Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him “Ephphatha”, that is, “Be opened.” And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. And Jesus charged them to tell no one. But the more he charged them, the more zealously they proclaimed it. And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, “He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak.”
The man had friends with faith; otherwise he was cut off in life from all communication with others.
For the deaf man to understand him, Yeshu mimes how he is going to heal both ear and tongue. And after a silent prayer, with just one word of command spoken in the common people’s language, he brings instant healing. It was a day in which goodness of life was restored to one sufferer.