What Does The Bible Say About Sickness? In fact, there is much that the Bible says about sickness. Our Heavenly Father cares about our spiritual life and our physical life. He is the one who created the human body. That is why we can say inline with His Word that He is pleased when we enjoy good health and vigor. You can be certain that God is indeed please to see us in good health because the Scriptures say so. However, we are in a world where our bodies endure sickness, pain, and decay. There are even times that we ourselves abuse our own bodies. But in most cases, ailments occur because – well, we don’t always know why, nor God promised that we’ll understand why everything happens in the world He created.
However, healing still occurs – sometimes in dramatic ways, as it was in the time of Jesus Christ and His Apostles. Jesus moved from place to place preaching the God News about God’s Kingdom, Delivering the Captives, and Healing all kinds of bodily afflictions. Likewise did His disciples, whom He promised that they could all do the same works that He did. Brethren, let no one deceive you to think otherwise than sticking to the fact that God is still on the throne. That is, He is still Who He Is, Who He Was, and Who He Will Be. That is, God has not changed and will not change in times to come. He is the same yesterday, today, and tomorrow (Hebrews 13:8). God is still able to do in our days what He did in the past and even in the days to come.
What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
What does the Scripture say about Sickness?
Behold, God still works to heal people in ways that defy medical knowledge. That is why we can say that it is never wrong to pray for healing for ourselves or others. The Scriptures call on us to pray for whatever we need. With this in mind, it makes sense to call on God for help in moments of pain. However, healing does not always occur, even to the most loving, God-centered people. This happens for reasons God alone knows. Whatever the case, the Scriptures promise us that even if we do not get healing in this life, there is something of greater importance awaiting us afterward. Jeremiah 17:14 says, “O LORD, you alone can heal me; you alone can save. My praises are for you alone!” Likewise, Jeremiah 30:17 says, “I will give you back your health and heal your wounds, says the LORD.”
Part of Jesus’ Earthly Ministry revolved around healing. The Holy Gospels recount how He moved from place to place healing all kinds of sicknesses. With this in mind, one might ask, “what has become of Jesus’ healing ministry?” Could it be that this healing ministry is no longer operational? The obvious answer is NO. One might ask why? Note that Jesus’ ministry continues till His Second Coming. Healing is part of Jesus’ ministry in as much as preaching and deliverance. Although, He physically departed from the face of the Earth, His ministry did not end. It was for the continuation of His ministry after His Resurrection and Ascension that He trained His Apostles who intern trained others. Matthew 10:1 says, “Jesus called his twelve disciples to him and gave them authority to cast out evil spirits and to heal every kind of disease and illness.”
More facts about what the Scripture says about Sickness
In Apostle Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians, he tells them about spiritual gifts, one of which is healing. It is clear that the gift of healing did not end with Jesus and His immediate Apostles. Apostle Paul operated in this gift. The Scripture even tells us how handkerchiefs that came in contact with him were taken to heal the sick (Acts 19:12). Also, in his first letter to the Corinthians, he encourages them to go after the gifts of the Holy Spirit in order to maintain the body of Christ (Church) alive. These gifts were meant to comfort, encourage, and exhort the people. Hence, we can say that even in the Church far from the physical presence of the immediate Apostles, the gift of healing was in active operation.
What Apostle Paul revealed about the gift of healing
Apostle Paul says in 1 Corinthians 12:6-10 – “There are different ways God works in our lives, but it is the same God who does the work through all of us. God manifests the Spirit through each person for the good of the entire church.To one person the Spirit gives a word of special wisdom; to another he gives the gift of special knowledge. The Spirit gives special faith to another, and to someone else he gives the power to heal the sick. He gives one person the power to perform miracles, and to another the ability to prophesy. He gives someone else the ability to distinguish between spirits. Still another person is given the ability to speak in different kinds of tongues, and another is given the ability to interpret what is being said.”
1 Corinthians 12:11 – “It is the same and only Holy Spirit who distributes these gifts. He alone decides which gift each person should have.”
1 Corinthians 12:27-28 – “Now all of you together are Christ’s body, and each one of you is a separate and necessary part of it. Here is a list of some of the members that God has placed in the body of Christ:
first are apostles,
second are prophets,
third are teachers,
then those who do miracles,
those who have the gift of healing,
those who can help others,
those who can get others to work together,
those who speak in different kinds of tongues.”
