Then he called his twelve disciples together
The Persic version reads, "all his twelve disciples", the other nine, besides the three that were with him, when he raised Jairus's daughter, recorded in the foregoing chapter; the Vulgate Latin, Arabic, and Ethiopic versions read, "the twelve apostles", for so Christ had named his disciples; (See Gill on Matthew 6:13). The Syriac version only reads, "his own twelve"; and this is agreeably to Luke's way of speaking; see ( Luke 8:1 ) ( 9:12 ) .
And gave them power and authority over all devils;
that is, all kinds of devils, particularly to cast them out of the bodies of men, possessed by them:
and to cure diseases;
of all sorts.