Luke 10:30-37 (The Message)
30 Jesus answered
by telling a story. "There was once a man traveling from Jerusalem
to Jericho. On the way he was attacked by robbers. They took his
clothes, beat him up, and went off leaving him half-dead.
31 Luckily, a
priest was on his way down the same road, but when he saw him he
angled across to the other side.
32 Then a Levite
religious man showed up; he also avoided the injured man.
33 "A Samaritan
traveling the road came on him. When he saw the man's condition,
his heart went out to him.
34 He gave him
first aid, disinfecting and bandaging his wounds. Then he lifted
him onto his donkey, led him to an inn, and made him comfortable.
35 In the morning
he took out two silver coins and gave them to the innkeeper, saying,
'Take good care of him. If it costs any more, put it on my bill
- I'll pay you on my way back.'
do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked
37 "The one
who treated him kindly," the religion scholar responded. Jesus
said, "Go and do the same."