And behold, a certain student of the law stood up trying Him, saying, "Teacher, what shall I do to inherit everlasting life?" And He said to him, "What is written in the law? How readest thou?" And he, answering, said, "Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbor as thyself." Then Jesus said to him, "Thou hast answered correctly; do this, and thou shalt live." But he, wishing to justify himself, said to Jesus, "And who is my neighbor?"
Then Jesus, taking up the question, said, "A certain man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho; and he fell among robbers, who, having both stripped and beaten him, departed, leaving him half dead. Now by chance, a certain priest was going down on that road, and seeing him, he passed by on the other side. Then in like manner, a Levite also, coming to the place and seeing him, passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, passing along the road, came to him; and seeing him, he was moved with compassion. And coming to him, he bound up his wounds, pouring on them oil and wine. Then putting him on his own beast, he brought him to an inn and took care of him. And on the morrow, taking out two shillings, he gave them to the innkeeper and said, 'Take care of him; whatsoever thou spendest more, I, on my return, will repay thee." Which of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?" And he said, "He that did kindness to him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go, and do thou likewise."