pass by: to see something or someone, but not take advantage of the opportunity; to overlook; to ignore
Jesus said, “A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho, when he was attacked by robbers. They stripped him of his clothes, beat him and went away, leaving him half dead.
A priest happened to be going down the same road, and when he saw the man, he passed by on the other side.
So too, a Levite, when he came to the place and he saw him, passed by on the other side.
But a Samaritan, as he traveled, came where the man was and when he saw him, he took pity on him. He went to him and bandaged his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he put the man on his own donkey, brought him to an inn and took care of him (Luke 10:30-34, NIV).
Three men saw the same man.
This was a question my pastor asked during bible study:
How many times, as Christians, are we going to pass by the man and not help him, expecting an unsaved person to do what we were supposed to do?