Mark 1: 40 ― 45
Ordinary 6 Year B
40 A leper 14 came to him (and kneeling down)
41 Moved with pity, he stretched out his hand, touched
42 The leprosy left him immediately, and he was made
43 Then, warning him sternly, he dismissed him at once.
44 Then he said to him, “See that you tell no one anything,
45 The man went away and began to publicize the whole
14  A leper: for the various forms of skin disease, see ⇒ Lev 13:1-50 and the note on ⇒ Lev 13:2-4. There are only two instances in the Old Testament in which God is shown to have cured a leper (⇒ Numbers 12:10-15; ⇒ 2 Kings 5:1-14). The law of Moses provided for the ritual purification of a leper. In curing the leper, Jesus assumes that the priests will reinstate the cured man into the religious community. See also the note on ⇒ Luke 5:14.
Scripture texts in this work are taken from the New American Bible, revised