Mark 1:35-45

Jesus Preaches in Galilee

35 aAnd rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and bthere he prayed. 36And Simon and those who were with him searched for him, 37and they found him and said to him cEveryone is looking for you.” 38And he said to them, “Let us go on to the next towns, that I may preach there also, for dthat is why I came out.” 39 eAnd fhe went throughout all Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and casting out demons.

Jesus Cleanses a Leper

40 gAnd a leper
Leprosy was a term for several skin diseases; see Leviticus 13
came to him, imploring him, and ikneeling said to him jIf you will, you can make me clean.”
41Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand and touched him and said to him, “I will; be clean.” 42And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. 43And kJesus
Greek he; also verse 45
sternly charged him and sent him away at once,
44and said to him, mSee that you say nothing to anyone, but go nshow yourself to the priest and ooffer for your cleansing what Moses commanded pfor a proof to them.” 45 qBut he went out and began to talk freely about it, and to spread the news, so that Jesus could no longer openly enter ra town, but was out in sdesolate places, and tpeople were coming to him from every quarter.

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