And they brought unto him one that was deaf, and had an impediment in his speech; and they besought him to put his hand upon him.
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Cornelius a Lapide
And dumb: Gr. Î¼Î¿Î³Î¹Î»Î¬Î»Î¿Î½, i.e, speaking with difficulty or an impediment, stammering. For when he was healed by Christ he spake right, i.e, freely, as it is in the35th verse. He was not, therefore, entirely dumb, as they are who are born deaf. These are called in Greek Î¬Î»Î±Î»Î¿Î¹.
Dumb. The Greek signifies one that speaks little, or with difficulty. (Witham)
They besought him. In the Greek it is, they beseech him, which agrees so well with they bring, that we have every reason to believe that this was the original reading.