Stories from the Life of Christ Told to the Children - Janet Kelman

The Parable of the Good Samaritan

And behold, a certain lawyer stood up and questioned him, saying, "Master, what shall I do that I may have eternal life?"

He said unto him, "What is written in the law, how readest thou?"

And he answering, said, "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."

And he said unto him, "Thou hast Answered rightly, this do and thou shalt live."

But he, willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus, "And who is my neighbour?"

And Jesus answering, said, "A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment, and wounded him, and went away leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way: and when he saw him, he passed by on the other side. And likewise a Levite, when he was at the place, came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side. But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had pity on him, and went to him, and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn, and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed, he took out money, and gave it to the host, and said to him, "Take care of him; and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee." Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among thieves?"

And he said, "He that showed mercy on him."

Then said Jesus unto him, "Go, and do thou likewise."

[Illustration] from Stories from the Life of Christ by Janet Kelman


Now it came to pass, as they went, that he entered into a village called Bethany, and a certain woman named Martha received him into her house. And she had a sister called Mary, which sat at Jesus' feet, and heard his word.

But Martha was troubled about much serving, and came to him and said, "Lord, dost thou not care that my sister hath left me to serve alone? bid her therefore that she help me."

And Jesus answered and said unto her, "Martha, Martha, thou art careful and troubled about many things, but one thing is needful; and Mary hath chosen that good part, which shall not be taken away from her."