New Living Translation
Looking up to heaven, he sighed and said, "Ephphatha," which means, "Be opened!"
King James Bible
And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
Darby Bible Translation
and looking up to heaven he groaned, and says to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
World English Bible
Looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, "Ephphatha!" that is, "Be opened!"
Young's Literal Translation
and having looked to the heaven, he sighed, and saith to him, 'Ephphatha,' that is, 'Be thou opened;'
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CommentaryWesley's Notes on the Bible
7:34 Ephphatha - This was a word of SOVEREIGN AUTHORITY, not an address to God for power to heal: such an address was needless; for Christ had a perpetual fund of power residing in himself, to work all miracles whenever he pleased, even to the raising the dead, John 5:21,26.
LibraryThe 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.
Barriers Broken Down
Years passed, and the king of Egypt died. But the Israelites continued to groan under their burden of slavery. They cried out for help, and their cry rose up to God.
Instantly the man could hear perfectly, and his tongue was freed so he could speak plainly!
When he heard this, he sighed deeply in his spirit and said, "Why do these people keep demanding a miraculous sign? I tell you the truth, I will not give this generation any such sign."
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