And departing thence, Jesus went out of the borders of Tyre and came through Sidon, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis, near to the sea of Galilee. And He went up into the mountain and sat down there. And they bring to Him a deaf man, a man who stammered, and beseech Him that He would lay His hand upon him.
And taking him away, apart from the multitude, He put His fingers into his ears, and spitting, touched his tongue; and looking up into heaven, he sighed, and saith to him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened." And his ears were opened, and the cord of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plainly. And Jesus charged them that they tell no one; but the more He charged them, so much more abundantly did they publish it. And there came to Him great multitudes, having with them the lame, blind, mute, maimed, and many others; and they laid them down at His feet, and He healed them: so that the multitude wondered and were astonished beyond measure, when they saw the mute speaking, the maimed well, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel, saying, "He hath done all things well; He maketh even the deaf to hear and the mute to speak."