Matthew 10:2
Parallel Verses
New International Version
These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John;

New Living Translation
Here are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (also called Peter), then Andrew (Peter's brother), James (son of Zebedee), John (James's brother),

English Standard Version
The names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

New American Standard Bible
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

King James Bible
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Holman Christian Standard Bible
These are the names of the 12 apostles: First, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

International Standard Version
These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James, the son of Zebedee, and his brother John;

NET Bible
Now these are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon (called Peter), and Andrew his brother; James son of Zebedee and John his brother;

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But the names of the twelve Apostles were these: the first of them, Shimeon who was called Kaypha, and Andraeus his brother, and Yaqob Bar Zebedee, and Yohannan his brother,

GOD'S WORD® Translation
These are the names of the twelve apostles: first and foremost, Simon (who is called Peter) and his brother Andrew; James and his brother John, the sons of Zebedee;

Jubilee Bible 2000
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: the first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee and John his brother;

King James 2000 Bible
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

American King James Version
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

American Standard Version
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the'son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Douay-Rheims Bible
And the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother,

Darby Bible Translation
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: first, Simon, who was called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the [son] of Zebedee, and John his brother;

English Revised Version
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Webster's Bible Translation
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Weymouth New Testament
Now the names of the twelve Apostles were these: first, Simon called Peter, and his brother Andrew; James the son of Zabdi, and his brother John;

World English Bible
Now the names of the twelve apostles are these. The first, Simon, who is called Peter; Andrew, his brother; James the son of Zebedee; John, his brother;

Young's Literal Translation
And of the twelve apostles the names are these: first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James of Zebedee, and John his brother;
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

10:1-4 The word apostle signifies messenger; they were Christ's messengers, sent forth to proclaim his kingdom. Christ gave them power to heal all manner of sickness. In the grace of the gospel there is a slave for every sore, a remedy for every malady. There is no spiritual disease, but there is power in Christ for the cure of it. There names are recorded, and it is their honour; yet they had more reason to rejoice that their names were written in heaven, while the high and mighty names of the great ones of the earth are buried in the dust.

Pulpit Commentary

Verses 2-4. - THE NAMES OF THE AGENTS. Parallel passages: Mark 3:14-19; Luke 6:13-16 (cf. Acts 1:13). This Commentary upon St. Luke deals so fully both with the list as a whole and with the separate names that it will not be necessary to say much here. Observe that the general agreement in arrangement points to some common basis underlying all four accounts; also that of these the one found in the Acts is the briefest, giving little more than the bare names; and that that found in our Gospel, on the contrary, is the fullest, containing, with two exceptions (vide infra), the details mentioned in one or other of the parallels, and adding two of its own. It mentions, in one instance or more, the parentage (Zebedee, Alphaeus), the relationship ("his brother... his brother"), the birthplace (Kerioth), the earlier occupation and religious standpoint ("publican... Zealot"), and, with a bare hint at the beginning (vide infra), but a clear statement at the end, the after-history ("first... who also betrayed him") of the apostles. The two omissions are the fact that our Lord added the names of Peter (parallels, but really given earlier, John 1:42) and Boanerges (Mark). Verse 2. - Now the names, In the parallels part of the word "names" is found as a verb, "whom also he named apostles;" i.e. the naming there refers, not to the individuals, but to their office. Is the form found in our Gospel an "accidental" rearrangement due to a reminiscence that the word "name" occurred in the earliest source, or is it possible that the two facts are connected, and that the individuals received a new name when they definitely entered on a new office? That they should have received a new name seems a priori not improbable, but the evidence is very slight. "Peter" is a clear case, for though the name was given earlier, it would receive a new application now, and perhaps was now again expressly given (cf. parallel passages); and other cases may be St. Matthew (vide Introduction, p. 21.) and possibly St. Bartholomew and St. Thaddaeus. Mark expressly says that the term "Boanerges" was given to the sons of Zebedee; but as there is no evidence that either St. James or St. John was afterwards known by this name, it need not have been a name in the same sense in which the others were. Observe the formal order of the first words of this verse (τῶν δὲ δώδεκα ἀποστόλων τὰ ὀνόματα ἐστιν ταῦτα). Did the author of the Gospel take them from the heading of a section that already contained the names in order? If so the δέ would probably not have existed there, and it is worth noting that the original hand of D, the manuscript that is of special value for Palestinian tradition, omits it. Of the twelve (ver. 1, note) apostles (ver. 5, note) are these: The first. This, perhaps, refers to the order of call, Luke 5:1 (Nosgen), but more probably to the leading position that St. Peter held among the twelve. On this leadership, cf. the fragmentary excursus by Bishop Lightfoot, printed in 'Clement of Rome,' 2. 487 (1890). Simon. His Hebrew name was Simeon (שמעון, Acts 15:14, and 2 Peter 1:1, in the Received Text and Westcott and Herr margin), but his Gentile name (Matthew 3:1, note) was Simon, this good Greek name being chosen as almost identical in sound. It occurs frequently in the Palestinian Talmud (סימון). Who is called Peter. In common Christian parlance (Matthew 4:18; cf. Matthew 16:18).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these,.... This is the first time these disciples are called "apostles", they were learners before; now being instructed, they are sent forth to preach publicly, and therefore are called apostles, or messengers, persons that were sent: so the elders of the priesthood are called , "the apostles", or messengers "of the sanhedrim" (n), to whom the high priest were delivered, before the day of atonement. So six months in the year, "apostles", or messengers, were sent by the (o) sanhedrim, throughout all the land of Israel, and to the captive Jews in other parts, to give notice of the new moon; in allusion to which, the disciples might be so called. It was proper to give the names of them, for the truth of the history, and confirmation of it; for the sake of the persons themselves, and the honour done them; and for the exclusion and detection of false apostles.

