||And a leper came to him, begging him. And kneeling down, he said to him, “If you are willing, you are able to cleanse me.”
||Then Jesus, taking pity on him, reached out his hand. And touching him, he said to him: “I am willing. Be cleansed.”
||And after he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.
||And he admonished him, and he promptly sent him away.
||And he said to him: “See to it that you tell no one. But go and show yourself to the high priest, and offer for your cleansing that which Moses instructed, as a testimony for them.”
||But having departed, he began to preach and to disseminate the word, so that he was no longer able to openly enter a city, but had to remain outside, in deserted places. And they were gathered to him from every direction.