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39 Bible Verses about Sickness

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Matthew 9:35

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every sickness and every weakness among the people.

Deuteronomy 28:61

Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, the LORD will bring upon thee until thou art destroyed.

Galatians 4:13

Ye know how through weakness of the flesh I preached the gospel unto you at the first.

Luke 4:40

Now when the sun was setting, all those who had anyone sick with diverse diseases brought them unto him, and laying his hands on each one of them, he healed them.

2 Chronicles 21:15

and thou shalt have great sickness, with disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.

2 Chronicles 21:18

And after all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease.

Exodus 23:25

But ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I will take all sickness away from the midst of thee.

Isaiah 33:24

And the inhabitant shall not say, I am sick: the people that dwell therein shall be absolved from sin.

Deuteronomy 7:15

And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee, but will lay them upon all those that hate thee.

2 Chronicles 16:12

And Asa in the year thirty-nine of his reign was diseased from his feet up; yet in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.

Matthew 8:14

And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying in bed and with fever.

Luke 8:43

And a woman having an issue of blood twelve years, who had spent all her living upon physicians but could not be healed by any,

Nahum 1:9

What do ye imagine against the LORD? he will make an utter end; he will not hold back the tribulation the second time.

Nahum 1:11

He has come out of thee that has imagined evil against the LORD, a counsellor of Belial.

Ecclesiastes 5:17

In addition to this, all the days of his life he shall eat in darkness, with much wrath and pain and sorrow sickness.

Genesis 3:17

And unto Adam he said, Because thou hast hearkened unto the voice of thy wife and hast eaten of the tree of which I commanded thee, saying, Thou shalt not eat of it, cursed shall be the ground for thy sake; in sorrow shalt thou eat of it all the days of thy life;

Exodus 15:26

and said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God and wilt do that which is right in his sight and wilt give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the LORD thy Healer.

Jeremiah 10:19

Woe is me for my hurt! my wound is grievous, but I said, Truly this is my sickness, and I must bear it.

Luke 13:12

And when Jesus saw her, he called her and said unto her, Woman, thou art loosed from thine infirmity.

Revelation 2:22

Behold, I will cast her into a bed and those that commit adultery with her into great tribulation unless they repent of their deeds.

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

2 Kings 8:8

And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thy hand, and go, meet the man of God and enquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

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

2 Kings 8:8

And the king said unto Hazael, Take a present in thy hand, and go, meet the man of God and enquire of the LORD by him, saying, Shall I recover of this disease?

Insomnia » Sickness

Job 7:4-5

When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise? I measure the night, and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day. My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken and abominable.

Israel » Sickness » hezekiah » Miracle » Restoration

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

Leviticus 26:16

I also will do this unto you: I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague that shall consume the eyes and torment the soul, and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Psalm 78:50

He made a way to his anger; he did not spare their soul from death but gave their life over to the pestilence

Sickness » Sometimes sent as a judgment for sin

Ecclesiastes 5:17

In addition to this, all the days of his life he shall eat in darkness, with much wrath and pain and sorrow sickness.

Leviticus 26:15-16

and if ye shall despise my statutes or if your soul should abhor my rights so that ye will not do all my commandments but that ye break my covenant, I also will do this unto you: I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague that shall consume the eyes and torment the soul, and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Deuteronomy 28:61

Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, the LORD will bring upon thee until thou art destroyed.

2 Chronicles 21:15

and thou shalt have great sickness, with disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.

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

Exodus 12:13

And this blood shall be to you for a sign upon the houses where ye are; and when I see the blood, I will pass over you, and the plague shall not be upon you to destroy you, when I smite the land of Egypt.

Exodus 15:26

and said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God and wilt do that which is right in his sight and wilt give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the LORD thy Healer.

Mark 16:18

they shall take away serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands upon the sick, and they shall be healed.

