I Thelō

Leper: Lord, if you thelō, you can make me clean.

Leper: Lord, if you want, you can make me clean.

Leper: Lord, if you desire, you can make me clean.

Leper: Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.

Leper: Lord, if you would, you can make me clean.

Leper: Lord, if you wish, you can make me clean.

Leper: Lord, if you chose, you can make me clean.

Leper: Lord, if you like, you can make me clean.

Leper: Lord, if you pleased, you can make me clean.

Leper: Lord, if you decided, you can make me clean.

Leper: Leper: Lord, if you preferred, you can make me clean.

Leper: Lord, if you insisted, you can make me clean.

Jesus: I thelō. Be clean.

* I am not a Greek scholar. For today’s devotional, I’m simply interjecting the other ways in which the lemma “thelōs” gets translated throughout the ESV to give a wider feeling of the word. I’ve also changed the leper’s original word “thelēs” to its lemma form of “thelōs” for the sake of ease with understanding this in English, just as “thelēs” and “thelōs” both come out as “will” in the passage in English. If any Greek people want to correct me, you are wiser than me. This devotional was created out of the themes of Luke 5:12-26 found in today’s reading at CommonPrayer.net.

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