John the Apostle

John the Apostle

The son of Zebedee and brother of James. Along with James, John was called by Jesus to be one of the Twelve (Matt 4:21-22; Mark 1:19-20; Luke 5:10-11) while they were fishing. His name appears in each of the apostolic lists (Matt 10:2; Mark 3:17; Luke 6:14; Acts 1:13). John and James receive from Jesus the nickname “Boanerges,” meaning “sons of thunder” (Mark 3:17). Their prominence among the Twelve is indicated by their presence, along with Peter, at the raising of Jairus’s daughter by Jesus (Mark 5:37; Luke 8:51), at the transfiguration of Jesus (Matt 17:1; Mark 9:2; Luke 9:28), and with Jesus in the Garden of Gethsemane (Matt 26:37; Mark 14:33). According to (Luke 22:8), John and Peter are instructed by Jesus to make the preparations for the Passover. James and John (or their mother) ask special consideration upon the advent of the messianic kingdom (Matt 20:20-23; Mark 10:35-40). It is John who complains about the exorcist (Mark 9:38; Luke 9:49), and James and John request that the unresponsive Samaritan village be destroyed (Luke 9:54). Paul attests to John’s prominence by referring to him as one of the “pillars” of the Jerusalem church (Gal 2:6-10). John the Apostle is often identified with the Beloved Disciple referred to in the Fourth Gospel (John 13:23; John 19:26; John 20:2; John 21:7; John 20-24:7).

Matt 4:21-22

21As he went from there, he saw two other brothers, James son of Zebedee and his brother John, in the boat with their father Zebedee, mending their nets, and he ... View more

Mark 1:19-20

19As he went a little farther, he saw James son of Zebedee and his brother John, who were in their boat mending the nets.20Immediately he called them; and they ... View more

Luke 5:10-11

10and so also were James and John, sons of Zebedee, who were partners with Simon. Then Jesus said to Simon, “Do not be afraid; from now on you will be catching ... View more

Matt 10:2

2These are the names of the twelve apostles: first, Simon, also known as Peter, and his brother Andrew; James son of Zebedee, and his brother John;

Mark 3:17

17James son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder);

Luke 6:14

14Simon, whom he named Peter, and his brother Andrew, and James, and John, and Philip, and Bartholomew,

Acts 1:13

13When they had entered the city, they went to the room upstairs where they were staying, Peter, and John, and James, and Andrew, Philip and Thomas, Bartholomew ... View more

Mark 3:17

17James son of Zebedee and John the brother of James (to whom he gave the name Boanerges, that is, Sons of Thunder);

Mark 5:37

37He allowed no one to follow him except Peter, James, and John, the brother of James.

Luke 8:51

51When he came to the house, he did not allow anyone to enter with him, except Peter, John, and James, and the child's father and mother.

Matt 17:1

The Transfiguration
1Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves.

Mark 9:2

The Transfiguration
2Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and John, and led them up a high mountain apart, by themselves. And he was transfigured ... View more

Luke 9:28

The Transfiguration
28Now about eight days after these sayings Jesus took with him Peter and John and James, and went up on the mountain to pray.

Matt 26:37

37He took with him Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, and began to be grieved and agitated.

Mark 14:33

33He took with him Peter and James and John, and began to be distressed and agitated.

Luke 22:8

8So Jesus sent Peter and John, saying, “Go and prepare the Passover meal for us that we may eat it.”

Matt 20:20-23

The Request of the Mother of James and John
20Then the mother of the sons of Zebedee came to him with her sons, and kneeling before him, she asked a favor of hi ... View more

Mark 10:35-40

The Request of James and John
35James and John, the sons of Zebedee, came forward to him and said to him, “Teacher, we want you to do for us whatever we ask of ... View more

Mark 9:38

Another Exorcist
38John said to him, “Teacher, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he was not following us.”

Luke 9:49

Another Exorcist
49John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.”

Luke 9:54

54When his disciples James and John saw it, they said, “Lord, do you want us to command fire to come down from heaven and consume them?”

Gal 2:6-10

6And from those who were supposed to be acknowledged leaders (what they actually were makes no difference to me; God shows no partiality)—those leaders contribu ... View more

John 13:23

23One of his disciples—the one whom Jesus loved—was reclining next to him;

John 19:26

26When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, “Woman, here is your son.”

John 20:2

2So she ran and went to Simon Peter and the other disciple, the one whom Jesus loved, and said to them, “They have taken the Lord out of the tomb, and we do not ... View more

John 21:7

7That disciple whom Jesus loved said to Peter, “It is the Lord!” When Simon Peter heard that it was the Lord, he put on some clothes, for he was naked, and jump ... View more

John 20-24:7

The Resurrection of Jesus
1Early on the first day of the week, while it was still dark, Mary Magdalene came to the tomb and saw that the stone had been removed ... View more

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