The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Luke 10:27–37

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27 He answered:

Love the Lord your God o with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind; p and your neighbor as yourself. q r

28 “You’ve answered correctly,” He told him. “Do this and you will live.” s

29 But wanting to justify himself, t he asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” u

30 Jesus took up the question and said: “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him, beat him up, and fled, leaving him half dead. 31 A priest happened to be going down that road. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32 In the same way, a Levite, when he arrived at the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a * Samaritan v on his journey came up to him, and when he saw the man, he had compassion. w 34 He went over to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on olive oil x and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 35 The next day y he took out two * denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said, ‘Take care of him. When I come back I’ll reimburse you for whatever extra you spend.’

36 “Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?”

37 “The one who showed mercy z to him,” he said.

Then Jesus told him, “Go and do the same.”

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