These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John;
Then Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority over unclean spirits, so that they could drive them out and heal every disease and every illness.
When Jesus had finished instructing his twelve disciples, he left there to teach and preach in their home towns.
When daylight came, he called his disciples and chose twelve of them, whom he also called apostles:
Jesus called the Twelve together and gave them power and authority over all the demons and to heal diseases.
He appointed the Twelve, whom he called apostles, to accompany him, to be sent out to preach,
The wall of the city had twelve foundations, and the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the lamb were written on them.
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.
Jesus told them, "I tell all of you with certainty, when the Son of Man sits on his glorious throne in the renewed creation, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, governing the twelve tribes of Israel.
When Jesus was going up to Jerusalem, he took the twelve disciples aside and told them as they were walking along,
Thomas, one of the Twelve (called the Twin), wasn't with them when Jesus came.
Then one of the Twelve, who was called Judas Iscariot, went to the high priests
Just then, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. A large crowd armed with swords and clubs was with him. They were from the high priests and elders of the people.
Just then, while Jesus was still speaking, Judas, one of the Twelve, arrived. A crowd armed with swords and clubs was with him. They were from the high priests, the scribes, and the elders.
But Satan went into Judas called Iscariot, who belonged to the circle of the Twelve.
While Jesus was still speaking, a crowd arrived. The man called Judas, one of the Twelve, was leading them, and he came close to Jesus to kiss him.
Jesus answered them, "I chose you, the Twelve, didn't I? Yet one of you is a devil."
When evening came, Jesus was sitting at the table with the Twelve.
When he was alone with the Twelve and those around him, they began to ask him about the parables.
He called the Twelve and began to send them out two by two, giving them authority over unclean spirits.
So he sat down, called the Twelve, and told them, "If anyone wants to be first, he must be last of all and servant of all."
Now Jesus and his disciples had been on the road going up to Jerusalem, with Jesus walking ahead of them. They were astonished, and the others who followed were afraid.
Jesus took the Twelve aside and told them, "Pay attention! We're going up to Jerusalem. Everything written by the prophets about the Son of Man will be fulfilled,
Then Jesus went into Jerusalem and into the Temple and looked around at everything. Since it was already late, he went out with the Twelve to Bethany.
When evening came, Jesus arrived with the Twelve.
After this, Jesus traveled from one city and village to another, preaching and spreading the good news about God's kingdom. The Twelve were with him,
As the day was drawing to a close, the Twelve came to him and said, "Send the crowd away to the neighboring villages and farms so they can rest and get some food, because we are here in a deserted place."
So Jesus asked the Twelve, "You don't want to leave, too, do you?"
So the Twelve called the whole group of disciples together and said, "It is not desirable for us to neglect messages from God in order to wait on tables.
There were about twelve men in all.