and with him a great multitude with swords and clubs, from the chief priests and the scribes and the elders.
And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and showing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him,
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 food: for we are here in a desert place.
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.
Then entered Satan into Judas surnamed Iscariot, being of the number of the twelve.
And when the hour came, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.
That you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom, and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
And while he yet spoke, behold a multitude, and he that was called Judas, one of the twelve, went before them, and drew near unto Jesus to kiss him.
Then said Jesus unto the twelve, Will you also go away?
He spoke of Judas Iscariot the son of Simon: for he it was that would betray him, being one of the twelve.
But Thomas, one of the twelve, called Didymus, was not with them when Jesus came.
Then the twelve called the multitude of the disciples unto them, and said, It is not reasonable that we should leave the word of God, and serve tables.
And he gave him the covenant of circumcision: and so Abraham begat Isaac, and circumcised him the eighth day; and Isaac begat Jacob; and Jacob begat the twelve patriarchs.
And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve:
James, a servant of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ, to the twelve tribes which are scattered abroad, greeting.
And having a wall great and high, and having twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and names written thereon, which are the names of the twelve tribes of the children of Israel:
And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and in them the names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.
And the twelve gates were twelve pearls: each of the gates was a single pearl: and the street of the city was pure gold, as it were transparent glass.