New Testament References to Samaritans



Matthew 10:5

Jesus instructs his disciples not to take their ministry to any city of the Samaritans.

Luke 9:52–55

Jesus rebukes his disciples after they want to call fire down from heaven to consume a Samaritan village that would not receive them.

Luke 10:30–37

Jesus tells the parable of “the Good Samaritan.”

Luke 17:11

Jesus passes through Samaria on his way from Galilee to Jerusalem.

Luke 17:12–19

Jesus heals ten lepers, and the only one who returns to give thanks is a Samaritan.

John 4:4–42

Jesus converses with a Samaritan woman at a well; other Samaritans persuade him to stay with them for two days, and they acknowledge him as the Savior of the world.

John 8:48

Some Jews accuse Jesus of being a Samaritan (after he has suggested that they are not the true children of Abraham).

Acts 1:8

Jesus says that his disciples are to be his witnesses “in Judea, in Samaria, and to the ends of the earth.”

Acts 8:5–25

Many Samaritans, including Simon Magus, accept baptism from Philip the evangelist; Peter and John bring the gift of the Spirit to the Samaritan converts and preach the gospel to many Samaritan villages.