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39 Bible Verses about Sickness

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Matthew 9:35

Then Jesus went to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness.

Deuteronomy 28:61

The Lord will also afflict you with every sickness and plague not recorded in the book of this law, until you are destroyed.

Galatians 4:13

you know that previously I preached the gospel to you because of a physical illness.

Luke 4:40

When the sun was setting, all those who had anyone sick with various diseases brought them to Him. As He laid His hands on each one of them, He would heal them.

2 Chronicles 21:15

You yourself will be struck with many illnesses, including a disease of the intestines, until your intestines come out day after day because of the disease.”

2 Chronicles 21:18

After all these things, the Lord afflicted him in his intestines with an incurable disease.

Isaiah 33:24

and none there will say, “I am sick.”
The people who dwell there
will be forgiven their iniquity.

Deuteronomy 7:15

The Lord will remove all sickness from you; He will not put on you all the terrible diseases of Egypt that you know about, but He will inflict them on all who hate you.

2 Chronicles 16:12

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a disease in his feet, and his disease became increasingly severe. Yet even in his disease he didn’t seek the Lord but only the physicians.

Matthew 8:14

When Jesus went into Peter’s house, He saw his mother-in-law lying in bed with a fever.

Luke 8:43

A woman suffering from bleeding for 12 years, who had spent all she had on doctors yet could not be healed by any,

Nahum 1:9

Whatever you plot against the Lord,
He will bring it to complete destruction;
oppression will not rise up a second time.

Nahum 1:11

One has gone out from you,
who plots evil against Yahweh,
and is a wicked counselor.

Ecclesiastes 5:17

What is more, he eats in darkness all his days, with much sorrow, sickness, and anger.

Exodus 15:26

He said, “If you will carefully obey the Lord your God, do what is right in His eyes, pay attention to His commands, and keep all His statutes, I will not inflict any illnesses on you that I inflicted on the Egyptians. For I am Yahweh who heals you.”

Jeremiah 10:19

Woe to me because of my brokenness—
I am severely wounded!
I exclaimed, “This is my intense suffering,
but I must bear it.”

Luke 13:12

When Jesus saw her, He called out to her,“Woman, you are free of your disability.”

Revelation 2:22

Look! I will throw her into a sickbed and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation, unless they repent of her practices.

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Enquiring of God » Inquiring through the prophets, concerning perplexing questions » Sickness

2 Kings 8:8

So the king said to Hazael, “Take a gift with you and go meet the man of God. Inquire of the Lord through him, ‘Will I recover from this sickness?’”

Inquiring of God » Inquiring through the prophets, concerning perplexing questions » Sickness

2 Kings 8:8

So the king said to Hazael, “Take a gift with you and go meet the man of God. Inquire of the Lord through him, ‘Will I recover from this sickness?’”

Insomnia » Sickness

Job 7:4-5

When I lie down I think: When will I get up? But the evening drags on endlessly, and I toss and turn until dawn. My flesh is clothed with maggots and encrusted with dirt. My skin forms scabs and then oozes.

Israel » Sickness » hezekiah » Miracle » Restoration

Punishment of the The Wicked » In this life by » Sickness

Leviticus 26:16

then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you—wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.

Psalm 78:50

He cleared a path for His anger.
He did not spare them from death
but delivered their lives to the plague.

Sickness » Sometimes sent as a judgment for sin

Ecclesiastes 5:17

What is more, he eats in darkness all his days, with much sorrow, sickness, and anger.

Leviticus 26:15-16

if you reject My statutes and despise My ordinances, and do not observe all My commands-and break My covenant, then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you-wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.

Deuteronomy 28:61

The Lord will also afflict you with every sickness and plague not recorded in the book of this law, until you are destroyed.

2 Chronicles 21:15

You yourself will be struck with many illnesses, including a disease of the intestines, until your intestines come out day after day because of the disease.”

Sickness » Inflicted upon the wicked » The jews,promised special immunity from calamities

Exodus 12:13

The blood on the houses where you are staying will be a distinguishing mark for you; when I see the blood, I will pass over you. No plague will be among you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt.

