Luke 10:21; Luke 10:22–42

Jesus Rejoices in the Father’s Will

21 dIn that same hour ehe rejoiced fin the Holy Spirit and said, I thank you, Father, gLord of heaven and earth, that hyou have hidden these things from the wise and understanding and irevealed them to little children; yes, Father, for jsuch was your gracious will.1


22 kAll things have been handed over to me by my Father, and no one knows who the Son is kexcept the Father, or who the Father is kexcept the Son and anyone lto whom the Son chooses to reveal him.

23 Then turning to the disciples he said privately, mBlessed are the eyes that see what you see! 24 For I tell you nthat many prophets and kings desired to see what you see, and did not see it, and to hear what you hear, and did not hear it.

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

25 oAnd behold, a plawyer stood up to qput him to the test, saying, Teacher, what shall I do to rinherit eternal life? 26 He said to him, What is written in the Law? How do you read it? 27 And he answered, sYou shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and tyour neighbor as yourself. 28 And he said to him, You have answered correctly; udo this, and you will live.

29 But he, vdesiring to justify himself, said to Jesus, And who is my neighbor? 30 Jesus replied, A man wwas going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and he fell among robbers, who stripped him and beat him and departed, leaving him half dead. 31 Now by chance a xpriest was going down that road, and when he saw him he passed by on the other side. 32 So likewise xa Levite, when he came to the place and saw him, passed by on the other side. 33 But a ySamaritan, as he journeyed, came to where he was, and when he saw him, he had compassion. 34 He went to him and zbound up his wounds, pouring on zoil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him. 35 And the next day he took out two adenarii1 and gave them to the innkeeper, saying, Take care of him, and whatever more you spend, I will repay you when I come back. 36 Which of these three, do you think, proved to be a neighbor to the man who fell among the robbers? 37 He said, The one who showed him mercy. And Jesus said to him, You go, and do likewise.

Martha and Mary

38 Now as they went on their way, Jesus2 entered a village. And a woman named bMartha cwelcomed him into her house. 39 And she had a sister called bMary, who dsat at the Lord’s feet and listened to his teaching. 40 But Martha was distracted with much serving. And she went up to him and said, Lord, do you not care that my sister has left me to serve alone? Tell her then to help me. 41 But the Lord answered her, Martha, Martha, you are eanxious and troubled about many things, 42 but one thing is necessary.3 Mary has chosen fthe good portion, which will not be taken away from her.