Ephphatha

Ephphatha (ĕfˈəthə) [key] [Aramaic, = be opened], in the Gospel of St. Mark, words addressed by Jesus to a deaf-mute as Jesus made him hear and speak. As elsewhere in Mark, the Greek text retains and translates the Aramaic words.

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