John Wesley on The Good Samaritan

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.

John Wesley’s Note on Luke 10:37 in Jesus’ parable of The Good Samaritan

Which of these three, in thy opinion, was neighbour to him that fell among the robbers? But he said: He that shewed mercy to him. And Jesus said to him: Go, and do thou in like manner. (Luke 10:36-37 Douay-Rheims Version)

Does anyone know why Wesley was quoting from the Catholic Douay-Rheims version of the Bible? I can find no other translation available in the 18th century that renders Luke 10:37 as “Go and do thou in like manner.”

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