Exodus 15:26

He said, “If you will carefully obey the Lord your God, do what is right in His eyes, pay attention to His commands, and keep all His statutes, I will not inflict any illnesses on you that I inflicted on the Egyptians. For I am Yahweh who heals you.”

Mark 16:18

they will pick up snakes;if they should drink anything deadly, it will never harm them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.”

Exodus 8:22

But on that day I will give special treatment to the land of Goshen, where My people are living; no flies will be there. This way you will know that I, Yahweh, am in the land.

Exodus 9:6

The Lord did this the next day. All the Egyptian livestock died, but none among the Israelite livestock died.

Sickness » The righteous suffer from

Acts 9:37

In those days she became sick and died. After washing her, they placed her in a room upstairs.

2 Kings 20:1

In those days Hezekiah became terminally ill. The prophet Isaiah son of Amoz came and said to him, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Put your affairs in order, for you are about to die; you will not recover.’”

2 Timothy 4:20

Erastus has remained at Corinth; I left Trophimus sick at Miletus.

Daniel 8:27

I, Daniel, was overcome and lay sick for days. Then I got up and went about the king’s business. I was greatly disturbed by the vision and could not understand it.

Sickness » Healing » Examples of apostolic

Acts 3:7

Then, taking him by the right hand he raised him up, and at once his feet and ankles became strong.

Acts 5:16

In addition, a large group came together from the towns surrounding Jerusalem, bringing sick people and those who were tormented by unclean spirits, and they were all healed.

Acts 9:34

Peter said to him, “Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed,” and immediately he got up.

Acts 14:10

Paul said in a loud voice, “Stand upright on your feet!” And he jumped up and started to walk around.

Acts 16:18

And she did this for many days.But Paul was greatly aggravated and turning to the spirit, said, “I command you in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her!” And it came out right away.

More verses: Acts 19:12 Acts 28:8

Sickness » Sent by God

2 Samuel 12:15

Then Nathan went home.

The Death of Bathsheba’s Son

The Lord struck the baby that Uriah’s wife had borne to David, and he became ill.

Deuteronomy 28:59-61

He will bring extraordinary plagues on you and your descendants, severe and lasting plagues, and terrible and chronic sicknesses. He will afflict you again with all the diseases of Egypt, which you dreaded, and they will cling to you. The Lord will also inflict you with every sickness and plague not recorded in the book of this law, until you are destroyed.

Sickness » Often sent as a punishment of sin

2 Chronicles 21:12-15

Then a letter came to Jehoram from Elijah the prophet, saying: This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: "Because you have not walked in the ways of your father Jehoshaphat or in the ways of Asa king of Judah but have walked in the way of the kings of Israel, have caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to prostitute themselves like the house of Ahab prostituted itself, and also have killed your brothers, your father's family, who were better than you, the Lord is now about to strike your people, your sons, your wives, and all your possessions with a horrible affliction. read more.
You yourself [will be struck] with many illnesses, including a disease of the intestines, until your intestines come out day after day because of the disease."

Leviticus 26:14-16

"But if you do not obey Me and observe all these commands- if you reject My statutes and despise My ordinances, and do not observe all My commands-and break My covenant, then I will do this to you: I will bring terror on you-wasting disease and fever that will cause your eyes to fail and your life to ebb away. You will sow your seed in vain because your enemies will eat it.

Sickness » Inflicted upon the wicked » Promises of immunity from

Exodus 15:26

He said, “If you will carefully obey the Lord your God, do what is right in His eyes, pay attention to His commands, and keep all His statutes, I will not inflict any illnesses on you that I inflicted on the Egyptians. For I am Yahweh who heals you.”

Deuteronomy 7:15

The Lord will remove all sickness from you; He will not put on you all the terrible diseases of Egypt that you know about, but He will inflict them on all who hate you.

Proverbs 4:22

For they are life to those who find them,
and health to one’s whole body.

Jeremiah 30:17

But I will bring you health
and will heal you of your wounds—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
for they call you Outcast,
Zion whom no one cares about.

