But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was: and when he saw him, he had compassion [on him],
Note 6 at Lu 10:33: As stated in note 2 at Joh 4:4, there was a racial and religious hatred between Jews and Samaritans. The priest and the Levite who passed by this wounded man were his fellow countrymen, and yet they didn't help him. This Samaritan, who was considered by religious Jews to be of another nationality, was the true neighbor. Jesus made it clear that you could not define "neighbor" on the basis of geographic origin or your familiarity with someone. A neighbor is anyone that God puts in your path (Le 19:18).