100 Bible Verses about Apostles

2 Corinthians 12:12 ESV / 39 helpful votes

The signs of a true apostle were performed among you with utmost patience, with signs and wonders and mighty works.

Matthew 10:2-4 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Acts 5:12-16 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Now many signs and wonders were regularly done among the people by the hands of the apostles. And they were all together in Solomon's Portico. None of the rest dared join them, but the people held them in high esteem. And more than ever believers were added to the Lord, multitudes of both men and women, so that they even carried out the sick into the streets and laid them on cots and mats, that as Peter came by at least his shadow might fall on some of them. The people also gathered from the towns around Jerusalem, bringing the sick and those afflicted with unclean spirits, and they were all healed.

Mark 3:13-19 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And he went up on the mountain and called to him those whom he desired, and they came to him. And he appointed twelve (whom he also named apostles) so that they might be with him and he might send them out to preach and have authority to cast out demons. He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter); James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder); ...

Mark 16:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation.

Luke 9:1-5 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases, and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal. And he said to them, “Take nothing for your journey, no staff, nor bag, nor bread, nor money; and do not have two tunics. And whatever house you enter, stay there, and from there depart. And wherever they do not receive you, when you leave that town shake off the dust from your feet as a testimony against them.”

Matthew 19:28 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “Truly, I say to you, in the new world, when the Son of Man will sit on his glorious throne, you who have followed me will also sit on twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

Ephesians 4:11 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers,

Acts 19:1-41 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And it happened that while Apollos was at Corinth, Paul passed through the inland country and came to Ephesus. There he found some disciples. And he said to them, “Did you receive the Holy Spirit when you believed?” And they said, “No, we have not even heard that there is a Holy Spirit.” And he said, “Into what then were you baptized?” They said, “Into John's baptism.” And Paul said, “John baptized with the baptism of repentance, telling the people to believe in the one who was to come after him, that is, Jesus.” On hearing this, they were baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus. ...

Acts 4:13 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Now when they saw the boldness of Peter and John, and perceived that they were uneducated, common men, they were astonished. And they recognized that they had been with Jesus.

Leviticus 19:31 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Do not turn to mediums or necromancers; do not seek them out, and so make yourselves unclean by them: I am the Lord your God.

Ephesians 2:20 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

2 Corinthians 11:13 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For such men are false apostles, deceitful workmen, disguising themselves as apostles of Christ.

Luke 22:28-30 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“You are those who have stayed with me in my trials, and I assign to you, as my Father assigned to me, a kingdom, that you may eat and drink at my table in my kingdom and sit on thrones judging the twelve tribes of Israel.

2 Peter 1:16 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For we did not follow cleverly devised myths when we made known to you the power and coming of our Lord Jesus Christ, but we were eyewitnesses of his majesty.

Acts 1:1-26 ESV / 8 helpful votes

In the first book, O Theophilus, I have dealt with all that Jesus began to do and teach, until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen. He presented himself alive to them after his suffering by many proofs, appearing to them during forty days and speaking about the kingdom of God. And while staying with them he ordered them not to depart from Jerusalem, but to wait for the promise of the Father, which, he said, “you heard from me; for John baptized with water, but you will be baptized with the Holy Spirit not many days from now.” ...

John 21:15-19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

When they had finished breakfast, Jesus said to Simon Peter, “Simon, son of John, do you love me more than these?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Feed my lambs.” He said to him a second time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” He said to him, “Yes, Lord; you know that I love you.” He said to him, “Tend my sheep.” He said to him the third time, “Simon, son of John, do you love me?” Peter was grieved because he said to him the third time, “Do you love me?” and he said to him, “Lord, you know everything; you know that I love you.” Jesus said to him, “Feed my sheep. Truly, truly, I say to you, when you were young, you used to dress yourself and walk wherever you wanted, but when you are old, you will stretch out your hands, and another will dress you and carry you where you do not want to go.” (This he said to show by what kind of death he was to glorify God.) And after saying this he said to him, “Follow me.”

Luke 9:45 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But they did not understand this saying, and it was concealed from them, so that they might not perceive it. And they were afraid to ask him about this saying.

Mark 6:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits.

Matthew 16:17-19 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it. I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Acts 1:8 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the end of the earth.”

Mark 3:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And have authority to cast out demons.

2 Peter 1:1-21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Simeon Peter, a servant and apostle of Jesus Christ, To those who have obtained a faith of equal standing with ours by the righteousness of our God and Savior Jesus Christ: May grace and peace be multiplied to you in the knowledge of God and of Jesus our Lord. His divine power has granted to us all things that pertain to life and godliness, through the knowledge of him who called us to his own glory and excellence, by which he has granted to us his precious and very great promises, so that through them you may become partakers of the divine nature, having escaped from the corruption that is in the world because of sinful desire. For this very reason, make every effort to supplement your faith with virtue, and virtue with knowledge, ...

