5. Cleansing the Leper
40 And a 1aleper came to Him, entreating Him and bfalling on his knees and saying to Him, If You are willing, You can ccleanse me.
41 And He was moved with 1compassion, and 2stretching out His hand, He touched him and said to him, I am 1willing; be 3cleansed!
42 And aimmediately the leprosy left him, and he was bcleansed.
43 And sternly acharging him, immediately He thrust him out,
44 And said to him, See that you 1say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the apriest and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.
45 But he went out and began to aproclaim it much and to spread the 1matter abroad, so that He could 2no longer enter openly into a city, but He stayed outside in bdeserted places. And they ccame to Him from everywhere.