He called his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits to throw them out and to heal every disease and every sickness.
Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, who is called Peter; and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee; and John his brother;
Philip; and Bartholomew; Thomas; and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus; and Thaddaeus;
Simon the Cananaean;a and Judas, who betrayed Jesus.
Jesus sent these twelve out and commanded them, “Don't go among the Gentiles or into a Samaritan city. 6Go instead to the lost sheep, the people of Israel. 7As you go, make this announcement: ‘The kingdom of heaven has come near.'