Jesus Cleanses a Leper

While [Jesus] was in one of the cities, there came a man full of leprosy. And when he saw Jesus, he fell on his face and begged him, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.”

Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.” And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.

And Jesus sternly charged him and sent him away at once, and said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” But he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news. And great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter a town, but was out in desolate places, and people were coming to him from every quarter. But he would withdraw to desolate places and pray.

Luke 5:12; Mark 1:41; 43-45; Luke 5:15-16