Bible: Mark 7:31-37

Healing a Deaf Mute

7:31 Then 1  Jesus 2  went out again from the region of Tyre 3  and came through Sidon 4  to the Sea of Galilee in the region of the Decapolis. 5  7:32 They brought to him a deaf man who had difficulty speaking, and they asked him to place his hands on him. 7:33 After Jesus 6  took him aside privately, away from the crowd, he put his fingers in the man’s 7  ears, and after spitting, he touched his tongue. 8  7:34 Then 9  he looked up to heaven and said with a sigh, “Ephphatha(that is, “Be opened). 10  7:35 And immediately the man’s 11  ears were opened, his tongue loosened, and he spoke plainly. 7:36 Jesus ordered them not to tell anything. But as much as he ordered them not to do this, they proclaimed it all the more. 12  7:37 People were completely astounded and said, “He has done everything well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”

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