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“While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.” (Luke 5:12a) λ έ π ρα (lepra) – “leprosy” a disease of the nerves.

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3 “While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.” (Luke 5:12a) λ έ π ρα (lepra) – “leprosy” a disease of the nerves and mucosa of the upper respiratory tract caused by bacteria. Skin lesions are the primary external sign. Left untreated, leprosy can be progressive, causing permanent damage to the skin, nerves, limbs and eyes.

4 “After Uzziah became powerful, his pride led to his downfall. He was unfaithful to the Lord…While he was raging at the priests in their presence before the incense altar in the Lord’s temple, leprosy broke out on his forehead…because the Lord had afflicted him. King Uzziah had leprosy until the day he died. He lived in a separate house - leprous, and banned from the temple of the Lord.” (II Chronicles 26:16-20) “While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.” (Luke 5:12a)

5 “The anger of the Lord burned against them, and he left them. When the cloud lifted from above the tent, Miriam’s skin was leprous - it became as white as snow. Aaron…saw that she had a defiling skin disease, and he said to Moses, ‘I ask you not to hold against us the sin we have so foolishly committed. Do not let her be like a stillborn infant coming from its mother’s womb with its flesh half eaten away.’” (Numbers 12:9-12) “While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.” (Luke 5:12a)

6 When the men came to Jesus, they said, “John the Baptist sent us to you to ask, ‘Are you the one who is to come, or should we expect someone else?’”…So he replied to the messengers, “Go back and report to John what you have seen and heard: The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.” (Luke 7:20-22) “While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.” (Luke 5:12a)

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9 “While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.” (Luke 5:12a)

10 “If a man or woman has a sore on their head or chin, the priest is to examine the sore, and if it appears to be more than skin deep and the hair in it is yellow and thin, the priest shall pronounce them unclean; it is a defiling skin disease…Anyone with such a defiling disease must wear torn clothes, let their hair be unkempt, cover the lower part of their face and cry out, ‘Unclean! Unclean!’ As long as they have the disease they remain unclean. They must live alone; they must live outside the camp.” (Leviticus 13:29-46)

11 “While Jesus was in one of the towns, a man came along who was covered with leprosy.” (Luke 5:12a)

12 Leper colonies were located in the hills on the east side of the Sea of Galilee.

13 “When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground…” (Luke 5:12b) π ί π τω (pipto) – “fell” to fall prostrate. π ροσκυν έ ω (proskyneo) – “worship” to pay homage by kneeling or prostrating onself. “…I went up to Jerusalem to worship.” (Acts 24:11a)

14 “When he saw Jesus, he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, ‘Lord, if you are willing…’” (Luke 5:12b) κ ύ ριος (kyrios) – “Lord” Master, Owner, Lord, God. “Then he said to Thomas, ‘Put your finger here; see my hands. Reach out your hand and put it into my side. Stop doubting and believe.’ Thomas said to him, ‘My Lord and my God!’” (John 20:27-28)

15 “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.’” (Luke 5:12b) δ ύ ναμαι (dynamai) – “you can” to be able to do something to be capable, strong and powerful.

16 “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.’” (Luke 5:12b) καθαρ ί ζω (katharizo) – “clean” to make clean from physical stains or dirt. to free from guilt of sin or purify from wickedness. catharsis (noun) - a purification that brings about spiritual renewal or release from tension.

17 “He did not discriminate between us and them, for he purified their hearts by faith.” (Acts 15:9) “…Now then, you Pharisees clean the outside of the cup and dish, but inside you are full of greed and wickedness.” (Luke 11:39b) “The voice spoke to him a second time, ‘Do not call anything impure that God has made clean.’” (Acts 10:15)

18 “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.’” (Luke 5:12b) καθαρ ί ζω (katharizo) – “clean” to make clean from physical stains or dirt. to free from guilt of sin or purify from wickedness. “His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’” (John 9:2)

19 He came to Jesus in desperation (nowhere else to turn). He bowed down in a clear act of worship. He referred to Jesus with a title that implies Divinity. He asked for a total cleansing (physical and spiritual). “His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’” (John 9:2)

20 chutzpah - “unmitigated gall; audacity; nerve.” When Jesus heard this, he was amazed at him, and turning to the crowd following him, he said, “I tell you, I have not found such great faith even in Israel.” (Luke 7:9) faith - “confidence or trust in a person.” “…he fell with his face to the ground and begged him, ‘Lord, if you are willing, you can make me clean.’” (Luke 5:12b)

21 “Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man.” (Luke 5:13a)

22 “Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. ‘I am willing,’ he said. ‘Be clean!’ And immediately the leprosy left him.” (Luke 5:13)

23 Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” (Luke 5:14) π αραγγ έ λλω (paraggello) – “ordered” to command, order, charge.

24 Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” (Luke 5:14) “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets…” (Matthew 5:17a)

25 “These are the regulations for any diseased person…if they have been healed of their defiling skin disease, the priest shall sprinkle the one to be cleansed seven times. The person to be cleansed must… ▪ Bring two birds, one to be sacrificed and one to be released. ▪ Bring two male lambs and one ewe a year old. ▪ Bring three-tenths of an ephah of the finest flour mixed with olive oil. ▪ Wash their clothes, shave off all their hair and bathe with water. ▪ The priest shall present their offerings before the Lord.” (Leviticus 14:2-11)

26 Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” (Luke 5:14) “…those who have leprosy are cleansed…” (Luke 7:22)

27 Then Jesus ordered him, “Don’t tell anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the sacrifices that Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a testimony to them.” (Luke 5:14)

28 “Yet the news about him spread all the more, so that crowds of people came to hear him and to be healed of their sicknesses.” (Luke 5:15) “Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.” (Mark 1:45)

29 “But Jesus often withdrew to lonely places and prayed.” (Luke 5:16) “One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer - at three in the afternoon.” (Acts 3:1) ἦ ν ὑ π οχωρ έ ω (en hypochoreo) – “often withdrew” to go back repeatedly.

30 “I reared children and brought them up, but they have rebelled against me…Woe to the sinful nation, a people whose guilt is great, a brood of evildoers, children given to corruption! They have forsaken the Lord; they have spurned the Holy One of Israel and turned their backs on him…Why do you persist in rebellion? Your whole head is injured, your whole heart afflicted. From the sole of your foot to the top of your head there is no soundness - only wounds and welts and open sores, not cleansed or bandaged or soothed with olive oil.” (Isaiah 1:2-6)

31 “Wash and make yourselves clean. Take your evil deeds out of my sight; stop doing wrong. Learn to do right; seek justice. Defend the oppressed. Take up the cause of the fatherless; plead the case of the widow.” “Come now, let us settle the matter,” says the Lord. “Though your sins are like scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they are red as crimson, they shall be like wool.” (Isaiah 1:16-18)

32 “The blind receive sight, the lame walk, those who have leprosy are cleansed, the deaf hear, the dead are raised, and the good news is proclaimed to the poor.” (Luke 7:22)

33 “But I will restore you to health and heal your wounds,” declares the Lord, “because you are called an outcast, Zion for whom no one cares.” (Jeremiah 30:17)


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