And a man with a skin condition came to him, begging and kneeling, and saying to him: If you wish you can cleanse me.’
And filled with anger, stretching his hand, he touched him, and said ‘I wish, be clean.’ And immediately the disease left him, and he was cleansed.
And having strictly warned him, immediately he sent him away. And he said to him, ‘See to it that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer what Moses commanded for your cleansing, as a witness to them.
But the man, as he went out began to proclaim many things and spread the word., so that he could no longer enter a town openly, but he was out in deserted places. And they came to him from everywhere.
that we may hold to you without parting,
worship you without wearying,
serve you without failing;
faithfully seek you,
happily find you,
and forever possess you,
the only God,blessed now and for ever.