31 Then Jesus left the vicinity of Tyrey and went through Sidon, down to the Sea of Galileez and into the region of the Decapolis.h a 32 There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk,b and they begged Jesus to place his hand onc him.
33 After he took him aside, away from the crowd, Jesus put his fingers into the man’s ears. Then he spitd and touched the man’s tongue. 34 He looked up to heavene and with a deep sighf said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”). 35 At this, the man’s ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.g
36 Jesus commanded them not to tell anyone.h But the more he did so, the more they kept talking about it. 37 People were overwhelmed with amazement. “He has done everything well,” they said. “He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
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