The Parable of the Good Samaritan

Luke 10:25-37

25  One day, a certain lawyer stood up, and asked Jesus, “Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?”

26  Jesus answered, “What is written in the law?”

27  The lawyer said, “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.”

28  And Jesus replied, “You are correct: Do this and you shall live.”

29  Then the lawyer asked Jesus, “And who is my neighbour?”

30  So Jesus answered him with a parable, “A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his clothes, and wounded him, and left him half dead.

31  And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: but when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.

32  And then came a Levite, but, when he saw the man, he too passed by on the other side.

33  Then a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where the man was, but when the Samaritan saw that the man needed help, he had compassion on him,

34  He went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine. Then the Samaritan set the man on his own donkey, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.

35  The next day, when the Samaritan departed, he took out some money and gave it to the inn keeper, and said, “Take care of this man; and if you spend more money that what I have given to you, when I come back, I will repay you.”

36  Then Jesus asked, “Which of these three men was a neighbour to the man that fell among the thieves?”

37  And the lawyer said, “Well He that shewed mercy on him.” Then Jesus said to him, “Go, and do thou likewise.”