More of Apostle Paul’s teachings
Apostle Paul in one of his letters talked about a “thorn in the flesh,” some kind of physical ailment. Apostle Paul was certainly a man of faith but he was not healed of it. Before you ask why, note that only God knows why. However, Paul accepted his fate and maintained faithfulness to God. Apostle Paul in His own words said: “Three different times I begged the Lord to take it away. Each time he said, “My gracious favor is all you need. My power works best in your weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ may work through me. Since I know it is all for Christ’s good, I am quite content with my weaknesses and with insults, hardships, persecutions, and calamities. For when I am weak, then I am strong” (2 Corinthians 12:8-10).
The Scripture also tells us of how Timothy, who was Apostle Paul’s faithful spiritual son regularly suffered from sickness. Again, before you ask why? Note that only God knows why. The Scripture tells us how God healed many through Apostle Paul but did not use him to bring physical healing to Timothy. Only God knows why because the Scripture recounts how Timothy followed Apostle Paul and helped in doing the work of Christ. 1 Timothy 5:23 says, “Do not drink water only, but take a little wine to help your digestion, since you are ill so often.” All we can say here is that God does as He likes. He is not a respecter of men. That’s why we should always pray for His will to be done and not ours.
What you should keep in mind about Sickness
Note that every person who has ever been healed has died. Those who were healed and are still alive will end up dying. Even Jesus’ friend, Lazarus, whom He raised from the dead, died again. God did not make any promise in the Bible that our present bodies, whatever their situation, will stay healthy or last forever. But luckily enough, the Bible promises something much more glorious: a new body which will last forever.
In support of this, 2 Corinthians 5:1-4 says, “We know that when this earthly tent we live in is taken down — when we die and leave these bodies — we will have a home in heaven, an eternal body made for us by God himself and not by human hands. We grow weary in our present bodies, and we long for the day when we will put on our heavenly bodies like new clothing. For we will not be spirits without bodies, but we will put on new heavenly bodies. Our dying bodies make us groan and sigh, but it’s not that we want to die and have no bodies at all. We want to slip into our new bodies so that these dying bodies will be swallowed up by everlasting life.”
Also, 2 Corinthians 4:16 says, “Though our bodies are dying, our spirits are being renewed every day.”
Why does God allow Sickness?
We frequently hear people asking why God allows sickness. In search of answers, we can only turn to the different Bible verses about sickness. The issue of sickness is always challenging to deal with. However, we must always remember that God’s ways are not our ways (Isaiah 55:9). It is rather unfortunate that whenever we are suffering from a disease, illness, or injury, we are more focused on the pains than what good God might bring about as a result. Always keep in mind that God can bring about good from any situation (Romans 8:28). Today, we regularly hear many people giving testimonies by looking back on times of sickness as times when they grew closer to God and received His blessings. Others testify of having learned to trust God more in times of sickness. Behold, this is not to say that sickness is always from God.
Also, we are not saying that God always inflicts us with sickness in order to teach a spiritual lesson. We dwell in a sin-curses world where sickness, illness, and death will always be with us. The fall of man in the Garden of Eden led to his expulsion and rendered his body prone to sickness, sin, illness, and death. There are certain sicknesses that are as a result of the natural cause of things in this world. Sickness can also be the result of a demonic attack. The Bible describes instances were sickness or physical affliction was caused by Satan and demons (Matthew 17:14-18; Luke 13:10-16). There are some sicknesses that are not God caused but from Satan. Even when Satan afflicts us physically, God is still in control. He can still turn it for our good as it was the case of job (Job 1 and Job 2).
What The Bible Says About Sickness
Psalm 147:3 – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.“
Proverbs 17:22 – “A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
Exodus 23:25 – “Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.”
3 John 1:2 – “Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.”
James 5:14-15 – “Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.“
James 5:16 – “Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.”
Matthew 10:8 – “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.”
Exodus 15:26 – “If you listen carefully to the Lord your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, who heals you.”
Isaiah 53:4 – “Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.”
Group 1 – What The Bible Says About Sickness
Psalm 146:8 – “The Lord gives sight to the blind, the Lord lifts up those who are bowed down, the Lord loves the righteous.”
Isaiah 53:3 – “He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their face she was despised, and we held him in low esteem.”
Psalm 32:3 – “When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.”
Luke 10:9 – “Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’“
Proverbs 13:12 – “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.”
