The parable of the good samaritan

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It happened once that a lawyer rose up, trying to put him to the test, Master, he said, what must I do to inherit eternal life? Jesus asked him, What is it that is written in the law? What is thy reading of it? And he answered, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with the love of thy whole heart, and thy whole soul, and thy whole strength, and thy whole mind, and thy neighbour as thyself. Thou has answered right, he told him; do this, and thou shalt find life. But he, to prove himself blameless, asked And, who is my neighbour? Jesus gave him his answer; A man who was on his way down from Jerusalem to Jericho fell in with robbers, who stripped him and beat him, and went off leaving him half dead. And a priest, who chanced to be going down by the same road, saw him there and passed by on the other side. And a Levite who came there saw him, and passed by on the other side. And a Levite who came there saw him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, who was on his travels, saw him and took pity at the sight; he went up to him and bound up his wounds, pouring oil and wine into them, and so mounted him upon his own beast and brought him to an inn, where he took good care of him. And next day he took out two silver pieces, which he gave to the inn-keeper and said, Take care of him, and on my way home I will give thee whatever is owing to thee for thy pains. Which of these, thinkest thou, proved himself a neighbour to the man who had fallen in with robbers? And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then Jesus said, Go thy way and do likewise.
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