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Deaf and Dumb Man Speaks


And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. (Mark:7:32)


And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; (Mark:7:33)


And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. (Mark:7:34)


Ephphatha — Of Chaldee origin; be opened!


And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain. (Mark:7:35)


String — a band that is ligament (of the body) or shackle (of a prisoner); figuratively an impediment or disability.


The above account is unique to the Gospel of Mark.


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; (Mark:7:36)


And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak. (Mark:7:37)


Matthew


And Jesus departed from thence, and came nigh unto the sea of Galilee; and went up into a mountain, and sat down there. (Matthew:15:29)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, he came unto the sea of Galilee, through the midst of the coasts of Decapolis. (Mark:7:31)


And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus’ feet; and he healed them: (Matthew:15:30)


In the Gospel of Mark:


And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him. (Mark:7:32)


Insomuch that the multitude wondered, when they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk, and the blind to see: and they glorified the God of Israel.(Matthew:15:31)


Israel — he will rule as God.


In the Gospel of Mark:


And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue; (Mark:7:33)


The author of the Gospel of Mark portrays the character Jesus as someone who, although possessing, “Great Powers,” would rather keep that fact hidden, whereas the author of the Gospel of Matthew portrays the character Jesus as someone who, “Having Great Powers, Heal a Multitude of Many Illnesses!”


Luke


The author of the Gospel of Luke doesn’t have anything to say about the “Deaf and Dumb Man Speaks.”


The author of the Gospel of Luke has nothing to say about, “Feeding the Four Thousand,” the character Jesus, “Walking on the Sea,” “What Defiles a Man” or “Dogs Under the Table” ….

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