The apostles1 said to the LORD,2 "Increase our faith!"
He replied, "If you have faith as small as a mustard seed,3 you can say to this mulberry tree, 'Be uprooted and planted in the sea,' and it will obey you.47"Suppose one of you had a servant plowing or looking after the sheep. Would he say to the servant when he comes in from the field, 'Come along now and sit down to eat'?8Would he not rather say, 'Prepare my supper, get yourself ready and wait on me5 while I eat and drink; after that you may eat and drink'?9Would he thank the servant because he did what he was told to do?10So you also, when you have done everything you were told to do, should say, 'We are unworthy servants; we have only done our duty.' "6
Now on his way to Jerusalem,7 Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee.812
As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosya9 met him. They stood at a distance1013
and called out in a loud voice, "Jesus, Master,11 have pity on us!"
When he saw them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests."12 And as they went, they were cleansed.
One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God13 in a loud voice.