It happened that as he made his way toward Jerusalem, he crossed over the border between Samaria and Galilee.
As he entered a village, ten men, all lepers, met him. They kept their distance
but raised their voices, calling out, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!"
Taking a good look at them, he said, "Go, show yourselves to the priests."
One of them, when he realized that he was healed, turned around and came back, shouting his gratitude, glorifying God.
He kneeled at Jesus' feet, so grateful. He couldn't thank him enough - and he was a Samaritan.
Jesus said, "Were not ten healed? Where are the nine?
Can none be found to come back and give glory to God except this outsider?"
Then he said to him, "Get up. On your way. Your faith has healed and saved you."
Published by permission. Originally published by NavPress in English as THE MESSAGE: The Bible in Contemporary Language copyright 2002 by Eugene Peterson. All rights reserved. (The Message Bible Online)