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Our Lord's action here is most significant, Having abandoned Bethsaida to judgment Matthew 11:12-24. He would neither heal in that village, nor permit further testimony to be borne there Mark 8:26. The probation of Bethsaida as a community was ended, but He would still show mercy to individuals. Cf Revelation 3:20.
Christ is outside the door of that church, but "If any man hear My voice," etc.
Other Scofield entries containing Mark 8:23:
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