Luke 10:33
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New International Version
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.

New Living Translation
"Then a despised Samaritan came along, and when he saw the man, he felt compassion for him.

English Standard Version
But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion.

Berean Study Bible
But when a Samaritan on a journey came upon him, he looked at him and had compassion.

Berean Literal Bible
But a certain Samaritan journeying came to him, and having seen him was moved with compassion,

New American Standard Bible
"But a Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion,

King James Bible
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

Holman Christian Standard Bible
But a Samaritan on his journey came up to him, and when he saw the man, he had compassion.

International Standard Version
But as he was traveling along, a Samaritan came across the man. When the Samaritan saw him, he was moved with compassion.

NET Bible
But a Samaritan who was traveling came to where the injured man was, and when he saw him, he felt compassion for him.

New Heart English Bible
But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion,

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
“But a Samaritan man as he traveled came where he was and he saw him and he took pity on him.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"But a Samaritan, as he was traveling along, came across the man. When the Samaritan saw him, he felt sorry for the man,

New American Standard 1977
“But a certain Samaritan, who was on a journey, came upon him; and when he saw him, he felt compassion,

Jubilee Bible 2000
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was; and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion

King James 2000 Bible
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

American King James Version
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

American Standard Version
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion,

Douay-Rheims Bible
But a certain Samaritan being on his journey, came near him; and seeing him, was moved with compassion.

Darby Bible Translation
But a certain Samaritan journeying came to him, and seeing [him], was moved with compassion,

English Revised Version
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he was moved with compassion,

Webster's Bible Translation
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came were he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

Weymouth New Testament
But a certain Samaritan, being on a journey, came where he lay, and seeing him was moved with pity.

World English Bible
But a certain Samaritan, as he traveled, came where he was. When he saw him, he was moved with compassion,

Young's Literal Translation
'But a certain Samaritan, journeying, came along him, and having seen him, he was moved with compassion,
Study Bible
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
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. 34He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.…
Cross References
Matthew 10:5
These twelve Jesus sent out with the following instructions: "Do not go onto the road of the Gentiles or enter any town of the Samaritans.

Luke 9:52
He sent messengers on ahead, who went into a village of the Samaritans to make arrangements for Him.

Luke 10:32
So too, when a Levite came to that spot and saw him, he passed by on the other side.

Luke 10:34
He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put him on his own animal, brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
Treasury of Scripture

But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

Samaritan.

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John 8:48 Then answered the Jews, and said to him, Say we not well that you …

he had.

Luke 7:13 And when the Lord saw her, he had compassion on her, and said to her, Weep not.

Exodus 2:6 And when she had opened it, she saw the child: and, behold, the babe …

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(33) A certain Samaritan.--For the chief facts connected with the Samaritans and their relation to the Jews, see Note on Luke 9:52. There is something noticeable in the change of word. It was not likely that the hated alien should be coming down from Jerusalem. His journey would probably be to, or from, Bethel and Gerizim. He was not, as the others were, near a home to which they might have taken the wounded sufferer. Here there is a true human feeling in one who outwardly was involved in heresy and schism, and our Lord singles that out as infinitely preferable to the form of godliness without its power.

Verse 33. - But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him. Now, for the sake of strong contrast, Jesus paints on his canvas the figure of one who, as a Samaritan, was as far removed as possible from being a neighbour to the sufferer (who, most probably, was a Jew) in the sense in which the austere Jewish lawyer would of himself understand the term "neighbour", The Samaritan, hated of the Jews, and most probably, in common with the rest of his nation, hating them - he, in his turn, was journeying along the ill-omened "Way of Blood;" he too sees, like the priest, the form of the man, wounded perhaps to death, lying by the way, and, like the Levite, draws near to look on the helpless sufferer; but, unlike priest and Levite, stays by the wounded man, and, regardless of peril, trouble, or expense, does his best to help the helpless. But a certain Samaritan,.... By whom Christ may be meant; not that he was really so, for he was a Jew, a son of Abraham, and of David, according to the flesh, but he was so called by the Jews, John 8:48 and was treated as such by them: and since it is the design of the parable in general to show, that he that does acts of kindness and mercy to persons in distress, is a neighbour in the truest sense, though he is not an Israelite, but even a Samaritan, who was, above all men, hated by the Jews; why may it not be thought to be the view of Christ in particular, to prove himself the best neighbour and friend of men, though he was traduced by the Jews as a Samaritan?

as he journeyed; which may design the assumption of human nature, which is sometimes expressed, by his coming from his Father, by his descending from heaven, and coming into this world; which phrases intend his incarnation, and carry in them the idea of journeying: for as his ascent to heaven is expressed by taking a journey, Matthew 25:15 so may his descent from heaven; and while he was here on earth, he was as a stranger and pilgrim, as a sojourner and traveller:

came where he was; put himself in the legal place, and stead of his people, who fell with the rest of mankind in Adam; he became their surety from eternity, and clothed himself with their nature in time; he took upon him their sins, as their representative, and fulfilled the righteousness of the law on their account, and bore the penalty of it in their room:

and when he saw him; Christ saw the elect before the fall, as they were chosen in him, and given unto him, in all the glory they were to be brought into; when he loved them, and his delight was with them: and when he came to redeem them, he saw them as follows; as lost, as weak and strengthless, as wicked, and as the worst of sinners, as ungodly, and enemies, as children of wrath by nature, as others; and he shed his blood for them, and washed them from their sins, that he might present them to himself a glorious church, without spot or wrinkle, or any such thing; just such an one he had seen them to be, in the glass of his Father's purposes, in his council and covenant; and he sees them in their blood, and in the impurity of their nature, when he comes to call them by his grace:

and he had compassion on him. The compassion of Christ on his elect, is to be seen in his eternal covenant engagements; for his tender mercies have been ever of old; and in his assumption of their nature, which was through his own, as well as the tender mercy of his Father; and in the redemption of them, which was in love and pity; and also in their regeneration and conversion, for the great things there, and then done for them by him, are owing to his compassion. 33. Samaritan—one excommunicated by the Jews, a byword among them, synonymous with heretic and devil (Joh 8:48; see on [1632]Lu 17:18).

had compassion—His best is mentioned first; for "He who gives outward things gives something external to himself, but he who imparts compassion and tears gives him something from his very self" [Gregory The Great, in Trench]. No doubt the priest and Levite had their excuses—It is not safe to be lingering here; besides, he's past recovery; and then, may not suspicion rest upon ourselves? So might the Samaritan have reasoned, but did not [Trench]. Nor did he say, He's a Jew, who would have had no dealings with me (Joh 4:9), and why should I with him?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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