The first, Simon, who is called Peter; his pure Hebrew name was Simeon, as he is called, Acts 15:14 but in the then Jerusalem dialect, and in Rabbinical language, this name is frequently read and pronounced "Simon", as here: we often read of R. Simon, and of R. Juda bar Simon, in both Talmuds (p). This apostle is also called Peter, to distinguish him from Simon the Canaanite, and which signifies a stone, or rock, in allusion to the object of his faith, and the steadiness of it. He is said to be the "first"; not that he was the head of the rest of the apostles, or had any primacy, dominion, and authority over them; but because he was first called, and was the first that was to open the door of faith to the Gentiles: but chiefly he is said to be so for order's sake; for, some one in the account must be named first, and he as proper as any:

and Andrew his brother; who was called at the same time with him, and therefore are put together. This name is also to be met with in the Talmudic writings; see Gill on Matthew 4:18.

James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; these two were called next and together, and therefore are placed in this order: the former is so called, to distinguish him from another James, the son of Alphaeus, after mentioned; and the latter is the beloved disciple; these were surnamed "Boanerges", that is, "sons of thunder".

(n) Misn. Yoma, c. 1. sect. 5. (o) Misn. Roshhashana, c. 1. sect. 3. & Maimon. & Bartenora in ib. (p) T. Hieros. Shekalim, fol. 46. 4. Bab. Sabbath, fol. 55. 1. & Bava Kama, fol. 47. 2.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

2. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these—The other Evangelists enumerate the twelve in immediate connection with their appointment (Mr 3:13-19; Lu 6:13-16). But our Evangelist, not intending to record the appointment, but only the Mission of the Twelve, gives their names here. And as in the Acts (Ac 1:13) we have a list of the Eleven who met daily in the upper room with the other disciples after their Master's ascension until the day of Pentecost, we have four catalogues in all for comparison.

The first, Simon, who is called Peter—(See on [1252]Joh 1:42).

and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother—named after James, as the younger of the two.

Matthew 10:2 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Twelve Apostles
1Jesus summoned His twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every kind of disease and every kind of sickness. 2Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; and James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother; 3Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;…
Cross References
Matthew 4:18
As Jesus was walking beside the Sea of Galilee, he saw two brothers, Simon called Peter and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the lake, for they were fishermen.

Matthew 4:21
Going on from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John. They were in a boat with their father Zebedee, preparing their nets. Jesus called them,

Matthew 20:20
Then the mother of Zebedee's sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.

Mark 3:16
These are the twelve he appointed: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter),

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

Luke 6:13
When morning came, he called his disciples to him and chose twelve of them, whom he also designated apostles:

Luke 6:14
Simon (whom he named Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew,

John 6:67
"You do not want to leave too, do you?" Jesus asked the Twelve.

