Bible: Luke 10:15-37

10:15 And you, Capernaum, 1  will you be exalted to heaven? 2  No, you will be thrown down to Hades! 3 

10:16The one who listens 4  to you listens to me, 5  and the one who rejects you rejects me, and the one who rejects me rejects 6  the one who sent me.” 7 

10:17 Then 8  the seventy-two 9  returned with joy, saying, “Lord, even the demons submit to 10  us in your name! 11  10:18 So 12  he said to them, “I saw 13  Satan fall 14  like lightning 15  from heaven. 10:19 Look, I have given you authority to tread 16  on snakes and scorpions 17  and on the full force of the enemy, 18  and nothing will 19  hurt you. 10:20 Nevertheless, do not rejoice that 20  the spirits submit to you, but rejoice 21  that your names stand written 22  in heaven.”

10:21 On that same occasion 23  Jesus 24  rejoiced 25  in the Holy Spirit and said, “I praise 26  you, Father, Lord 27  of heaven and earth, because 28  you have hidden these things from the wise 29  and intelligent, and revealed them to little children. Yes, Father, for this was your gracious will. 30  10:22 All things have been given to me by my Father. 31  No one knows who the Son is except the Father, or who the Father is except the Son and anyone to whom the Son decides 32  to reveal him.”

10:23 Then 33  Jesus 34  turned 35  to his 36  disciples and said privately, “Blessed 37  are the eyes that see what you see! 10:24 For I tell you that many prophets and kings longed to see 38  what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it.”

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

10:25 Now 39  an expert in religious law 40  stood up to test Jesus, 41  saying, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? 42  10:26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you understand it? 43  10:27 The expert 44  answered, “Love 45  the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, 46  and love your neighbor as yourself.” 47  10:28 Jesus 48  said to him, “You have answered correctly; 49  do this, and you will live.”

10:29 But the expert, 50  wanting to justify 51  himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor? 10:30 Jesus replied, 52 A man was going down 53  from Jerusalem 54  to Jericho, 55  and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat 56  him up, and went off, leaving him half dead. 57  10:31 Now by chance 58  a priest was going down that road, but 59  when he saw the injured man 60  he passed by 61  on the other side. 62  10:32 So too a Levite, when he came up to 63  the place and saw him, 64  passed by on the other side. 10:33 But 65  a Samaritan 66  who was traveling 67  came to where the injured man 68  was, and when he saw him, he felt compassion for him. 69  10:34 He 70  went up to him 71  and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil 72  and wine on them. Then 73  he put him on 74  his own animal, 75  brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 10:35 The 76  next day he took out two silver coins 77  and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, ‘Take care of him, and whatever else you spend, I will repay you when I come back this way.’ 78  10:36 Which of these three do you think became a neighbor 79  to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers? 10:37 The expert in religious law 80  said, “The one who showed mercy 81  to him.” So 82  Jesus said to him, “Go and do 83  the same.”

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