New International Version
Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone. But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it.
King James Bible
And he charged them that they should tell no man: but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;
Darby Bible Translation
And he charged them that they should speak to no one [of it]. But so much the more *he* charged them, so much the more abundantly *they* proclaimed it;
World English Bible
He commanded them that they should tell no one, but the more he commanded them, so much the more widely they proclaimed it.
Young's Literal Translation
And he charged them that they may tell no one, but the more he was charging them, the more abundantly they were proclaiming it,
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Tell no man - See on Matthew 8:4 (note). This miracle is not mentioned by any other of the evangelists. Another proof that Mark did not abridge Matthew. For a practical review of the different important subjects of this chapter, see Matthew 15:1-39 (note), and particularly the observations at the end.
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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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Then Jesus said to him, "See that you don't tell anyone. But go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
Instead he went out and began to talk freely, spreading the news. As a result, Jesus could no longer enter a town openly but stayed outside in lonely places. Yet the people still came to him from everywhere.
At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
People were overwhelmed with amazement. "He has done everything well," they said. "He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak."
As they were coming down the mountain, Jesus gave them orders not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.
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