And as he entered into a certain village
Whether in Samaria or Galilee, is not certain; perhaps it bordered on both, since there were both Jews and Samaritans in it, as appears by what follows; and since Christ was passing between both places:
there met ten men that were lepers;
who either were confined to this place, this village, for they might not be in the larger cities, and walled towns; (See Gill on Matthew 8:2) or else having heard that Jesus of Nazareth was going to such a place, got together, and met him as he entered in it, in hope of being cured by him:
which stood afar off;
from Christ, by reason of their uncleanness, as they were obliged to by the law, in ( Leviticus 13:46 ) .