an
Acts 9:37-39
37
In those days she became sick and died. After washing her, they placed her in a room upstairs.
38
Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples heard that Peter was there and sent two men to him who begged him, "Don't delay in coming with us."
39
So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they led him to the room upstairs. And all the widows approached him, weeping and showing him the robes and clothes that Dorcas had made while she was with them.
Acts 20:8
There were many lamps in the room upstairs where we were assembled,
Mark 14:15
He will show you a large room upstairs, furnished and ready. Make the preparations for us there."
Luke 22:12
Then he will show you a large, furnished room upstairs. Make the preparations there."
Peter
Acts 2:14
But Peter stood up with the Eleven, raised his voice, and proclaimed to them: "Jewish men and all you residents of Jerusalem, let this be known to you and pay attention to my words.
Acts 2:38
"Repent," Peter said to them, "and be baptized, each of you, in the name of Jesus the Messiah for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.
Acts 3:1-10
1
Now Peter and John were going up together to the temple complex at the hour of prayer at three in the afternoon.
2
And a man who was lame from his mother's womb was carried there and placed every day at the temple gate called Beautiful, so he could beg from those entering the temple complex.
3
When he saw Peter and John about to enter the temple complex, he asked for help.
4
Peter, along with John, looked at him intently and said, "Look at us."
5
So he turned to them, expecting to get something from them.
6
But Peter said, "I have neither silver nor gold, but what I have, I give to you: In the name of Jesus Christ the Nazarene, get up and walk!"
7
Then, taking him by the right hand he raised him up, and at once his feet and ankles became strong.
8
So he jumped up, stood, and started to walk, and he entered the temple complex with them-- walking, leaping, and praising God.
9
All the people saw him walking and praising God,
10
and they recognized that he was the one who used to sit and beg at the Beautiful Gate of the temple complex. So they were filled with awe and astonishment at what had happened to him.
Acts 4:13
When they observed the boldness of Peter and John and realized that they were uneducated and untrained men, they were amazed and knew that they had been with Jesus.
Acts 4:19
But Peter and John answered them, "Whether it's right in the sight of God [for us] to listen to you rather than to God, you decide;
Acts 8:14-25
14
When the apostles who were at Jerusalem heard that Samaria had welcomed God's message, they sent Peter and John to them.
15
After they went down there, they prayed for them, that they might receive the Holy Spirit.
16
For He had not yet come down on any of them; they had only been baptized in the name of the Lord Jesus.
17
Then Peter and John laid their hands on them, and they received the Holy Spirit.
18
When Simon saw that the Holy Spirit was given through the laying on of the apostles' hands, he offered them money,
19
saying, "Give me this power too, so that anyone I lay hands on may receive the Holy Spirit."
20
But Peter told him, "May your silver be destroyed with you, because you thought the gift of God could be obtained with money!
21
You have no part or share in this matter, because your heart is not right before God.
22
Therefore repent of this wickedness of yours, and pray to the Lord that the intent of your heart may be forgiven you.
23
For I see you are poisoned by bitterness and bound by iniquity."
24
"Please pray to the Lord for me," Simon replied, "so that nothing you have said may happen to me."
25
Then, after they had testified and spoken the message of the Lord, they traveled back to Jerusalem, evangelizing many villages of the Samaritans.
Acts 9:32-43
32
As Peter was traveling from place to place, he also came down to the saints who lived in Lydda.
33
There he found a man named Aeneas, who was paralyzed and had been bedridden for eight years.
34
Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your own bed," and immediately he got up.
35
So all who lived in Lydda and Sharon saw him and turned to the Lord.
36
In Joppa there was a disciple named Tabitha, which is translated Dorcas. She was always doing good works and acts of charity.
37
In those days she became sick and died. After washing her, they placed her in a room upstairs.
38
Since Lydda was near Joppa, the disciples heard that Peter was there and sent two men to him who begged him, "Don't delay in coming with us."
39
So Peter got up and went with them. When he arrived, they led him to the room upstairs. And all the widows approached him, weeping and showing him the robes and clothes that Dorcas had made while she was with them.
40
Then Peter sent them all out of the room. He knelt down, prayed, and turning toward the body said, "Tabitha, get up!" She opened her eyes, saw Peter, and sat up.
41
He gave her his hand and helped her stand up. Then he called the saints and widows and presented her alive.
42
This became known throughout all Joppa, and many believed in the Lord.
43
And Peter stayed on many days in Joppa with Simon, a leather tanner.
Acts 10:9-33
9
The next day, as they were traveling and nearing the city, Peter went up to pray on the housetop at about noon.
10
Then he became hungry and wanted to eat, but while they were preparing something he went into a visionary state.
11
He saw heaven opened and an object coming down that resembled a large sheet being lowered to the earth by its four corners.
12
In it were all the four-footed animals and reptiles of the earth, and the birds of the sky.
