And behold, a certain lawyer stood up tempting him, and saying, Teacher, having done what, shall I inherit life eternal?
And he said to him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?
But he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, a and with all thine understanding; and thy neighbour as thyself. b28
And he said to him, Thou hast answered right: this do and thou shalt live.
But he, desirous of justifying c himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbour?
And Jesus replying said, A certain man descended from Jerusalem to Jericho and fell into [the hands of] robbers, who also, having stripped him and inflicted wounds, went away leaving him in a half-dead state.
And a certain priest happened to go down that way, and seeing him, passed on on the opposite side;
and in like manner also a Levite, being at the spot, came and looked [at him] and passed on on the opposite side.
But a certain Samaritan journeying came to him, and seeing [him], was moved with compassion,
and came up [to him] and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine; and having put him on his own beast, took him to [the] inn and took care of him.
And on the morrow [as he left], taking out two denarii he gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, Take care of him, and whatsoever thou shalt expend more, *I* will render to thee on my coming back.
Which [now] of these three seems to thee to have been neighbour of him who fell into [the hands of] the robbers?
And he said, He that shewed him mercy. And Jesus said to him, Go, and do *thou* likewise.