The Ten Lepers

    “The Ten Lepers,” Friend, June 2002, 12

    The Ten Lepers

    Chapter 38

    Ten lepers

    Jesus went to a small town, where He saw ten lepers. These men had sores all over their bodies. Their skin was falling off. Luke 17:12

    People afraid of lepers

    Doctors could not help the lepers, and other people were afraid to go near them. The other people thought that they would get sick, too. Luke 17:12

    They asked Jesus to heal them

    The lepers asked Jesus to heal them. They knew that He could make their sores go away. Luke 17:13

    Jesus told them to go to the priests

    Jesus wanted them to be well. He told them to go to the priests, so they did. Luke 17:14

    Jesus healed them

    On their way to the priests, the ten lepers were healed. Their sores were gone. Jesus had healed them. Luke 17:14

    One leper returned to thank Jesus

    Knowing that Jesus had healed them, one of the lepers went back to thank Jesus. Jesus asked where the other nine lepers were. They had not come back to thank Him. He told the leper who had thanked Him that his faith had made him well. Luke 17:15–19

    Illustrated by Robert T. Barrett