Mark 3:14
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

Berean Study Bible
He appointed twelve of them, whom He designated as apostles, to accompany Him, to be sent out to preach,

Berean Literal Bible
And He appointed twelve ones, and He called them apostles, that they might be with Him, and that He might send them to preach,

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

New King James Version
Then He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him and that 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,

NASB 1995
And He appointed twelve, so that they would be with Him and that He could send them out to preach,

NASB 1977
And He appointed twelve, that they might be with Him, and that He might send them out to preach,

Amplified Bible
And He appointed twelve [disciples], so that they would be with Him [for instruction] and so that He could send them out to preach [the gospel as apostles—that is, as His special messengers, personally chosen representatives],

Christian Standard Bible
He appointed twelve, whom he also named apostles, to be with him, to send them out 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,

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

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

Contemporary English Version
Then he chose twelve of them to be his apostles, so they could be with him. He also wanted to send them out to preach

Douay-Rheims Bible
And he made that twelve should 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,

Good News Translation
and he chose twelve, whom he named apostles. "I have chosen you to be with me," he told them. "I will also send you out 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].

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

Literal Standard Version
and He appointed twelve, that they may be with Him, and that He may send them forth 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

New Heart English Bible
And he appointed twelve, that they might be with him, and that he might send them out 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,

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Twelve Apostles
13Then Jesus went up on the mountain and called for those He wanted, and they came to Him. 14 He appointed twelve of them, whom He designated as apostles, to accompany Him, to be sent out to preach, 15and to have authority to drive out demons.…

Cross References
Mark 3:13
Then Jesus went up on the mountain and called for those He wanted, and they came to Him.

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

Mark 6:30
Meanwhile, the apostles gathered around Jesus and brought Him news of 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
Ye have not chosen me, but I have chosen you, and ordained you, that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain: that whatsoever ye shall ask of the Father in my name, he may give it you.

Acts 1:24,25
And they prayed, and said, Thou, Lord, which knowest the hearts of all men, shew whether of these two thou hast chosen, …

Galatians 1:1,15-20
Paul, an apostle, (not of men, neither by man, but by Jesus Christ, and God the Father, who raised him from the dead;) …

and.

Luke 9:1-6
Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases…

Luke 10:1-11
After these things the Lord appointed other seventy also, and sent them two and two before his face into every city and place, whither he himself would come…

Luke 24:47
And that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in his name among all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.









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.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
He appointed
ἐποίησεν (epoiēsen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4160: (a) I make, manufacture, construct, (b) I do, act, cause. Apparently a prolonged form of an obsolete primary; to make or do.

twelve
δώδεκα (dōdeka)
Adjective - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 1427: Twelve; the usual way in which the Twelve apostles of Jesus are referred to. From duo and deka; two and ten, i.e. A dozen.

[of them]
οὓς (hous)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

[whom]
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

He designated as
ὠνόμασεν (ōnomasen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3687: From onoma; to name, i.e. Assign an appellation; by extension, to utter, mention, profess.

apostles,
ἀποστόλους (apostolous)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's 652: From apostello; a delegate; specially, an ambassador of the Gospel; officially a commissioner of Christ.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

accompany
ὦσιν (ōsin)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Him,
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

to
ἵνα (hina)
Conjunction
Strong's 2443: In order that, so that. Probably from the same as the former part of heautou; in order that.

be sent out
ἀποστέλλῃ (apostellē)
Verb - Present Subjunctive Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 649: From apo and stello; set apart, i.e. to send out literally or figuratively.

to preach,
κηρύσσειν (kēryssein)
Verb - Present Infinitive Active
Strong's 2784: To proclaim, herald, preach. Of uncertain affinity; to herald, especially divine truth.


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