Exodus 8:22

And I will separate in that day the land of Goshen, in which my people dwell, that no kind of flies shall be there to the end that thou may know that I am the LORD in the midst of the earth.

Exodus 9:6

And the next day the LORD did that thing, and of all the livestock of Egypt many died, but of the livestock of the sons of Israel not one died.

Sickness » The righteous suffer from

Acts 9:37

And it came to pass in those days that she was sick and died, whom when they had washed, they laid her in an upper chamber.

Job 2:7

So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto the crown of his head.

2 Kings 20:1

In those days Hezekiah became sick unto death. And the prophet Isaiah, the son of Amoz, came to him and said unto him, Thus saith the LORD, Set thy house in order, for thou shalt die, and not live.

2 Timothy 4:20

Erastus remained at Corinth, but Trophimus I have left at Miletum sick.

Daniel 8:27

And I Daniel was broken and was sick certain days; and after I rose up, I did the king's business; but I was astonished at the vision, and there was no one who could understand it.

Sickness » Healing » Examples of apostolic

Acts 3:7

And he took him by the right hand and lifted him up, and immediately his feet and ankle bones received strength.

Acts 5:16

There came also a multitude out of the cities round about unto Jerusalem, bringing sick folks and those who were tormented with unclean spirits, and they were healed every one.

Acts 9:34

And Peter said unto him, Aeneas, the Lord Jesus, the Christ, makes thee whole; arise and make thy bed. And he arose immediately.

Acts 14:10

said with a loud voice, Stand upright on thy feet. And he leaped and walked.

Acts 16:18

And she did this for many days. But Paul, being grieved, turned and said to the spirit, I command thee in the name of Jesus Christ to come out of her. And he came out the same hour.

More verses: Acts 19:12 Acts 28:8

Sickness » Sent by God

2 Samuel 12:15

And Nathan departed unto his house. And the LORD struck the child that Uriah's wife had given birth unto David, and it was very sick.

Deuteronomy 28:59-61

Then the LORD will augment thy plagues wonderfully, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues and of long continuance, and evil sicknesses and of long continuance. Moreover, he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of, and they shall cleave unto thee. Also every sickness and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, the LORD will bring upon thee until thou art destroyed.

Sickness » Often sent as a punishment of sin

2 Chronicles 21:12-15

And a writing came to him from Elijah, the prophet, that said this: Thus hath the LORD, the God of David, thy father, said, Because thou hast not walked in the ways of Jehoshaphat thy father nor in the ways of Asa, king of Judah, but hast walked in the way of the kings of Israel and hast made Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem fornicate, like unto the fornication of the house of Ahab, and also hast slain thy brethren of thy father's house, who were better than thyself, behold, the LORD shall smite thy people with a great plague, and thy sons and thy wives and all thy goods; read more.
and thou shalt have great sickness, with disease of thy bowels, until thy bowels fall out by reason of the sickness day by day.

Leviticus 26:14-16

But if ye will not hearken unto me and will not do all these my commandments; and if ye shall despise my statutes or if your soul should abhor my rights so that ye will not do all my commandments but that ye break my covenant, I also will do this unto you: I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague that shall consume the eyes and torment the soul, and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

Sickness » Inflicted upon the wicked » Promises of immunity from

Exodus 15:26

and said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God and wilt do that which is right in his sight and wilt give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians; for I am the LORD thy Healer.

Deuteronomy 7:15

And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee, but will lay them upon all those that hate thee.

Proverbs 4:22

For they are life unto those that find them and medicine to all their flesh.

Jeremiah 30:17

For I will cause healing to come for thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, said the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeks after.

Sickness » God » Heals

Isaiah 38:5

Go and say to Hezekiah, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer; I have seen thy tears behold, I will add unto thy days fifteen years.

Isaiah 38:9

The writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick and was recovered of his sickness:

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

Matthew 25:40

And the King shall answer and say unto them, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye have done it unto one of the least of these my brothers, ye have done it unto me.

