Jesus cures leprosy
1:40 Then a leper came to Jesus, knelt in front of him and appealed to him, “If you want to, you can make me clean.”
1:41 Jesus was filled with pity for him, and stretched out his hand and placed it on the leper, saying, “Of course I want to – be clean!”
1:42-44 At once the leprosy left him and he was quite clean. Jesus sent him away there and then with the strict injunction, “Mind you say nothing at all to anybody. Go straight off and show yourself to the priest, and make the offerings for your cleansing which Moses prescribed, as public proof of your recovery.”
1:45 But he went off and began to talk a great deal about it in public, spreading his story far and wide. Consequently, it became impossible for Jesus to show his face in the towns and he had to stay outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from all quarters.