Bible: Mark 1:40-45
Cleansing a Leper
1:40 Now 1 a leper 2 came to him and fell to his knees, asking for help. “If 3 you are willing, you can make me clean,” he said. 1:41 Moved with compassion, 4 Jesus 5 stretched out his hand and touched 6 him, saying, “I am willing. Be clean!” 1:42 The leprosy left him at once, and he was clean. 1:43 Immediately Jesus 7 sent the man 8 away with a very strong warning. 1:44 He told him, 9 “See that you do not say anything to anyone, 10 but go, show yourself to a priest, and bring the offering that Moses commanded 11 for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” 12 1:45 But as the man 13 went out he began to announce it publicly and spread the story widely, so that Jesus 14 was no longer able to enter any town openly but stayed outside in remote places. Still 15 they kept coming 16 to him from everywhere.