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Luke 17:16

16 He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.

Read Luke 17:16 Using Other Translations

And fell down on his face at his feet, giving him thanks: and he was a Samaritan.
and he fell on his face at Jesus' feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.
He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done. This man was a Samaritan.

What does Luke 17:16 mean?

John Gill's Exposition of the Bible
Luke 17:16

And he fell down on his face at his feet
For being cleansed, he might draw nigh unto Jesus; and which he did, with the most profound respect unto him, and reverence of him; and having a deep sense of the favour he had received from him, prostrated himself in this manner before him:

giving him thanks;
who had shown compassion to him, had exerted his power on him, and had favoured him with such a singular mercy, as restoring him to health:

and he was a Samaritan;
this is particularly remarked by the evangelist, because the Samaritans were reckoned by the Jews, to be ignorant and irreligious persons, and no better than Heathens; and yet this man behaved as a religious good man, who had a sense of his mercy, knew his duty, and his obligations, and performed them; when the other nine, who very likely were all Jews, acted a very stupid and ungrateful part.

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