Mar 7:33. Ἀπολαβόμενος, taking him aside) The many outward acts [circumstances] which Jesus employed in this place, and the looks of others, who were healed, stood in the place of words [a sermon] to this deaf man, until he began to hear, inasmuch as Jesus was thereby healing his soul also. [He imparted to the deaf man His healing power first through the avenue of the eyes, then next of the ears.-Harm. p. 343.] Comp. ch. Mar 8:23 concerning the blind man.-πτύσας, spitting) The saliva is clean and salutary in its uses.