Mark 3:14

14 He also appointed 12-He also named them apostles[a]-to be with Him, to send them out to preach,

Mark 3:14 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 3:14

And he ordained twelve
Or made, constituted, and appointed twelve men, out of those he called to him. The Arabic version adds, "and called them apostles"; which seems to be taken out of ( Luke 6:13 ) .

That they should be with him;
constantly, in private and in public; be taken into his family, and reckoned such; be his familiars, and privy to all his affairs; hear all his discourses, and see his miracles; that so they might be trained up and fitted for the great work he designed them for:

and that he might send them forth to preach;
the Gospel in Judea first, and then in all the world: for he did not at this time send them to preach, only chose; called, and appointed them; and after they had been with him some time, and were better qualified for such service, he sent them forth, as in ( Matthew 10:1 Matthew 10:5 ) , for this constitution of them was before that mission, and was in order to it.

Mark 3:14 In-Context

12 And He would strongly warn them not to make Him known.
13 Then He went up the mountain and summoned those He wanted, and they came to Him.
14 He also appointed 12-He also named them apostles-to be with Him, to send them out to preach,
15 and to have authority to drive out demons.
16 He appointed the Twelve: To Simon, He gave the name Peter;

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Other mss omit He also named them apostles
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