Mark 7:36
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New Living Translation
Jesus told the crowd not to tell anyone, but the more he told them not to, the more they spread the news.

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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Wesley's Notes on the Bible

7:36 Them - The blind man and those that brought him.

Mark 7:36 Parallel Commentaries

Library
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 8:4
Then Jesus said to him, "Don't tell anyone about this. Instead, go to the priest and let him examine you. Take along the offering required in the law of Moses for those who have been healed of leprosy. This will be a public testimony that you have been cleansed."

Mark 1:45
But the man went and spread the word, proclaiming to everyone what had happened. As a result, large crowds soon surrounded Jesus, and he couldn't publicly enter a town anywhere. He had to stay out in the secluded places, but people from everywhere kept coming to him.

Mark 7:35
Instantly the man could hear perfectly, and his tongue was freed so he could speak plainly!

Mark 7:37
They were completely amazed and said again and again, "Everything he does is wonderful. He even makes the deaf to hear and gives speech to those who cannot speak."

Mark 9:9
As they went back down the mountain, he told them not to tell anyone what they had seen until the Son of Man had risen from the dead.

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