Sickness » Saints » Acknowledge that, comes from God

Isaiah 38:12

My dwelling place has been moved and is removed from me as a shepherd's tent; he has cut off my life like a weaver: he has cut me off with sickness: between the day and the night thou shalt consume me.

Psalm 31:1-8

In thee, O LORD, have I waited; let me never be ashamed; deliver me in thy righteousness. Incline thine ear unto me; deliver me speedily; be thou my strong rock, for a house of defence to save me. For thou art my rock and my fortress; therefore for thy name's sake thou shalt lead me and guide me. read more.
Thou shalt pull me out of the net that they have laid in secret for me; for thou art my strength. Into thy hand shall I commit my spirit; thou shalt ransom me, O LORD God of truth. I have hated those that regard lying vanities; but I wait in the LORD. I will be glad and rejoice in thy mercy, for thou hast considered my trouble; thou hast known my soul in adversities and hast not shut me up into the hand of the enemy; thou hast set my feet in a wide place.

Isaiah 38:15

What shall I say? He has both spoken unto me, and he himself has done it; I shall walk softly all my years in 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

He who lives, he who lives, even he shall confess thee, as I do this day; the father to the sons shall make known thy truth.

Psalm 103:1-3

Bless the LORD, O my soul, and all that is within me, bless the name of his holiness. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgives all thine iniquities; who heals all thy diseases;

Luke 17:15

Then one of them, when he saw that he was healed, turned back and with a loud voice glorified God

Sickness » Often incurable by human means

Deuteronomy 28:27

The LORD will smite thee with the boil of Egypt and with the hemorrhoids and with the scab and with the itch, of which thou canst not be healed.

2 Chronicles 21:18

And after all this the LORD smote him in his bowels with an incurable disease.

Sickness » The apostles were endued with power to heal

Mark 16:18

they shall take away serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands upon the sick, and they shall be healed.

Sickness » God » Often manifests saving grace to sinners during

Job 33:19-24

He is chastened also upon his bed with strong pain in all his bones, so that his life abhors bread and his soul dainty food. His flesh is consumed away, that it cannot be seen; and his bones that were not seen stick out. read more.
His soul shall draw near to the grave, and his life to those that would bury him. If there is a messenger with him, an interpreter, one among a thousand, to show unto man his uprightness; to tell him that God had mercy on him, that he delivered him from going down to the pit; that he found a ransom;

Psalm 107:17-21

The fools, because of the way of their rebellion, and because of their iniquities, were afflicted. Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near unto the gates of death. Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. read more.
He sent his word and healed them and delivered them from their graves. Oh that men would praise the LORD for his mercy and for his wonderful works unto the sons of Adam!

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

Matthew 25:43

I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Matthew 25:45

Then he shall answer them, saying, Verily I say unto you, Inasmuch as ye did it not to one of the least of my brothers, ye did it not to me.

Sickness » Christ compassionated those in

Matthew 8:16-17

When evening was come, they brought unto him many that were possessed with devils, and he cast out the spirits with the word and healed all that were sick that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying, He took our infirmities and bore our sicknesses.

Isaiah 53:4

Surely he has borne our sicknesses and suffered our pain: and we considered him stricken, smitten of God, and cast down.

Sickness » God » Hears the prayers of those in

Psalm 107:18-20

Their soul abhorred all manner of food, and they drew near unto the gates of death. Then they cried unto the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them out of their distresses. He sent his word and healed them and delivered them from their graves.

Sickness » God » Promises to heal

2 Kings 20:5

Turn again and tell Hezekiah, prince of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David, thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears; behold, I will heal thee; on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.

Exodus 23:25

But ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread and thy water; and I will take all sickness away from the midst of thee.

Sickness » Christ healed » With a word

Matthew 8:8

The centurion answered and said, Lord, I am not worthy that thou should come under my roof; but speak the word only, and my servant shall be healed.

