Psalm 133

A song of ascents. Of David.

How good and pleasant it is
    when God’s people live together(A) in unity!(B)

It is like precious oil poured on the head,(C)
    running down on the beard,
running down on Aaron’s beard,
    down on the collar of his robe.
It is as if the dew(D) of Hermon(E)
    were falling on Mount Zion.(F)
For there the Lord bestows his blessing,(G)
    even life forevermore.(H)

“‘When you reap the harvest of your land, do not reap to the very edges(A) of your field or gather the gleanings of your harvest.(B) 10 Do not go over your vineyard a second time(C) or pick up the grapes that have fallen.(D) Leave them for the poor and the foreigner.(E) I am the Lord your God.

11 “‘Do not steal.(F)

“‘Do not lie.(G)

“‘Do not deceive one another.(H)

12 “‘Do not swear falsely(I) by my name(J) and so profane(K) the name of your God. I am the Lord.

13 “‘Do not defraud or rob(L) your neighbor.(M)

“‘Do not hold back the wages of a hired worker(N) overnight.(O)

14 “‘Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block in front of the blind,(P) but fear your God.(Q) I am the Lord.

15 “‘Do not pervert justice;(R) do not show partiality(S) to the poor or favoritism to the great,(T) but judge your neighbor fairly.(U)

16 “‘Do not go about spreading slander(V) among your people.

“‘Do not do anything that endangers your neighbor’s life.(W) I am the Lord.

17 “‘Do not hate a fellow Israelite in your heart.(X) Rebuke your neighbor frankly(Y) so you will not share in their guilt.

18 “‘Do not seek revenge(Z) or bear a grudge(AA) against anyone among your people,(AB) but love your neighbor(AC) as yourself.(AD) I am the Lord.

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The Parable of the Good Samaritan(A)

25 On one occasion an expert in the law stood up to test Jesus. “Teacher,” he asked, “what must I do to inherit eternal life?”(B)

26 “What is written in the Law?” he replied. “How do you read it?”

27 He answered, “‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind’[a];(C) and, ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[b](D)

28 “You have answered correctly,” Jesus replied. “Do this and you will live.”(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Luke 10:27 Deut. 6:5
  2. Luke 10:27 Lev. 19:18