New American Standard Bible
Jesus took him aside from the crowd, by himself, and put His fingers into his ears, and after spitting, He touched his tongue with the saliva;
King James Bible
And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;
Darby Bible Translation
And having taken him away from the crowd apart, he put his fingers to his ears; and having spit, he touched his tongue;
World English Bible
He took him aside from the multitude, privately, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat, and touched his tongue.
Young's Literal Translation
And having taken him away from the multitude by himself, he put his fingers to his ears, and having spit, he touched his tongue,
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CommentaryBarnes' Notes on the Bible
And he took him aside from the multitude - Why this was done we have no means of information. It might have been to conceal from the multitude everything respecting the "manner" of cure, in order that none might attempt to cure in a similar way.
And he put his fingers into his ears ... - Why this was done it has been found exceedingly difficult to explain. Jesus had power at once to open his ears and loose his tongue, but for some cause he chose to accompany it with a sign. This was intended, probably, simply to denote that the power of healing came from him; to satisfy the man by the touch that he had this power, and that it could come from no other quarter. Our Saviour often used signs in this way to denote his power to heal. See Mark 8:23; John 9:6.
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"Making the word of God of none effect through your traditions: and many such like things ye do."--ST. MARK vii. 13. Such was our Lord's word to the Pharisees; and if we turn to our own life it is difficult if not impossible for us fully to estimate the influence which traditions exercise upon it. They are so woven into the web of thought and opinion, and daily habits and practices, that none of us can claim to escape them. Moreover, as any institution or society grows older, this influence of the …
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