Sixteenth Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 18B)

(09 September 2018)

Isaiah 35:4–7; Ps. 146:1-10; James 2:1–10, 14–18; Mark 7:24–30, 31–37

Entrance: LSB 797 Praise the Almighty

Of the Day: LSB 768 To God the Holy Spirit Let Us Pray

Offertory: LSB 545 Word of God, Come Down on Earth

Distribution: LSB 524 How Sweet the Name of Jesus Sounds;

LSB 848 Lord, Whose Love Through Humble Service

Closing: LSB 528 Oh, for a Thousand Tongues to Sing

Our Merciful Lord and Savior, Jesus Christ, Does All Things Well

The Lord proclaims the Gospel “to those who have an anxious heart” to comfort and encourage them with His presence. He comes not only with threats of “vengeance” and “recompense,” but with His gracious salvation (Is. 35:4). He opens “the eyes of the blind” and “the ears of the deaf,” and He loosens “the tongue of the mute” to “sing for joy” (Is. 35:5–6). Like water on thirsty ground, He speaks His life-giving Word to people of all nations. With His Word and the touch of His hand, He does “all things well,” so that you may now speak “plainly” (Mark 7:31–37). You confess the truth of God in Christ to the glory of His holy name, and you call upon His name in every trouble, confident that He will hear and answer. As you pray and confess with your tongue, so also “love your neighbor as yourself” (James 2:8). Show your faith “in our Lord Jesus Christ, the Lord of glory,” by loving without partiality. For God has “chosen those who are poor in the world to be rich in faith and heirs of the kingdom” (James 2:1–5).


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Worldview Everlasting - The Unworthy Receive Bacon (Mark 7:24-37)

So we’re day late…but we’re not a dollar short! In today’s Greek…Wednesday… we go through Mark 7:24-37 where those who should be receiving Jesus’ word are rejecting him and those who have no business knowing who he is hear his word and keep it. Even the dog gets a sandwich, to sort of paraphrase the text…


ENCORE: Looking Forward to Sunday Morning (3 Year Lectionary): Jesus Heals a Woman and a Deaf Man — Dr. Carl Fickenscher — Issues Etc.

Dr. Carl Fickenscher

Dr. Carl Fickenscher, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the readings and propers with Pr. Todd Wilken on Issues Etc. (mp3, 57:14, 23.1 MB, 2015-Aug-31)


Lectionary Podcast - Pentecost 16 - Proper 18 - Series B - Mark 7:24-37 with Dr. David P. Scaer

Dr. David P. Scaer, Concordia Theological Seminary, Ft. Wayne, Ind., discusses the Gospel lesson from the Greek text.


Mark 7:24-37 (SBLGNT)

24 ⸂Ἐκεῖθεν δὲ⸃ ἀναστὰς ἀπῆλθεν εἰς τὰ ⸀ὅρια ⸀Τύρου. καὶ εἰσελθὼν εἰς οἰκίαν οὐδένα ἤθελεν γνῶναι, καὶ οὐκ ἠδυνήθη λαθεῖν·

25 ⸂ἀλλʼ εὐθὺς ἀκούσασα⸃ γυνὴ περὶ αὐτοῦ, ἧς εἶχεν τὸ θυγάτριον αὐτῆς πνεῦμα ἀκάθαρτον, ἐλθοῦσα προσέπεσεν πρὸς τοὺς πόδας αὐτοῦ·

26 ⸂ἡ δὲ γυνὴ ἦν⸃ Ἑλληνίς, Συροφοινίκισσα τῷ γένει· καὶ ἠρώτα αὐτὸν ἵνα τὸ δαιμόνιον ἐκβάλῃ ἐκ τῆς θυγατρὸς αὐτῆς.

27 ⸂καὶ ἔλεγεν⸃ αὐτῇ· Ἄφες πρῶτον χορτασθῆναι τὰ τέκνα, οὐ γὰρ ⸂καλόν ἐστιν⸃ λαβεῖν τὸν ἄρτον τῶν τέκνων καὶ ⸂τοῖς κυναρίοις βαλεῖν⸃.

28 ἡ δὲ ἀπεκρίθη καὶ λέγει αὐτῷ· ⸀Κύριε, ⸀καὶ τὰ κυνάρια ὑποκάτω τῆς τραπέζης ⸀ἐσθίουσιν ἀπὸ τῶν ψιχίων τῶν παιδίων.