Sickness » God » Heals

Isaiah 38:5

“Go and tell Hezekiah that this is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I am going to add 15 years to your life.

Isaiah 38:9

A poem by Hezekiah king of Judah after he had been sick and had recovered from his illness:

Sickness » Visiting those in, an evidence of belonging to Christ

Sickness » Saints » Acknowledge that, comes from God

Isaiah 38:12

My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me
like a shepherd’s tent.
I have rolled up my life like a weaver;
He cuts me off from the loom.
You make an end of me from day until night.

Psalm 31:1-8

Lord, I seek refuge in You; let me never be disgraced. Save me by Your righteousness. Listen closely to me; rescue me quickly. Be a rock of refuge for me, a mountain fortress to save me. For You are my rock and my fortress; You lead and guide me because of Your name. read more.
You will free me from the net that is secretly set for me, for You are my refuge. Into Your hand I entrust my spirit; You redeem me, Lord, God of truth. I hate those who are devoted to worthless idols, but I trust in the Lord. I will rejoice and be glad in Your faithful love because You have seen my affliction. You have known the troubles of my life and have not handed me over to the enemy. You have set my feet in a spacious place.

Isaiah 38:15

What can I say?
He has spoken to me,
and He Himself has done it.
I walk along slowly all my years
because of the bitterness of my soul,

Sickness » The power of healing » One of the miraculous gifts bestowed on the early church

Sickness » Saints » Praise God for recovery from

Isaiah 38:19

The living, only the living can thank You,
as I do today;
a father will make Your faithfulness known to children.

Psalm 103:1-3

My soul, praise the Lord, and all that is within me, praise His holy name. My soul, praise the Lord, and do not forget all His benefits. He forgives all your sin; He heals all your diseases.

Luke 17:15

But one of them, seeing that he was healed, returned and, with a loud voice, gave glory to God.

Sickness » Often incurable by human means

Deuteronomy 28:27

“The Lord will afflict you with the boils of Egypt, tumors, a festering rash, and scabies, from which you cannot be cured.

2 Chronicles 21:18

After all these things, the Lord afflicted him in his intestines with an incurable disease.

Sickness » The apostles were endued with power to heal

Mark 16:18

they will pick up snakes;if they should drink anything deadly, it will never harm them; they will lay hands on the sick, and they will get well.”

Sickness » God » Often manifests saving grace to sinners during

Job 33:19-24

A person may be disciplined on his bed with pain and constant distress in his bones, so that he detests bread, and his soul [despises his] favorite food. His flesh wastes away to nothing, and his unseen bones stick out. read more.
He draws near the Pit, and his life to the executioners. If there is an angel on his side, one mediator out of a thousand, to tell a person what is right for him and to be gracious to him and say, "Spare him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom,"

Psalm 107:17-21

Fools suffered affliction because of their rebellious ways and their sins. They loathed all food and came near the gates of death. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them from their distress. read more.
He sent His word and healed them; He rescued them from the Pit. Let them give thanks to the Lord for His faithful love and His wonderful works for the human race.

Sickness » Not visiting those in, an evidence of not belonging to Christ

Matthew 25:43

I was a stranger
and you didn’t take Me in;
I was naked
and you didn’t clothe Me,
sick and in prison
and you didn’t take care of Me.’

Matthew 25:45

“Then He will answer them, ‘I assure you: Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me either.’

Sickness » Christ compassionated those in

Matthew 8:16-17

When evening came, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed. He drove out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick, so that what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah might be fulfilled: He Himself took our weaknesses and carried our diseases.

Isaiah 53:4

Yet He Himself bore our sicknesses,
and He carried our pains;
but we in turn regarded Him stricken,
struck down by God, and afflicted.

Sickness » God » Hears the prayers of those in

Psalm 107:18-20

They loathed all food and came near the gates of death. Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble; He saved them from their distress. He sent His word and healed them; He rescued them from the Pit.

Sickness » God » Promises to heal

2 Kings 20:5

“Go back and tell Hezekiah, the leader of My people, ‘This is what the Lord God of your ancestor David says: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Look, I will heal you. On the third day from now you will go up to the Lord’s temple.

