While he was in one of the cities, 1there came a man full of leprosy.a And when he saw Jesus, he 2fell on his face and begged him, "Lord, 3if you will, you can make me clean."
And Jesusb stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, "I will; be clean." And immediately the leprosy left him.
And he charged him 4to tell no one, but "go and show 5yourself to the priest, and 6make an offering for your cleansing, as Moses commanded, 7for a proof to them."158But now even more the report about him went abroad, and great crowds gathered to hear him and to be healed of their infirmities.
But 9he would withdraw to desolate places and 10pray.