For I tell you that many prophets and kings wanted to see what you see but did not see it, and to hear what you hear but did not hear it."1
References for Luke 10:24
On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. "Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"2
References for Luke 10:25
"What is written in the Law?" he replied. "How do you read it?"
He answered: " 'Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind';3 and, 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' "4
References for Luke 10:27
"You have answered correctly," Jesus replied. "Do this and you will live."5
References for Luke 10:28
But he wanted to justify himself,6 so he asked Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
References for Luke 10:29
In reply Jesus said: "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he fell into the hands of robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.
A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.7
References for Luke 10:31
So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan,8 as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
References for Luke 10:33
He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, took him to an inn and took care of him.