The Parable of the Good Samaritan
And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and tested Him, saying, f "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?"
He said to him, "What is written in the law? What is your reading of it?"
So he answered and said, g "'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your strength, and with all your mind,' and h 'your neighbor as yourself.' "
And He said to him, "You have answered rightly; do this and i you will live."
But he, wanting to j justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
Then Jesus answered and said: "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, who stripped him of his clothing, wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
"Now by chance a certain priest came down that road. And when he saw him, k he passed by on the other side.
"Likewise a Levite, when he arrived at the place, came and looked, and passed by on the other side.
"But a certain l Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was. And when he saw him, he had m compassion.
"So he went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; and he set him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
"On the next day, when he departed, he took out two n denarii, gave them to the innkeeper, and said to him, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I come again, I will repay you.'
"So which of these three do you think was neighbor to him who fell among the thieves?"
And he said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, o "Go and do likewise."
New King James Version (NKJV) Copyright © 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.
Matthew 19:16 - 19
Now behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?
Then one of them, a lawyer, asked Him a question, testing Him, and saying.
You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
You shall not take vengeance, nor bear any grudge against the children of your people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.'"
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And He said to them, "You are those who justify yourselves before men, but God knows your hearts. For what is highly esteemed among men is an abomination in the sight of God.
My loved ones and my friends stand aloof from my plague, And my relatives stand afar off.
Then the woman of Samaria said to Him, "How is it that You, being a Jew, ask a drink from me, a Samaritan woman?" For Jews have no dealings with Samaritans.
And he arose and came to his father. But when he was still a great way off, his father saw him and had compassion, and ran and fell on his neck and kissed him.
Now when he had agreed with the laborers for a denarius a day, he sent them into his vineyard.
He who despises his neighbor sins; But he who has mercy on the poor, happy is he.
"But go and learn what this means: 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice.' For I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance."
But if you had known what this means, 'I desire mercy and not sacrifice,' you would not have condemned the guiltless.