Matthew 8:3
New International Version
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.

New Living Translation
Jesus reached out and touched him. "I am willing," he said. "Be healed!" And instantly the leprosy disappeared.

English Standard Version
And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Berean Study Bible
Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” He said, “be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Berean Literal Bible
And having stretched out the hand, He touched him saying, "I am willing; be you cleansed!" And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

New American Standard Bible
Jesus stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, "I am willing; be cleansed." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

King James Bible
And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Christian Standard Bible
Reaching out his hand, Jesus touched him, saying, "I am willing; be made clean." Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Contemporary English Version
Jesus put his hand on the man and said, "I want to! Now you are well." At once the man's leprosy disappeared.

Good News Translation
Jesus reached out and touched him. "I do want to," he answered. "Be clean!" At once the man was healed of his disease.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Reaching out His hand He touched him, saying, "I am willing; be made clean." Immediately his disease was healed.

International Standard Version
So Jesus reached out his hand, touched him, and said, "I do want to. Be clean!" And instantly his leprosy was made clean.

NET Bible
He stretched out his hand and touched him saying, "I am willing. Be clean!" Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

New Heart English Bible
And he stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, "I am willing. Be cleansed." And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And Yeshua, stretching out his hand, touched him, and he said, “I am willing. Be purified”, and at that moment his leprosy was purged.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Jesus reached out, touched him, and said, "I'm willing. So be clean!" Immediately, his skin disease went away, and he was clean.

New American Standard 1977
And He stretched out His hand and touched him, saying, “I am willing; be cleansed.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

King James 2000 Bible
And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

American King James Version
And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be you clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

American Standard Version
And he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou made clean. And straightway his leprosy was cleansed.

Douay-Rheims Bible
And Jesus stretching forth his hand, touched him, saying: I will, be thou made clean. And forthwith his leprosy was cleansed.

Darby Bible Translation
And he stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, I will; be cleansed. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

English Revised Version
And he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou made clean. And straightway his leprosy was cleansed.

Webster's Bible Translation
And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Weymouth New Testament
So Jesus put out His hand and touched him, and said, "I am willing: be cleansed." Instantly he was cleansed from his leprosy;

World English Bible
Jesus stretched out his hand, and touched him, saying, "I want to. Be made clean." Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

Young's Literal Translation
and having stretched forth the hand, Jesus touched him, saying, 'I will, be thou cleansed,' and immediately his leprosy was cleansed.
Study Bible
The Leper's Prayer
2Suddenly a leper came and knelt before Him, saying, “Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean.” 3Jesus reached out His hand and touched the man. “I am willing,” He said, “be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. 4Then Jesus instructed him, “See that you don’t tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift prescribed by Moses, as a testimony to them.”…
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.

Matthew 11:5
The blind receive sight, the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and good news is preached to the poor.

Matthew 12:13
Then Jesus said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." So he stretched it out, and it was restored to full use, just like the other.

Luke 4:27
And there were many lepers in Israel in the time of Elisha the prophet. Yet not one of them was cleansed--only Naaman the Syrian."

Treasury of Scripture

And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be you clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

put.

2 Kings 5:11
But Naaman was wroth, and went away, and said, Behold, I thought, He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of the LORD his God, and strike his hand over the place, and recover the leper.

I will.

Genesis 1:3
And God said, Let there be light: and there was light.

Psalm 33:9
For he spake, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Mark 1:41
And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

immediately.

Matthew 11:4,5
Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things which ye do hear and see: …

2 Kings 5:14
Then went he down, and dipped himself seven times in Jordan, according to the saying of the man of God: and his flesh came again like unto the flesh of a little child, and he was clean.

Luke 17:14,15
And when he saw them, he said unto them, Go shew yourselves unto the priests. And it came to pass, that, as they went, they were cleansed…







Lexicon
[Jesus] reached out
ἐκτείνας (ekteinas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 1614: To stretch out (forth), cast forth (as of an anchor), lay hands on. From ek and teino; to extend.