13
Then a voice said to him, "Get up, Peter; kill and eat!"
14
"No, Lord!" Peter said. "For I have never eaten anything common and unclean!"
15
Again, a second time, a voice said to him, "What God has made clean, you must not call common."
16
This happened three times, and then the object was taken up into heaven.
17
While Peter was deeply perplexed about what the vision he had seen might mean, the men who had been sent by Cornelius, having asked directions to Simon's house, stood at the gate.
18
They called out, asking if Simon, who was also named Peter, was lodging there.
19
While Peter was thinking about the vision, the Spirit told him, "Three men are here looking for you.
20
Get up, go downstairs, and accompany them with no doubts at all, because I have sent them."
21
Then Peter went down to the men and said, "Here I am, the one you're looking for. What is the reason you're here?"
22
They said, "Cornelius, a centurion, an upright and God-fearing man, who has a good reputation with the whole Jewish nation, was divinely directed by a holy angel to call you to his house and to hear a message from you."
23
Peter then invited them in and gave them lodging. The next day he got up and set out with them, and some of the brothers from Joppa went with him.
24
The following day he entered Caesarea. Now Cornelius was expecting them and had called together his relatives and close friends.
25
When Peter entered, Cornelius met him, fell at his feet, and worshiped him.
26
But Peter helped him up and said, "Stand up! I myself am also a man."
27
While talking with him, he went on in and found that many had come together there.
28
Peter said to them, "You know it's forbidden for a Jewish man to associate with or visit a foreigner. But God has shown me that I must not call any person common or unclean.
29
That's why I came without any objection when I was sent for. So I ask, 'Why did you send for me?'"
30
Cornelius replied, "Four days ago at this hour, at three in the afternoon, I was praying in my house. Just then a man in a dazzling robe stood before me
31
and said, 'Cornelius, your prayer has been heard, and your acts of charity have been remembered in God's sight.
32
Therefore send someone to Joppa and invite Simon here, who is also named Peter. He is lodging in Simon the tanner's house by the sea.'
33
Therefore I immediately sent for you, and you did the right thing in coming. So we are all present before God, to hear everything you have been commanded by the Lord."
Acts 12:2
and he killed James, John's brother, with the sword.
Acts 12:3
When he saw that it pleased the Jews, he proceeded to arrest Peter too, during the days of Unleavened Bread.
Acts 15:7-11
7
After there had been much debate, Peter stood up and said to them: "Brothers, you are aware that in the early days God made a choice among you, that by my mouth the Gentiles would hear the gospel message and believe.
8
And God, who knows the heart, testified to them by giving the Holy Spirit, just as He also did to us.
9
He made no distinction between us and them, cleansing their hearts by faith.
10
Why, then, are you now testing God by putting on the disciples' necks a yoke that neither our forefathers nor we have been able to bear?
11
On the contrary, we believe we are saved through the grace of the Lord Jesus, in the same way they are."
Matthew 4:18-22
18
As He was walking along the Sea of Galilee, He saw two brothers, Simon, who was called Peter, and his brother Andrew. They were casting a net into the sea, since they were fishermen.
19
"Follow Me," He told them, "and I will make you fish for people!"
20
Immediately they left their nets and followed Him.
21
Going on from there, He saw two other brothers, James the son of Zebedee, and his brother John. They were in a boat with Zebedee their father, mending their nets, and He called them.
22
Immediately they left the boat and their father and followed Him.
Matthew 10:2-4
2
These are the names of the 12 apostles: First, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;
3
Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
4
Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
Mark 3:16-18
16
He appointed the Twelve: To Simon, He gave the name Peter;
17
and to James the son of Zebedee, and to his brother John, He gave the name "Boanerges" (that is, "Sons of Thunder");
18
Andrew; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot,
Mark 5:37
He did not let anyone accompany Him except Peter, James, and John, James' brother.
Mark 9:2
After six days Jesus took Peter, James, and John and led them up on a high mountain by themselves to be alone. He was transformed in front of them,
Mark 14:33
He took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be deeply distressed and horrified.
Luke 6:13-16
13
When daylight came, He summoned His disciples, and He chose 12 of them-- He also named them apostles:
14
Simon, whom He also named Peter, and Andrew his brother; James and John; Philip and Bartholomew;
15
Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot;
16
Judas the son of James, and Judas Iscariot, who became a traitor.
John 1:40-42
40
Andrew, Simon Peter's brother, was one of the two who heard John and followed Him.
41
He first found his own brother Simon and told him, "We have found the Messiah!" (which means "Anointed One"),
42
and he brought [Simon] to Jesus. When Jesus saw him, He said, "You are Simon, son of John. You will be called Cephas" (which means "Rock").
John 13:23-25
23
One of His disciples, the one Jesus loved, was reclining close beside Jesus.