1 Peter 2:24 – “He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”
Romans 5:3-4 – “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope,”
James 5:14-15 – “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.”
3 John 1:2 – “Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.“
Group 2 – What The Bible Says About Sickness
Proverbs 17:22 – “A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
1 Peter 5:7 – “Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.”
Isaiah 53:5 – “But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.”
Jeremiah 29:11 – “For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
Revelation 21:4 – “He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”
Luke 10:9 – “Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’“
Luke 9:1 – “And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases,”
2 Corinthians 4:17 – “For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison,”
Isaiah 40:29-31 – “He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.”
Group 3 – What The Bible Says About Sickness
Matthew 10:1 – “And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.”
Psalm 91:1-16 – “He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, …”
Psalm 41:3 – “The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.”
Matthew 4:24 – “So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.”
Mark 10:27 – Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”
John 9:1-7 – “As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him. We must work the works of him who sent me while it is day; night is coming, when no one can work. As long as I am in the world, I am the light of the world.” ...”
Group 4 – What The Bible Says About Sickness
Acts 10:38 – “How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.”
Psalm 23:1-6 – “A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. …”
Isaiah 53:1-12 – “Who has believed what he has heard from us? And to whom has the arm of the Lord been revealed? For he grew up before him like a young plant, and like a root out of dry ground; he had no form or majesty that we should look at him, and no beauty that we should desire him. He was despised and rejected by men; a man of sorrows, and acquainted with grief; and as one from whom men hide their faces he was despised, and we esteemed him not. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed. ...”
Group 5 – What The Bible Says About Sickness
Jeremiah 17:14 – “Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.”
Romans 1:11-12 – “For I long to see you, that I may impart to you some spiritual gift to strengthen you— that is, that we may be mutually encouraged by each other’s faith, both yours and mine.”
Matthew 4:23 – “And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.”
James 5:14 – “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
Psalm 147:3 – “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
Psalm 103:2 – “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits,“
Matthew 8:16 – “That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.“
Exodus 15:26 – Saying, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.”
Group 6 – What The Bible Says About Sickness
Exodus 23:25 – “You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.”
1 Peter 5:1-14 – “So I exhort the elders among you, as a fellow elder and a witness of the sufferings of Christ, as well as a partaker in the glory that is going to be revealed: shepherd the flock of God that is among you, exercising oversight, not under compulsion, but willingly, as God would have you; not for shameful gain, but eagerly; not domineering over those in your charge, but being examples to the flock. And when the chief Shepherd appears, you will receive the unfading crown of glory. Likewise, you who are younger, be subject to the elders. Clothe yourselves, all of you, with humility toward one another, for “God opposes the proud but gives grace to the humble.” …”
Psalm 107:20 – “He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.”
Romans 8:11 – “If the Spirit of him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, he who raised Christ Jesus from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through his Spirit who dwells in you.”
James 5:16 – “Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
John 3:16 – “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”
Group 7 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
Psalm 103:1-22 – “Of David. Bless the Lord, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless his holy name! Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy, who satisfies you with good so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. …”
Exodus 4:10-12 – “But Moses said to the Lord, “Oh, my Lord, I am not eloquent, either in the past or since you have spoken to your servant, but I am slow of speech and of tongue.” Then the Lord said to him, “Who has made man’s mouth? Who makes him mute, or deaf, or seeing, or blind? Is it not I, the Lord? Now therefore go, and I will be with your mouth and teach you what you shall speak.””
Deuteronomy 7:15 – “And the Lord will take away from you all sickness, and none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you knew, will he inflict on you, but he will lay them on all who hate you.”
Mark 5:34 – And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
Psalm 30:2 – “O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.”
Matthew 9:35 – “And Jesus went throughout all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction.“
Group 8 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
1 Peter 5:10 – “And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.”
Proverbs 4:20-22 – “My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.”
Mark 5:34 – And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.”
Jeremiah 32:27 – “Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?”
John 10:10 – “The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
1 Corinthians 13:1-13 – “If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …”
Ecclesiastes 3:1 – “For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven:”
Group 9 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
Luke 4:18 – “The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed,”
James 5:14-16 – “Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
Romans 8:28 – “And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.”
Jeremiah 30:17 – “For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord, because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’”
1 Timothy 5:23 – (No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.)
Hosea 6:1 – “Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.”
