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Jesus' parable of the good Samaritan: is it relevant?

 
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11/28/2012 05:49 PM
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Jesus' parable of the good Samaritan: is it relevant?
25 ¶And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life?

26 He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou?

27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself.

28 And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt alive.

29 But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, And who is my neighbour?

30 And Jesus answering said, A certain 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.

31 And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side.

32 And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.

33 But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion on him,

34 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.

35 And on the morrow when he departed, he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said unto him, Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.

36 Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among the thieves?

37 And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
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Re: Jesus' parable of the good Samaritan: is it relevant?
One of the meanings:

"Hear" WHO the two were that walked right by...who left him lying there NAKED, WITH NO CLOTHES:

A PRIEST
A LEVITE

Both are those who are supposed to guard the flock and temple. One of the biggest WARNINGS Jesus gives on WHO to watch out for.

Go look at the root word used for "well" in the Samaritan woman by the well passage. The same greek word is also used for the word "pit" in "bottomless pit".

So, could Jesus also be telling us that when the priests and levites fail, someone ELSE will come?

"God is my rock"
"....serpents hang on rocks..."
chauchat

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11/28/2012 09:25 PM

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Re: Jesus' parable of the good Samaritan: is it relevant?
The other poster mentioned the Samaritan woman at the well, making me think about how the 2 Samaritans might be related symbolically. I know the S.'s of Jesus' day were looked down upon by the ones symbolized by the Levite, priest, and even robbery victim. They only had the 1st 5 books of the Bible, the "Pentateuch". Yet the Samaritan woman knew it was time for the Messiah to appear and obviously viewed that as a thing to be longed for since he would "disclose all things to us openly". oops-have to quit now. hope to finish later-

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