The Good Samaritan

English Language Study for Russian Orthodox Learners

The Good Samaritan

The Good SamaritanOnce, Jesus was talking with a lawyer who asked Him, “Who is my neighbour?”  Jesus told him a parable about a Good Samaritan.

A man was traveling from Jerusalem to Jericho.  He was robbed, beaten and left to die on the road.  Two people – a priest and a Levite – passed by, but neither of them stopped to help.  But a Samaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was; and when he saw him, he had compassion, and went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine; then he set him on his own beast and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. (Luke 10:33-34)

The Good Samaritan did not stop at that.  The next day, he gave money to the inn keeper and asked him to take care of the wounded man. “Take care of him; and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back.” (10:35)

After Jesus finished, He asked the lawyer which of these three people was a true neighbour to the man.  The lawyer answered, “The one who showed mercy on him.”

And Jesus said to him, “Go and do likewise.” (10:37)