Jesus Heals a Man With Leprosy
A man with leprosy[a] came to him and begged him on his knees, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”
Jesus was indignant.[b] He reached out his hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” he said. “Be clean!”Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.
Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:“See that you don’t tell this to anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.”Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.