Luke 10:31
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English Standard Version
Now by chance a priest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side.

King James Bible
And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

American Standard Version
And by chance a certain priest was going down that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And it chanced, that a certain priest went down the same way: and seeing him, passed by.

English Revised Version
And by chance a certain priest was going down that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Webster's Bible Translation
And by chance there came down a certain priest that way; and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Weymouth New Testament
Now a priest happened to be going down that way, and on seeing him passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:31 Parallel
Commentary
Vincent's Word Studies

By chance (κατὰ συγκυρίαν)

Only here in New Testament. The word means, literally, a coincidence. By coincidence of circumstances.

There came down

Imperfect, was going down, as Rev.

Priest

The Talmudists said that there were almost as many priests at Jericho as at Jerusalem.

Passed by on the other side (ἀντιπαρῆλθεν)

The verb occurs only here and Luke 10:32.

Luke 10:31 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

by.

Ruth 2:3 And she went, and came, and gleaned in the field after the reapers: and her hap was to light on a part of the field belonging to Boaz...

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2 Samuel 1:6 And the young man that told him said, As I happened by chance on mount Gilboa, behold, Saul leaned on his spear; and, see...

Ecclesiastes 9:11 I returned, and saw under the sun, that the race is not to the swift, nor the battle to the strong, neither yet bread to the wise...

priest.

Jeremiah 5:31 The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so...

Hosea 5:1 Hear you this, O priests; and listen, you house of Israel; and give you ear, O house of the king; for judgment is toward you...

Hosea 6:9 And as troops of robbers wait for a man, so the company of priests murder in the way by consent: for they commit lewdness.

Malachi 1:10 Who is there even among you that would shut the doors for nothing? neither do you kindle fire on my altar for nothing...

he passed.

Job 6:14-21 To him that is afflicted pity should be showed from his friend; but he forsakes the fear of the Almighty...

Psalm 38:10,11 My heart pants, my strength fails me: as for the light of my eyes, it also is gone from me...

Psalm 69:20 Reproach has broken my heart; and I am full of heaviness: and I looked for some to take pity, but there was none; and for comforters...

Psalm 142:4 I looked on my right hand, and beheld, but there was no man that would know me: refuge failed me; no man cared for my soul.

Proverbs 21:13 Whoever stops his ears at the cry of the poor, he also shall cry himself, but shall not be heard.

Proverbs 24:11,12 If you forbear to deliver them that are drawn to death, and those that are ready to be slain...

James 2:13-16 For he shall have judgment without mercy, that has showed no mercy; and mercy rejoices against judgment...

1 John 3:16-18 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life for us: and we ought to lay down our lives for the brothers...

Cross References
Isaiah 58:7
Is it not to share your bread with the hungry and bring the homeless poor into your house; when you see the naked, to cover him, and not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Luke 10:30
Jesus replied, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead.

Luke 10:32
So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

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