When he came down from the mountainside, large crowds followed him.
A man with leprosya1 came and knelt before him2 and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was curedb of his leprosy.
Then Jesus said to him, "See that you don't tell anyone.3 But go, show yourself to the priest4 and offer the gift Moses commanded,5 as a testimony to them."
When Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, asking for help.
"Lord," he said, "my servant lies at home paralyzed6 and in terrible suffering."
Jesus said to him, "I will go and heal him."8
The centurion replied, "Lord, I do not deserve to have you come under my roof. But just say the word, and my servant will be healed.7