The Life and Teachings
of Jesus
A Restatement of the Gospels

92. Healing the Ten Lepers

        12And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers,a who stood at a distance 13and lifted up their voices and said, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
        14When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.”b
        And as they went they were cleansed. 15Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice; 16and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.
        17Then said Jesus, “Were not ten cleansed? Where then are the nine? 18Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”
        19And he said to him, “Arise and go your way; your faith has made you whole.”
        (Lk. 17:12–19)

a   “ten lepers”—See Ch. 34, fn. b, for a definition of leprosy.

b   “Go and show yourselves to the priests.”—This was required by the law of Moses: "The Lord said to Moses, 'This shall be the law of the leper for the day of his cleansing. He shall be brought to the priest; and the priest shall go out of the camp, and the priest shall make an examination.'” (Leviticus 14:1–3)

Lk. 17:19  you whole.” (KJV) / you well.” (RSV)   (166:2/1827–8)