Simons in the Bible

The Simons in the Bible: 7 New Testament People

Christian Faith By Feb 22, 2023 1 Comment


While doing my Bible study, I started doing my study on the Simons in the Bible. I found out that there are four people who bore the name Simon in the Bible.

The name Simon is a Hebrew name, and it is mentioned throughout the Old Testament.

And we will be exploring those names and their impact during the earthly ministry of Jesus Christ.

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Simons in the Bible-New Testament

Simon Called Peter

Matthew 4:18 ¶ And Jesus, walking by the sea of Galilee, saw two brethren, Simon called Peter, and Andrew his brother, casting a net into the sea: for they were fishers.

Matthew 10:2 Now the names of the twelve apostles are these; The first, Simon, who is called Peter, and Andrew his brother; James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother;

Simon the Canaanite

Matthew 10:4 Simon the Canaanite, and Judas Iscariot, who also betrayed him.

Mark 3:18 And Andrew, and Philip, and Bartholomew, and Matthew, and Thomas, and James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddaeus, and Simon the Canaanite,

Luke 6:15 Matthew and Thomas, James the son of Alphæus, and Simon called Zelotes,

Acts 1:13 And when they were come in, they went up into an upper room, where abode both Peter, and James, and John, and Andrew, Philip, and Thomas, Bartholomew, and Matthew, James the son of Alphaeus, and Simon Zelotes, and Judas the brother of James.

Simon the Cyrene

Matthew 27:32 And as they came out, they found a man of Cyrene, Simon by name: him they compelled to bear his cross.

Mark 15:21 And they compel one Simon a Cyrenian, who passed by, coming out of the country, the father of Alexander and Rufus, to bear his cross.

Simon the Son of Mary

Mark 6:3 Is not this the carpenter, the son of Mary, the brother of James, and Joses, and of Juda, and Simon? and are not his sisters here with us? And they were offended at him.

Simon the Leper

Mark 14:3 ¶ And being in Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at meat, there came a woman having an alabaster box of ointment of spikenard very precious; and she brake the box, and poured it on his head.

Simon the Sorcerer

Acts 8:9 But there was a certain man, called Simon, which beforetime in the same city used sorcery, and bewitched the people of Samaria, giving out that himself was some great one:

Acts 8:13 Then Simon himself believed also: and when he was baptized, he continued with Philip, and wondered, beholding the miracles and signs which were done.

Simon a Tanner

Acts 9:43 And it came to pass, that he tarried many days in Joppa with one Simon a tanner.

Acts 10:6 He lodgeth with one Simon a tanner, whose house is by the sea side: he shall tell thee what thou oughtest to do.


Every Simon has a part to play in the New Testament whether he is an Apostle, A cross-carrier, a tanner, sorcerer, a leper, and a half-brother of Jesus Christ, son of Mary.

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