Group 10 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
Acts 28:8 – “It happened that the father of Publius lay sick with fever and dysentery. And Paul visited him and prayed, and putting his hands on him healed him.”
John 5:14 – “Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.”“
Romans 8:18 – “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
James 5:15-16 – “And the prayer of faith will save the one who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.”
Mark 16:17-18 – “And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.”
2 Corinthians 13:9 – “For we are glad when we are weak and you are strong. Your restoration is what we pray for.”
Mark 1:25 – But Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be silent, and come out of him!”
Jeremiah 33:6 – “Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.”
Group 11 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
Revelation 21:1-27 – “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” …”
Hebrews 1:1-14 – “Long ago, at many times and in many ways, God spoke to our fathers by the prophets, but in these last days he has spoken to us by his Son, whom he appointed the heir of all things, through whom also he created the world. He is the radiance of the glory of God and the exact imprint of his nature, and he upholds the universe by the word of his power. After making purification for sins, he sat down at the right hand of the Majesty on high, having become as much superior to angels as the name he has inherited is more excellent than theirs. For to which of the angels did God ever say, “You are my Son, today I have begotten you”? Or again, “I will be to him a father, and he shall be to me a son”? …”
Group 12 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
2 Corinthians 1:8-12 – “For we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many. For our boast is this, the testimony of our conscience, that we behaved in the world with simplicity and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God, …”
Matthew 9:1-38 – “And getting into a boat he crossed over and came to his own city. And behold, some people brought to him a paralytic, lying on a bed. And when Jesus saw their faith, he said to the paralytic, “Take heart, my son; your sins are forgiven.” And behold, some of the scribes said to themselves, “This man is blaspheming.” But Jesus, knowing their thoughts, said, “Why do you think evil in your hearts? For which is easier, to say, ‘Your sins are forgiven,’ or to say, ‘Rise and walk’? …”
Isaiah 53:4-5 – “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.”
Group 13 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
Matthew 10:8 – “Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.”
Matthew 8:17 – “This was to fulfill what was spoken by the prophet Isaiah: “He took our illnesses and bore our diseases.””
John 11:1-57 – “Now a certain man was ill, Lazarus of Bethany, the village of Mary and her sister Martha. It was Mary who anointed the Lord with ointment and wiped his feet with her hair, whose brother Lazarus was ill. So the sisters sent to him, saying, “Lord, he whom you love is ill.” But when Jesus heard it he said, “This illness does not lead to death. It is for the glory of God, so that the Son of God may be glorified through it.” Now Jesus loved Martha and her sister and Lazarus. …”
2 Kings 20:1-21 – “In those days Hezekiah became sick and was at the point of death. And Isaiah the prophet the son of Amoz came to him and said to him, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Set your house in order, for you shall die; you shall not recover.’” Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord, saying, “Now, O Lord, please remember how I have walked before you in faithfulness and with a whole heart, and have done what is good in your sight.” And Hezekiah wept bitterly. And before Isaiah had gone out of the middle court, the word of the Lord came to him: “Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. …”
Group 14 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
Psalm 119:105 – “Your word is a lamp to my feet and a light to my path.“
John 3:2 – “This man came to Jesus by night and said to him, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher come from God, for no one can do these signs that you do unless God is with him.””
Psalm 103:2-4 – “Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit, who crowns you with steadfast love and mercy,”
Revelation 22:18 – “I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this book: if anyone adds to them, God will add to him the plagues described in this book,”
2 Kings 20:5 – “Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord,”
Psalm 34:19 – “Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.”
Isaiah 41:10 – “Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”
Group 15 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
Mark 16:15-19 – And he said to them, “Go into all the world and proclaim the gospel to the whole creation. Whoever believes and is baptized will be saved, but whoever does not believe will be condemned. And these signs will accompany those who believe: in my name they will cast out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up serpents with their hands; and if they drink any deadly poison, it will not hurt them; they will lay their hands on the sick, and they will recover.” So then the Lord Jesus, after he had spoken to them, was taken up into heaven and sat down at the right hand of God.”
1 Corinthians 6:1-20 – “When one of you has a grievance against another, does he dare go to law before the unrighteous instead of the saints? Or do you not know that the saints will judge the world? And if the world is to be judged by you, are you incompetent to try trivial cases? Do you not know that we are to judge angels? How much more, then, matters pertaining to this life! So if you have such cases, why do you lay them before those who have no standing in the church? I say this to your shame. Can it be that there is no one among you wise enough to settle a dispute between the brothers, …”
Group 16 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
Hosea 14:4 – “I will heal their apostasy; I will love them freely, for my anger has turned from them.”
