Luke 17:12
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:

Christian Standard Bible
As he entered a village, ten men with leprosy met him. They stood at a distance

Contemporary English Version
As he was going into a village, ten men with leprosy came toward him. They stood at a distance

Good News Translation
He was going into a village when he was met by ten men suffering from a dreaded skin disease. They stood at a distance

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
"Put your hand back inside your cloak," said the LORD. So Moses put his hand back inside his cloak, and when he took it out, it was restored, like the rest of his skin.

Leviticus 13:45
The diseased person must wear torn clothes and let his hair hang loose, and he must cover his mouth and cry out, '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:

which.

Luke 5:12
And it came to pass, when he was in a certain city, behold a man full of leprosy: who seeing Jesus fell on his face, and besought him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.

Luke 18:13
And the publican, standing afar off, would not lift up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, God be merciful to me a sinner.

Leviticus 13:45,46
And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent, and his head bare, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip, and shall cry, Unclean, unclean…







Lexicon
As
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's Greek 2532: And, even, also, namely.

He
αὐτοῦ (autou)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Genitive Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

entered
εἰσερχομένου (eiserchomenou)
Verb - Present Participle Middle or Passive - Genitive Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1525: To go in, come in, enter. From eis and erchomai; to enter.

one of
τινα (tina)
Interrogative / Indefinite Pronoun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5100: Any one, some one, a certain one or thing. An enclitic indefinite pronoun; some or any person or object.

[the] villages,
κώμην (kōmēn)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 2968: A village, country town. From keimai; a hamlet.

He
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

was met
ἀπήντησαν (apēntēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 528: To go to meet, meet, encounter. From apo and a derivative of anti; to meet away, i.e. Encounter.

by ten
δέκα (deka)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 1176: Ten. A primary number; ten.

lepers.
λεπροὶ (leproi)
Adjective - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3015: A leprous person, a leper. From the same as lepra; scaly, i.e. Leprous.

[They]
οἳ (hoi)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Masculine Plural
Strong's Greek 3739: Who, which, what, that.

stood
ἔστησαν (estēsan)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Plural
Strong's Greek 2476: A prolonged form of a primary stao stah'-o; to stand, used in various applications.

at a distance
πόρρωθεν (porrōthen)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 4207: From afar, far off, from a distance. From porrho with adverbial enclitic of source; from far, or at a distance, i.e. Distantly.
(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 Peraea--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). 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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