1And behold, a 2lawyer stood up to 3put him to the test, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to 4inherit eternal life?"
He said to him, "What is written in the Law? How do you read it?"
And he answered, 5"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and 6your neighbor as yourself."
And he said to him, "You have answered correctly; 7do this, and you will live."
But he, 8desiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
Jesus replied, "A man 9was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead.
Now by chance a 10priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.
So likewise 11a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
But a 12Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.
He went to him and 13bound up his wounds, pouring on 14oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.
And the next day he took out two 15denarii and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, 'Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.'
Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers?"
He said, "The one who showed him mercy." And Jesus said to him, "You go, and do likewise."