New American Standard Bible
"Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers' hands?"
King James Bible
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
Darby Bible Translation
Which now of these three seems to thee to have been neighbour of him who fell into the hands of the robbers?
World English Bible
Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?"
Young's Literal Translation
'Who, then, of these three, seemeth to thee to have become neighbour of him who fell among the robbers?'
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
Was neighbour - Showed the kindness of a neighbor, or evinced the proper feelings of a neighbor. The lawyer had asked him who was his neighbor? Jesus in this beautiful narrative showed him who and what a neighbor was, and he did this in a way that disarmed his prejudice, deeply affected him in regard to his own duty, and evinced the beauty of religion. Had he "at first" told him that a Samaritan might be a neighbor to a Jew and deserve his kindness, he would have been at once revolted at it; but when, by a beautiful and affecting narrative, he brought the "man himself" to see that it might be, he was constrained to admit it. Here we see the beauty of a parable and its use. It disarmed prejudice, fixed the attention, took the mind gently yet irresistibly, and prevented the possibility of cavil or objection. Compare, also, the address of Nathan to David, 2 Samuel 12:1-7.
LibraryJune 14 Evening
Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things.--LUKE 10:41. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap. Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not. Seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. Your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content . . . They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown …
Anonymous—Daily Light on the Daily Path
The Good Samaritan
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The Good Samaritan
"On the next day he took out two denarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, 'Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, when I return I will repay you.'
And he said, "The one who showed mercy toward him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do the same."
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