Luke 6:12-16

Jesus chooses 12 men

12 One day Jesus went up a mountain to pray. He remained there all night and he was praying to God. 13 In the morning, he asked all his disciples to come to him. Then he chose 12 of them and he called them his apostles. These are their names:

6:13Many people were following Jesus. Only 12 of these were called apostles. Jesus taught them how to tell people the good news about himself.

14 Simon (Jesus gave him the name Peter),

Andrew (he was Simon's brother),

James,

John,

Philip,

Bartholomew,

15 Matthew,

Thomas,

James, the son of Alphaeus,

Simon the Zealot,

16 Judas, son of James,

Judas Iscariot. He later gave Jesus to the people who were against him.