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Jesus meets ten men with leprosy

A Samaritan healed of leprosy returns to thank Jesus.
Contributed by Sue Bentley
Story also available on our translated website: Hindi
One day Jesus left Galilee on His way to Jerusalem and crossed over the border into Samaria. Jews normally avoided Samaria and they did not like the Samaritan people living there. – Slide 1
On the way, Jesus entered a village and ten men, all with a terrible skin disease called leprosy, saw Him. They kept their distance but raised their voices, calling out, ‘Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!’ – Slide 2
Jesus replied, ‘Go, show yourselves to the priests.’ Only a priest could decide whether that someone had been healed from leprosy. <br/>The men did as they were told and along the way they were healed of their leprosy! – Slide 3
When one of the men, a Samaritan, saw that his skin was clear of the terrible disease, he returned to Jesus.mKneeling down at the feet of Jesus he praisedmGod in a loud voice. He couldn’t thank Jesus enough. – Slide 4
Jesus asked, ‘Didn’t I heal ten men? Where are the other nine? This man is not a Jew but a stranger, a Samaritan. Is he the only one to give praise to God?’ – Slide 5
Then Jesus said to the Samaritan, ‘Get up and go on your way. Your faith has healed you.’ – Slide 6
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