Jesus 1summoned His twelvedisciples and gave them authority over uncleanspirits, to cast them out, and to 2healeverykind of disease and everykind of sickness.
23Now the names of the twelveapostles are these: The first, 4Simon, who is calledPeter, and 5Andrew his brother; and a6James the son of Zebedee, and bJohn his brother;
37Philip and cBartholomew; 8Thomas and 9Matthew the taxcollector; d10James the son of Alphaeus, and 11Thaddaeus;
4Simon the eZealot, and 12JudasIscariot, the one who betrayed Him.
513ThesetwelveJesussent out after instructing them: "Do not fgogin the way of the Gentiles, and do not enter any city of the 14Samaritans;6but rathergo to 15the lostsheep of the house of Israel.7"And as you go, hpreach, saying, '16The kingdom of heaveniis at hand.'