4 Jesus replied, “Go back and report to John what you hear and see: 5 The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosyb are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.t 6 Blessed is anyone who does not stumble on account of me.”u
7 As John’sv disciples were leaving, Jesus began to speak to the crowd about John: “What did you go out into the wildernessw to see? A reed swayed by the wind? 8 If not, what did you go out to see? A man dressed in fine clothes? No, those who wear fine clothes are in kings’ palaces. 9 Then what did you go out to see? A prophet?x Yes, I tell you, and more than a prophet. 10 This is the one about whom it is written:
“ ‘I will send my messenger ahead of you,y
The Greek word traditionally translated leprosy was used for various diseases affecting the skin.