He makes all things well (1 of 2)

Mark 7:37 (AV)
And were beyond measure¹ astonished²,
saying, He hath done³ all things⁴ well:
he maketh³ both the deaf to hear,
and the dumb to speak.‭

¹) Greek: ὑπερπερισσῶς‭ (huperperissos) ‭- beyond measure, exceedingly.
²) To be struck with amazement.
³) This can also be translated with “He has made …”, same word as in the following “He makes …”.
⁴) Everything.

Other translations

And they were overwhelmingly astonished, saying, He has done everything excellently (commendably and nobly)! He even makes the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak! [AMP]

And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak." [ESV]

People were overwhelmed with amazement. "He has done everything well," they said. "He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak." [MSB]

And were beyond measure astonished, saying, He hath done all things well: he maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak. [KJV]

People were overwhelmed with amazement. "He has done everything well," they said. "He even makes the deaf hear and the mute speak." [NIV]

for they were completely amazed. Again and again they said, "Everything he does is wonderful. He even heals those who are deaf and mute." [NLT]

And they were astonished beyond measure, saying, "He has done all things well. He makes both the deaf to hear and the mute to speak." [NKJV]

Some further information

He hath made all things well
This reminds us of what God said of His creation ( Genesis 1:31, Septuagint).
Christ’s work makes in the truest sense “a new creation,”

He maketh both the deaf to hear and the dumb to speak
“and they glorified the God of Israel” ( Matthew 15:31 ).

Christ has ever since, been engaged, spiritually, in the same work.

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They that told it, and they that heard it, were beyond measure astonished, (hyperperissos – more than above measure); they were exceedingly affected with it.

And hear now this… It was said by every body, it was the common verdict, He hath done (made) all things well (Mark 7:37).
Although there were those that hated and persecuted Him as an evil-doer, they are now ready to witness for Him, not only that He has done no evil, but that He has done a great deal of good, and has done it well, modestly and humbly, and very devoutly, and all gratis, without money and without price, which added much to the lustre of his good works.

He maketh both the deaf to hear, and the dumb to speak; and that is well, 
▪︎ it is well for them,
▪︎ and it is well for their relations, to whom they had been a burden; and therefore they are inexcusable who speak ill of him.

Now let us reflect on this

He’s made everything well.
The Lord did well! That was the testimony of the crowd that had seen all of His miracles. Also the healing of the deaf-mute. In that too He has revealed His power.

The Lord continues to this day with the miracles of His grace.
▪︎ Blind people who cannot see spiritually, their eyes are opened.
▪︎ Mute people, who never speak about God and His goodness, have their tongue loosened.
▪︎ He makes the lame, who cannot keep the way of the Lord, jump like a deer.
▪︎ He preaches the Gospel to the poor.
▪︎ He gives eternal life to spiritually dead, so they may experience the fullness of life.

It is He Who offers us His friendship.
As long as it is still the time of grace, He does not deal with us according to what we earn because of our sins, no matter how long, or how badly we have violated His laws.
Until He returns, He does punish us, but not according to our sins.

He has made everything well.
This will also be the testimony of all His own, when they once may lay their weary heads down, and behold Him, and then experience the greatest miracle, when they are allowed to enter.

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