Luke 17:12
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New International Version
As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance

New Living Translation
As he entered a village there, ten lepers stood at a distance,

English Standard Version
And as he entered a village, he was met by ten lepers, who stood at a distance

Berean Study Bible
As He entered one of the villages, He was met by ten lepers. They stood at a distance

Berean Literal Bible
And on His entering into a certain village, ten leprous men met Him, who stood afar off.

New American Standard Bible
As He entered a village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him;

King James Bible
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
As He entered a village, 10 men with serious skin diseases met Him. They stood at a distance

International Standard Version
As he was going into a village, ten lepers met him. They stood at a distance

NET Bible
As he was entering a village, ten men with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance,

New Heart English Bible
As he entered into a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, who stood at a distance.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And when he approached to enter a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, and they stood afar off.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
As he went into a village, ten men with a skin disease met him. They stood at a distance

New American Standard 1977
And as He entered a certain village, ten leprous men who stood at a distance met Him;

Jubilee Bible 2000
And as he entered into a certain village, ten men that were lepers met him, who stood afar off

King James 2000 Bible
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off:

American King James Version
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

American Standard Version
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off:

Douay-Rheims Bible
And as he entered into a certain town, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off;

Darby Bible Translation
And as he entered into a certain village ten leprous men met him, who stood afar off.

English Revised Version
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

Webster's Bible Translation
And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood at a distance.

Weymouth New Testament
And as He entered a certain village, ten men met Him who were lepers and stood at a distance.

World English Bible
As he entered into a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, who stood at a distance.

Young's Literal Translation
and he entering into a certain village, there met him ten leprous men, who stood afar off,
Study Bible
The Ten Lepers
11While Jesus was on His way to Jerusalem, He was passing between Samaria and Galilee. 12As He entered one of the villages, He was met by ten lepers. They stood at a distance 13and raised their voices, shouting, “Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!”…
Cross References
Exodus 4:7
Then He said, "Put your hand into your bosom again." So he put his hand into his bosom again, and when he took it out of his bosom, behold, it was restored like the rest of his flesh.

Leviticus 13:45
"As for the leper who has the infection, his clothes shall be torn, and the hair of his head shall be uncovered, and he shall cover his mustache and cry, 'Unclean! Unclean!'
Treasury of Scripture

And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

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Luke 5:12 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man …

Luke 18:13 And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as …

Leviticus 13:45,46 And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and …

Numbers 5:2,3 Command the children of Israel, that they put out of the camp every …

Numbers 12:14 And the LORD said to Moses, If her father had but spit in her face, …

2 Kings 5:27 The leprosy therefore of Naaman shall stick to you, and to your seed for ever…

2 Kings 7:3 And there were four leprous men at the entering in of the gate: and …

2 Chronicles 26:20,21 And Azariah the chief priest, and all the priests, looked on him, …

(12) Ten men that were lepers.--On the general character of leprosy, see Notes on Matthew 8:2. As only one of these was a Samaritan, it seems probable that the unnamed village was, as has been said, on the border-land of the two provinces. It is, perhaps, significant that our Lord takes neither of the usual caravan roads--one of which passed through Samaria, the other through Pera--but chooses one for Himself that led through the one district into the other. The herding together of those who were shut out from all other fellowship has its parallel in the four lepers of 2Kings 7:3.

Which stood afar off.--In this case, then, there was no running and falling at the feet of Jesus, as in the earlier case of healing. They kept, it would seem probable, to the legal limit of one hundred paces.

Verses 12, 13. - And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off: and they lifted up their vetoes, and said, Jesus, Master, have mercy on us. These met him somewhere outside the village-separated by the fact of their unhappy malady, leprosy, from their fellows, in accordance with the old Mosaic Law of Leviticus 13:46, "He is unclean: he shall dwell alone; without the camp shall his habitation be." These had no doubt heard of the many lepers who had been healed by the Galilaean Teacher who was then drawing nigh the village. They did not venture to approach him, but they attracted his attention with their hoarse, sad cry. The legal distance which these unfortunates were compelled to keep from passers-by was a hundred paces. He does not seem to have touched them, or talked with them, but with an impressive majesty bids them go and return thanks for their cure, which his will had already accomplished. They evidently believed implicitly in his healing power, for without further question they went on their way as he had commanded, and as they went the poor sufferers felt a new and, to them, a quite strange thrill of health course through their veins; they felt their prayer was granted, and that the fell disease had left them. They were not sent to the capital city; any priest in any town was qualified to pronounce on the completeness of a cure in this malady (Leviticus 14:2-32). 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. 12. stood afar off—(Compare Le 13:45, 46).17:11-19 A sense of our spiritual leprosy should make us very humble whenever we draw near to Christ. It is enough to refer ourselves to the compassions of Christ, for they fail not. We may look for God to meet us with mercy, when we are found in the way of obedience. Only one of those who were healed returned to give thanks. It becomes us, like him, to be very humble in thanksgivings, as well as in prayers. Christ noticed the one who thus distinguished himself, he was a Samaritan. The others only got the outward cure, he alone got the spiritual blessing.
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