Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
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:
He sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the banquet, but they would not come.
and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.
After this the Lord appointed seventy-two others and sent them on ahead of him two by two into every town and place where he himself was about to go.
So Jesus said to them again, "Peace be with you. Just as the Father has sent me, I also send you."
Of the samaritans
2 Kings 17:24
The king of Assyria brought foreigners from Babylon, Cuthah, Avva, Hamath, and Sepharvaim and settled them in the cities of Samaria in place of the Israelites. They took possession of Samaria and lived in its cities.
He sent messengers on ahead of him. As they went along, they entered a Samaritan village to make things ready in advance for him,
Now he came to a Samaritan town called Sychar, near the plot of land that Jacob had given to his son Joseph.
But you will receive power when the Holy Spirit has come upon you, and you will be my witnesses in Jerusalem, and in all Judea and Samaria, and to the farthest parts of the earth."
And Saul agreed completely with killing. Now on that day a great persecution began against the church in Jerusalem, and all except the apostles were forced to scatter throughout the regions of Judea and Samaria.