For I tell you that many Prophets and kings have desired to see the things you see, and have not seen them, and to hear the things you hear, and have not heard them."
Then an expounder of the Law stood up to test Him with a question. "Rabbi," he asked, "what shall I do to inherit the Life of the Ages?"
"Go to the Law," said Jesus; "what is written there? how does it read?"
"`Thou shalt love the Lord thy God,'" he replied, "`with thy whole heart, thy whole soul, thy whole strength, and thy whole mind; and thy fellow man as much as thyself.'"
"A right answer," said Jesus; "do that, and you shall live."
But he, desiring to justify himself, said, "But what is meant by my `fellow man'?"
Jesus replied, "A man was once on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho when he fell among robbers, who after both stripping and beating him went away, leaving him half dead.
Now a priest happened to be going down that way, and on seeing him passed by on the other side.
In like manner a Levite also came to the place, and seeing him passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritan, being on a journey, came where he lay, and seeing him was moved with pity.
He went to him, and dressed his wounds with oil and wine and bound them up. Then placing him on his own mule he brought him to an inn, where he bestowed every care on him.