Very early in the morning, while it was still dark, Jesus got up, left the house and went off to a solitary place, where he prayed.336
Simon and his companions went to look for him,
and when they found him, they exclaimed: "Everyone is looking for you!"
Jesus replied, "Let us go somewhere else--to the nearby villages--so I can preach there also. That is why I have come."439
So he traveled throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues5 and driving out demons.6
A man with leprosya came to him and begged him on his knees,7 "If you are willing, you can make me clean."
Filled with compassion, Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!"42
Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cured.
Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning: