Now it came to pass in those days, that He went out into the mountain to pray, and spent the whole night in prayer to God. And when it was day, He called His disciples to Him. And He selected from them twelve, whom He also named apostles, and appointed them that they might be with Him, and that He might send them forth to preach, and to have authority to cast out demons. Now the names of the twelve apostles are these:
Simon, whom he also surnamed Peter; Andrew, his brother; James, the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James; Philip; Bartholomew (who is probably Nathanael of John 1:45 and John 21:2); Thomas, called (Didymus in John 20:24); Matthew, the tax-collector Levi; James, the son of Alphaeus; Judas, (Thaddeus, the son of James); Simon, (the Cananean, who was called Zelotes); and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor and betrayed Him.