1 Corinthians 12:28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And God has appointed in the church first apostles, second prophets, third teachers, then miracles, then gifts of healing, helping, administrating, and various kinds of tongues.

Acts 2:1-47 ESV / 6 helpful votes

When the day of Pentecost arrived, they were all together in one place. And suddenly there came from heaven a sound like a mighty rushing wind, and it filled the entire house where they were sitting. And divided tongues as of fire appeared to them and rested on each one of them. And they were all filled with the Holy Spirit and began to speak in other tongues as the Spirit gave them utterance. Now there were dwelling in Jerusalem Jews, devout men from every nation under heaven. ...

Luke 10:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

The seventy-two returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons are subject to us in your name!”

Luke 6:12-16 ESV / 6 helpful votes

In these days he went out to the mountain to pray, and all night he continued in prayer to God. And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

Mark 3:14 ESV / 6 helpful votes

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

Matthew 16:19 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Hebrews 3:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Therefore, holy brothers, you who share in a heavenly calling, consider Jesus, the apostle and high priest of our confession,

Acts 10:39-41 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And we are witnesses of all that he did both in the country of the Jews and in Jerusalem. They put him to death by hanging him on a tree, but God raised him on the third day and made him to appear, not to all the people but to us who had been chosen by God as witnesses, who ate and drank with him after he rose from the dead.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Acts 1:2 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Until the day when he was taken up, after he had given commands through the Holy Spirit to the apostles whom he had chosen.

John 15:27 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And you also will bear witness, because you have been with me from the beginning.

John 13:6-8 ESV / 5 helpful votes

He came to Simon Peter, who said to him, “Lord, do you wash my feet?” Jesus answered him, “What I am doing you do not understand now, but afterward you will understand.” Peter said to him, “You shall never wash my feet.” Jesus answered him, “If I do not wash you, you have no share with me.”

Luke 24:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he said to them, “What things?” And they said to him, “Concerning Jesus of Nazareth, a man who was a prophet mighty in deed and word before God and all the people,

Luke 9:44 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Let these words sink into your ears: The Son of Man is about to be delivered into the hands of men.”

Luke 9:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,

Mark 16:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And they went out and preached everywhere, while the Lord worked with them and confirmed the message by accompanying signs.]]

Mark 16:17 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues;

Mark 6:7-11 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he called the twelve and began to send them out two by two, and gave them authority over the unclean spirits. He charged them to take nothing for their journey except a staff—no bread, no bag, no money in their belts— but to wear sandals and not put on two tunics. And he said to them, “Whenever you enter a house, stay there until you depart from there. And if any place will not receive you and they will not listen to you, when you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.”

Matthew 10:1-42 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. 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; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him. These twelve Jesus sent out, instructing them, “Go nowhere among the Gentiles and enter no town of the Samaritans, ...

Revelation 2:1-29 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“To the angel of the church in Ephesus write: ‘The words of him who holds the seven stars in his right hand, who walks among the seven golden lampstands. “‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false. I know you are enduring patiently and bearing up for my name's sake, and you have not grown weary. But I have this against you, that you have abandoned the love you had at first. Remember therefore from where you have fallen; repent, and do the works you did at first. If not, I will come to you and remove your lampstand from its place, unless you repent. ...

1 John 1:1-3 ESV / 4 helpful votes

That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we looked upon and have touched with our hands, concerning the word of life— the life was made manifest, and we have seen it, and testify to it and proclaim to you the eternal life, which was with the Father and was made manifest to us— that which we have seen and heard we proclaim also to you, so that you too may have fellowship with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with his Son Jesus Christ.

Ephesians 4:11-13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he gave the apostles, the prophets, the evangelists, the shepherds and teachers, to equip the saints for the work of ministry, for building up the body of Christ, until we all attain to the unity of the faith and of the knowledge of the Son of God, to mature manhood, to the measure of the stature of the fullness of Christ,

Acts 13:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But Saul, who was also called Paul, filled with the Holy Spirit, looked intently at him

Acts 5:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And we are witnesses to these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who obey him.”

Acts 4:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And with great power the apostles were giving their testimony to the resurrection of the Lord Jesus, and great grace was upon them all.

Acts 3:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And you killed the Author of life, whom God raised from the dead. To this we are witnesses.

Acts 2:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes

This Jesus God raised up, and of that we all are witnesses.

Acts 1:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And when they had entered, they went up to the upper room, where they were staying, Peter and John and James and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus and Simon the Zealot and Judas the son of James.

John 14:22 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Judas (not Iscariot) said to him, “Lord, how is it that you will manifest yourself to us, and not to the world?”

John 14:5-9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Thomas said to him, “Lord, we do not know where you are going. How can we know the way?” Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me. If you had known me, you would have known my Father also. From now on you do know him and have seen him.” Philip said to him, “Lord, show us the Father, and it is enough for us.” Jesus said to him, “Have I been with you so long, and you still do not know me, Philip? Whoever has seen me has seen the Father. How can you say, ‘Show us the Father’?

