Miracles of Jesus: Healing a leper
(Matthew 8:1-3, Mark 1:40-42)
After preaching the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5-7), Jesus came down the hillside followed by a large crowd. A leper approached Jesus and was miraculously healed of his skin disease.
As described in the book of Matthew, which is in the New Testament of the Bible:
Jesus reached out his hand and touched the man. "I am willing," he said. "Be clean!" Immediately he was cleansed of his leprosy.
- Matthew 8:1-3, NIV translation
The word "leprosy" can refer to a variety of diseases that affect a person's skin.