Mark 7:34

Ephphatha (dianoicqhti, be opened). Another one of Mark's Aramaic words preserved and transliterated and then translated into Greek. "Be thou unbarred" (Braid Scots). Jesus sighed (estenaxen) as he looked up into heaven and spoke the word eppaqa. Somehow he felt a nervous strain in this complex case (deaf, dumb, demoniac) that we may not quite comprehend.

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