[His]
τὴν (tēn)
Article - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3588: The, the definite article. Including the feminine he, and the neuter to in all their inflections; the definite article; the.

hand
χεῖρα (cheira)
Noun - Accusative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 5495: A hand.

[and] touched
ἥψατο (hēpsato)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Middle - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 680: Prop: I fasten to; I lay hold of, touch, know carnally. Reflexive of hapto; properly, to attach oneself to, i.e. To touch.

[the man].
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.

“I am willing,”
Θέλω (Thelō)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 1st Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2309: To will, wish, desire, be willing, intend, design.

He said,
λέγων (legōn)
Verb - Present Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's Greek 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

“be clean.”
καθαρίσθητι (katharisthēti)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2511: To cleanse, make clean, literally, ceremonially, or spiritually, according to context. From katharos; to cleanse.

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

immediately
εὐθέως (eutheōs)
Adverb
Strong's Greek 2112: Immediately, soon, at once. Adverb from euthus; directly, i.e. At once or soon.

his
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.

leprosy
λέπρα (lepra)
Noun - Nominative Feminine Singular
Strong's Greek 3014: Leprosy. From the same as lepis; scaliness, i.e. 'leprosy'.

was cleansed.
ἐκαθαρίσθη (ekatharisthē)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Passive - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's Greek 2511: To cleanse, make clean, literally, ceremonially, or spiritually, according to context. From katharos; to cleanse.
(3) Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him.--The act was itself a proof at once of the will and the power to heal. He did not fear becoming unclean by that contact, and was therefore not subject to the law that forbade the touch. And He met the one element of doubt in the sufferer's mind by the words--yet more, perhaps, the tone or look that told of pity--"I will; be thou clean." St. Mark adds, "Had compassion on him."

Immediately his leprosy was cleansed.--We may venture to picture the process to our minds: the skin cleansed, the sores closed, the diseased whiteness giving way to the tints and tones of health.

Verse 3. - And Jesus put forth (and he stretched forth, Revised Version) his hand, and touched him. The careful record of the twofold action may be either a trace of the increasing astonishment of the bystanders or a means of indicating that this was no accidental touch, but the result of deliberate will (cf. Matthew 14:31). According to the Law (Leviticus 13:46 with Leviticus 11:40), our Lord by this action would become unclean until the evening. But of this there is no hint. That indeed he could not by it contract any real impurity, or even any ceremonial impurity in the eyes of God, is self-evident. But how could he himself justify his exemption from the Law? and how could the people justify it? Probably both he and they felt that as "the priests, in their contact with the leper to be adjudged, were exempted from the law of defilement," much more was the One who "cleansed" him. "He says, I will,' to meet the heresy of Photinus. He commands, because of Afius. He touches, because of Manichseus" (Ambrose, in Ford). Saying, I will (θέλω). Synchronous with the action. Be thou clean; be thou made clean (Revised Version); καθαρίσθητι. The external power which the man had himself acknowledged was now applied to him, and he was made clean by it, physically and therefore ceremonially (cf. Bishop Westcott, on 'Hebrews,' p. 346). And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. (On the parallel passage in Mark and Luke, "departed from him," see Professor Marshall, in Expositor, June, 1891, p. 464). 8:2-4 In these verses we have an account of Christ's cleansing a leper, who came and worshipped him, as one clothed with Divine power. This cleansing directs us, not only to apply to Christ, who has power over bodily diseases, for the cure of them, but it also teaches us in what manner to apply to him. When we cannot be sure of God's will, we may be sure of his wisdom and mercy. No guilt is so great, but there is that in Christ's blood which atones for it; no corruption so strong, but there is that in his grace which can subdue it. To be made clean we must commend ourselves to his pity; we cannot demand it as a debt, but we must humbly request it as a favour. Those who by faith apply to Christ for mercy and grace, may be sure that he is freely willing to give them the mercy and grace they thus seek. And those afflictions are blessed that bring us to know Christ, and cause us to seek help and salvation from him. Let those who are cleansed from their spiritual leprosy, go to Christ's ministers and open their case, that they may advise, comfort, and pray for them.
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