Parable Jesus told about a man from Jerusalem who was attacked by robbers. The man was beaten severely and left lying in the road. Two passers-by from Jerusalem saw him but did nothing. Then came a man from Samaria. he stopped, washed the man's wounds, and carried him to a nearby inn. The parable taught that people should not ignore wrong but do something about it. It also taught that people should help everyone, not just those from their own community.