Mark 3:13-19

Jesus chooses 12 apostles

13 Jesus went up a mountain. He chose some men and he asked them to go there with him. So they met together with him there. 14 He chose a group of 12 men. He called them his apostles. He wanted them to be with him. And he would send them to teach people about God. 15 He gave these men authority to cause bad spirits to leave people. 16 These are the names of the 12 apostles:

3:14Jesus had many disciples. He chose 12 of them to be with him, so that he could teach them. He also called these 12 men apostles. The word apostle means that someone has sent the person out to do a job. Their job was to tell other people about Jesus.

Simon, (Jesus called him Peter).

17 James and John who were the sons of Zebedee. Jesus called them ‘Boanerges’. It means ‘men who are like a loud noise in a storm,’

18 Andrew,

Philip,

Bartholomew,

Matthew,

3:18Matthew is another name for Levi.

Thomas,

James, who was the son of Alphaeus,

Thaddaeus,

3:18In Luke 6:16, Thaddaeus is called Judas, the son of James.

Simon the Zealot,

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