Mark 1:40
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New International Version
A man with leprosy came to him and begged him on his knees, "If you are willing, you can make me clean."

New Living Translation
A man with leprosy came and knelt in front of Jesus, begging to be healed. "If you are willing, you can heal me and make me clean," he said.

English Standard Version
And a leper came to him, imploring him, and kneeling said to him, “If you will, you can make me clean.”

Berean Study Bible
Then a leper came to Jesus, begging on his knees: "If You are willing, You can make me clean."

Berean Literal Bible
And a leper comes to Him, imploring Him and kneeling down to Him, and saying to Him, "If You are willing, You are able to cleanse me."

New American Standard Bible
And a leper came to Jesus, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying, "If You are willing, You can make me clean."

King James Bible
And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then a man with a serious skin disease came to Him and, on his knees, begged Him: "If You are willing, You can make me clean."

International Standard Version
Then a leper came to Jesus and began pleading with him. He fell on his knees and told him, "If you want to, you can make me clean."

NET Bible
Now a leper came to him and fell to his knees, asking for help. "If you are willing, you can make me clean," he said.

New Heart English Bible
And a leper came to him, begging him, and knelt down and said to him, "If you want to, you can make me clean."

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
A leper came to him, fell at his feet, and begged him, saying, “If you are willing, you are able to make me clean.”

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then a man with a serious skin disease came to him. The man fell to his knees and begged Jesus, "If you're willing, you can make me clean."

New American Standard 1977
And a leper came to Him, beseeching Him and falling on his knees before Him, and saying to Him, “If You are willing, You can make me clean.”

Jubilee Bible 2000
And a leper came to him, beseeching him and kneeling down to him and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

King James 2000 Bible
And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If you will, you can make me clean.

American King James Version
And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him, If you will, you can make me clean.

American Standard Version
And there cometh to him a leper, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down said to him: If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

Darby Bible Translation
And there comes to him a leper, beseeching him, and falling on his knees to him, and saying to him, If thou wilt thou canst cleanse me.

English Revised Version
And there cometh to him a leper, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying unto him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

Webster's Bible Translation
And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him, If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

Weymouth New Testament
One day there came a leper to Jesus entreating Him, and pleading on his knees. "If you are willing," he said, "you are able to cleanse me."

World English Bible
A leper came to him, begging him, kneeling down to him, and saying to him, "If you want to, you can make me clean."

Young's Literal Translation
and there doth come to him a leper, calling on him, and kneeling to him, and saying to him -- 'If thou mayest will, thou art able to cleanse me.'
Study Bible
The Leper's Prayer
39So He went throughout Galilee, preaching in their synagogues and driving out demons. 40Then a leper came to Jesus, begging on his knees: “If You are willing, You can make me clean.” 41Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” He said, “Be clean.”…
Cross References
Matthew 8:2
Suddenly a leper came and knelt before Him, saying, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."

Mark 1:41
Moved with compassion, Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man. "I am willing," He said, "Be clean."

Mark 10:17
As Jesus started on His way, a man ran up and knelt before Him. "Good Teacher," he asked, "what must I do to inherit eternal life?"

Luke 5:12
While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy. When he saw Jesus, he fell facedown and begged Him, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."
Treasury of Scripture

And there came a leper to him, beseeching him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him, If you will, you can make me clean.

there.

Matthew 8:2-4 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, …

Luke 5:12-14 And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man …

a leper.

Leviticus 13:1-14:57 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying…

Numbers 12:10-15 And the cloud departed from off the tabernacle; and, behold, Miriam …

Deuteronomy 24:8,9 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, …

2 Samuel 3:29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and …

2 Kings 5:5 And the king of Syria said, Go to, go, and I will send a letter to …

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 Kings 15:5 And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper to the day of …

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are …

Luke 17:12-19 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that …

kneeling.

Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, …

2 Chronicles 6:13 For Solomon had made a brazen scaffold of five cubits long, and five …

Matthew 17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain …

Luke 22:41 And he was withdrawn from them about a stone's cast, and kneeled …

Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this …

Ephesians 3:14 For this cause I bow my knees to the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ,

if thou.

