43 And he straitly charged him, and forthwith sent him away;

Other Translations of Mark 1:43

New International Version

43 Jesus sent him away at once with a strong warning:

English Standard Version

43 And JesusGreek he; also verse 45 sternly charged him and sent him away at once,

The Message

43 Jesus dismissed him with strict orders:

New King James Version

43 And He strictly warned him and sent him away at once,

New Living Translation

43 Then Jesus sent him on his way with a stern warning:

Matthew Henry's Commentary on Mark 1:43

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.