And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He has done all things well: he makes both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
Dr. Carey found a man in Calcutta who had not spoken a loud word for four years, having been under a vow of perpetual silence. Nothing could open his mouth, till happening to meet with a religious tract, he read it, and his tongue was loosed. He soon threw away his paras, and other badges of superstition, and became, as was believed, a partaker of the grace of God. Many a nominal, and even professing Christian, who is as dumb on religious subjects as if under a "vow of silence," would find a tongue to speak, if religion were really to touch and warm his heart.
Parallel VersesKJV: And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.