New International Version
At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
King James Bible
And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.
Darby Bible Translation
And immediately his ears were opened, and the band of his tongue was loosed and he spoke right.
World English Bible
Immediately his ears were opened, and the impediment of his tongue was released, and he spoke clearly.
Young's Literal Translation
and immediately were his ears opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he was speaking plain.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
He spake plain - Ορθως, distinctly, without stammering. One MS. has, And he spoke, praising God. There is no doubt of this: but the evangelist, I think, did not write these words.
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'He touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, He sighed, and saith Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.'--Mark vii 33, 34. For what reason was there this unwonted slowness in Christ's healing works? For what reason was there this unusual emotion ere He spoke the word which cleansed? As to the former question, a partial answer may perhaps be that our Lord is here on half-heathen ground, where aids to faith were much needed, and His power had to be veiled that it might be beheld. Hence the miracle is …
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He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "Ephphatha!" (which means "Be opened!").
Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.
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