The Scriptures And The State Of The Deaf And Dumb





"Open thy mouth for the dumb in the cause of all such as are appointed

to destruction.



"Open thy mouth, judge righteously, and plead the cause of the poor and

needy."--Prov. xxxi. 8, 9.



"Now therefore go, and I will be with thy mouth, and teach thee what

thou shalt say.



"And the Lord said unto him, Who hath made man's mouth? or who maketh

the dumb, or deaf, or seeing, or the blind? have not I the

Lord?"--Exodus iv. 12, 11.



"But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part

shall be done away."--I Cor. xiii. 10.



"But I, as a deaf man, heard not; and I was as a dumb man that openeth

not his mouth."--Psalm xxxviii. 13.



"All things are full of labour; man cannot utter it; the eye is not

satisfied with seeing nor the ear filled with hearing."--Ecclesiastes i. 8.



"And he said unto them, Go ye into all the world and preach the gospel

to every creature."--Mark xvi. 15.



"And how shall they preach except they be sent? as it is written, how

beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and

bring glad tidings of good things."--Romans x. 15.



"And in that day shall the deaf hear the words of the book, and the eyes

of the blind shall see out of obscurity, and out of darkness."--Isaiah

xxix. 18.



"Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf

shall be unstopped.



"Then shall the lame man leap as an hart, and the tongue of the dumb

sing; for in the wilderness shall waters break out, and streams in the

desert."--Isaiah xxxv. 5, 6.



"But as it is written, To whom he was not spoken of, they shall see; and

they that have not heard shall understand."--Romans xv. 21.



"This is a faithful saying, and worthy of all acceptation, that Christ

Jesus came into the world to save sinners, of whom I am the chief."--I

Timothy i. 15.



"As they went out, behold, they brought to him a dumb man possessed with

a devil.



"And when the devil was cast out, the dumb spake; and the multitudes

marvelled, saying, It was never so seen in Israel."--Matt. ix. 32, 33.



"Now when John had heard in the prison the works of Christ, he sent two

of his disciples,



"And said unto him, Art thou he that should come or look we for another?



"Jesus answered and said unto them, Go and shew John again those things

which ye do hear and see:



"The blind receive their sight, and the lame walk, the lepers are

cleansed, and the deaf hear, the dead are raised up, and the poor have

the gospel preached to them.



"And blessed is he whosoever shall not be offended in me."--Matt. xi.

2-6.



"Then was brought unto him one possessed with a devil, blind and dumb;

and he healed him, insomuch that the blind and dumb both spake and

saw."--Matt. xii. 22, 23.



"And great multitudes came unto him, having with them those that were

lame, blind, dumb, maimed, and many others, and cast them down at Jesus

feet; and he healed them; insomuch that the multitude wondered, when

they saw the dumb to speak, the maimed to be whole, the lame to walk,

and the blind to see; and they glorified the God of Israel."--Matt. xv.

30, 31.



"And one of the multitude answered and said, Master, I have brought unto

thee my son, which hath a dumb spirit:



"And wheresoever he taketh him, he teareth him; and he foameth, and

gnasheth with his teeth, and pineth away; and I spake to thy disciples

that they should cast him out, and they could not.



"He answereth him, and saith, O faithless generation, how long shall I

be with you? how long shall I suffer you? bring him unto me.



"And they brought him unto him; and when he saw him, straightway the

spirit tare him; and he fell on the ground, and wallowed foaming.



"And he asked his father, How long is it ago since this came unto him?

And he said, Of a child.



"And often it hath cast him into the fire, and into the waters to

destroy him; but if thou canst do anything, have compassion on us, and

help us.



"Jesus said unto him, If thou canst believe, all things are possible to

him that believeth.



"And straightway the father of the child cried out, and said with tears,

Lord, I believe; help thou mine unbelief.



"When Jesus saw that the people came running together, he rebuked the

foul spirit, saying unto him, Thou deaf and dumb spirit, I charge thee,

come out of him, and enter no more into him.



"And the spirit cried, and rent him sore, and came out of him; and he

was as one dead; insomuch that many said, He is dead.



"But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose."--Mark

ix. 17-27.



"And they bring unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his

speech; and they beseech him to put his hand upon him.



"And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his

ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;



"And looking up to heaven, he sighed, and saith unto him, Ephphatha,

that is, be opened.



"And straightway his ears were opened, and the string of his tongue was

loosed, and he spake plain.



"And he charged them that they should tell no man; but the more he

charged them, so much the more a great deal they published it;



"And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things

well; he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak."--Mark

vii. 32-37.





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