After Jesus had been preaching for about a year and a half, he had an important decision to make.
Vbe ọ ghi rre ukpo ọkpa vbe ukhiọnmwẹ ne Jesu ke kporhu, ọ na gha mwẹ atamuolọyan ne kpataki nọ khẹke ne ọ ru.
Whom would he choose to work closely with him?
De emwa ne irẹn khian zẹ nọ khian deba re winna?
Whom would he train to take the lead in the Christian congregation?
De emwa ne irẹn gha maa re emwi, ne iran gha su vbuwe iko ọghe Ivbiotu e Kristi?
To make these decisions, Jesus wanted Jehovah’s direction.
Jesu keghi gualọ adia ọghe Jehova ọ ke sẹtin ru atamuolọyan na.
So he went to a mountain where he could be by himself, and he prayed all night long.
Rhunmwuda ọni, irẹn ọkpa na gha rrie uhunmwu oke, ọ na ya na erhunmwu ne ẹdẹ gbe.
In the morning, Jesus called some of his disciples together and chose his 12 apostles.
Vbe ẹdẹ ghi gbe, Jesu keghi si erhuanegbe ẹre hia koko, ẹre ọ na ghi zẹ ukọ 12 vbọ.
Which of their names do you remember?
Uwẹ rẹn eni avbe ukọ na ra?
Their names were Peter, Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Thomas, Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, Thaddaeus, Simon, and Judas Iscariot.
Eni iran ọre Pita, Andru, e Jems, e Jọn, e Filip, e Batolomiu, e Tọmọs, e Matiu, e Jems ne ovbi Alfiọs, e Tadiọs, e Saimọn, kevbe Judas Iskariọt.
Andrew, Peter, Philip, James
Andru, Pita, Filip, Jems
The Twelve would travel along with him.
Te iran Iweva na, ghaa mu okhian lelẹe yo ehe ne ọ rhirhi yo.
After he trained them, they were sent out to preach on their own.
Vbe ọ ghi maa iran emwi nẹ, ọ na gie iran ne iran ya kporhu.
Jehovah gave them power to expel demons and to heal sick people.
E Jehova keghi rhie ẹtin ne iran, ne iran ya gha khulo orhiọn dan kevbe ne iran ya gha mu emwa egbe rran.
John, Matthew, Bartholomew, Thomas
Jọn, Matiu, Batolomiu, Tọmọs
Jesus called the Twelve his friends, and he trusted them.
Te Jesu ghaa ghee iran Iweva na, zẹvbe ọse ne irẹn gba ẹko ẹre.
The Pharisees thought that the apostles were uneducated and ordinary.
Ivbi e Farisi na gha ghee avbe ukọ na zẹvbe emwa kẹkan ni ma yo owebe.
But Jesus gave them training for their work.
Sokpan Jesu ma ya aro vberriọ ghee iran.
They would be with Jesus at the most important times in his life, such as before his death and after his resurrection.
Ọ keghi maa iran re vbene iran khian ya ru iwinna nọ mu ne iran. Te avbe ukọ na khian wa rhikhan mu e Jesu, ya sẹ ẹdẹ uwu. Ọ gha vbe rhiọkpaegbe, te iran khian ye gha lelẹe khian.
Like Jesus, most of the Twelve were from Galilee.
Ẹvbo na tiẹre Galili ẹre irẹn vbe ni bun sẹ vbe ukọ re ke rre.
Some of them were married.
Eso vbọ vbe ru orọnmwẹ.
James the son of Alphaeus, Judas Iscariot, Thaddaeus, Simon
Jems ne ovbi Alfiọs, Judas Iskariọt, Tadiọs, Saimon
The apostles were imperfect men who made mistakes.
Emwa ni ma gba, ni vbe ru abakuru ẹre avbe ukọ na ghaa khin.
Sometimes they spoke before thinking and made bad decisions.
Ọ ghaa mwẹ ẹghẹ eso ne iran ma ya gha roro ẹmwẹ iran ke tae, iran vbe gha ru atamuolọyan nẹi maan.
At times they were impatient.
Ọ wa vbe mwẹ ẹghẹ eso ne iran ma ya gha mwẹ izinegbe.
They even argued over who was more important.
Iran vbe gha muan ẹmwẹ vbekpa ọmwa nọ kpọlọ sẹ vbuwe ẹbu iran.
But they were good people who loved Jehovah.
Sokpan emwa esi, ni hoẹmwẹ e Jehova ẹre iran ghaa khin.
They would be the foundation of the Christian congregation after Jesus was gone.
Iran ẹre ọ khian gha re ẹyotọ ọghe iko ọghe Ivbiotu e Kristi vbe Jesu gha kpa nẹ.
“I have called you friends, because I have made known to you all the things I have heard from my Father.”—John 15:15
“Ọse mwẹ ọre I ghi tie uwa ẹre rhunmwuda emwi hia ne I họẹn vbe unu Erha mwẹ, I vbe talọ ehia ma uwa.”—Jọn 15:15
Whom did Jesus choose as his 12 apostles?
De emwa ne Jesu zẹ ne iran gha re ukọ ne Iweva ọghẹe?
What did Jesus send his apostles to do?
De iwinna ne Jesu mu ne iran?