I tell you, many prophets and kings wanted to see what you now see, but they did not, and they wanted to hear what you now hear, but they did not."
Then an expert on the law stood up to test Jesus, saying, "Teacher, what must I do to get life forever?"
Jesus said, "What is written in the law? What do you read there?"
The man answered, "Love the Lord your God with all your heart, all your soul, all your strength, and all your mind." Also, "Love your neighbor as you love yourself."
Jesus said to him, "Your answer is right. Do this and you will live."
But the man, wanting to show the importance of his question, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
Jesus answered, "As a man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, some robbers attacked him. They tore off his clothes, beat him, and left him lying there, almost dead.
It happened that a Jewish priest was going down that road. When he saw the man, he walked by on the other side.
Next, a Leviten came there, and after he went over and looked at the man, he walked by on the other side of the road.
Then a Samaritann traveling down the road came to where the hurt man was. When he saw the man, he felt very sorry for him.
The Samaritan went to him, poured olive oil and winen on his wounds, and bandaged them. Then he put the hurt man on his own donkey and took him to an inn where he cared for him.