Mark 3:17

“And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sons of thunder:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And Iames the sonne of Zebedee, and Iohn the brother of Iames (and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, The sonnes of thunder.)
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

and James, the {son} of Zebedee, and John the brother of James (to them He gave the name Boanerges, which means, "Sons of Thunder);"
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and James the `son' of Zebedee, and John the brother of James; and them he surnamed Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder:
- American Standard Version (1901)

And to James, the son of Zebedee, and John, the brother of James, he gave the second name of Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder:
- Basic English Bible

and James the [son] of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and he gave them the surname of Boanerges, that is, Sons of thunder;
- Darby Bible

And James the son of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, (and he surnamed them Boanerges, which is, Sons of thunder,)
- Webster's Bible

James the son of Zabdi and John the brother of James (these two He surnamed Boanerges, that is `Sons of Thunder'),
- Weymouth Bible

James the son of Zebedee; John, the brother of James, and he surnamed them Boanerges, which means, Sons of Thunder;
- World English Bible

the brother of James, and he yaf to hem names Boenarges, that is, sones of thundryng.
- Wycliffe Bible

and James of Zebedee, and John the brother of James, and he put on them names -- Boanerges, that is, `Sons of thunder;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

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People's Bible Notes for Mark 3:17


Mr 3:17 Boanerges. Why this title was bestowed on James and John we are not told. Possibly from their power as preachers.

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