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Healing of Ten Lepers by James Tissot
Healing of Ten Lepers by James Tissot

On their way to Jerusalem, Jesus and his followers passed through Samaria and Galilee. When he entered a certain village, he was met by ten men. They were all sick with leprosy.

They cried to him from a distance, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us.” When Jesus saw them, he said, “Go, and show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were made clean.

One of them, seeing that he was healed, turned back. With a loud voice, he praised God. And he fell down at the feet of Jesus with his face to the ground.

He thanked Jesus, and this man was a Samaritan. Jesus said to him, “Were not ten made clean? Where are the other nine? Was there no one who returned to give praise to God? Only this foreigner?”

And Jesus said to him, “Get up and go on your way. Your faith has made you well.”

Adapted from “The Children’s Bible” by Henry A. Sherman and Charles Foster Kent (1922). Rights: Public domain in the USA.

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