New American Standard Bible
"And by chance a priest was going down on that road, and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
King James Bible
And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Darby Bible Translation
And a certain priest happened to go down that way, and seeing him, passed on on the opposite side;
World English Bible
By chance a certain priest was going down that way. When he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
Young's Literal Translation
'And by a coincidence a certain priest was going down in that way, and having seen him, he passed over on the opposite side;
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
By chance - Accidentally, or as it happened. It means that he did not do it with a "design" to aid the man that was wounded.
A certain priest - It is said that not less than 12,000 priests and Levites dwelt at Jericho; and as their business was at Jerusalem, of course there would be many of them constantly traveling on that road.
When he saw him - He saw him lie, but came not near him.
Passed by on the other side - On the farther side of the way. Did not turn out of his course even to come and see him.
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Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things.--LUKE 10:41. Consider the ravens: for they neither sow nor reap. Consider the lilies how they grow: they toil not, they spin not. Seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. Your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. Having food and raiment let us be therewith content . . . They that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which drown …
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"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?
Jesus replied and said, "A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among robbers, and they stripped him and beat him, and went away leaving him half dead.
"Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
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