Matthew 8:2

“And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And behold, there came a leper, and worshipped him, saying, Lord, If thou wilt, thou canst make me cleane.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And a leper came to Him and bowed down before Him, and said, "Lord, if You are willing, You can make me clean."
- New American Standard Version (1995)

And behold, there came to him a leper and worshipped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And a leper came and gave him worship, saying, Lord, if it is your pleasure, you have power to make me clean.
- Basic English Bible

And behold, a leper came up to [him] and did him homage, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou art able to cleanse me.
- Darby Bible

And behold, there came a leper and worshiped him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean.
- Webster's Bible

And a leper came to Him, and throwing himself at His feet, said, "Sir, if only you are willing you are able to cleanse me."
- Weymouth Bible

Behold, a leper came to him and worshiped him, saying, "Lord, if you want to, you can make me clean."
- World English Bible

And loo! a leprouse man cam, and worschipide hym, and seide, Lord, if thou wolt, thou maist make me clene.
- Wycliffe Bible

and lo, a leper having come, was bowing to him, saying, `Sir, if thou art willing, thou art able to cleanse me;'
- Youngs Literal Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Matthew 8:2


8:2 A leper came - Leprosies in those countries were seldom curable by natural means, any more than palsies or lunacy. Probably this leper, though he might not mix with the people, had heard our Lord at a distance. #Mark 1:40; Luke 5:12|.


People's Bible Notes for Matthew 8:2


Mt 8:2 There came a leper. Compare Mr 1:40-45 Lu 5:12-15. Leprosy was a dreadful and hopeless disease. It begins as a skin disease, defies medical skill, and is a kind of living death. Dr. Schaff says: ``Near the Jaffa gate of Jerusalem I saw, in 1877, these miserable creatures with withered limbs imploring aid, and visited a hospital of incurable lepers.'' There are various forms of the disease, but white leprosy seemed most common among the Hebrews. With it the sufferer became white from head to foot. The leper, by the law of Moses, was regarded unclean, was separated from the people, was regarded as death, and the disease was a type of sin. See Le 13:1-12 2Ki 5:27 Nu 5:2. Lord. An expression of faith, as well as the words that follow.

Discussion for Matthew 8:2

  • Olumuyiwa Olukole for verse 2
    The Leper knew the ability of Jesus, but His willingness he does not know, hence, he said, if you are willing, you can... To access the willingness of God, you need to worship Him.

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