Luke 10:32

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

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations for Luke 10:32

And likewise a Leuite, when hee was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"Likewise a Levite also, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And in like manner a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And in the same way, a Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, went by on the other side.
- Basic English Bible

and in like manner also a Levite, being at the spot, came and looked [at him] and passed on on the opposite side.
- Darby Bible

And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
- Webster's Bible

In like manner a Levite also came to the place, and seeing him passed by on the other side.
- Weymouth Bible

In the same way a Levite also, when he came to the place, and saw him, passed by on the other side.
- World English Bible

Also a dekene, whanne he was bisidis the place, and saiy him, passide forth.
- Wycliffe Bible

and in like manner also, a Levite, having been about the place, having come and seen, passed over on the opposite side.
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible Commentary for Luke 10:32

Wesley's Notes for Luke 10:32


10:30 From Jerusalem to Jericho - The road from Jerusalem to Jericho (about eighteen miles from it) lay through desert and rocky places: so many robberies and murders were committed therein, that it was called the bloody way. Jericho was situated in the valley: hence the phrase of going down to it. About twelve thousand priests and Levites dwelt there, who all attended the service of the temple.

10:31 The common translation is, by chance - Which is full of gross improprieties. For if we speak strictly, there is no such thing in the universe as either chance or fortune. A certain priest came down that way, and passed by on the other side - And both he and the Levite no doubt could find an excuse for passing over on the other side, and might perhaps gravely thank God for their own deliverance, while they left their brother bleeding to death. Is it not an emblem of many living characters, perhaps of some who bear the sacred office? O house of Levi and of Aaron, is not the day coming, when the virtues of heathens and Samaritans will rise up in judgment against you?

10:33 But a certain Samaritan came where he was - It was admirably well judged to represent the distress on the side of the Jew, and the mercy on that of the Samaritan. For the case being thus proposed, self interest would make the very scribe sensible, how amiable such a conduct was, and would lay him open to our Lord's inference. Had it been put the other way, prejudice might more easily have interposed, before the heart could have been affected.

10:34 Pouring in oil and wine - Which when well beaten together are one of the best balsams that can be applied to a fresh wound.


People's Bible Notes for Luke 10:32


Lu 10:32 Likewise a Levite. A temple minister. He probably excused himself by the example of his priest.

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