Mark 7:35
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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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Clarke'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.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 2:12 And immediately he arose, took up the bed, and went forth before them all; so that they were all amazed, and glorified God, saying...

Psalm 33:9 For he spoke, and it was done; he commanded, and it stood fast.

Isaiah 32:3,4 And the eyes of them that see shall not be dim, and the ears of them that hear shall listen...

Isaiah 35:5,6 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped...

Matthew 11:5 The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up...

The Pattern of Service
'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
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture

Second Sermon for the Twelfth Sunday after Trinity
(From the Gospel for the day) This sermon tells us how a man who truly loves God, whose ears have been opened to receive the sevenfold gifts of the Holy Spirit, is neither lifted up in joy nor cast down in sorrow. Mark vii. 37.--"He hath done all things well: He maketh both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak." WE read in the Gospel for this day, that as our blessed Lord was going from one place to another, they brought unto Him a man who was born deaf and dumb; as must needs be; for he who is
Susannah Winkworth—The History and Life of the Reverend Doctor John Tauler

Things which Defile
"And He called to Him the multitude again, and said unto them, Hear Me all of you, and understand: there is nothing from without the man, that going into him can defile him: but the things which proceed out of the man are those that defile the man. And when He was entered into the house from the multitude, His disciples asked of Him the parable. And He saith unto them, Are ye so without understanding also? Perceive ye not, that whatsoever from without goeth into the man, it cannot defile him; because
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

The Children and the Dogs
"And from thence He arose, and went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And He entered into a house, and would have no man know it; and He could not be hid. But straightway a woman, whose little daughter had an unclean spirit, having heard of Him, came and fell down at His feet. Now the woman was a Greek, a Syrophoenician by race. And she besought Him that He would cast forth the devil out of her daughter. And He said unto her, Let the children first be filled: for it is not meet to take the
G. A. Chadwick—The Gospel of St. Mark

Cross References
Mark 7:34
He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, "Ephphatha!" (which means "Be opened!").

Mark 7:36
Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.

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