Mark 3:17
New International Version
James son of Zebedee and his brother John (to them he gave the name Boanerges, which means "sons of thunder"),

New Living Translation
James and John (the sons of Zebedee, but Jesus nicknamed them "Sons of Thunder"),

English Standard Version
James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder);

Berean Study Bible
James son of Zebedee and his brother John (whom He named Boanerges, meaning Sons of Thunder),

Berean Literal Bible
and James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and He added to them the name Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder;

New American Standard Bible
and James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, "Sons of Thunder ");

King James Bible
And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

Christian Standard Bible
and to James the son of Zebedee, and to his brother John, he gave the name "Boanerges" (that is, "Sons of Thunder");

Contemporary English Version
There were also James and John, the two sons of Zebedee. Jesus called them Boanerges, which means "Thunderbolts."

Good News Translation
James and his brother John, the sons of Zebedee (Jesus gave them the name Boanerges, which means "Men of Thunder");

Holman Christian Standard Bible
and to James the son of Zebedee, and to his brother John, He gave the name "Boanerges" (that is, "Sons of Thunder");

International Standard Version
Zebedee's sons James and his brother John (whom he named Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder),

NET Bible
to James and his brother John, the sons of Zebedee, he gave the name Boanerges (that is, "sons of thunder");

New Heart English Bible
and James the son of Zebedee; and John the brother of James (and he surnamed them Boanerges which means, Sons of Thunder);

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And to Yaqob, the son of Zebedee and to Yohannan the brother of Yaqob he assigned the name B'nay Regshay, which is B'nay Rama

GOD'S WORD® Translation
James and his brother John (Zebedee's sons whom Jesus named Boanerges, which means "Thunderbolts"),

New American Standard 1977
and James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, “Sons of Thunder”);

Jubilee Bible 2000
and James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James, whom he surnamed them Boanerges, which is The sons of thunder;

King James 2000 Bible
And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

American King James Version
And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

American Standard Version
and James the'son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and them he surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he named them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

Darby Bible Translation
and James the [son] of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and he gave them the surname of Boanerges, that is, Sons of thunder;

English Revised Version
and James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and them he surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder:

Webster's Bible Translation
And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, (and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder,)

Weymouth New Testament
James the son of Zabdi and John the brother of James (these two He surnamed Boanerges, that is 'Sons of Thunder')

World English Bible
James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder;

Young's Literal Translation
and James of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and he put on them names -- Boanerges, that is, 'Sons of thunder;'
Study Bible
The Twelve Apostles
16These are the twelve He appointed: Simon (whom He named Peter), 17James son of Zebedee and his brother John (whom He named Boanerges, meaning Sons of Thunder), 18Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot,…
Cross References
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, mending their nets. Jesus called them,

Mark 3:16
These are the twelve He appointed: Simon (whom He named Peter),

Mark 3:18
Andrew, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon the Zealot,

Luke 9:54
When the disciples James and John saw this, they asked, "Lord, do You want us to call down fire from heaven to consume them?"

Treasury of Scripture

And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:

James.

Mark 1:19,20
And when he had gone a little further thence, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the ship mending their nets…

Mark 5:37
And he suffered no man to follow him, save Peter, and James, and John the brother of James.

Mark 9:2
And after six days Jesus taketh with him Peter, and James, and John, and leadeth them up into an high mountain apart by themselves: and he was transfigured before them.

he surnamed.

Isaiah 58:1
Cry aloud, spare not, lift up thy voice like a trumpet, and shew my people their transgression, and the house of Jacob their sins.

Jeremiah 23:29
Is not my word like as a fire? saith the LORD; and like a hammer that breaketh the rock in pieces?

Hebrews 4:12
For the word of God is quick, and powerful, and sharper than any twoedged sword, piercing even to the dividing asunder of soul and spirit, and of the joints and marrow, and is a discerner of the thoughts and intents of the heart.







Lexicon
James
Ἰάκωβον (Iakōbon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2385: The same as Iakob Graecized; Jacobus, the name of three Israelites.

[son]
τὸν (ton)
Article - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

of
τοῦ (tou)
Article - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

Zebedee
Ζεβεδαίου (Zebedaiou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2199: Zebedee, father of the apostles James and John. Of Hebrew origin; Zebedaeus, an Israelite.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

his
Ἰακώβου (Iakōbou)
Noun - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2385: The same as Iakob Graecized; Jacobus, the name of three Israelites.

brother
ἀδελφὸν (adelphon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 80: A brother, member of the same religious community, especially a fellow-Christian. A brother near or remote.

John
Ἰωάννην (Iōannēn)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 2491: Of Hebrew origin; Joannes, the name of four Israelites.

([whom]
αὐτοῖς (autois)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 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.

He named
ὀνόματα (onomata)
Noun - Accusative Neuter Plural
Strong's Greek 3686: Name, character, fame, reputation. From a presumed derivative of the base of ginosko; a 'name'.

Boanerges,
Βοανηργές (Boanērges)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 993: Boanerges, sons of thunder. Of Chaldee origin; sons of commotion; Boanerges, an epithet of two of the apostles.

meaning
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

Sons
Υἱοὶ (Huioi)
Noun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 5207: A son, descendent. Apparently a primary word; a 'son', used very widely of immediate, remote or figuratively, kinship.

of Thunder),
Βροντῆς (Brontēs)
Noun - Genitive Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 1027: Thunder. Akin to bremo; thunder.
(17) Boanerges.--The word is an Aramaic compound (B'ne-regesh = sons of thunder). We may see in the name thus given a witness to the fiery zeal of the sons of Zebedee, seen, e.g., in their wish to call down fire from heaven on the Samaritans (Luke 9:54), and John's desire to stop the work of one who cast out devils (Luke 9:49), or the prayer of the two brothers that they might sit on their Lord's right hand and on His left in His kingdom (Matthew 20:21). It was, we may well believe, that burning zeal that made James the proto-martyr of the Apostolic company (Acts 12:2). We can scarcely fail to trace in the multiplied "thunderings and voices" of the Apocalypse (Revelation 4:5; Revelation 6:1; Revelation 8:5), and in the tradition of John's indignant shrinking from contact with the heretic Cerinthus. that which was in harmony with the spiritual being of the Seer, and with the name which his Lord had thus given him.

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.
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