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Good Samaritan (Luke 10:30-35)

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bible verse

”But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him, 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.” (Luke 10:25)


A good Samaritan is someone who offers help to those in need.

origin and application

Where is Samaria? It is a district in Palestine north of Jerusalem. The Jews despised the Samaritans who were not of pure Jewish blood. In the Gospel of Luke, Jesus told a story of a Jew who, after being robbed by thieves, received genuine help from a good Samaritan rather than from those Jews who should have cared for him, amongst them a priest and a Levite, from the well respected tribe of Levi.
A good Samaritan is someone who offers help to those in need. A namesake charity body, the Samaritan Be frienders Hong Kong, was set up in 1960 to offer hotline services to those who are distressed. Many countries have “Good Samaritan Acts” which allow doctors to treat people outside hospital in an emergency situation (e.g. in an aeroplane) without running the risk of being sued for mistakes.



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