Luke 10:37
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New International Version
The expert in the law replied, "The one who had mercy on him." Jesus told him, "Go and do likewise."

New Living Translation
The man replied, "The one who showed him mercy." Then Jesus said, "Yes, now go and do the same."

English Standard Version
He said, “The one who showed him mercy.” And Jesus said to him, “You go, and do likewise.”

New American Standard Bible
And he said, "The one who showed mercy toward him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do the same."

King James Bible
And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The one who showed mercy to him," he said. Then Jesus told him, "Go and do the same."

International Standard Version
He said, "The one who showed mercy to him." Jesus told him, "Go and do what he did."

NET Bible
The expert in religious law said, "The one who showed mercy to him." So Jesus said to him, "Go and do the same."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
But he said, “He who took pity on him.” Yeshua said to him, “You go and do likewise.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The expert said, "The one who was kind enough to help him." Jesus told him, "Go and imitate his example!"

Jubilee Bible 2000
And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go and do thou likewise.

King James 2000 Bible
And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do you likewise.

American King James Version
And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus to him, Go, and do you likewise.

American Standard Version
And he said, He that showed mercy on him. And Jesus said unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Douay-Rheims Bible
But he said: He that shewed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner.

Darby Bible Translation
And he said, He that shewed him mercy. And Jesus said to him, Go, and do *thou* likewise.

English Revised Version
And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. And Jesus said unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Webster's Bible Translation
And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus to him, Go, and do thou likewise.

Weymouth New Testament
"The one who showed him pity," he replied. "Go," said Jesus, "and act in the same way."

World English Bible
He said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."

Young's Literal Translation
and he said, 'He who did the kindness with him,' then Jesus said to him, 'Be going on, and thou be doing in like manner.'
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

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.

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And he said, he that showed mercy to him,.... Meaning the Samaritan; which he was obliged to declare, though of another country and religion, and accounted as an enemy; yet the case was so plain, as put by Christ, that he could not with any honour or conscience, say otherwise:

then said Jesus unto him, go and do thou likewise; such like acts of beneficence and kindness, though to a person of a different nation and religion, and though even an enemy; and by so doing, thou wilt not only appear to be a good neighbour thyself, but to love thy neighbour as thyself.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

37. Go, &c.—O exquisite, matchless teaching! What new fountains of charity has not this opened up in the human spirit—rivers in the wilderness, streams in the desert! What noble Christian institutions have not such words founded, all undreamed of till that wondrous One came to bless this heartless world of ours with His incomparable love—first in words, and then in deeds which have translated His words into flesh and blood, and poured the life of them through that humanity which He made His own! Was this parable, now, designed to magnify the law of love, and to show who fulfils it and who not? And who did this as never man did it, as our Brother Man, "our Neighbor?" The priests and Levites had not strengthened the diseased, nor bound up the broken (Eze 34:4), while He bound up the brokenhearted (Isa 61:1), and poured into all wounded spirits the balm of sweetest consolation. All the Fathers saw through the thin veil of this noblest of stories, the Story of love, and never wearied of tracing the analogy (though sometimes fancifully enough) [Trench]. Exclaims Gregory Nazianzen (in the fourth century), "He hungered, but He fed thousands; He was weary, but He is the Rest of the weary; He is saluted 'Samaritan' and 'Demoniac,' but He saves him that went down from Jerusalem and fell among thieves," &c.

Luke 10:37 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Parable of the Good Samaritan
36"Which of these three do you think proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell into the robbers' hands?" 37And he said, "The one who showed mercy toward him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do the same."
Cross References
Luke 10:36
"Which of these three do you think was a neighbor to the man who fell into the hands of robbers?"

Luke 10:38
As Jesus and his disciples were on their way, he came to a village where a woman named Martha opened her home to him.
Treasury of Scripture

And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus to him, Go, and do you likewise.

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Proverbs 14:21 He that despises his neighbor sins: but he that has mercy on the …

Hosea 6:6 For I desired mercy, and not sacrifice; and the knowledge of God …

Micah 6:8 He has showed you, O man, what is good; and what does the LORD require …

Matthew 20:28 Even as the Son of man came not to be ministered to, but to minister, …

Matthew 23:23 Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for you pay tithe …

2 Corinthians 8:9 For you know the grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, that, though he …

Ephesians 3:18,19 May be able to comprehend with all saints what is the breadth, and …

Ephesians 5:2 And walk in love, as Christ also has loved us…

Hebrews 2:9-15 But we see Jesus, who was made a little lower than the angels for …

Revelation 1:5 And from Jesus Christ, who is the faithful witness, and the first …

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Luke 6:32-36 For if you love them which love you, what thank have you? for sinners …

John 13:15-17 For I have given you an example, that you should do as I have done to you…

1 Peter 2:21 For even hereunto were you called: because Christ also suffered for …

1 John 3:16-18,23,24 Hereby perceive we the love of God, because he laid down his life …

1 John 4:10,11 Herein is love, not that we loved God, but that he loved us, and …

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