Luke 17:12

12 As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance,

Luke 17:12 Meaning and Commentary

Luke 17:12

And as he entered into a certain village
Whether in Samaria or Galilee, is not certain; perhaps it bordered on both, since there were both Jews and Samaritans in it, as appears by what follows; and since Christ was passing between both places:

there met ten men that were lepers;
who either were confined to this place, this village, for they might not be in the larger cities, and walled towns; (See Gill on Matthew 8:2) or else having heard that Jesus of Nazareth was going to such a place, got together, and met him as he entered in it, in hope of being cured by him:

which stood afar off;
from Christ, by reason of their uncleanness, as they were obliged to by the law, in ( Leviticus 13:46 ) .

Luke 17:12 In-Context

10 In the same way, when you obey me you should say, ‘We are unworthy servants who have simply done our duty.’”
11 As Jesus continued on toward Jerusalem, he reached the border between Galilee and Samaria.
12 As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance,
13 crying out, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
14 He looked at them and said, “Go show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed of their leprosy.
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