And he must needs go through Samaria.
These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans enter ye not:
But go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.
And he said unto them, How is it that ye sought me? wist ye not that I must be about my Father's business?
And it came to pass, when the time was come that he should be received up, he stedfastly set his face to go to Jerusalem,
And sent messengers before his face: and they went, and entered into a village of the Samaritans, to make ready for him.
And it came to pass, as he went to Jerusalem, that he passed through the midst of Samaria and Galilee.