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."

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.

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.

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.'

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Clarke's Commentary on the Bible

There came a leper - See the notes on Matthew 8:2, etc.

Should any be inclined to preach on this cleansing of the leper, Mark is the best evangelist to take the account from, because he is more circumstantial than either Matthew or Luke.

I. Consider this leper.

1. He heard of Jesus and his miracles.

2. He came to him for a cure, conscious of his disease.

3. He earnestly besought him to grant the mercy he needed.

4. He fell down on his knees, (with his face to the earth, Luke 5:12), thus showing his humbled state, and the distress of his soul.

5. He appealed to his love - if thou wilt; with a full conviction of his ability - thou canst; in order to get healed.

II. Consider Jesus.

1. He is moved with tender compassion towards him: this is the alone source of all human salvation.

2. He stretches forth his hand, showing thus his readiness to relieve him.

3. He touches him; though this was prohibited by the law, and rendered him who did it in any common case legally unclean.

4. He proves at once his infinite love and unlimited power, by his word and by his act; I will - be thou cleansed; and immediately his leprosy was removed. But see on Matthew 8:2 (note).

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

there.

Matthew 8:2-4 And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if you will, you can make me clean...

Luke 5:12-14 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 sought him...

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 became leprous, white as snow: and Aaron looked on Miriam, and...

Deuteronomy 24:8,9 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you...

2 Samuel 3:29 Let it rest on the head of Joab, and on all his father's house; and let there not fail from the house of Joab one that has an issue...

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

*etc:

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 they said one to another, Why sit we here until we die?

2 Kings 15:5 And the LORD smote the king, so that he was a leper to the day of his death, and dwelled in a several house...

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up...

Luke 17:12-19 And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off...

kneeling.

Mark 10:17 And when he was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to him, and asked him, Good Master...

2 Chronicles 6:13 For Solomon had made a brazen scaffold of five cubits long, and five cubits broad, and three cubits high...

Matthew 17:14 And when they were come to the multitude, there came to him a certain man, kneeling down to him, and saying,

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

Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

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 destroy him: but if you can do any thing, have compassion on us...

Genesis 18:14 Is any thing too hard for the LORD? At the time appointed I will return to you, according to the time of life...

2 Kings 5:7 And it came to pass, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he rent his clothes, and said, Am I God...

Library
What 'the Gospel' Is
The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ.--Mark i. 1 My purpose now is to point out some of the various connections in which the New Testament uses that familiar phrase, 'the gospel,' and briefly to gather some of the important thoughts which these suggest. Possibly the process may help to restore freshness to a word so well worn that it slips over our tongues almost unnoticed and excites little thought. The history of the word in the New Testament books is worth notice. It seldom occurs in those
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Mighty in Word and Deed
'And they went into Capernaum; and straightway on the Sabbath day He entered into the synagogue, and taught. 22. And they were astonished at His doctrine: for He taught them as one that had authority, and not as the scribes. 23. And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24. Saying, Let us alone; what have we to do with Thee, Thou Jesus of Nazareth? art Thou come to destroy us? I know Thee who Thou art, the Holy One of God. 25. And Jesus rebuked him, saying,
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Answer to Mr. W's First Objection.
I WILL first consider all Mr. W's objections to these literal stories. Mr. W. says in his preamble, before he comes to propose his objections in form: That these three miracles are not equally great, but differ in degree, is visible enough to every one that but cursorily reads, and compares their stories one with another.--The greatest of the three, and indeed the greatest miracle, that Jesus is supposed to have wrought, is that of Lazarus's resurrection; which, in truth, was a most prodigious miracle,
Nathaniel Lardner—A Vindication of Three of Our Blessed Saviour's Miracles

The Fellowship of Prayer
THE FELLOWSHIP OF PRAYER "Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God." -- Phil. 4:6 This timely exhortation stresses the fact that God's people should consult with Him in every matter pertaining to life. Unless they see the imperative necessity of prayer, and give it an important place in daily life, they cannot expect to be maintained by the ample resources of a generous Saviour. It is apparent that we cannot obtain
T. M. Anderson—Prayer Availeth Much

Cross References
Matthew 8:2
A man with leprosy came and knelt before him and said, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."

Mark 1:41
Jesus was indignant. He 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 to him and fell on his knees 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 with his face to the ground and begged him, "Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean."

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