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Luke 10:36

    Luke 10:36 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    Which now of these three, think you, was neighbor to him that fell among the thieves?

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    Which of these three, thinkest thou, proved neighbor unto him that fell among the robbers?

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    Which of these three men, in your opinion, was neighbour to the man who came into the hands of thieves?

    Webster's Revision

    Which of these three, thinkest thou, proved neighbor unto him that fell among the robbers?

    World English Bible

    Now which of these three do you think seemed to be a neighbor to him who fell among the robbers?"

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    Which of these three, thinkest thou, proved neighbour unto him that fell among the robbers?

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 10:36

    Which - was neighbor - Which fulfilled the duty which one neighbor owes to another?

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 10:36

    Was neighbour - Showed the kindness of a neighbor, or evinced the proper feelings of a neighbor. The lawyer had asked him who was his neighbor? Jesus in this beautiful narrative showed him who and what a neighbor was, and he did this in a way that disarmed his prejudice, deeply affected him in regard to his own duty, and evinced the beauty of religion. Had he "at first" told him that a Samaritan might be a neighbor to a Jew and deserve his kindness, he would have been at once revolted at it; but when, by a beautiful and affecting narrative, he brought the "man himself" to see that it might be, he was constrained to admit it. Here we see the beauty of a parable and its use. It disarmed prejudice, fixed the attention, took the mind gently yet irresistibly, and prevented the possibility of cavil or objection. Compare, also, the address of Nathan to David, 2 Samuel 12:1-7.

    Wesley's Notes on Luke 10:36

    10:36 Which of these was the neighbour to him that fell among the robbers - Which acted the part of a neighbour?