Mark 9:22,23 And often it has cast him into the fire, and into the waters, to …

Genesis 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will …

2 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, …

(40-43) And there came a leper.--See Notes on Matthew 8:1-4. The miracle appears in St. Matthew as following closely on the Sermon on the Mount.

Verse 40. - The healing of the leper is recorded in all the three synoptic Gospels; but St. Mark gives more full details. From St. Matthew we learn that it took place after the sermon on the mount; and yet not at the very close of his missionary circuit, St. Luke (Luke 5:12) says that the diseased man was "full of leprosy" (πλήρης λέπρας). The disorder was fully developed; it had spread over his whole body; he was leprous from head to foot. This leprosy was designed to be specially typical of the disease of sin. It was not infectious. It was not because it was either infectious or contagious that the leper was bidden under the Jewish Law to wars others off, in the words," Unclean! un-clean!" It was in some cases hereditary. It was a very revolting disease. It was a poisoning of the springs of life. It was a living death. It was incurable by any human art or skill. It was the awful sign of sin reaching unto death; and it was cured, as sin is cured, only by the mercy and favor of God. No wonder, then, that our Lord specially displayed his power over this terrible disease, that he might thus prove his power over the still worse malady of sin. St. Mark here tells us that this leper knelt down (καὶ γονυπετῶν). St. Matthew says (Matthew 8:2) that he "worshipped him," (προσεκύνει αὐτῷ); St. Luke says (Luke 5:12) that "he fell on his face" (πεσὼν ἐπὶ πρόσωπον). We thus see that the scriptural idea of worship is associated with some lowly posture of the body. But with this worship of the body, the leper offered also the homage of the soul. His prostration of himself before Christ was not merely a rendering of honor to an earthly being; it was a rendering of reverence to a Divine Being. For he does not say to him, "If thou wilt ask of God, he will give it thee;" but he says, "If thou wilt, thou canst make me clean." It is as though he said, "I know that thou art of equal power with the Father, and therefore supreme Lord over diseases; so that by thy word alone thou canst remove this leprosy from me. I ask, therefore, that thou wouldst be willing to do this, and then I know that the thing is done." The leper had faith in the Divine power of Christ, partly out of his own inward illumination, and partly by the evidence of the miracles which Christ had already wrought. If thou wilt, thou east. Observe the hypothetic expression, "If thou wilt." He has no doubt as to Christ's power, but the words, "If thou wilt" show that his desire for healing was controlled by resignation to the will of God. For bodily diseases are often necessary for the health of the soul; and this God knows, though man knows it not. Therefore, in asking for earthly blessings, it behoves us to resign ourselves to the will and wisdom of God. And there came a leper to him,.... After he was come down from a certain mountain, in Galilee, where he had been preaching to the people, Matthew 8:1, and when be was in a certain city, Luke 5:12, either Capernaum, or some other city of Galilee. This man was full of leprosy, as Luke says, and very probably deemed incurable; of the nature and symptoms of the leprosy; see Gill on Luke 5:12,

beseeching him; to cure him of his leprosy:

and kneeling down to him; in token of submission, respect, and reverence, and to worship him:

and saying unto him, if thou wilt thou canst make me clean; See Gill on Matthew 8:2. Mark omits the word "Lord". Mr 1:40-45. Healing of a Leper. ( = Mt 8:1-4; Lu 5:12-16).

See on [1405]Mt 8:1-4. 1:40-45 We have here Christ's cleansing of a leper. It teaches us to apply to the Saviour with great humility, and with full submission to his will, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, without any doubt of Christ's readiness to help the distressed. See also what to expect from Christ; that according to our faith it shall be to us. The poor leper said, If thou wilt. Christ readily wills favours to those who readily refer themselves to his will. Christ would have nothing done that looked like seeking praise of the people. But no reasons now exist why we should hesitate to spread the praises of Christ.
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