Chapter 37: The Ten Lepers

New Testament Stories, (2005), 95–96

Jesus sees lepers

Jesus went to a small town where He saw ten lepers. Lepers are people who are sick. Their sickness causes them to get terrible sores all over their bodies.

Lepers could not be cured

Doctors could not help the lepers. People were afraid to go near them. They did not want to get sick too.

10 lepers asked Jesus to heal them

The lepers asked Jesus to heal them. They knew He could make their sores go away.

Jesus told lepers to see the priests

Jesus wanted them to be well. He told them to go and show themselves to the priests.

On their way the 10 lepers were healed

On their way to the priests, the ten lepers were healed. Their sores were gone.

Only one leper thanked Jesus

One of the lepers knew that Jesus had healed them. He went back to thank Him. Jesus asked where the other nine lepers were. They had not come back. Jesus told the leper who had thanked Him that the leper’s faith had made him well.