Mark 3:14

14 He appointed twelvea that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach

Read Mark 3:14 Using Other Translations

And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,
And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach
Then he appointed twelve of them and called them his apostles. They were to accompany him, and he would send them out to preach,

What does Mark 3:14 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
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.

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