John 6:70
Then Jesus replied, "Have I not chosen you, the Twelve? Yet one of you is a devil!"

John 6:71
(He meant Judas, the son of Simon Iscariot, who, though one of the Twelve, was later to betray him.)

Acts 1:13
When they arrived, they went upstairs to the room where they were staying. Those present were Peter, John, James and Andrew; Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew; James son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot, and Judas son of James.
Treasury of Scripture

Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

apostles.

Luke 6:13 And when it was day, he called to him his disciples: and of them …

Luke 9:10 And the apostles, when they were returned, told him all that they …

Luke 11:49 Therefore also said the wisdom of God, I will send them prophets …

Luke 22:14 And when the hour was come, he sat down, and the twelve apostles with him.

Acts 1:26 And they gave forth their lots; and the lot fell on Matthias; and …

Ephesians 4:11 And he gave some, apostles; and some, prophets; and some, evangelists; …

Hebrews 3:1 Why, holy brothers, partakers of the heavenly calling, consider the …

Revelation 18:20 Rejoice over her, you heaven, and you holy apostles and prophets; …

Simon.

Matthew 4:18 And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brothers, Simon …

Matthew 16:16-18 And Simon Peter answered and said, You are the Christ, the Son of …

Mark 1:16,17 Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his …

Mark 3:16 And Simon he surnamed Peter;

Luke 6:14 Simon, (whom he also named Peter,) and Andrew his brother, James …

John 1:40-42 One of the two which heard John speak, and followed him, was Andrew, …

Acts 1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where …

1 Peter 1:1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the strangers scattered throughout …

2 Peter 1:1 Simon Peter, a servant and an apostle of Jesus Christ…

Andrew.

Mark 1:29 And immediately, when they were come out of the synagogue, they entered …

Mark 3:18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, …

Mark 13:3 And as he sat on the mount of Olives over against the temple, Peter …

John 6:8 One of his disciples, Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, said to him,

John 12:22 Philip comes and tells Andrew: and again Andrew and Philip tell Jesus.

James.

Matthew 4:21 And going on from there, he saw other two brothers, James the son …

Matthew 17:1 And after six days Jesus takes Peter, James, and John his brother, …

Matthew 20:20 Then came to him the mother of Zebedees children with her sons, worshipping …

Matthew 26:37 And he took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began …

Mark 3:17 And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and …

Luke 5:10 And so was also James, and John, the sons of Zebedee, which were …

John 21:2 There were together Simon Peter, and Thomas called Didymus, and Nathanael …

Acts 12:2 And he killed James the brother of John with the sword.

1 Corinthians 15:7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles.

John.

Luke 22:8 And he sent Peter and John, saying, Go and prepare us the passover, …

John 13:23 Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

John 20:2 Then she runs, and comes to Simon Peter, and to the other disciple, …

John 21:20,24 Then Peter, turning about, sees the disciple whom Jesus loved following; …

Acts 3:1 Now Peter and John went up together into the temple at the hour of …

1 John 1:3,4 That which we have seen and heard declare we to you, that you also …

2 John 1:1 The elder to the elect lady and her children, whom I love in the …

3 John 1:1 The elder to the well beloved Gaius, whom I love in the truth.

Revelation 1:1,9 The Revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave to him, to show to …

Revelation 22:8 And I John saw these things, and heard them. And when I had heard and seen…

Jump to Previous
Andrew Apostles First James John Names Peter Simon Twelve Zabdi Zebedee Zeb'edee
Jump to Next
Andrew Apostles First James John Names Peter Simon Twelve Zabdi Zebedee Zeb'edee
Links
Matthew 10:2 NIV
Matthew 10:2 NLT
Matthew 10:2 ESV
Matthew 10:2 NASB
Matthew 10:2 KJV

Matthew 10:2 Bible Apps
Matthew 10:2 Bible Suite
Matthew 10:2 Biblia Paralela
Matthew 10:2 Chinese Bible
Matthew 10:2 French Bible
Matthew 10:2 German Bible

Alphabetical: and Andrew apostles are brother called first his is James John names Now of Peter Peter Simon Simonwho son the These twelve who Zebedee

NT Gospels: Matthew 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles (Matt. Mat Mt) Christian Bible Study Resources, Dictionary, Concordance and Search Tools

Bible Hub
Matthew 10:1
Top of Page
Top of Page