Mark 3:14
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New International Version
He appointed twelve that they might be with him and that he might send them out to preach

New Living Translation
Then he appointed twelve of them and called them his apostles. They were to accompany him, and he would send them out to preach,

English Standard Version
And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach

New American Standard Bible
And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach,

King James Bible
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
He also appointed 12--He also named them apostles--to be with Him, to send them out to preach,

International Standard Version
He appointed the Twelve, whom he called apostles, to accompany him, to be sent out to preach,

NET Bible
He appointed twelve (whom he named apostles), so that they would be with him and he could send them to preach

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he chose twelve to be with him, and to send them to preach

GOD'S WORD® Translation
He appointed twelve whom he called apostles. They were to accompany him and to be sent out by him to spread [the Good News].

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he established twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach

King James 2000 Bible
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

American King James Version
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

American Standard Version
And he appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he made that twelve should be with him, and that he might send them to preach.

Darby Bible Translation
And he appointed twelve that they might be with him, and that he might send them to preach,

English Revised Version
And he appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

Webster's Bible Translation
And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

Weymouth New Testament
He appointed twelve of them, that they might be with Him, and that He might also send them to proclaim His Message,

World English Bible
He appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them out to preach,

Young's Literal Translation
and he appointed twelve, that they may be with him, and that he may send them forth to preach,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

3:13-21 Christ calls whom he will; for his grace is his own. He had called the apostles to separate themselves from the crowd, and they came unto him. He now gave them power to heal sicknesses, and to cast out devils. May the Lord send forth more and more of those who have been with him, and have learned of him to preach his gospel, to be instruments in his blessed work. Those whose hearts are enlarged in the work of God, can easily bear with what is inconvenient to themselves, and will rather lose a meal than an opportunity of doing good. Those who go on with zeal in the work of God, must expect hinderances, both from the hatred of enemies, and mistaken affections of friends, and need to guard against both.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 14, 15. - Out of those who thus came to him, he ordained twelve literally, he made or appointed twelve. They were not solemnly ordained or consecrated to their office until after his resurrection. Their actual consecration (of all of them at least but one, namely, Judas Iscariot) took place when he breathed on them and said, "Receive ye the Holy Ghost" (John 20:22). But from this time they were his apostles "designate." They were henceforth to Be with him as his attendants and disciples. They were to go forth and preach under his direction, and by his power they were to cast out devils. Several manuscripts add here that they were "to heal sicknesses," but the words are emitted in some of the oldest authorities. The authority over unclean spirits is more formally conveyed later on (see Mark 6:7), so that here St. Mark speaks by anticipation. But this shows how much importance was attached to this part of their mission; for it recognizes the spiritual world, and the special purpose of the manifestation of the Son of God, namely, that he might "destroy the works of the devil." He appointed twelve. The number twelve symbolizes perfection and universality. The number three indicates what is Divine; and the number four, created things. Three multiplied by four gives twelve, the number of those who were to go forth as apostles into the four quarters of the world - called to the faith of the holy Trinity.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

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, for this constitution of them was before that mission, and was in order to it.



Mark 3:14 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Twelve Apostles
13And He went up on the mountain and summoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him. 14And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach, 15and to have authority to cast out the demons.…
Cross References
Mark 3:13
Jesus went up on a mountainside and called to him those he wanted, and they came to him.

Mark 3:15
and to have authority to drive out demons.

Mark 6:30
The apostles gathered around Jesus and reported to him all they had done and taught.
Treasury of Scripture

And he ordained twelve, that they should be with him, and that he might send them forth to preach,

he ordained.

John 15:16 You have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, …

Acts 1:24,25 And they prayed, and said, You, Lord, which know the hearts of all …

Galatians 1:1,15-20 Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, …

and.

Luke 9:1-6 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power …

Luke 10:1-11 After these things the LORD appointed other seventy also, and sent …

Luke 24:47 And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his …

Acts 1:8 But you shall receive power, after that the Holy Ghost is come on …

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