Cleansing ten lepers

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James Tissot - The Healing of Ten Lepers (Guérison de dix lépreux) - Brooklyn Museum

Jesus' cleansing of ten lepers is one of the miracles of Jesus reported in the Gospels (Gospel of Luke 17:11-19).[1][2]

Biblical account[edit]

According to Luke's account, on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus encountered ten lepers. He healed them, but only one returned to thank Jesus afterward.


According to Berard Marthaler and Herbert Lockyer, this miracle emphasizes the importance of faith, for Jesus did not say: "My power has saved you" but attributed the healing to the faith of the beneficiaries.[3][4]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ Bible Knowledge Background Commentary: Matthew-Luke by David C. Cook and Craig A. Evans (Feb 27, 2003) ISBN 0781438683 page 365
  2. ^ "Biblegateway Luke 17:11-19". Retrieved 2018-04-18.
  3. ^ Berard L. Marthaler 2007 The Creed: The Apostolic Faith in Contemporary Theology ISBN 0-89622-537-2 page 220
  4. ^ Lockyer, Herbert, 1988 All the Miracles of the Bible ISBN 0-310-28101-6 page 235