Matthew 8:1-4

A man who had an illness of the skin comes to meet Jesus

1 Jesus came down from the hill and a large crowd followed him. 2 A man with a bad illness of the skin came to meet him. He went down on his knees in front of Jesus and he said, ‘Sir, if you want, you can make me well again. Please do it.’

3 Jesus put out his hand towards him and he touched him. ‘I do want to help you. Be clean again,’ Jesus said. Immediately, the man's skin was clean again. 4 Jesus said to the man, ‘Listen. You must not tell anyone about this. Instead, go and show yourself to the priest. Take a gift to him for God. Moses taught the people what gift to take to God after this kind of illness. This will show everyone that you are now well again.’