Indeed, I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see the things you are seeing but did not see them, and to hear the things you are hearing but did not hear them."
An expert in Torah stood up to try and trap him by asking, "Rabbi, what should I do to obtain eternal life?"
But Yeshua said to him, "What is written in the Torah? How do you read it?"
He answered, "You are to love ADONAI your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength and with all your understanding; and your neighbor as yourself."
"That's the right answer," Yeshua said. "Do this, and you will have life."
But he, wanting to justify himself, said to Yeshua, "And who is my `neighbor'?"
Taking up the question, Yeshua said: "A man was going down from Yerushalayim to Yericho when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him naked and beat him up, then went off, leaving him half dead.
By coincidence, a cohen was going down on that road; but when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Likewise a Levi who reached the place and saw him also passed by on the other side.
"But a man from Shomron who was traveling came upon him; and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion.
So he went up to him, put oil and wine on his wounds and bandaged them. Then he set him on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him.