New International Version
There some people brought to him a man who was deaf and could hardly talk, and they begged Jesus to place his hand on him.
King James Bible
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.
Darby Bible Translation
And they bring to him a deaf [man] who could not speak right, and they beseech him that he might lay his hand on him.
World English Bible
They brought to him one who was deaf and had an impediment in his speech. They begged him to lay his hand on him.
Young's Literal Translation
and they bring to him a deaf, stuttering man, and they call on him that he may put the hand on him.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
They bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech - Though from the letter of the text, it does not appear that this man was absolutely deprived of speech; for μογιλαλος literally signifies, one that cannot speak plainly - a stammerer; yet it is certain also that the word means a dumb person; and it is likely that the person in question was dumb, because he was deaf; and it is generally found that he who is totally deaf is dumb also. Almost all the versions understand the word thus: and the concluding words seem to confirm this - He maketh both the deaf to hear, and the Dumb, κωφους, to speak.
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'He touched his tongue; and looking up to heaven, He sighed, and saith Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.'--Mark vii 33, 34. For what reason was there this unwonted slowness in Christ's healing works? For what reason was there this unusual emotion ere He spoke the word which cleansed? As to the former question, a partial answer may perhaps be that our Lord is here on half-heathen ground, where aids to faith were much needed, and His power had to be veiled that it might be beheld. Hence the miracle is …
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He pleaded earnestly with him, "My little daughter is dying. Please come and put your hands on her so that she will be healed and live."
At this, the man's ears were opened, his tongue was loosened and he began to speak plainly.
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