Romans 5:3-5 – “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope, and hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.”
Luke 4:40 – “Now when the sun was setting, all those who had any who were sick with various diseases brought them to him, and he laid his hands on every one of them and healed them.”
Isaiah 33:1-24 – “Ah, you destroyer, who yourself have not been destroyed, you traitor, whom none has betrayed! When you have ceased to destroy, you will be destroyed; and when you have finished betraying, they will betray you. O Lord, be gracious to us; we wait for you. Be our arm every morning, our salvation in the time of trouble. At the tumultuous noise peoples flee; when you lift yourself up, nations are scattered, and your spoil is gathered as the caterpillar gathers; as locusts leap, it is leapt upon. The Lord is exalted, for he dwells on high; he will fill Zion with justice and righteousness, ...”
Proverbs 16:24 – “Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”
Group 17 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
Romans 1:1-32 – “Paul, a servant of Christ Jesus, called to be an apostle, set apart for the gospel of God, which he promised beforehand through his prophets in the holy Scriptures, concerning his Son, who was descended from David according to the flesh and was declared to be the Son of God in power according to the Spirit of holiness by his resurrection from the dead, Jesus Christ our Lord, through whom we have received grace and apostleship to bring about the obedience of faith for the sake of his name among all the nations, …”
Psalm 107:1-43 – “Oh give thanks to the Lord, for he is good, for his steadfast love endures forever! Let the redeemed of the Lord say so, whom he has redeemed from trouble and gathered in from the lands, from the east and from the west, from the north and from the south. Some wandered in desert wastes, finding no way to a city to dwell in; hungry and thirsty, their soul fainted within them. …“
2 Corinthians 4:1-6:18 – “Therefore, having this ministry by the mercy of God, we do not lose heart. But we have renounced disgraceful, underhanded ways. We refuse to practice cunning or to tamper with God’s word, but by the open statement of the truth we would commend ourselves to everyone’s conscience in the sight of God. And even if our gospel is veiled, it is veiled only to those who are perishing. In their case the god of this world has blinded the minds of the unbelievers, to keep them from seeing the light of the gospel of the glory of Christ, who is the image of God. For what we proclaim is not ourselves, but Jesus Christ as Lord, with ourselves as your servants for Jesus’ sake. …”
Group 18 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
Joshua 2:24 – And they said to Joshua, “Truly the Lord has given all the land into our hands. And also, all the inhabitants of the land melt away because of us.”
Mark 5:1-43 – “They came to the other side of the sea, to the country of the Gerasenes. And when Jesus had stepped out of the boat, immediately there met him out of the tombs a man with an unclean spirit. He lived among the tombs. And no one could bind him anymore, not even with a chain, for he had often been bound with shackles and chains, but he wrenched the chains apart, and he broke the shackles in pieces. No one had the strength to subdue him. Night and day among the tombs and on the mountains he was always crying out and cutting himself with stones. ...”
Revelation 21:1-22:21 – “Then I saw a new heaven and a new earth, for the first heaven and the first earth had passed away, and the sea was no more. And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband. And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Behold, the dwelling place of God is with man. He will dwell with them, and they will be his people, and God himself will be with them as their God. He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.” And he who was seated on the throne said, “Behold, I am making all things new.” Also he said, …”
Group 19 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
Isaiah 53:4 – “Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted.”
Mark 7:31-37 – “Then he returned from the region of Tyre and went through Sidon to the Sea of Galilee, in the region of the Decapolis. And they brought to him a man who was deaf and had a speech impediment, and they begged him to lay his hand on him. And taking him aside from the crowd privately, he put his fingers into his ears, and after spitting touched his tongue. And looking up to heaven, he sighed and said to him, “Ephphatha,” that is, “Be opened.” And his ears were opened, his tongue was released, and he spoke plainly. …“
Group 20 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
2 Timothy 1:7 – “For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.”
Matthew 8:1-10:42 – “When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, …“
Group 21 – What Does The Bible Say About Sickness?
John 16:33 – “I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”
Galatians 5:14 – For the whole law is fulfilled in one word: “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
Philippians 4:19 – “And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.“
Philippians 4:6-7 – “Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.”
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