(From: MARK #12 - 7:24-8:10)
C. 7:24-37 LESSONS ON HEALINGS
1. 7:24-30 CHILDREN'S BREAD TO SYROPHENICIAN WOMAN
a. 7:24a And from there he arose, andwent away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon.
E-KEIthen de a-naSTAS, aPELthen eis ta HOri-a TUrou kai SiDOnos.
b. 7:24b And he entered into a house, andwould have no one know it; and he could not be hid.
kai ei-selTHON eis oiKIan, ouDEna Ethe-len GNOnai; kai ouk e-duNASthelaTHEIN.
c. 7:25 A WOMAN SEEKS HELP
all' euTHUS aKOUsa-sa guNE peRI auTOU, hes EIchen to thuGAtri-on auTES
But straightway a woman, whose little :daughter had an unclean spirit,
PNEUma aKAthar-ton, elTHOUsa proSEpe-sen pros tous POdas auTOU.
having heard of him, came andfell down at his :feet.
d. 7:26 Now the woman was a Greek, Syrophoenician by :race.
hede guNEen Hel-leNIS , Su-ro-phoiNIkis-sa toGEnei .
e. 7:26b And she asked him that he cast forth the demon out of her :daughter.
kai eROta auTON HIna to daiMOni-on ekBAleek tes thu-gaTROS auTES.
f. 7:27 JESUS' RESPONSE
kai Ele-gen auTE, Aphes  PROton chor-tasTHEnai  ta TEKna:
And he said to her, You let first the children be filled:
ou GAR es-tin kaLON laBEIN ton ARton ton TEKnon kai tois ku-naRIois  baLEIN.
for it is not well to take the children's :bread and cast itto the dogs.
g. 7:28 HER REMARKABLE ANSWER
he de a-peKRIthe kai LEgei auTO, Nai, KUri-e;
But she answered and says to him, Yes, Lord;
kai ta kuNAri-a hu-poKAto tes traPEzes  esTHIou-sin aPO ton psiCHIon  ton paiDIon .
even the dogs under the table eat of the crumbs of the children.
h. 7:29 And he said to her, For this :saying go, the demon is gone out of your :daughter.
kai EIpen auTE, DiA TOUton ton LOgon HUpa-ge, e-xeLElu-then ek tes thu-gaTROS sou to daiMOni-on.
i. 7:30 CONFIRMATION!
kai a-pelTHOUsa eis ton OIkon auTES, HEUren to paiDIon be-bleMEnon  ePI ten KLInen ,
And she went away unto her :house, andfound the child laid upon the bed,
kai to daiMOni-on e-xe-le-luTHOS .
and the demon gone out.
2. 7:31-37 DEAF AND DUMB MAN HEALED
a. 7:31 FROM TYRE AND SIDON TO DECAPOLIS
Kai PAlin e-xelTHON ek ton hoRIon  TUrou,
And again he went out from the borders of Tyre,
ELthen diA SiDOnos eis ten THAlas-san tes Ga-liLAIas, aNA MEson ton hoRIon De-kaPOle-os.
andcame through Sidon unto the sea of :Galilee, through the midst of the borders of Decapolis.
b. 7:32 DEAF, WITH A SPEECH IMPEDIMENT
kai PHErou-sin auTO koPHON , kai mo-giLAlon ;
And they bring to him onedeaf, and with a speech impediment;
kai pa-ra-kaLOUsin auTON HIna e-piTHE auTO ten CHEIra.
and they beseech him to lay his:hand upon him.
c. 7:33-34 JESUS' RESPONSE
kai a-po-laBOme-nos auTON aPO tou OCHlou kat' iDIan ,
And he took him aside from the crowd privately,
Eba-len tous dakTUlous  auTOU eis ta Ota  auTOU, kai PTUsas ,
andput his :fingers into his :ears, and spit,
HEpsa-to  tes GLOSses auTOU; kai a-naBLEpsas  eis ton ou-raNON,
andtouched his :tongue; 34and looking up to :heaven,
eSTEna-xen , kai LEgei auTO, Eph-phaTHA, HO es-tin, Di-aNOICHthe-ti .
he sighed, and says to him, Ephphatha, that is, Be opened.
d. 7:35 And his :ears were opened, and the bond of his:tongue was loosed, and he spoke plain.
kai eNOIge-san auTOU hai a-koAI, kai eLUtheho desMOS tes GLOSses auTOU, kai eLAlei orTHOS.
e. 7:36 THE DIFFICLTY OF KEEPING THIS CHARGE
kai di-eSTEIla-to auTOIS HIna me-deNI LEgo-sin:
And he charged them that they tell no one:
HOson de auTOIS di-eSTELle-to, auTOI MALlon pe-risSOte-ron  eKErus-son .
but the more he charged them, so much the more a great deal THEY published it.
f. 7:37 CROWD ASTONISHMENT: RESULT OF HIS HEALINGS
kai hu-per-pe-risSOS  e-xePLESson-to , LEgon-tes, KaLOS PANta pePOIe-ken;
And they were beyond measure astonished, saying, He has done all thingswell;
kai tous koPHOUS  poiEI aKOUein, kai aLAlous laLEIN.
he makes both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.
