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Mark 7: 31 to 37

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31   Again he left the district of Tyre and went by way of
       Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, into the district of the Decapolis.

32   And people brought to him a deaf man who had a speech
       impediment and begged him to lay his hand on him.

33   He took him off by himself away from the crowd. He put his
       finger into the man’s ears and, spitting, touched his tongue;

34   then he looked up to heaven and groaned, and said to him,
       “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”)

35   And (immediately) the man’s ears were opened, his speech
       impediment was removed, and he spoke plainly.

36   10 He ordered them not to tell anyone. But the more he
        ordered them not to, the more they proclaimed it.

37   They were exceedingly astonished and they said, “He has
       done all things well. He makes the deaf hear and (the) mute
       speak.”

10 [36] The more they proclaimed it: the same verb proclaim attributed here to the crowd in relation to the miracles of Jesus is elsewhere used in Mark for the preaching of the gospel on the part of Jesus, of his disciples, and of the Christian community (⇒ Mark 1:14; ⇒ 13:10; ⇒ 14:9). Implied in the action of the crowd is a recognition of the salvific mission of Jesus; see the note on ⇒ Matthew 11:5-6.

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