24
Simon Peter motioned to him to find out who it was He was talking about.
25
So he leaned back against Jesus and asked Him, "Lord, who is it?"
John 18:17
Then the slave girl who was the doorkeeper said to Peter, "You aren't one of this man's disciples too, are you?" "I am not!" he said.
John 18:25-27
25
Now Simon Peter was standing and warming himself. They said to him, "You aren't one of His disciples too, are you?" He denied it and said, "I am not!"
26
One of the high priest's slaves, a relative of the man whose ear Peter had cut off, said, "Didn't I see you with Him in the garden?"
27
Peter then denied it again. Immediately a rooster crowed.
John 21:15-24
15
When they had eaten breakfast, Jesus asked Simon Peter, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me more than these?" "Yes, Lord," he said to Him, "You know that I love You." "Feed My lambs," He told him.
16
A second time He asked him, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" "Yes, Lord," he said to Him, "You know that I love You." "Shepherd My sheep," He told him.
17
He asked him the third time, "Simon, son of John, do you love Me?" Peter was grieved that He asked him the third time, "Do you love Me?" He said, "Lord, You know everything! You know that I love You." "Feed My sheep," Jesus said.
18
"I assure you: When you were young, you would tie your belt and walk wherever you wanted. But when you grow old, you will stretch out your hands and someone else will tie you and carry you where you don't want to go."
19
He said this to signify by what kind of death he would glorify God. After saying this, He told him, "Follow Me!"
20
So Peter turned around and saw the disciple Jesus loved following them. [That disciple] was the one who had leaned back against Jesus at the supper and asked, "Lord, who is the one that's going to betray You?"
21
When Peter saw him, he said to Jesus, "Lord-- what about him?"
22
"If I want him to remain until I come," Jesus answered, "what is that to you? As for you, follow Me."
23
So this report spread to the brothers that this disciple would not die. Yet Jesus did not tell him that he would not die, but, "If I want him to remain until I come, what is that to you?"
24
This is the disciple who testifies to these things and who wrote them down. We know that his testimony is true.
1 John 1:1-5
1
What was from the beginning, what we have heard, what we have seen with our eyes, what we have observed, and have touched with our hands, concerning the Word of life--
2
that life was revealed, and we have seen it and we testify and declare to you the eternal life that was with the Father and was revealed to us--
3
what we have seen and heard we also declare to you, so that you may have fellowship along with us; and indeed our fellowship is with the Father and with His Son Jesus Christ.
4
We are writing these things so that our joy may be complete.
5
Now this is the message we have heard from Him and declare to you: God is light, and there is absolutely no darkness in Him.
2 John 1:1-13
1
The Elder: To the elect lady and her children, whom I love in truth-- and not only I, but also all who have come to know the truth--
2
because of the truth that remains in us and will be with us forever.
3
Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us from God the Father and from Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.
4
I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, in keeping with a command we have received from the Father.
5
So now I urge you, lady-- not as if I were writing you a new command, but one we have had from the beginning-- that we love one another.
6
And this is love: that we walk according to His commands. This is the command as you have heard it from the beginning: you must walk in love.
7
Many deceivers have gone out into the world; they do not confess the coming of Jesus Christ in the flesh. This is the deceiver and the antichrist.
8
Watch yourselves so that you don't lose what we have worked for, but you may receive a full reward.
9
Anyone who does not remain in the teaching about Christ, but goes beyond it, does not have God. The one who remains in that teaching, this one has both the Father and the Son.
10
If anyone comes to you and does not bring this teaching, do not receive him into your home, and don't say, "Welcome," to him;
11
for the one who says, "Welcome," to him shares in his evil works.
12
Though I have many things to write to you, I don't want to do so with paper and ink. Instead, I hope to be with you and talk face to face so that our joy may be complete.
13
The children of your elect sister send you greetings.
3 John 1:1-14
1
The Elder: To my dear friend Gaius, whom I love in truth.
2
Dear friend, I pray that you may prosper in every way and be in good health, just as your soul prospers.
3
For I was very glad when some brothers came and testified to your [faithfulness] to the truth-- how you are walking in the truth.
4
I have no greater joy than this: to hear that my children are walking in the truth.
5
Dear friend, you are showing your faith by whatever you do for the brothers, and this [you are doing] for strangers;
6
they have testified to your love before the church. You will do well to send them on their journey in a manner worthy of God,
7
since they set out for the sake of the name, accepting nothing from pagans.
8
Therefore, we ought to support such men, so that we can be co-workers with the truth.
9
I wrote something to the church, but Diotrephes, who loves to have first place among them, does not receive us.
10
This is why, if I come, I will remind him of the works he is doing, slandering us with malicious words. And he is not satisfied with that! He not only refuses to welcome the brothers himself, but he even stops those who want to do so and expels them from the church.
