The 12 Apostles

13 Then(A) He went up the mountain(B) and summoned those He wanted, and they came to Him. 14 He also appointed 12—He also named them apostles[a](C)—to be with Him, to send them out to preach,(D) 15 and to have authority to[b] drive out demons.

16 He appointed the Twelve:[c](E)

To Simon,(F) He gave the name Peter;(G)
17 and to James(H) the son of Zebedee,(I)
and to his brother John,(J)
He gave the name “Boanerges”
(that is, “Sons of Thunder”(K));
18 Andrew;(L)
Philip(M) and Bartholomew;
Matthew(N) and Thomas;(O)
James the son of Alphaeus,
and Thaddaeus;
Simon the Zealot,[d]
19 and Judas Iscariot,[e](P)
who also betrayed Him.

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  1. Mark 3:14 Other mss omit He also named them apostles
  2. Mark 3:15 Other mss add heal diseases, and to
  3. Mark 3:16 Other mss omit He appointed the Twelve
  4. Mark 3:18 Lit the Cananaean
  5. Mark 3:19 Iscariot is probably “a man of Kerioth,” a town in Judea.

13 And they were driving out many demons,(A) anointing(B) many sick(C) people with olive oil,(D) and healing them.(E)

John the Baptist Beheaded

14 King(F) Herod(G) heard of this, because Jesus’ name(H) had become well known. Some[a] said, “John the Baptist(I) has been raised from the dead,(J) and that’s why supernatural powers(K) are at work(L) in him.” 15 But others said, “He’s Elijah.”(M) Still others said, “He’s a prophet[b]—like one of the prophets.”(N)

16 When Herod(O) heard of it, he said, “John,(P) the one I beheaded, has been raised!”(Q)

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  1. Mark 6:14 Other mss read He
  2. Mark 6:15 Lit Others said, “A prophet

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