1 And Jesus said, A certain infected man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and departed, leaving him half dead.
2 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.
3 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
4 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 5 And went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him.
6 And on the morrow when his life departed, he rose, and sought his host, and said unto him, Brains; and whatsoever he was struck with, he came again, and repayed his host with death. 7 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?
8 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him.
9 Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise, and thou be eaten as well.