disciple (Gk., “learner”)

An apprentice or pupil attached to a teacher or movement; one whose allegiance is to the instruction and commitments of the teacher or movement. Most NT references to “disciple” designate “followers” of Jesus, often a large group including both his closest associates (the Twelve) and a larger number who followed with varying positive response (Luke 6:17). For disciples of other persons, see (Luke 11:1 and John 1:35 (John the Baptist), Matt 22:16 and Mark 2:18 (Pharisees), John 9:28 (Moses), and Acts 6:1-7) (Christians); cf. also (Isa 8:16) (Isaiah).

Luke 6:17

Jesus Teaches and Heals
17He came down with them and stood on a level place, with a great crowd of his disciples and a great multitude of people from all Judea, ... View more

Luke 11:1

The Lord's Prayer
1He was praying in a certain place, and after he had finished, one of his disciples said to him, “Lord, teach us to pray, as John taught his d ... View more

John 1:35

The First Disciples of Jesus
35The next day John again was standing with two of his disciples,

Matt 22:16

16So they sent their disciples to him, along with the Herodians, saying, “Teacher, we know that you are sincere, and teach the way of God in accordance with tru ... View more

Mark 2:18

The Question about Fasting
18Now John's disciples and the Pharisees were fasting; and people came and said to him, “Why do John's disciples and the disciples of ... View more

John 9:28

28Then they reviled him, saying, “You are his disciple, but we are disciples of Moses.

Acts 6:1-7

Seven Chosen to Serve
1Now during those days, when the disciples were increasing in number, the Hellenists complained against the Hebrews because their widows w ... View more

Isa 8:16

Disciples of Isaiah
16Bind up the testimony, seal the teaching among my disciples.

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