This week's readings are all from Mark chapter 7. Each day's segments of the readings will be posted on this site during the week.
This week’s readings are all from Mark chapter 7. Click here to see the full reading and a list of each day’s readings. Each day’s segments of the readings will be posted on this site during the week.
Then Jesus went out again from the region of Tyre and came through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee in the region of the Decapolis. They brought to him a deaf man who had difficulty speaking, and they asked him to place his hands on him. After Jesus took him aside privately, away from the crowd, he put his fingers in the man’s ears, and after spitting, he touched his tongue. Then he looked up to heaven and said with a sigh, “Ephphatha” (that is, “Be opened”). And immediately the man’s ears were opened, his tongue loosened, and he spoke plainly. Jesus ordered them not to tell anyone. But as much as he ordered them not to do this, they proclaimed it all the more. People were completely astounded and said, “He has done everything well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.” (Mark 7.31–37 NET)
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Resources for the Reading
- Gospel Parallels: What Makes Someone Unclean
- Gospel Parallels: The Syro-Phoenician (Canaanite) Woman
- Gospel Parallels: Jesus Heals a Deaf Mute and Many Others