“And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:”
King James Version (KJV)
Lu 17:12 There met him ten men that were lepers. For account of the leprosy, and the laws of Moses concerning it, see PNT "Mt 8:2". These lepers, excluded from other society, grouped together for company. Stood afar off. As required by the law of Moses (Le 13:46).