31And again, departing from the coasts of Tyre and Sidon, He
came to the Sea of Galilee, in the midst of the borders of the Decapolis.
32And they brought a deaf one to Him, hardly speaking. And
they begged Him to put His hand on him.
33And He took him aside from the crowd and put His fingers
into his ears. And He spat and touched his tongue.
34And looking up to Heaven, He sighed and said to him,
Ephphatha! (that is, Be opened!)
35And instantly his ears were opened and the bond of his
tongue was loosened, and he spoke plainly.
36And He commanded them, that they should tell no one. But
the more He commanded them, so much the more they proclaimed it.
37And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, He has
done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak.