New American Standard Bible: 1995 Update

Mark 3:13–19

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The Twelve Are Chosen

13 And He * went up on athe mountain and * bsummoned those whom He Himself wanted, and they came to Him.

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

15 and to have authority to cast out the demons.

16 And He appointed the twelve: aSimon (to whom He gave the name Peter),

17 and 1James, the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of 1James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, “Sons of Thunder”);

18 and Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and 1James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the 2Zealot;

19 and Judas Iscariot, who betrayed Him.

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A star (*) is used to mark verbs that are historical presents in the Greek which have been translated with an English past tense in order to conform to modern usage. The translators recognized that in some contexts the present tense seems more unexpected and unjustified to the English reader than a past tense would have been. But Greek authors frequently used the present tense for the sake of heightened vividness, thereby transporting their readers in imagination to the actual scene at the time of occurence. However, the translators felt that it would be wise to change these historical presents to English past tenses.


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