Matthew 8:13

Then Jesus said unto the centurion, Go, and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in that same hour.

Sickness » Pray for those afflicted with

Acts 28:8

And it came to pass that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of dysentery, to whom Paul entered in and prayed and laid his hands on him and healed him.

James 5:14-15

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the congregation ; and let them pray for him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord; and the prayer of faith shall cause the one who is sick to be saved, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he has committed sins, he shall be forgiven them.

Sickness » Christ healed » Being present

Mark 1:31

And he came and took her by the hand and lifted her up; and the fever left her by and by, and she ministered unto them.

Sickness » Saints » Thank God publicly for recovery from

Acts 3:8

And he, leaping up, stood and walked and entered with them into the temple, walking and leaping and praising God.

Isaiah 38:20

The LORD is ready to save me: therefore we will sing our psalms in the house of the LORD all the days of our life.

Sickness » Christ healed » By imposition of hands

Mark 6:5

And he could do no mighty work there except that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk and healed them.

Sickness » God's aid should be sought in

2 Chronicles 16:12

And Asa in the year thirty-nine of his reign was diseased from his feet up; yet in his disease he did not seek the LORD, but the physicians.

Sickness » Illustrative of sin

Leviticus 13:45-46

And the leper in whom the plague is, his clothes shall be rent and his head uncovered, and he shall put a covering upon his upper lip and shall cry, Unclean, unclean. All the days in which the plague shall be in him he shall be defiled; he shall be unclean; he shall dwell alone; outside the camp shall his habitation be.

Sickness » The wicked » A large amount » Sorrow

Ecclesiastes 5:17

In addition to this, all the days of his life he shall eat in darkness, with much wrath and pain and sorrow sickness.

Sickness » Christ healed » Through the touch of his garment

Matthew 14:35-36

And when the men of that place had knowledge of him, they sent out into all that country round about and brought unto him all that were sick and besought him that they might only touch the hem of his garment, and as many as touched were made perfectly whole.

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 pestilence into that land and pour out my fury upon her in blood to cut off out of her man and beast though Noah, Daniel, and Job, were in the midst of her, as I live, said the Lord GOD, they shall deliver neither son nor daughter; they shall but deliver their own souls by their righteousness. Therefore thus hath the Lord GOD said: How much more if I send my four sore judgments against Jerusalem: the sword, the famine, the evil beast, the pestilence, to cut off out of her man and beast?

Sickness » Faith required in those healed of, by Christ

Matthew 9:28-29

And when he was come into the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said unto them, Believe ye that I am able to do this? They said unto him, Yes, Lord. Then he touched their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

Sickness » The wicked » Forsake those in

1 Samuel 30:13

And David said unto him, To whom dost thou belong and where art thou from? And the young Egyptian said, I am the slave to an Amalekite, and my master left me three days ago because I was sick.

Sickness » God » Persecutes the wicked by

Jeremiah 29:18

And I will persecute them with the sword, with the famine, and with the pestilence, and will give them over as a reproach to all the kingdoms of the earth, as a curse, and as an astonishment, and a hissing, and an affront, unto all the Gentiles where I have driven them:

Sickness » God » Abandons the wicked to

Jeremiah 34:17

Therefore thus hath the LORD said: Ye have not hearkened unto me, in proclaiming liberty, each one to his brother and each man to his neighbour; behold, I proclaim a liberty for you, said the LORD, to the sword, to the pestilence, and to the famine; and I will make you to be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.

Sickness » The wicked » Visit not those in

Matthew 25:43

I was a stranger, and ye took me not in; naked, and ye clothed me not; sick and in prison, and ye visited me not.

Sickness » Saints » Pray for recovery from

Isaiah 38:2-3

Then Hezekiah turned his face toward the wall and prayed unto the LORD, And said, Remember now, O LORD, I beseech thee, how I have walked before thee in truth and with a perfect heart and have done that which is good in thy sight. And Hezekiah wept sore.

