Luke 10:37

“And he said, He that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he said, He that shewed mercie on him. Then said Iesus vnto him, Goe, and doe thou likewise.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And he said, "The one who showed mercy toward him. Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do the same.""
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And he said, He that showed mercy on him. And Jesus said unto him, Go, and do thou likewise.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he said, The one who had mercy on him. And Jesus said, Go and do the same.
- Basic English Bible

And he said, He that shewed him mercy. And Jesus said to him, Go, and do *thou* likewise.
- Darby Bible

And he said, He that showed mercy on him. Then said Jesus to him, Go, and do thou likewise.
- Webster's Bible

The one who showed him pity, he replied. "Go," said Jesus, "and act in the same way."
- Weymouth Bible

He said, "He who showed mercy on him." Then Jesus said to him, "Go and do likewise."
- World English Bible

And he seide, He that dide merci in to hym. And Jhesus seide to hym, Go thou, and do thou on lijk maner.
- Wycliffe Bible

and he said, `He who did the kindness with him,' then Jesus said to him, `Be going on, and thou be doing in like manner.'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Luke 10:37


10:37 And he said, He that showed mercy on him - He could not for shame say otherwise, though he thereby condemned himself and overthrew his own false notion of the neighbour to whom our love is due. Go and do thou in like manner - Let us go and do likewise, regarding every man as our neighbour who needs our assistance. Let us renounce that bigotry and party zeal which would contract our hearts into an insensibility for all the human race, but a small number whose sentiments and practices are so much our own, that our love to them is but self love reflected. With an honest openness of mind let us always remember that kindred between man and man, and cultivate that happy instinct whereby, in the original constitution of our nature, God has strongly bound us to each other.


Discussion for Luke 10

  • Irene123
    Anna - I guess your Bible says - "locked"; the KJV just says shut. That's okay, they very well could have been locked - for fear of the unbelieving Jews.
  • Anna
    Irene: John 20:26. Jesus appears to His disciples.
  • Irene123
    Anna - "..... behind locked doors". What locked doors; where were these doors at ..... ?
  • Anna
    The keys to the kingdom of heaven were given to God's children to loose and bind sins. When someone is on the wayside burdened with a load of sins, the conscience feeling hells burning flames, a child of God stops to heal with the words of the forgiveness of sins. That power has been given to the congregation which Jesus established behind locked doors.
  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The message of love of God and love for our neighbour keeps ringing in Jesus' teachings. "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." Salvation and love provide the master key to take us to heaven and everlasting life.
  • Julius Mutua
    Verse 19 gives me the confidence to soldier on. Glory to God. I have the POWER!

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