But he sternly ordered them not to make him known.
He went up the mountain and called to him those whom he wanted, and they came to him.
And he appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles, a to be with him, and to be sent out to proclaim the message,
and to have authority to cast out demons.
So he appointed the twelve: b Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);
James son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder);
and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean,
and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. Then he went home;
and the crowd came together again, so that they could not even eat.
When his family heard it, they went out to restrain him, for people were saying, "He has gone out of his mind."
And the scribes who came down from Jerusalem said, "He has Beelzebul, and by the ruler of the demons he casts out demons."
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