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Leprosy was a terrible skin disease. It was infectious. This means it could
spread from a person to others, and they also would have the disease. There
were strict rules which a leper had to observe. The person had to live outside
the camp away from other people so the disease would not spread. If the sores
went away, the leper had to go to the priest to be examined. If the priest
said that the man was no longer contagious, he could go back and live with his
family. The story about the ten lepers occurred when Jesus was on his way to
Jerusalem. The men met him, but stayed a distance away. (The law said a leper
must not come near and must call out "Unclean!" so people would know he had
leprosy.) These men called out, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us!" They knew
he had healed others. Jesus told them to go and show themselves to the
priests, and as they were going, a wonderful thing happened. Their skin became
clean and free from leprosy! We can just imagine the joy they felt. Nine of
the men continued on to go see the priest, but one man turned back and came to
Jesus. He was praising God with a loud voice, and he fell at Jesus' feet and
thanked him. This man was a Samaritan, a man from the region of Samaria. The
Samaritans were hated by the Jews. Jesus asked where the other nine men were.
Ten were healed, but only one came back to say "Thank you", and he was a
foreigner. Jesus told the man, "Rise and go. Your faith has made you well."