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THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO MARK - Chapter 7 - Verse 34

Verse 34. Looking up to heaven. To lift up the eyes to heaven is an act imploring aid from God, and denotes an attitude of prayer, Ps 121:1,2; Mr 6:41; Joh 11:41.

 

He sighed. Pitying the sufferings of the man who stood before him,

Ephphatha. This word is Syriac, the language which our Lord used in addressing the man, and means, "Be opened."

{g} "And looking up to heaven" Mr 6:41; Joh 11:41; 17:1

{h} "he sighed" Joh 11:33,38

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