A leper came to him begging him, and kneeling he said to him, "If you choose, you can make me clean."
Moved with pity, Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, and said to him, "I do choose. Be made clean!"
Immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.
After sternly warning him he sent him away at once,
saying to him, "See that you say nothing to anyone; but go, show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing what Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."