How Jesus healed 10 men with leprosy
Jesus and His disciples were on the way to Jerusalem. They had reached the border between Galilee and
As Jesus entered a village, He met ten men with leprosy. They stood at a distance, and cried out,
‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”
People with leprosy may lose the ability to feel pain because of the nerve damage. People with leprosy may also experience muscle weakness and poor eyesight.
In bible days, people with leprosy could not live in the same house with others, and had to cry out “unclean” when they were out in public.
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Jesus told the 10 men with leprosy to go to the priests
Jesus looked at them and said,
‘Go and show yourselves to the priests.’
The local priest was the person who examined people to see whether they had leprosy or if they were healed. As they went, the 10 men were cleansed of their leprosy.
Only one of the 10 men told Jesus thank you
Usually, people would praise God and say thanks when they got healed. This time, however, something was different. Only one man told the Lord thank you.
He was from Samaria, and was called a Samaritan. When the Samariatan saw that he was healed, he came back to Jesus, shouting,
He fell to the ground at Jesus’ feet, thanking him for what he had done.
‘Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine?
Has no one returned to give glory to God except this foreigner?’
Jesus then said to the Samariatan,
‘Stand up and go. Your faith has healed you.’
Jesus healed 10 men with leprosy scriptures
On the way to Jerusalem he was passing along between Samaria and Galilee.
And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance
and lifted up their voices, saying, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.”
When he saw them he said to them, “Go and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went they were cleansed.
Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back, praising God with a loud voice;
and he fell on his face at Jesus’ feet, giving him thanks. Now he was a Samaritan.
Then Jesus answered, “Were not ten cleansed? Where are the nine?
Was no one found to return and give praise to God except this foreigner?”
And he said to him, “Rise and go your way; your faith has made you well.”
What can we learn from the Samariatan who was healed from leprosy?
We learn that it is very important to tell God thanks when He does something wonderful for us.
All of the 10 lepers were instantly healed when they obeyed the Word of Christ to show themselves to teh priest. However, the Samariatan pleased the Lord when he came back to say thanks.
It is very important to please God and to make Him happy by our actions.