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42 Instantly his leprous sores completely disappeared and his skin became smooth! 43 Jesus sent him away with a very stern warning,[a] 44 saying, “Don’t say anything to anyone about what just happened, but go find a priest and show him that you’ve been healed. Then bring the offering that Moses commanded for your cleansing as a living testimony to everyone.”[b]

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  1. Mark 1:43 The Greek word embrimaomai can mean “to sternly give a warning”; however, in John 11:33 it is translated “was deeply moved wtih tenderness and compassion.” The miracle of healing this leper had a profound effect on both Jesus and the man who was healed.
  2. Mark 1:44 See Lev. 14:1-32. Normally, touching a leper would make a man unclean, but in this instance, the leper was healed and Jesus was not defiled.

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