Sickness » Saints » Visit those in

Sickness » Healing of, lawful on the sabbath

Luke 13:14-16

And the prince of the synagogue answered with indignation because Jesus had healed on the sabbath, and said unto the people, There are six days in which it behooves men to work; in them therefore come and be healed, and not on the sabbath day. The Lord then answered him and said, Thou hypocrite, does not each one of you on the sabbath loose his ox or his ass from the stall and lead it away to drink? And regarding this daughter of Abraham, who, behold, Satan had bound eighteen years, does it not behoove us to release her from this bond on the Sabbath day?

Sickness » Christ healed » Not being present

Matthew 8:13

Then Jesus said unto the centurion, Go, and as thou hast believed, so be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in that same hour.

Sickness » Saints » Ascribe recovery from, to God

Isaiah 38:20

The LORD is ready to save me: therefore we will sing our psalms in the house of the LORD all the days of our life.

Sickness » Saints » Mourn under, with prayer

Isaiah 38:14

Like a crane or a swallow, so did I complain; I mourned as a dove; I raised my eyes upward, O LORD, I am suffering violence; comfort me.

Sickness » God » Exhibits his love in healing

Isaiah 38:17

Behold, for peace I had great bitterness; but it has pleased thee to deliver my life from the pit of corruption, for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back.

Sickness » God » Preserves saints in time of

Psalm 91:3-7

Surely he shall deliver thee from the snare of the fowler and from the mortal pestilence. He shall cover thee with his feathers, and under his wings thou shalt be secure: his truth shall be thy shield and buckler. Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night, nor for the arrow that flies by day, read more.
nor for the pestilence that walks in darkness, nor for the destruction that wastes at noonday. Thousands shall fall at thy side and ten thousands at thy right hand, but it shall not come near thee.

Sickness » Christ healed » With a touch

Sickness » Saints » Feel for others in

Psalm 35:13

But as for me, when they were sick, my clothing was sackcloth; I humbled my soul with fasting, and my prayer rose up in my bosom.

Sickness » God » Strengthens saints in

Sickness » God » Comforts saints in

Sickness » God » Permits saints to be tried by

Job 2:5-6

But put forth thy hand now and touch his bone and his flesh, and thou shalt see if he does not blaspheme thee to thy face. And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thy hand, but preserve his life.

Sickness » God » Exhibits his power in healing

Luke 5:17

And it came to pass on a certain day, as he was teaching, that there were Pharisees and doctors of the law sitting by, who were come out of every town of Galilee and Judaea and Jerusalem; and the power of the Lord was present to heal them.

Sickness » The devil sometimes permitted to inflict

Job 2:6-7

And the LORD said unto Satan, Behold, he is in thy hand, but preserve his life. So Satan went forth from the presence of the LORD and smote Job with sore boils from the sole of his foot unto the crown of his head.

Sickness » Often brought on by intemperance

Hosea 7:5

In the day of our king the princes have made him sick with a wineskin; he stretched out his hand with the scorners.

Sickness » Saints » Are resigned under

Job 2:10

But he said unto her, Thou hast spoken as any of the foolish women speak. What? Shall we receive good at the hand of God and shall we not receive evil? In all this Job did not sin with his lips.

Sleeplessness » Common causes of loss of sleep » Sickness

Job 7:4-5

When I lie down, I say, When shall I arise? I measure the night, and I am full of tossings to and fro unto the dawning of the day. My flesh is clothed with worms and clods of dust; my skin is broken and abominable.

Topics on Sickness

Christ's Authority Over Sickness

Matthew 8:14-15

And when Jesus was come into Peter's house, he saw his wife's mother lying in bed and with fever.

Healing Sickness

Matthew 9:35

And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues and preaching the gospel of the kingdom and healing every sickness and every weakness among the people.

Sin Brings Sickness

Ezekiel 4:17

For they shall lack bread and water, and terrorize one another, and faint because of their iniquity.