He called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to drive out evila spirits1 and to heal every disease and sickness.22
These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John;
Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.35
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go among the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.46Go rather to the lost sheep of Israel.57As you go, preach this message: 'The kingdom of heaven6 is near.'