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Cleansing of the Ten Lepers

The Cleansing of the Ten Lepers, James Tissot    1836-1902

Jesus was going down to Jerusalem and as he went, he passed through Samaria and Galilee. Many Jews avoided going through Samaria because they didn't want to contact the Samaritans, a people whom they despised.

As he entered into a certain village he was met by ten men who had the dreaded disease of leprosy. If you had this disease you had to live apart from other people. If someone came near, you had to cry out, "Unclean, unclean!" The Bible tells us these men stood far away from Jesus.

They shouted, "Jesus, Master, have mercy on us."

Jesus' fame had spread throughout the land and these lepers may have heard of the miracles he had been doing.

He told them to go and show themselves to the priests. There were certain things they had to do to be declared free of the disease. If the disease was cured they could return to their families. As they went, they were healed of their disease. What joy they felt!

One of the men, when he saw he was healed, turned back and with a loud voice praised God. He fell down at Jesus' feet giving him thanks. This man was a resident of that country, a Samaritan.

Jesus asked him, "Were not ten men cleansed? Where are the other nine? Only one man, this Samaritan, has returned to give glory to God."

He told the man, "Get up and go, it is your faith that has made you well."

This is the thirty-first recorded miracle of Jesus.

Luke 17:11-19

Zip Code 00-17-0

Memory Hook

Our memory hook for this story features the one healed leper who returned. We are going to pretend he is a teenage with a Seventeen 17 magazine rolled up in his hip pocket.

He was the only one who returned to say "Thank you, Lord!". Note - he was a foreigner, a Samaritan.

hip+17 = Luke 17


This zip code means the account is not found in Matthew or Mark (00). It is found in the 17th chapter of Luke (17) and not found in John (0).

(Remember this hook)
  • Head = Matthew
  • Arms = Mark
  • Waist = Luke
  • Feet = John


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Water to Wine

Nobleman's Son

Catch of Fish

Healing of Demoniac

Peter's Mother-in-Law

Leper Healed

Down Through the Roof


Crippled Hand

Centurion's Servant

Widow's Son

Blind Dumb Man

Jesus Calms the Storm

Gadarene Demoniac

Bleeding Woman

Jairus' Daughter

Blind Demoniac

Feeding of the 5000

Jesus Walks on Water


Deaf Dumb Healed

Feeding of the 4000

Blind Man

Boy With Demon

Tax Money from a Fish

Man Blind From Birth

Mute Man

Stooped Woman

Man with Dropsy

Lazarus Raised

Ten Lepers Healed

Blind Bartimaeus

Fig Tree Cursed

Malchus' Ear Healed

Second Catch of Fish
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