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Luke 17:12

    Luke 17:12 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

    And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

    American King James Version (AKJV)

    And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

    American Standard Version (ASV)

    And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off:

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    And when he went into a certain small town he came across ten men who were lepers, and they, keeping themselves at a distance,

    Webster's Revision

    And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, who stood afar off:

    World English Bible

    As he entered into a certain village, ten men who were lepers met him, who stood at a distance.

    English Revised Version (ERV)

    And as he entered into a certain village, there met him ten men that were lepers, which stood afar off:

    Clarke's Commentary on Luke 17:12

    Ten - lepers - Concerning the leprosy see the note on Matthew 8:2; and on Leviticus 13:1, etc. and Leviticus 14:1, etc.

    Which stood afar off - They kept at a distance, because forbidden by law and custom to come near to those who were sound, for fear of infecting them. See Leviticus 13:46; Numbers 5:2; 2 Kings 15:5.

    Barnes' Notes on Luke 17:12

    There met him - They were in his way, or in his path, as he was entering the village. They were not allowed to enter the village while they were afflicted with the leprosy, Leviticus 13:46; Numbers 5:2-3.

    Lepers - See the notes at Matthew 8:2.

    Stood afar off - At a distance, as they were required by law. They were unclean, and it was not lawful for them to come near to those who were in health. As Jesus was traveling, they were also walking in the contrary way, and seeing him, and knowing that they were unclean, they stopped or turned aside, so that they might not expose others to the contagion.