11 Bible Passages About St. James the Greater

St. James the Greater
by Carlo Crivelli(circa 1480)
It's hard to list all Bible verses pertaining to the Apostles of Christ.  Here are a handful to highlight the Apostle James the Greater ... son of Salome and Zebedee, brother to John the Evangelist, and patron of the Camino de Santiago de Compostela in Spain.


Matthew 4:18-22
St. James and his brother St. John leaving their father Zebedee to follow Jesus.

Sts. James, John, and Peter watching as Jesus Raises Jairus's Daughter
by William Blake (circa 1799-1800) 
Mark 5:35-43
James, John, and Peter accompanying Jesus to the healing of Jairus's daughter.

Luke 9:1-6
Jesus' instructions to James and the other 11 Apostles as they set out to proclaim the good news.

Sts. James, John and Peter Observing the Transfiguration of Christ
by Francesco Zuccarelli (1788)
Luke 9:28-32
James, John, and Peter Witnessing the Transfiguration of Jesus.

Luke 9:51-56
James and John desiring to bring fire down from heaven upon a Samaritan village.

Matthew 20:20-28
Salome, the mother of James and his brother John, asking Jesus for special places of honor for her sons in heaven.

Mark 14:17-26
The Last Supper
While they were eating, he took bread, said the blessing, broke it, and gave it to them, and said, "Take it; this is my body."   -Mark 14:22

James, John, and Peter With Jesus at Gethsemane
by The Master of Trebon (circa 1380)
Matthew 26:36-46
James, John, and Peter the closest to Jesus at Gethsemane.

John 20:19-23
Jesus appearing to the disciples (minus Thomas and Judas Iscariot) and breathing the Holy Spirit upon them.

Jesus Appearing to James and Others at the Sea of Tiberias.
John 21:1-14
Jesus appearing to James and six other Apostles at the Sea of Tiberias.

Acts 12:1-3
James as the first Apostle to be martyred ... beheaded by Herod Agrippa (circa A.D. 41-44).


St. James the Greater Prayer Card
by The Society of Saints - etsy

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