4. Portraying Himself as the Good Samaritan
with the Highest Morality
25 And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and put Him to the 1test, asaying, Teacher, 2what should I do to 3inherit eternal life?
26 And He said to him, What is written in the law? How do you read it?
27 And he answered and said, a"You shall love the Lord your God from your whole heart and 1with your whole soul and 1with your whole strength and 1with your whole mind, and byour neighbor as yourself.''
28 And He said to him, You have answered correctly; ado this, and you shall have life.
29 But he, wanting to 1justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor?
30 Jesus, taking up the question, said, A 1certain man was going 2down from 3Jerusalem to 3aJericho, and he fell among 4robbers, who having both 5stripped him and 6beaten him, went away, 7leaving him half dead.
31 And by coincidence a certain 1priest was going down on that road; and when he saw him, he passed by on the opposite side.
32 And likewise also a 1Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the opposite side.
33 But a certain 1aSamaritan, who was journeying, came upon him; and when he saw him, he was moved with bcompassion;
34 And he came to him and 1abound up his wounds and poured oil and wine on them. And placing him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn and took care of him.
35 And on the next day he took out two 1adenarii and gave them to the innkeeper and said, Take care of him; and whatever you spend in addition to this, when I return, I will repay you.
36 Which of these three, does it seem to you, has 1become a neighbor to him who fell into the hands of the robbers?
37 And he said, 1The one who showed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him, Go, and you do likewise.