Sickness » Christ healed » With a word

Matthew 8:8

“Lord,” the centurion replied, “I am not worthy to have You come under my roof. But only say the word, and my servant will be cured.

Matthew 8:13

Then Jesus told the centurion, “Go. As you have believed, let it be done for you.” And his servant was cured that very moment.

Sickness » Pray for those afflicted with

Acts 28:8

Publius’s father was in bed suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went to him, and praying and laying his hands on him, he healed him.

James 5:14-15

Is anyone among you sick? He should call for the elders of the church, and they should pray over him after anointing him with olive oil in the name of the Lord. The prayer of faith will save the sick person, and the Lord will raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

Sickness » Christ healed » Being present

Mark 1:31

So He went to her, took her by the hand, and raised her up. The fever left her, and she began to serve them.

Sickness » Saints » Thank God publicly for recovery from

Acts 3:8

So he jumped up, stood, and started to walk, and he entered the temple complex with them—walking, leaping, and praising God.

Isaiah 38:20

The Lord will save me;
we will play stringed instruments
all the days of our lives
at the house of the Lord.

Sickness » Christ healed » By imposition of hands

Mark 6:5

So He was not able to do any miracles there, except that He laid His hands on a few sick people and healed them.

Sickness » God's aid should be sought in

2 Chronicles 16:12

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign, Asa developed a disease in his feet, and his disease became increasingly severe. Yet even in his disease he didn’t seek the Lord but only the physicians.

Sickness » Illustrative of sin

Leviticus 13:45-46

"The person afflicted with an infectious skin disease is to have his clothes torn and his hair hanging loose, and he must cover his mouth and cry out, 'Unclean, unclean!' He will remain unclean as long as he has the infection; he is unclean. He must live alone in a place outside the camp.

Sickness » The wicked » A large amount » Sorrow

Ecclesiastes 5:17

What is more, he eats in darkness all his days, with much sorrow, sickness, and anger.

Sickness » Christ healed » Through the touch of his garment

Matthew 14:35-36

When the men of that place recognized Him, they alerted the whole vicinity and brought to Him all who were sick. They were begging Him that they might only touch the tassel on His robe. And as many as touched it were made perfectly well.

Sickness » God » Exhibits his mercy in healing

Sickness » One of God's four sore judgments on a guilty land

Ezekiel 14:19-21

"Or if I send a plague into that land and pour out My wrath on it with bloodshed to wipe out [both] man and animal from it, even [if] Noah, Daniel, and Job were in it, as I live"-the declaration of the Lord God -"they could not deliver [their] son or daughter. They would deliver [only] themselves by their righteousness. "For this is what the Lord God says: How much worse will it be when I send My four devastating judgments against Jerusalem-sword, famine, dangerous animals, and plague-in order to wipe out [both] man and animal from it!

Sickness » Faith required in those healed of, by Christ

Matthew 9:28-29

When He entered the house, the blind men approached Him, and Jesus said to them, "Do you believe that I can do this?" "Yes, Lord," they answered Him. Then He touched their eyes, saying, "Let it be done for you according to your faith!"

Sickness » The wicked » Forsake those in

1 Samuel 30:13

Then David said to him, “Who do you belong to? Where are you from?”“I’m an Egyptian, the slave of an Amalekite man,” he said. “My master abandoned me when I got sick three days ago.

Sickness » God » Persecutes the wicked by

Jeremiah 29:18

I will pursue them with sword, famine, and plague. I will make them a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth—a curse and a desolation, an object of scorn and a disgrace among all the nations where I have banished them.

Sickness » God » Abandons the wicked to

Jeremiah 34:17

“Therefore, this is what the Lord says: You have not obeyed Me by proclaiming freedom, each man for his brother and for his neighbor. I hereby proclaim freedom for you”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“to the sword, to plague, and to famine! I will make you a horror to all the earth’s kingdoms.

Sickness » The wicked » Visit not those in

Matthew 25:43

I was a stranger
and you didn’t take Me in;
I was naked
and you didn’t clothe Me,
sick and in prison
and you didn’t take care of Me.’

