New Living Translation
"By chance a priest came along. But when he saw the man lying there, he crossed to the other side of the road and passed him by.
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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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
10:31 The common translation is, by chance - Which is full of gross improprieties. For if we speak strictly, there is no such thing in the universe as either chance or fortune. A certain priest came down that way, and passed by on the other side - And both he and the Levite no doubt could find an excuse for passing over on the other side, and might perhaps gravely thank God for their own deliverance, while they left their brother bleeding to death. Is it not an emblem of many living characters, perhaps of some who bear the sacred office? O house of Levi and of Aaron, is not the day coming, when the virtues of heathens and Samaritans will rise up in judgment against you?
LibraryThe Tables Turned: the Questioners Questioned
'But when the Pharisees had heard that He had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. 35. Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked Him a question, tempting Him, and saying, 36. Master, which is the great commandment in the law? 37. Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. 38. This is the first and great commandment. 39. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. 40. …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
Christ's Messengers: their Equipment and Work
Neighbours Far Off
Share your food with the hungry, and give shelter to the homeless. Give clothes to those who need them, and do not hide from relatives who need your help.
Jesus replied with a story: "A Jewish man was traveling from Jerusalem down to Jericho, and he was attacked by bandits. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him up, and left him half dead beside the road.
A Temple assistant walked over and looked at him lying there, but he also passed by on the other side.
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