Mark 7:34
New International Version
He looked up to heaven and with a deep sigh said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means “Be opened!”).

New Living Translation
Looking up to heaven, he sighed and said, “Ephphatha,” which means, “Be opened!”

English Standard Version
And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”

Berean Study Bible
And looking up to heaven, He sighed deeply and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”).

Berean Literal Bible
and having looked up to heaven He sighed deeply, and He says to him, "Ephphatha!" (that is, "Be opened!").

King James Bible
And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

New King James Version
Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed, and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.”

New American Standard Bible
and looking up to heaven with a deep sigh, He said to him, “Ephphatha!” that is, “Be opened!”

NASB 1995
and looking up to heaven with a deep sigh, He said to him, “Ephphatha!” that is, “Be opened!”

NASB 1977
and looking up to heaven with a deep sigh, He said to him, “Ephphatha!” that is, “Be opened!”

Amplified Bible
and looking up to heaven, He sighed deeply and said to the man, “Ephphatha,” which [in Aramaic] means, “Be opened and released!”

Christian Standard Bible
Looking up to heaven, he sighed deeply and said to him, “Ephphatha! ” (that is, “Be opened! ” ).

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Then, looking up to heaven, He sighed deeply and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (that is, “Be opened!”).

American Standard Version
and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

Aramaic Bible in Plain English
And he gazed into Heaven and he groaned and he said to him, “Be opened.”

Contemporary English Version
Jesus looked up toward heaven, and with a groan he said, "Effatha!" which means "Open up!"

Douay-Rheims Bible
And looking up to heaven, he groaned, and said to him: Ephpheta, which is, Be thou opened.

English Revised Version
and looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

Good News Translation
Then Jesus looked up to heaven, gave a deep groan, and said to the man, "Ephphatha," which means, "Open up!"

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Then he looked up to heaven, sighed, and said to the man, "Ephphatha!" which means, "Be opened!"

International Standard Version
Then he looked up to heaven, sighed, and told him, "Ephphatha," that is, "Be opened!"

Literal Standard Version
and having looked to the sky, He sighed, and says to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened”;

NET Bible
Then he looked up to heaven and said with a sigh, "Ephphatha" (that is, "Be opened").

New Heart English Bible
Looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, "Ephphatha." that is, "Be opened."

Weymouth New Testament
and looking up to Heaven He sighed, and said to him, "Ephphatha!" (that is, "Open!")

World English Bible
Looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, "Ephphatha!" that is, "Be opened!"

Young's Literal Translation
and having looked to the heaven, he sighed, and saith to him, 'Ephphatha,' that is, 'Be thou opened;'

Additional Translations ...
Context
The Deaf and Mute Man
33So Jesus took him aside privately, away from the crowd, and put His fingers into the man’s ears. Then He spit and touched the man’s tongue. 34And looking up to heaven, He sighed deeply and said to him, “Ephphatha!” (which means, “Be opened!”). 35Immediately the man’s ears were opened and his tongue was released, and he began to speak plainly.…

Cross References
Exodus 2:23
After a long time, the king of Egypt died. The Israelites groaned and cried out under their burden of slavery, and their cry for deliverance from bondage ascended to God.

Mark 7:35
Immediately the man's ears were opened and his tongue was released, and he began to speak plainly.

Mark 8:12
Jesus sighed deeply in His spirit and said, "Why does this generation demand a sign? Truly I tell you, no sign will be given to this generation."


Treasury of Scripture

And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.

looking.

Mark 6:41
And when he had taken the five loaves and the two fishes, he looked up to heaven, and blessed, and brake the loaves, and gave them to his disciples to set before them; and the two fishes divided he among them all.

John 11:41
Then they took away the stone from the place where the dead was laid. And Jesus lifted up his eyes, and said, Father, I thank thee that thou hast heard me.

John 17:1
These words spake Jesus, and lifted up his eyes to heaven, and said, Father, the hour is come; glorify thy Son, that thy Son also may glorify thee:

he sighed.

Mark 8:12
And he sighed deeply in his spirit, and saith, Why doth this generation seek after a sign? verily I say unto you, There shall no sign be given unto this generation.

Isaiah 53:3
He is despised and rejected of men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief: and we hid as it were our faces from him; he was despised, and we esteemed him not.

Ezekiel 21:6,7
Sigh therefore, thou son of man, with the breaking of thy loins; and with bitterness sigh before their eyes…

Ephphatha.

Mark 5:41
And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

Mark 15:34
And at the ninth hour Jesus cried with a loud voice, saying, Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani? which is, being interpreted, My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me?

Be opened.