Sickness » Saints » Pray for recovery from

Isaiah 38:2-3

Then Hezekiah turned his face to the wall and prayed to the Lord. He said, "Please, Lord, remember how I have walked before You faithfully and wholeheartedly, and have done what is good in Your sight." And Hezekiah wept bitterly.

Sickness » Saints » Visit those in

Sickness » Healing of, lawful on the sabbath

Luke 13:14-16

But the leader of the synagogue, indignant because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath, responded by telling the crowd, "There are six days when work should be done; therefore come on those days and be healed and not on the Sabbath day." But the Lord answered him and said, "Hypocrites! Doesn't each one of you untie his ox or donkey from the feeding trough on the Sabbath and lead it to water? Satan has bound this woman, a daughter of Abraham, for 18 years-shouldn't she be untied from this bondage on the Sabbath day?"

Sickness » Christ healed » Not being present

Matthew 8:13

Then Jesus told the centurion, “Go. As you have believed, let it be done for you.” And his servant was cured that very moment.

Sickness » Saints » Ascribe recovery from, to God

Isaiah 38:20

The Lord will save me;
we will play stringed instruments
all the days of our lives
at the house of the Lord.

Sickness » Saints » Mourn under, with prayer

Isaiah 38:14

I chirp like a swallow or a crane;
I moan like a dove.
My eyes grow weak looking upward.
Lord, I am oppressed; support me.

Sickness » God » Exhibits his love in healing

Isaiah 38:17

Indeed, it was for my own welfare
that I had such great bitterness;
but Your love has delivered me
from the Pit of destruction,
for You have thrown all my sins behind Your back.

Sickness » God » Preserves saints in time of

Psalm 91:3-7

He Himself will deliver you from the hunter's net, from the destructive plague. He will cover you with His feathers; you will take refuge under His wings. His faithfulness will be a protective shield. You will not fear the terror of the night, the arrow that flies by day, read more.
the plague that stalks in darkness, or the pestilence that ravages at noon. Though a thousand fall at your side and ten thousand at your right hand, the pestilence will not reach you.

Sickness » Christ healed » With a touch

Sickness » Saints » Feel for others in

Sickness » God » Strengthens saints in

Sickness » God » Comforts saints in

Sickness » God » Permits saints to be tried by

Job 2:5-6

But stretch out Your hand and strike his flesh and bones, and he will surely curse You to Your face." "Very well," the Lord told Satan, "he is in your power; only spare his life."

Sickness » God » Exhibits his power in healing

Luke 5:17

On one of those days while He was teaching, Pharisees and teachers of the law were sitting there who had come from every village of Galilee and Judea, and also from Jerusalem. And the Lord’s power to heal was in Him.

Sickness » The devil sometimes permitted to inflict

Job 2:6-7

"Very well," the Lord told Satan, "he is in your power; only spare his life." So Satan left the Lord's presence and infected Job with incurable boils from the sole of his foot to the top of his head.

Sickness » Often brought on by intemperance

Hosea 7:5

On the day of our king,
the princes are sick with the heat of wine
there is a conspiracy with traitors.

Sickness » Saints » Are resigned under

Job 2:10

“You speak as a foolish woman speaks,” he told her. “Should we accept only good from God and not adversity?” Throughout all this Job did not sin in what he said.

Sleeplessness » Common causes of loss of sleep » Sickness

Job 7:4-5

When I lie down I think: When will I get up? But the evening drags on endlessly, and I toss and turn until dawn. My flesh is clothed with maggots and encrusted with dirt. My skin forms scabs and then oozes.

Topics on Sickness

Agony, Sickness

24;15;18

Why has my pain become unending,
my wound incurable,
refusing to be healed?
You truly have become like a mirage to me—
water that is not reliable.

Divine Care In Sickness

19;41;3

The Lord will sustain him on his sickbed;
You will heal him on the bed where he lies.

Healing Sickness

40;9;35

Then Jesus went to all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and every sickness.

Sin Brings Sickness

26;4;17

So they will lack bread and water; everyone will be devastated and waste away because of their iniquity.

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