29Jesus and his disciples, including James and John, left the synagogue and went straight to the home of Simon and Andrew. 30Simon's mother-in-law was sick in bed with a fever, and as soon as Jesus arrived, he was told about her. 31He went to her, took her by the hand, and helped her up. The fever left her, and she began to wait on them. 32After the sun had set and evening had come, people brought to Jesus all the sick and those who had demons. 34Jesus healed many who were sick with all kinds of diseases and drove out many demons. He would not let the demons say anything, because they knew who he was. 40A man suffering from a dreaded skin disease came to Jesus, knelt down, and begged him for help. “If you want to,” he said, “you can make me clean.”#1.40: make me clean: This disease was considered to make a person ritually unclean. 41Jesus was filled with pity,#1.41: pity; some manuscripts have anger. and reached out and touched him. “I do want to,” he answered. “Be clean!” 42At once the disease left the man, and he was clean.