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The Parable of the Good Samaritan

10:25 Now83 an expert in religious law84 stood up to test Jesus,85 saying, “Teacher, what must I do to inherit eternal life?”86 10:26 He said to him, “What is written in the law? How do you understand it?”87 10:27 The expert88 answered, “Love89 the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,90 and love your neighbor as yourself.”91 10:28 Jesus92 said to him, “You have answered correctly;93 do this, and you will live.”

10:29 But the expert,94 wanting to justify95 himself, said to Jesus, “And who is my neighbor?” 10:30 Jesus replied,96 “A man was going down97 from Jerusalem98 to Jericho,99 and fell into the hands of robbers, who stripped him, beat100 him up, and went off, leaving him half dead.101 10:31 Now by chance102 a priest was going down that road, but103 when he saw the injured man104 he passed by105 on the other side.106 10:32 So too a Levite, when he came up to107 the place and saw him,108 passed by on the other side. 10:33 But109 a Samaritan110 who was traveling111 came to where the injured man112 was, and when he saw him, he felt compassion for him.113 10:34 He114 went up to him115 and bandaged his wounds, pouring oil116 and wine on them. Then117 he put him on118 his own animal,119 brought him to an inn, and took care of him. 10:35 The120 next day he took out two silver coins121 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.’122 10:36 Which of these three do you think became a neighbor123 to the man who fell into the hands of the robbers?” 10:37 The expert in religious law124 said, “The one who showed mercy125 to him.” So126 Jesus said to him, “Go and do127 the same.”


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