You shall not see your brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and withhold your help from them: you shall certainly bring them again unto your brother.
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Caesarius of Arles
You are commanded to pull out the ass or the ox which is lying in the mud. Do you then see a Christian like yourself, who was redeemed by the blood of Christ, lying in the sewer of drunkenness and wallowing in the mud of dissipation, and remain silent? Do you pass by and not stretch forth the hand of mercy? Do you merely shout at him or rebuke him or instill fright in him? Sermon
Pass by. Hebrew, "hide thyself "pretending not to see it.
Brother. Any fellow creature, Exodus xxiii. 4., and Luke x. 30. (Calmet)
"We are very inhuman, not to show as much concern for a man, as the Jews do for a beast of burden. "(St. Chrysostom, ser. 13.) (Du Hamel)