D. 8:1-10 4000 MIRACULOUSLY FED
a. 8:1-3 THE DEEP COMPASSION OF JESUS
En eKEInais tais heMErais, PAlin polLOU OCHlou ONtos,
In those :days, when therewas again a great crowd,
kai me eCHONton ti PHAgo-sin, pros-ka-leSAme-nos tous ma-theTAS,
and they had nothing to eat, he called unto himthe disciples,
LEgei auTOIS, SplagchNIzo-mai  ePI ton OCHlon, HOti Ede
andsays to them, 2I pity the crowd, because they continue
heMErai treis prosMEnouSIN  moi, kai ouk Echou-sin ti PHAgo-sin:
with me now three days, and have nothing to eat:
kai eAN a-poLUso  auTOUS NEsteis  eis OIkon auTON,
3and if I dismiss them fasting to their home,
ek-luTHEson-tai  en te hoDO; kai tiNES auTON aPO maKROthen  eiSIN.
they will faint on the way; and some of them are from far.
b. 8:4 THE IMPOSSIBILITY FOR HIS DISCIPLES
kai a-peKRIthe-san auTO hoi ma-theTAI auTOU [HOti], POthen TOUtous
And his :disciples answered him [that], From where shall one
duNEseTAI tis HOde chorTAsai  ARton ep' e-reMIas ?
be able to fill these menwith loaves here in a desert place?
c. 8:5a And he asked them, How many loaves do you have?
kai eROta auTOUS, POsous Eche-te ARtous?
d. 8:5b And they said, Seven. hoi de EIpan, HepTA.
e. 8:6 MULTIPLICATION OF THE LOAVES
kai pa-ragGELlei  to OCHlo a-na-peSEIN  ePI tes ges:
And he commands the crowd to sit down on the ground:
kai laBON tous hepTA ARtous, eu-cha-riSTEsas ,
and he took the seven loaves, andhaving given thanks,
Ekla-sen, kai eDIdou tois ma-theTAIS auTOU, HIna pa-ra-tiTHOsin ; kai pa-reTHEkan to OCHlo.
he broke, and gave to his :disciples, to set before them; and they set thembefore the crowd.
f. 87 And they had a few small fishes: and having blessed them, he bid these also to be set before them.
kai EIchan ichTHUdi-a oLIga: kai eu-loGEsas auTA, EIpen kai TAUta pa-ra-tiTHEnai.
g. 8:8 And they ate, and were filled: and they took up seven hampers of left-over fragments.
kai Epha-gon, kai e-chorTASthe-san: kai Eran pe-risSEUma-ta klasMAton  hepTA sphuRIdas .
h. 8:9 And they were about four thousand: and he dismissed them.
Esan de hos te-tra-kiSCHIli-oi: kai aPElu-sen auTOUS.
i. 8:10 TO DALMANUTHA BY BOAT
kai euTHUS emBAS eis to PLOIon meTA ton ma-theTON auTOU,
And straightway he entered into the boat with his :disciples,
ELthen eis ta MEreDal-ma-nouTHA.
andcame into the parts of Dalmanutha.
NOTE: 7:24-30 - This Syrophoenician woman was determinedto press through and get deliverance for her daughter. Nodifficulty Jesus placed in her way was going to stop her! And Jesus responded to her persistence and her faith! Smith Wigglesworth of England commented upon a similar woman of faith who was determinedto send her dog home when a bus hove into view!
Faith - mighty faith - the Promise sees -
And looks to God alone.
Laughs at Impossibilities,
And cries, It shall, it shall be done!
And cries, It shall, it shall be done!
And cries, It shall, it shall be done!
Laughs at impossibilities -
And shouts- Praise God- 'Tis done!
7:31-37 - And see the deaf and dumb man from the area of Decapolis. It wasn't the faith of thisman that brought a miracle to him - it was the faith of his friends - who brought him to Jesus, and beseeched(pa-ra-kaLOUsin) Him to lay hands on their friend! Thisis the kind of faith we ought to apply on behalf of ourneedy friends. Will God hear us? Of course - especially when the situation is as such as when His Son walked on the face of the earth! But when Peter and Paul allowed the Spirit of Jesus to move through them - similar things happened! And it allglorified God!
8:1-10 - We need to observe that it was the tremendous pity(SplagchNIzo-mai) in Jesus for the needy crowd that released such a miracle to meet their human need. And do we sometimes wonder how our Heavenly Father perceives ourhuman need? Just like His Son! To see Jesus acting in the Gospels is to understand fullythe heart of our Father - for He and His Father are one! There is absolute unity in the Triunity of the Godhead!
And does God look on His wayward people Israel in this same manner? In the same manner! For Jesus was sent first to the lost sheep of the house of Israel - because their leaders had failed in their “shepherd” calling and ministry to the people. God has brought Israel back to their land which He has eternally given them - in unbelief! They at present are very few who know Him and understand His purposes on their behalf. Out of some 6 million Jews in the land, but 15,000 openly declare themselves as Messianic Jews - that is - Jews who recognize Jesus as their Jewish Messiah! But the day soon comes when a remnant of this chosen people will receive God's spiritual birth from above in a day! Think of the shock to the nations of the world - who as “goat” nations have treated the lost sheep of the house of Israel as is being done today! J.A.W.