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1:45 blaze abroad the matter. On the healing of this leper, see the parallel accounts in Matthew 8:2-4 and Luke 5:12-14, especially in relation to the testimony of his cure to the priests. Only Mark, however, tells us that the leper instead told his story far and wide, wherever he could. This miracle attracted more attention to Jesus than the others (Mark 1:21-34) because leprosy was such a loathsome and incurable disease.

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