Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.1
He appointed twelve--designating them apostles2--that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach
and to have authority to drive out demons.3
These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);4
James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder);
Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot
and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.