Mark 3:16

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

Mark 3:16 in Other Translations

16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;
16 He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter);
16 These are the twelve he chose: Simon (whom he named Peter),
16 These are the Twelve: Simon (Jesus later named him Peter, meaning "Rock"),
16 He appointed the Twelve: To Simon, He gave the name Peter;

Mark 3:16 Meaning and Commentary

Mark 3:16

And Simon he surnamed Peter.
] Or Cephas, which signifies a rock, or stone, because of his courage and constancy, his strength and fortitude, steadiness and firmness of mind: this name was imposed upon him, not at the time of his mission as an apostle; nor when he made that noble confession of his faith in Christ, as the Son of the living God, at which time this name was taken notice of; but when Christ first called him to be his disciple and apostle; see ( John 1:42 ) .

Mark 3:16 In-Context

14 He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach
15 and to have authority to drive out demons.
16 These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter),
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

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