Bible: Luke 10:25-37

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

10:25 Now 1  an expert in religious law 2  stood up to test Jesus, 3  saying, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life? 4  10:26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you understand it? 5  10:27 The expert 6  answered, “Love 7  the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind, 8  and love your neighbor as yourself.” 9  10:28 Jesus 10  said to him, “You have answered correctly; 11  do this, and you will live.”

10:29 But the expert, 12  wanting to justify 13  himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor? 10:30 Jesus replied, 14 A man was going down 15  from Jerusalem 16  to Jericho, 17  and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat 18  him up, and went off, leaving him half dead. 19  10:31 Now by chance 20  a priest was going down that road, but 21  when he saw the injured man 22  he passed by 23  on the other side. 24  10:32 So too a Levite, when he came up to 25  the place and saw him, 26  passed by on the other side. 10:33 But 27  a Samaritan 28  who was traveling 29  came to where the injured man 30  was, and when he saw him, he felt compassion for him. 31  10:34 He 32  went up to him 33  and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil 34  and wine on them. Then 35  he put him on 36  his own animal, 37  brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 10:35 The 38  next day he took out two silver coins 39  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.’ 40  10:36 Which of these three do you think became a neighbor 41  to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers? 10:37 The expert in religious law 42  said, “The one who showed mercy 43  to him.” So 44  Jesus said to him, “Go and do 45  the same.”

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