Mark 1:41
And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

Luke 7:14
And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

Luke 18:42
And Jesus said unto him, Receive thy sight: thy faith hath saved thee.









(34) Looking up to heaven, he sighed.--The look, it is clear, implied prayer, as in John 11:41. The "sigh," too, has its counterpart in the "groans" and "tears" of John 11:33; John 11:35; John 11:38, and finds its analogue in the sadness of sympathy which we feel at the sight of suffering, even when we know that we have the power to remove its cause.

Ephphatha.--Another instance of St. Mark's reproduction of the very syllables uttered by our Lord. (See Introduction, and Note on Mark 5:41.) . . .

Verses 34, 35. - And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. He looked up to heaven, because from thence come all good things - words for the dumb, hearing for the deaf, healing for all infirmities; and thus he would teach the infirm man by a manifest sign to what quarter he was to look for the true source of his cure. he sighed (ἐστέναξε); literally, he groaned. Why did our Lord sigh at such a moment? We know indeed that he was "a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief;" but now we might almost have expected a momentary smile of loving joy when he was about to give back to this afflicted man the use of these valuable instruments of thought and action. But he sighed even then; for he was touched with the feeling of human infirmity, and no doubt his comprehensive eye would take in the vast amount of misery, both bodily and spiritual, which has come upon the world through sin; and this, too, immediately after having looked up to heaven, and thought of the realm of bliss which for a time he had left "for us men, and for our salvation." Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. This word is, of course, addressed to the man himself; and the evangelist has retained the original Syro-Chaldaic word, as he has retained "Talitha cumi" elsewhere: so that the actual word which passed through the Saviour's lips, and restored speech and hearing to the afflicted, might be handed on, as doubtless it will be, to the end of time. The word applies of course, primarily, though not exclusively, to the ear; for not only were his ears opened; but the bond of his tongue was loosed, and he spake plain.

Parallel Commentaries ...


Greek
And
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

looking up
ἀναβλέψας (anablepsas)
Verb - Aorist Participle Active - Nominative Masculine Singular
Strong's 308: To look up, recover my sight. From ana and blepo; to look up; by implication, to recover sight.

to
εἰς (eis)
Preposition
Strong's 1519: A primary preposition; to or into, of place, time, or purpose; also in adverbial phrases.

heaven,
οὐρανὸν (ouranon)
Noun - Accusative Masculine Singular
Strong's 3772: Perhaps from the same as oros; the sky; by extension, heaven; by implication, happiness, power, eternity; specially, the Gospel.

He sighed deeply
ἐστέναξεν (estenaxen)
Verb - Aorist Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 4727: To groan, expressing grief, anger, or desire. From stenos; to make in straits, i.e. to sigh, murmur, pray inaudibly.

and
καὶ (kai)
Conjunction
Strong's 2532: And, even, also, namely.

said
λέγει (legei)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 3004: (a) I say, speak; I mean, mention, tell, (b) I call, name, especially in the pass., (c) I tell, command.

to him,
αὐτῷ (autō)
Personal / Possessive Pronoun - Dative Masculine 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 846: He, she, it, they, them, same. From the particle au; the reflexive pronoun self, used of the third person, and of the other persons.

“Ephphatha!”
Ἐφφαθά (Ephphatha)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 2188: (Aramaic, meaning) be opened up. Of Chaldee origin; be opened!

(which
(ho)
Personal / Relative Pronoun - Nominative Neuter Singular
Strong's 3739: Who, which, what, that.

means,
ἐστιν (estin)
Verb - Present Indicative Active - 3rd Person Singular
Strong's 1510: I am, exist. The first person singular present indicative; a prolonged form of a primary and defective verb; I exist.

“Be opened!”).
Διανοίχθητι (Dianoichthēti)
Verb - Aorist Imperative Passive - 2nd Person Singular
Strong's 1272: To open fully. From dia and anoigo; to open thoroughly, literally or figuratively.


Jump to Previous
Breath Deep Groaned Heaven Means Open Opened Sigh Sighed
Jump to Next
Breath Deep Groaned Heaven Means Open Opened Sigh Sighed
Links
Mark 7:34 NIV
Mark 7:34 NLT
Mark 7:34 ESV
Mark 7:34 NASB
Mark 7:34 KJV

Mark 7:34 BibleApps.com
Mark 7:34 Biblia Paralela
Mark 7:34 Chinese Bible
Mark 7:34 French Bible
Mark 7:34 Clyx Quotations

NT Gospels: Mark 7:34 Looking up to heaven he sighed (Mar Mk Mr)
Mark 7:33
Top of Page
Top of Page