Luke finished his unique story. The lawyer responded to Jesus (ὁ δὲ εἶπεν). He said that the one who showed the wounded man mercy and compassion (Ὁ ποιήσας τὸ ἔλεος μετ’ αὐτοῦ) was the good neighbor. Then Jesus remarked (εἶπεν δὲ αὐτῷ ὁ Ἰησοῦς) that he should go on his way and do likewise (Πορεύου καὶ σὺ ποίει ὁμοίως). There was a very satisfying ending to this story of the Good Samaritan. Both the lawyer and Jesus were satisfied. The lawyer gave the right answer by saying that the true neighbor was the merciful and compassionate Samaritan. He did not in fact use the term Samaritan. He merely called him the compassionate one. Jesus then came back to the original question that this lawyer had posed about what he needed to gain eternal life. He told this lawyer to act just like the Good Samaritan had if he wanted to inherit eternal life, the path to eternal life. Are you willing to follow it?
Luke uniquely said that nothing happened to Jesus. He said that Jesus passed through them (αὐτὸς δὲ διελθὼν) in their midst (διὰ μέσου αὐτῶν) and went on his way (ἐπορεύετο). No harm, no foul. They did not do anything to Jesus as he escaped from there, without saying how it happened.
This story about Jesus laying his hand on the little children can be found in Mark, chapter 10:14-16, and Luke, chapter 18:16, but slightly different. Jesus said (ὁ δὲ Ἰησοῦς εἶπεν) to his disciples that the little children should not be forbidden to come to him (Ἄφετε τὰ παιδία καὶ μὴ κωλύετε αὐτὰ ἐλθεῖν πρός με). They belonged to the kingdom of heaven (τῶν γὰρ τοιούτων ἐστὶν ἡ βασιλεία τῶν οὐρανῶν). Then he laid his hands on them (καὶ ἐπιθεὶς τὰς χεῖρας αὐτοῖς) before he traveled from there on his way (ἐπορεύθη ἐκεῖθεν). This emphasis on little children in the kingdom of heaven could be found earlier in chapter 18:1-5.
Hosea ended with a final note about wisdom, probably a later addition. The wise ones would understand these things. The discerning ones would know them. The ways of Yahweh are right, so that the upright ones walk in his way. However, the transgressors stumble in the ways of Yahweh. Once again, the good will walk straight, but the evil ones will stumble and fall.
The man in the linen clothes told Daniel not to worry. Daniel was to go on his way. These words were secret. Thus, they would be sealed up until the end times. Many had to be purified, cleansed and refined until then. The wicked would continue to do wicked things, since they have no understanding. However, the wise ones understand what is going on. This is a kind of back handed slap at Daniel, since he claimed he did not understand what the angel had been telling him.
This author feels walled in. He cannot escape, because he has heavy chains on him. When he calls for help, no one listens to him. Yahweh has blocked his way with carved stone walls. He can no longer walk a straight path, since all his paths are crooked, like a maze. These three verses start with the Hebrew consonant letter Gimel in this acrostic poem.