11
Dear friend, do not imitate what is evil, but what is good. The one who does good is of God; the one who does evil has not seen God.
12
Demetrius has a [good] testimony from everyone, and from the truth itself. And we also testify for him, and you know that our testimony is true.
13
I have many things to write you, but I don't want to write to you with pen and ink.
14
I hope to see you soon, and we will talk face to face. Peace be with you. The friends send you greetings. Greet the friends by name.
Revelation 1:1-3
1
The revelation of Jesus Christ that God gave Him to show His slaves what must quickly take place. He sent it and signified it through His angel to His slave John,
2
who testified to God's word and to the testimony about Jesus Christ, in all he saw.
3
Blessed is the one who reads and blessed are those who hear the words of this prophecy and keep what is written in it, because the time is near!
Philip
John 1:43-46
43
The next day He decided to leave for Galilee. Jesus found Philip and told him, "Follow Me!"
44
Now Philip was from Bethsaida, the hometown of Andrew and Peter.
45
Philip found Nathanael and told him, "We have found the One Moses wrote about in the law (and so did the prophets): Jesus the son of Joseph, from Nazareth!"
46
"Can anything good come out of Nazareth?" Nathanael asked him. "Come and see," Philip answered.
John 6:5-7
5
Therefore, when Jesus looked up and noticed a huge crowd coming toward Him, He asked Philip, "Where will we buy bread so these people can eat?"
6
He asked this to test him, for He Himself knew what He was going to do.
7
Philip answered, "Two hundred denarii worth of bread wouldn't be enough for each of them to have a little."
John 12:21
So they came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, and requested of him, "Sir, we want to see Jesus."
John 12:22
Philip went and told Andrew; then Andrew and Philip went and told Jesus.
John 14:8
"Lord," said Philip, "show us the Father, and that's enough for us."
John 14:9
Jesus said to him, "Have I been among you all this time without your knowing Me, Philip? The one who has seen Me has seen the Father. How can you say, 'Show us the Father'?
Thomas
John 11:16
Then Thomas (called "Twin") said to his fellow disciples, "Let's go so that we may die with Him."
John 20:26-29
26
After eight days His disciples were indoors again, and Thomas was with them. Even though the doors were locked, Jesus came and stood among them. He said, "Peace to you!"
27
Then He said to Thomas, "Put your finger here and observe My hands. Reach out your hand and put it into My side. Don't be an unbeliever, but a believer."
28
Thomas responded to Him, "My Lord and my God!"
29
Jesus said, "Because you have seen Me, you have believed. Those who believe without seeing are blessed."
John 21:2
Simon Peter, Thomas (called "Twin"), Nathanael from Cana of Galilee, Zebedee's sons, and two others of His disciples were together.
Matthew
Matthew 9:9
As Jesus went on from there, He saw a man named Matthew sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, "Follow Me!" So he got up and followed Him.
Mark 2:14
Then, moving on, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, "Follow Me!" So he got up and followed Him.
Luke 5:27-29
27
After this, Jesus went out and saw a tax collector named Levi sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, "Follow Me!"
28
So, leaving everything behind, he got up and began to follow Him.
29
Then Levi hosted a grand banquet for Him at his house. Now there was a large crowd of tax collectors and others who were guests with them.
James
Acts 12:17
Motioning to them with his hand to be silent, he explained to them how the Lord had brought him out of the prison. "Report these things to James and the brothers," he said. Then he departed and went to a different place.
Acts 15:13
After they stopped speaking, James responded: "Brothers, listen to me!
1 Corinthians 15:7
Then He appeared to James, then to all the apostles.
Galatians 1:19
But I didn't see any of the other apostles except James, the Lord's brother.
Galatians 2:9
When James, Cephas, and John, recognized as pillars, acknowledged the grace that had been given to me, they gave the right hand of fellowship to me and Barnabas, [agreeing] that we should go to the Gentiles and they to the circumcised.
James 1:1
James, a slave of God and of the Lord Jesus Christ: To the 12 tribes in the Dispersion. Greetings.
Alphaeus
Mark 2:14
Then, moving on, He saw Levi the son of Alphaeus sitting at the tax office, and He said to him, "Follow Me!" So he got up and followed Him.
Mark 3:18
Andrew; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot,
Simon
Matthew 10:4
Simon the Zealot, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed Him.
Mark 3:18
Andrew; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot,
Canaanite
Luke 6:15
Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon called the Zealot;
Judas
Matthew 10:3
Philip and Bartholomew; Thomas and Matthew the tax collector; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus;
Lebbaeus whose surname was Thaddaeus
Mark 3:18
Andrew; Philip and Bartholomew; Matthew and Thomas; James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus; Simon the Zealot,
Thaddaeus
Jude 1:1
Jude, a slave of Jesus Christ, and a brother of James: To those who are the called, loved by God the Father and kept by Jesus Christ.