Mark 3:13-21 New International Version

Jesus Chooses the Twelve

13  Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him. 14  He appointed twelve[1] that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach 15  and to have authority to drive out demons. 16  These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter), 17  James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means "sons of thunder"), 18  Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot 19  and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

A Divided House Cannot Stand

20  Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered, so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat. 21  When his family[2] heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."

Footnotes

[1] 3:14 Some manuscripts "twelve-designating them apostles-"

[2] 3:21 Or "his associates"

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