42 And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy departed from him, and he was cleansed.

Other Translations of Mark 1:42

New International Version

42 Immediately the leprosy left him and he was cleansed.

English Standard Version

42 And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean.

The Message

42 Then and there the leprosy was gone, his skin smooth and healthy.

New King James Version

42 As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.

New Living Translation

42 Instantly the leprosy disappeared, and the man was healed.

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 1:42

Commentary on Mark 1:40-45

(Read Mark 1:40-45)

We have here Christ's cleansing of a leper. It teaches us to apply to the Saviour with great humility, and with full submission to his will, saying, "Lord, if thou wilt," without any doubt of Christ's readiness to help the distressed. See also what to expect from Christ; that according to our faith it shall be to us. The poor leper said, If thou wilt. Christ readily wills favours to those who readily refer themselves to his will. Christ would have nothing done that looked like seeking praise of the people. But no reasons now exist why we should hesitate to spread the praises of Christ.