New International Version
So too, a Levite, 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.
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.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
And by chance - Κατα συγκυριαν properly means the coincidence of time and circumstance. At the time in which the poor Jew was half dead, through the wounds which he had received, a priest came where he was. So the priest's coming while the man was in that state is the coincidence marked out by the original words.
Priest and Levite are mentioned here, partly because they were the most frequent travelers on this road, and partly to show that these were the persons who, from the nature of their office, were most obliged to perform works of mercy; and from whom a person in distress had a right to expect immediate succor and comfort; and their inhuman conduct here was a flat breach of the law, Deuteronomy 22:1-4.
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TEXT: "Salute no man by the way."--Luke 10:4. Luke is the only one of the Evangelists giving us the account of the sending out of the seventy. The others tell us that Christ called certain men unto him and commissioned them to tell his story; but in this instance after Jesus had said, "Foxes have holes, and birds of the air have nests, but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head," he calls the seventy and sends them forth prepared to endure any sacrifice or suffer any affliction if only …
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On the Words of the Gospel, Luke x. 2, "The Harvest Truly is Plenteous," Etc.
On the Words of the Gospel, Luke x. 38, "And a Certain Woman Named Martha Received Him into Her House," Etc.
Is it not to share your food with the hungry and to provide the poor wanderer with shelter-- when you see the naked, to clothe them, and not to turn away from your own flesh and blood?
A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was; and when he saw him, he took pity on him.
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