The Twelve Apostles
n And He went up on the mountain and called to Him those He Himself wanted. And they came to Him.
Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that He might send them out to preach,
and to have power to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons:
Simon, o to whom He gave the name Peter;
James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, to whom He gave the name Boanerges, that is, "Sons of Thunder";
Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Cananite;
and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him. And they went into a house.
Then the multitude came together again, p so that they could not so much as eat bread.
But when His q own people heard about this, they went out to lay hold of Him, r for they said, "He is out of His mind."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.
And He called the twelve to Himself, and began to send them out two by two, and gave them power over unclean spirits.
Then He called His twelve disciples together and gave them power and authority over all demons, and to cure diseases.
And I also say to you that you are Peter, and on this rock I will build My church, and the gates of Hades shall not prevail against it.
And he brought him to Jesus. Now when Jesus looked at him, He said, "You are Simon the son of Jonah. You shall be called Cephas" (which is translated, A Stone).
And He said to them, "Come aside by yourselves to a deserted place and rest a while." For there were many coming and going, and they did not even have time to eat.
I have become a stranger to my brothers, And an alien to my mother's children.
Is this not the carpenter's son? Is not His mother called Mary? And His brothers James, Joses, Simon, and Judas?
Is this not the carpenter, the Son of Mary, and brother of James, Joses, Judas, and Simon? And are not His sisters here with us?" So they were offended at Him.
After this He went down to Capernaum, He, His mother, His brothers, and His disciples; and they did not stay there many days.
For even His brothers did not believe in Him.
And many of them said, "He has a demon and is mad. Why do you listen to Him?
Now as he thus made his defense, Festus said with a loud voice, "Paul, you are beside yourself! Much learning is driving you mad!
2 Corinthians 5:13
For if we are beside ourselves, it is for God; or if we are of sound mind, it is for you.