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

New Living Translation
A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.

English Standard Version
So likewise a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

Berean Study Bible
So too, when a Levite came to that spot and saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Berean Literal Bible
And likewise also a Levite having come to the spot, and having seen him, passed by on the opposite side.

New American Standard Bible
"Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

King James Bible
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
In the same way, a Levite, when he arrived at the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

International Standard Version
Similarly, a descendant of Levi came to that place. When he saw the man, he also went by on the other side.

NET Bible
So too a Levite, when he came up to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

New Heart English Bible
In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“And so also a Levite coming arrived at that place and he saw him and he passed by.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then a Levite came to that place. When he saw the man, he, too, went around him and continued on his way.

New American Standard 1977
“And likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And likewise a Levite, when he came near the place and looked on him, he passed by on the other side.

King James 2000 Bible
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

American King James Version
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

American Standard Version
And in like manner a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.

Douay-Rheims Bible
In like manner also a Levite, when he was near the place and saw him, passed by.

Darby Bible Translation
and in like manner also a Levite, being at the spot, came and looked [at him] and passed on on the opposite side.

English Revised Version
And in like manner a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.

Webster's Bible Translation
And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

Weymouth New Testament
In like manner a Levite also came to the place, and seeing him passed by on the other side.

World English Bible
In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.

Young's Literal Translation
and in like manner also, a Levite, having been about the place, having come and seen, passed over on the opposite side.
Study Bible
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
31Now by chance a priest was going down the same road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. 32So too, when a Levite came to that spot and saw him, he passed by on the other side. 33But when a Samaritan on a journey came upon him, he looked at him and had compassion.…
Cross References
Isaiah 58:7
"Is it not to divide your bread with the hungry And bring the homeless poor into the house; When you see the naked, to cover him; And not to hide yourself from your own flesh?

Luke 10:31
Now by chance a priest was going down the same road, but when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:33
But when a Samaritan on a journey came upon him, he looked at him and had compassion.
Treasury of Scripture

And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

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(32) Likewise a Levite.--The passage is memorable as the only mention of Levites in the Gospels. He is represented as at once better and worse than the priest--better in that he does not altogether turn aside, but "comes" and looks; worse in that his second thoughts are at variance with his first, and prevail against them. If he has more light, he also sins more against it. He, too, may have been coming, like the priest, from his week of service in the Temple.

Verse 32. - And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. They both, priest and Levite, shrank from the trouble and expense of meddling with the poor victim of the robbers; perhaps a cowardly fear of being identified with the robbers was mixed with these feelings. The whole of their conduct was inhuman, but not unnatural; alas! how faithfully is it copied by multitudes of men and women professing Christianity now! The Levite's conduct was better and worse than his official superior's - better, in that he did feel a little pity, and stopped to look, no doubt compassionately, on the sufferer; and worse, because he selfishly strangled the noble impulse in its birth, and passed on to his own place without so much as throwing a cloth over the poor maimed body to shelter it from the scorching sun, or the cold night dew. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place,.... Where the poor man lay in this deplorable condition:

came and looked on him; and that was all; but neither spoke a comfortable word, nor administered any relief to him, or in the least assisted him:

and passed by on the other side; as the priest had done before him: by the "priest" may be meant, the moral law, and by the Levite the ceremonial law; and so by both, the whole law of Moses; and intimates, that no mercy is to be expected from thence: the law makes no abatement in its demands, nor any allowance for the fall and weakness of man: nor is it become milder under the Gospel dispensation; nor will it accept of an imperfect, though sincere obedience, in the room of a perfect one; and is deaf to all repentings, cries, and tears: no relief is to be had from thence, for a naked, wounded, and dead man; no robe of righteousness to cover a naked soul; for by the law is the knowledge of sin, but not a justifying righteousness by the deeds of it: for the deeds of the law, performed by sinful men, are impure and imperfect; and were they pure and perfect, they would be unprofitable, and could not justify in the sight of God from former sins; for could they, they would establish boasting, and disannul the death of Christ, and frustrate the grace of God; and therefore righteousness cannot be by the law, that leaves a man as naked as it finds him: nor is there any healing by it to a wounded conscience; there is no pity from it, no justification by it, no pardon through it, no expiation or atonement of sin, by obedience to it; no word of comfort is spoken by it; so far from it, that when it comes with power, it opens the wounds of sin, fills the conscience with wrath and terror, destroys all the man's former hopes of happiness, and leaves him where it found him; without healing him itself, or pointing out a physician to him: much less can it give life to a dead sinner: spiritual life is not communicated by it, nor can eternal life, or any true hope of it, be attained through it; it is so far from it, that it is the killing letter, and the ministration of condemnation and death. 10:25-37 If we speak of eternal life, and the way to it, in a careless manner, we take the name of God in vain. No one will ever love God and his neighbour with any measure of pure, spiritual love, who is not made a partaker of converting grace. But the proud heart of man strives hard against these convictions. Christ gave an instance of a poor Jew in distress, relieved by a good Samaritan. This poor man fell among thieves, who left him about to die of his wounds. He was slighted by those who should have been his friends, and was cared for by a stranger, a Samaritan, of the nation which the Jews most despised and detested, and would have no dealings with. It is lamentable to observe how selfishness governs all ranks; how many excuses men will make to avoid trouble or expense in relieving others. But the true Christian has the law of love written in his heart. The Spirit of Christ dwells in him; Christ's image is renewed in his soul. The parable is a beautiful explanation of the law of loving our neighbour as ourselves, without regard to nation, party, or any other distinction. It also sets forth the kindness and love of God our Saviour toward sinful, miserable men. We were like this poor, distressed traveller. Satan, our enemy, has robbed us, and wounded us: such is the mischief sin has done us. The blessed Jesus had compassion on us. The believer considers that Jesus loved him, and gave his life for him, when an enemy and a rebel; and having shown him mercy, he bids him go and do likewise. It is the duty of us all , in our places, and according to our ability, to succour, help, and relieve all that are in distress and necessity.
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