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Verses of Mark 7

33

Mark 7:33 Commentary - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

33. Took him aside In performing his miracles our Lord used various modes of manifesting his putting forth his divine efficiency, representing to our external senses that secret act of power which the sense cannot see. Of course some external sign was needed to show to others that the result really proceeded from his will, and that the causation really went out from his person, to accomplish the thing. Sometimes he spoke a word directing the thing to take place. Sometimes he put forth his hand. He anointed a blind man’s eye with moistened clay, and sent him to Siloam. These variations of methods, all possessing no virtue in themselves, served to show the absoluteness of the dependence upon his simple will.

From a great variety of miracles Mark seems to select this one on account of the number of significant signs used. Our Lord took him apart from the rest to signalize him out as the object of miracle; he put his fingers into his ears to mark the tympanum that was to be quickened; he spit and touched his tongue to show that its stiffened muscles must be lubricated into limberness; he looked up to heaven to indicate that the source of power was God; he spoke the word to mark that the effect was instant in time upon the command. Mark details the whole with great minuteness, and the word Ephphatha is no doubt the very Syro-Chaldaic word used by our Lord. See on Mar 5:41.

Verses of Mark 7

33

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Mark 7:33 - The Greek Testament

Mark 7:33 - Albert Barnes' Notes on the Bible

Mark 7:33 - Calvin's Complete Commentary

Mark 7:33 - The Cambridge Bible for Schools and Colleges

Mark 7:33 - Adam Clarke's Commentary and Critical Notes on the Bible

Mark 7:33 - Companion Bible Notes, Appendices and Graphics

Mark 7:33 - Expository Notes of Dr. Constable (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 7:33 - Ellicott's Commentary for English Readers (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 7:33 - The Expositor’s Greek Testament by Robertson

Mark 7:33 - Garner-Howes Baptist Commentary

Mark 7:33 - John Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

Mark 7:33 - Gnomon of the New Testament

Mark 7:33 - Henry Alford's Greek Testament

Mark 7:33 - Jamieson, Fausset and Brown's Commentary Critical and Explanatory on the Whole Bible

Mark 7:33 - The Popular Commentary on the Bible by Kretzmann

Mark 7:33 - Expositions Of Holy Scripture by Alexander MacLaren

Mark 7:33 - Church Pulpit Commentary

Mark 7:33 - Commentary Series on the Bible by Peter Pett

Mark 7:33 - Robertson's Word Pictures in the New Testament

Mark 7:33 - A Popular Commentary on the New Testament

Mark 7:33 - John Trapp's Complete Commentary (Old and New Testaments)

Mark 7:33 - The Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Mark 7:33 - Vincent's Word Studies in the New Testament

Mark 7:33 - Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments

Mark 7:33 - Combined Bible Commentary

Whedon's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments