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Mark 7.24-37

24Jesus set out and went away to the region of Tyre. He entered a house andid not want anyone to know he was there. Yet he could not escape notice, 25bua woman whose little daughter had an unclean spirit immediately heard abouhim, and she came and bowed down at his feet. 26Now the woman was a Gentile, oSyrophoenician origin. She begged him to cast the demon out of her daughter27He said to her, Let the children be fed first, for it is not fair to takthe childrens food and throw it to the dogs. 28But she answered him, Sireven the dogs under the table eat the childrens crumbs. 29Then he said ther, For saying that, you may go the demon has left your daughter. 30So shwent home, found the child lying on the bed, and the demon gone.31Then he returned from the region of Tyre, and went by way of Sidon towardthe Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. 32They brought to him deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay hihand on him. 33He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put hifingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. 34Then looking up theaven, he sighed and said to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened. 35Animmediately his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spokplainly. 36Then Jesus ordered them to tell no one; but the more he orderethem, the more zealously they proclaimed it. 37They were astounded beyonmeasure, saying, He has done everything well; he even makes the deaf to heaand the mute to speak.

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