John 4:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So the disciples said to one another, “Has anyone brought him something to eat?”

Luke 18:34 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But they understood none of these things. This saying was hidden from them, and they did not grasp what was said.

Luke 9:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal.

Luke 6:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles:

Mark 9:32 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But they did not understand the saying, and were afraid to ask him.

Mark 4:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Do you not understand this parable? How then will you understand all the parables?

Matthew 28:20 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Teaching them to observe all that I have commanded you. And behold, I am with you always, to the end of the age.”

Matthew 28:19 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Matthew 18:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Truly, I say to you, whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.

Matthew 10:34-39 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“Do not think that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I have not come to bring peace, but a sword. For I have come to set a man against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. And a person's enemies will be those of his own household. Whoever loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me, and whoever loves son or daughter more than me is not worthy of me. And whoever does not take his cross and follow me is not worthy of me. ...

Matthew 10:1-4 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction. 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; Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Revelation 2:2 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“‘I know your works, your toil and your patient endurance, and how you cannot bear with those who are evil, but have tested those who call themselves apostles and are not, and found them to be false.

2 Peter 1:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

We ourselves heard this very voice borne from heaven, for we were with him on the holy mountain.

Acts 13:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And for many days he appeared to those who had come up with him from Galilee to Jerusalem, who are now his witnesses to the people.

Acts 10:42 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he commanded us to preach to the people and to testify that he is the one appointed by God to be judge of the living and the dead.

Acts 2:42 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And they devoted themselves to the apostles' teaching and the fellowship, to the breaking of bread and the prayers.

Acts 1:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Beginning from the baptism of John until the day when he was taken up from us—one of these men must become with us a witness to his resurrection.”

Acts 1:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So one of the men who have accompanied us during all the time that the Lord Jesus went in and out among us,

Acts 1:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So when they had come together, they asked him, “Lord, will you at this time restore the kingdom to Israel?”

John 21:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Jesus said to them, “Come and have breakfast.” Now none of the disciples dared ask him, “Who are you?” They knew it was the Lord.

John 20:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For as yet they did not understand the Scripture, that he must rise from the dead.

John 16:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So they were saying, “What does he mean by ‘a little while’? We do not know what he is talking about.”

John 16:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

So some of his disciples said to one another, “What is this that he says to us, ‘A little while, and you will not see me, and again a little while, and you will see me’; and, ‘because I am going to the Father’?”

John 16:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But because I have said these things to you, sorrow has filled your heart.

John 12:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

His disciples did not understand these things at first, but when Jesus was glorified, then they remembered that these things had been written about him and had been done to him.

John 11:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep.

John 11:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.”

John 10:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

This figure of speech Jesus used with them, but they did not understand what he was saying to them.

John 4:32 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But he said to them, “I have food to eat that you do not know about.”

John 1:43 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The next day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip and said to him, “Follow me.”

Luke 24:48 ESV / 3 helpful votes

You are witnesses of these things.

Luke 24:45 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Then he opened their minds to understand the Scriptures,

Luke 24:21 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But we had hoped that he was the one to redeem Israel. Yes, and besides all this, it is now the third day since these things happened.

Luke 10:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

Luke 9:54 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to tell fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”

Luke 6:13-16 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And when day came, he called his disciples and chose from them twelve, whom he named apostles: Simon, whom he named Peter, and Andrew his brother, and James and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon who was called the Zealot, and Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.

Mark 10:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But when Jesus saw it, he was indignant and said to them, “Let the children come to me; do not hinder them, for to such belongs the kingdom of God.

Mark 10:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And they were bringing children to him that he might touch them, and the disciples rebuked them.

Mark 9:31 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For he was teaching his disciples, saying to them, “The Son of Man is going to be delivered into the hands of men, and they will kill him. And when he is killed, after three days he will rise.”

Mark 9:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And as they were coming down the mountain, he charged them to tell no one what they had seen, until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

Mark 8:18 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Having eyes do you not see, and having ears do you not hear? And do you not remember?

Mark 8:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And Jesus, aware of this, said to them, “Why are you discussing the fact that you have no bread? Do you not yet perceive or understand? Are your hearts hardened?

Mark 6:52 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For they did not understand about the loaves, but their hearts were hardened.

Mark 6:51 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And he got into the boat with them, and the wind ceased. And they were utterly astounded,

Mark 3:16-19 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He appointed the twelve: Simon (to whom he gave the name Peter); James the son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder); Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Cananaean, and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed him.

Matthew 20:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Jesus answered, “You do not know what you are asking. Are you able to drink the cup that I am to drink?” They said to him, “We are able.”

Matthew 19:25 ESV / 3 helpful votes

When the disciples heard this, they were greatly astonished, saying, “Who then can be saved?”

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