29 καὶ εἶπεν αὐτῇ· Διὰ τοῦτον τὸν λόγον ὕπαγε, ἐξελήλυθεν ⸂ἐκ τῆς θυγατρός σου τὸ δαιμόνιον⸃.

30 καὶ ἀπελθοῦσα εἰς τὸν οἶκον αὐτῆς εὗρεν τὸ ⸂παιδίον βεβλημένον ἐπὶ τὴν κλίνην καὶ τὸ δαιμόνιον ἐξεληλυθός⸃.

31 Καὶ πάλιν ἐξελθὼν ἐκ τῶν ὁρίων Τύρου ⸂ἦλθεν διὰ Σιδῶνος εἰς⸃ τὴν θάλασσαν τῆς Γαλιλαίας ἀνὰ μέσον τῶν ὁρίων Δεκαπόλεως.

32 καὶ φέρουσιν αὐτῷ κωφὸν ⸀καὶ ⸀μογιλάλον, καὶ παρακαλοῦσιν αὐτὸν ἵνα ἐπιθῇ αὐτῷ τὴν χεῖρα.

33 καὶ ἀπολαβόμενος αὐτὸν ἀπὸ τοῦ ὄχλου κατʼ ἰδίαν ἔβαλεν τοὺς δακτύλους αὐτοῦ εἰς τὰ ὦτα αὐτοῦ καὶ πτύσας ἥψατο τῆς γλώσσης αὐτοῦ,

34 καὶ ἀναβλέψας εἰς τὸν οὐρανὸν ἐστέναξεν, καὶ λέγει αὐτῷ· Εφφαθα, ὅ ἐστιν Διανοίχθητι·

35 ⸀καὶ ⸀ἠνοίγησαν αὐτοῦ αἱ ἀκοαί, καὶ ἐλύθη ὁ δεσμὸς τῆς γλώσσης αὐτοῦ, καὶ ἐλάλει ὀρθῶς·

36 καὶ διεστείλατο αὐτοῖς ἵνα μηδενὶ ⸀λέγωσιν· ὅσον δὲ ⸂αὐτοῖς διεστέλλετο, αὐτοὶ⸃ μᾶλλον περισσότερον ἐκήρυσσον.

37 καὶ ὑπερπερισσῶς ἐξεπλήσσοντο λέγοντες· Καλῶς πάντα πεποίηκεν, καὶ τοὺς κωφοὺς ποιεῖ ἀκούειν ⸀καὶ ἀλάλους λαλεῖν.


Literal Translation

Mark 7:24-37

(24) And rising up from there, he went away into the borders of Tyre and Sidon. And entering into the house, He desired no one to know, but He could not be hidden.

(25) For hearing about Him, a woman came up, one whose daughter had an unclean spirit. And she fell down at His feet.

(26) And the woman was a Greek, a Syro-phoenician by race. And she asked Him, that He would cast out the demon from her daughter.

(27) And Jesus said to her, First, allow the children to be satisfied, for it is not good to take the children's bread and to throw it to the dogs.

(28) But she answered and said to Him, Yes, Lord; for even the dogs under the table eat from the crumbs of the children.

(29) And He said to her, Because of this word, go. The demon has gone out from your daughter.

(30) And going away to her house, she found the demon had gone out, and her daughter was laid on the couch.

(31) And again going out from the borders of Tyre and Sidon, He came to the Sea of Galilee, in the midst of the borders of Decapolis.

(32) And they brought a deaf one to Him, hardly speaking. And they begged Him, that He put His hand on him.

(33) And taking him away from the crowd privately, He put His fingers into his ears; and spitting, He touched his tongue;

(34) and looking up into Heaven, He groaned and said to him, Ephphatha! (which is, Be opened!)

(35) And instantly his ears were opened, and the bond of his tongue was loosened, and he spoke correctly.

(36) And He ordered them that they should tell no one. But as much as He ordered them, much more abundantly they proclaimed.

(37) And they were most exceedingly amazed, saying, He has done all things well. He makes even the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak.


Scripture quotations marked SBLGNT are from the SBL Greek New Testament. Copyright © 2010 Society of Biblical Literature and Logos Bible Software. Holmes, M. W. (2011–2013). The Greek New Testament: SBL Edition. Lexham Press; Society of Biblical Literature.