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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(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.
Barriers Broken Down
Then Peter said to Jesus, "Explain to us the parable that says people aren't defiled by what they eat."
When Jesus returned to Capernaum several days later, the news spread quickly that he was back home.
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.
"Don't you understand either?" he asked. "Can't you see that the food you put into your body cannot defile you?
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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