Mark 3:13-21 NIV

The Appointing of the Twelve Apostles

3:16-19pp -- Mt 10:2-4; Lk 6:14-16; Ac 1:13

13 Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.1

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14 He appointed twelve--designating them apostlesa2--that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach

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    • b 3:14 - Some manuscripts do not have "designating them apostles."
      15 and to have authority to drive out demons.3

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      16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);4

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      17 James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means Sons of Thunder);
      18 Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot
      19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

      Jesus and Beelzebub

      3:23-27pp -- Mt 12:25-29; Lk 11:17-22

      20 Then Jesus entered a house, and again a crowd gathered,5 so that he and his disciples were not even able to eat.6

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          21 When his family heard about this, they went to take charge of him, for they said, "He is out of his mind."7

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