While he was in one of the cities, behold, a man full of leprosy came to him and worshiped him. When he saw Jesus, he fell on his face, kneeling down to him, and saying to him, “Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean.”
Being moved with compassion, Jesus stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, “I want to. Be made clean.”
When he had said this, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. Jesus strictly commanded him to tell no one, “See that you tell nobody, but go your way and show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”
Warned him; and immediately sent him out. But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to spread about the matter, so that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city. The report concerning him spread much more, and great multitudes came together to hear, and to be healed by him of their infirmities.
But he withdrew himself, and prayed outside in desert places: and they came to him from everywhere.
Source Text Prioritization:
- Matthew 8:2-4
- Mark 1:40-45
- Luke 5:12-16