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Mark 1:40–45

A Leper is Cleansed

Matt. 8:1–4; Luke 5:12–16

40 tNow a leper came to Him, imploring Him, kneeling down to Him and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”

41 Then Jesus, moved with ucompassion, stretched out His hand and touched him, and said to him, I am willing; be cleansed.” 42 As soon as He had spoken, vimmediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed. 43 And He strictly warned him and sent him away at once, 44 and said to him, See that you say nothing to anyone; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing those things wwhich Moses commanded, as a testimony to them.”

45 xHowever, he went out and began to proclaim it freely, and to spread the matter, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter the city, but was outside in deserted places; yand they came to Him from every direction.

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