Mark 7:17
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New Living Translation
Then Jesus went into a house to get away from the crowd, and his disciples asked him what he meant by the parable he had just used.

King James Bible
And when he was entered into the house from the people, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

Darby Bible Translation
And when he went indoors from the crowd, his disciples asked him concerning the parable.

World English Bible
When he had entered into a house away from the multitude, his disciples asked him about the parable.

Young's Literal Translation
And when he entered into a house from the multitude, his disciples were questioning him about the simile,

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The Sighs of Christ
(Twelfth Sunday after Trinity.) Mark vii. 34, 35. And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. Why did the Lord Jesus look up to heaven? And why, too, did he sigh? He looked up to heaven, we may believe, because he looked to God the Father; to God, of whom the glorious collect tells us, that he is more ready to hear than we to pray, and is wont to give more
Charles Kingsley—Town and Country Sermons

The Deaf and Dumb.
ST MARK VII. 32-37. And they bring unto Jesus one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech Him to put His hand upon him. And He took him aside from the multitude, and put His fingers into his ears, and He spit, and touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. . . . And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath
Charles Kingsley—Westminster Sermons

Tradition
The scribes and Pharisees, expecting to see Jesus at the Passover, had laid a trap for Him. But Jesus, knowing their purpose, had absented Himself from this gathering. "Then came together unto Him the Pharisees, and certain of the scribes." As He did not go to them, they came to Him. For a time it had seemed that the people of Galilee would receive Jesus as the Messiah, and that the power of the hierarchy in that region would be broken. The mission of the twelve, indicating the extension of Christ's
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Barriers Broken Down
After the encounter with the Pharisees, Jesus withdrew from Capernaum, and crossing Galilee, repaired to the hill country on the borders of Phoenicia. Looking westward, He could see, spread out upon the plain below, the ancient cities of Tyre and Sidon, with their heathen temples, their magnificent palaces and marts of trade, and the harbors filled with shipping. Beyond was the blue expanse of the Mediterranean, over which the messengers of the gospel were to bear its glad tidings to the centers
Ellen Gould White—The Desire of Ages

Cross References
Matthew 15:15
Then Peter said to Jesus, "Explain to us the parable that says people aren't defiled by what they eat."

Mark 2:1
When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home.

Mark 3:20
One time Jesus entered a house, and the crowds began to gather again. Soon he and his disciples couldn't even find time to eat.

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Mark 7:18
"Don't you understand either?" he asked. "Can't you see that the food you put into your body cannot defile you?

Mark 9:28
Afterward, when Jesus was alone in the house with his disciples, they asked him, "Why couldn't we cast out that evil spirit?"

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