The Ten Lepers

“The Ten Lepers,” Liahona, June 2002, 6

The Ten Lepers

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 were afraid of the lepers

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

They asked Jesus to heal them

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

He healed them

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

Their sores were gone

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

Illustrations by Robert T. Barrett