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Jesus Cleanses a Man with a Skin Disease

40 A man with a skin disease came to him begging him, and kneeling[a] he said to him, “If you are willing, you can make me clean.”(A) 41 Moved with pity,[b] Jesus[c] stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I am willing. Be made clean!” 42 Immediately the skin disease left him, and he was made clean. 43 After sternly warning him he sent him away at once, 44 saying to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded as a testimony to them.”(B) 45 But he went out and began to proclaim it freely and to spread the word, so that Jesus[d] could no longer go into a town openly but stayed out in the country, and people came to him from every quarter.(C)

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  1. 1.40 Other ancient authorities lack kneeling
  2. 1.41 Other ancient authorities read anger
  3. 1.41 Gk he
  4. 1.45 Gk he