Only Cleansed – Or Made Well

Luke 17:11-19

Lukan themes in the passage:

  • Jerusalem is the goal of the journey
  • Jesus has mercy on social outcasts
  • Jesus conforms to Jewish norms
  • The grace of God extends beyond Judaism

“Go show yourselves to the priests.”

ἐκαθαρίσθησαν from καθαρίζω (katharizō)

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σέσωκέν from σῴζω (sōzō)


  1. Do you think the different word choice between “cleansed” and “made well / saved” is intentional and specific – or just a synonym? Is this important?
  2.  What is an appropriate response for healing or rescuing from a trial today?