Jesus Heals a Deaf-Mute(A)

31 (B)Again, departing from the region of Tyre and Sidon, He came through the midst of the region of Decapolis to the Sea of Galilee. 32 Then (C)they brought to Him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech, and they begged Him to put His hand on him. 33 And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers in his ears, and (D)He spat and touched his tongue. 34 Then, (E)looking up to heaven, (F)He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”

35 (G)Immediately his ears were opened, and the [a]impediment of his tongue was loosed, and he spoke plainly. 36 Then (H)He commanded them that they should tell no one; but the more He commanded them, the more widely they proclaimed it. 37 And they were (I)astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He (J)makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak.”

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  1. Mark 7:35 Lit. bond

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