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.…
I doubt whether Christ ever said anything about the Divine compassion more pathetic or more perfectly beautiful than had been said by the writer of the 103rd Psalm. It is not in the words of Christ that we find a fuller and deeper revelation of the Divine compassion, but in His deeds. "And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth His hand and touched him," touched the man from whom his very kindred had shrunk. It was the first time that the leper had felt the warmth and pressure of a human hand since his loathsome disease came upon him. And said, "I will, be thou clean."
(R. W. Dale, LL. D.)
Parallel VersesKJV: 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.