48 Powerful Bible Verses About Healing Sickness

By David Small •  Updated: 06/15/22 •  12 min read

If you are sick right now, you are the person Jesus is looking for.

For he came for the sick that inhabit this world and to offer them healing and salvation. T

he healing that Jesus works in our lives occurs in all points of our being, both in the body and soul.

God has given us healing as part of his covenant with us. He is the source of all healing, and there is nothing that can stop him from healing us.

The fact is, nobody likes to be sick. Illness discourages and spoils plans. In times of sickness and pain, you can claim your healing if you meditate on these bible verses.

Bible verses about healing sickness.

  1. John 11:4

When Jesus heard that, he said, This sickness is not unto death, but for the glory of God, that the Son of God might be glorified thereby.

  1. 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 that healeth thee.

  1. Jeremiah 17:14

Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

  1. Romans 8:2

For the law of the Spirit of life in Christ Jesus hath made me free from the law of sin and death.

     5. Acts 8:6-7

And the multitudes with one accord heeded the things spoken by Philip, hearing and seeing the miracles which he did.

For unclean spirits, crying with a loud voice, came out of many who were possessed; and many who were paralyzed and lame were healed.

  1. Mark 1:42

As soon as He had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed.

  1. Isaiah 38:16-17

O Lord, by these things men live; And in all these things is the life of my spirit; So You will restore me and make me live.

Indeed it was for my own peace That I had great bitterness; But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back.

2 Chronicles 7:14

if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.

2 Corinthians 12:9

And He said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for My strength is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore most gladly I will rather boast in my infirmities, that the power of Christ may rest upon me.

Bible Verses about healing sickness in the Old Testament.

There are moments in our lives that get out of hand, like sicknesses. We can be sick in our bodies or our minds.

God manifests himself on these occasions to make it clear to us that He is in control of everything, whether to strengthen ourselves in our faith or to help those around us.

Our God has the power to heal all manners of sickness.

  1. Jeremiah 33:6-7

Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth. And I will cause the captivity of Judah and the captivity of Israel to return, and will build them, as at the first.

  1. Deuteronomy 7:15

And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you.

  1. Hosea 6:1

Come, and let us return to the LORD; For He has torn, but He will heal us; He has stricken, but He will bind us up.

  1. Exodus 23:25

“So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.

  1. 1 Kings 8:39

then hear thou in heaven thy dwelling place, and forgive, and do, and give to every man according to his ways, whose heart thou knowest; (for thou, even thou only, knowest the hearts of all the children of men;)

  1. 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 bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

  1. Proverbs 12:18

There is one who speaks like the piercings of a sword, But the tongue of the wise promotes health.

  1. Proverbs 13:17

A wicked messenger falls into trouble, But a faithful ambassador brings health.

  1. Proverbs 16:24

Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

Bible Verses about healing sickness in the book of Psalm.

Faith in God is not a vaccine against sickness, but a guarantee of total health. This psalm is not a promise of complete immunity, but a statement of full confidence. Trust in God’s divine healing with these psalms.

  1. Psalm 103:3

“Bless the Lord, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits: Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases.”

  1. Psalm 143:1

“Hear my prayer, O Lord, Give ear to my supplications! In Your faithfulness answer me, And in Your righteousness.”

  1. Psalm 31:9

“Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am in trouble; My eye wastes away with grief, Yes, my soul and my [a]body!”

  1. Psalm 31:14-15

But as for me, I trust in You, O Lord; I say, “You are my God.  My times are in Your hand; Deliver me from the hand of my enemies, And from those who persecute me.”

  1. Psalm 147:3

“He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their [a]wounds.”

  1. Psalm 6:2-4

“Have mercy on me, O Lord, for I am weak; O Lord, heal me, for my bones are troubled. My soul also is troubled; But You, O Lord—how long? Return, O Lord, deliver me! Oh, save me for Your mercies’ sake!”

  1. Psalm 73:26

“My flesh and heart fail; But God is the [a]strength of my heart and my portion forever.”

  1. Psalm 61:2-3

“From the end of the earth I will cry to You, When my heart is overwhelmed; Lead me to the rock that is higher than I. For You have been a shelter for me, A strong tower from the enemy.”

  1. Psalm 118:5-7

“I called on the Lord in distress. The Lord answered me and set me in a broad place. The Lord is on my side; I will not fear. What can man do to me? The Lord is for me among those who help me; therefore I shall see my desire on those who hate me.”

  1. Psalm 88: 1-4

“O Lord, God of my salvation, I have cried out day and night before You.  Let my prayer come before You; Incline Your ear to my cry.

For my soul is full of troubles, And my life draws near to the grave.  I am counted with those who go[c] down to the pit. I am like a man who has no strength.”

  1. Psalm 16:1-2

“Preserve[a] me, O God, for in You I put my trust. O, my soul, you have said to the Lord, “You are my Lord, My goodness is nothing apart from You.”

  1. Psalm 23:1-4

“The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not [a]want. He makes me lie down in [b]green pastures. He leads me beside the [c]still waters.

He restores my soul; He leads me in the paths of righteousness For His name’s sake. Yea, 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.”

Bible Verses about healing sickness in the New Testament.

Although facing an illness is never easy, those who believe in God have great advantages over the rest.

In the holy scriptures are abundant references to the disease of the body and the soul in which we will find the necessary support to overcome any health problem.

These verses are excellent allies against any disease, and ideal to dedicate to your family or friends in delicate situations regarding their health.

  1. 1 John 3:8

He who sins is of the devil, for the devil has sinned from the beginning. For this purpose the Son of God was manifested, that He might destroy the works of the devil.

  1. Mathew 8:16-17

When evening had come, they brought to Him many who were demon-possessed.

And He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick, that it might be fulfilled which was spoken by Isaiah the prophet, saying: “He Himself took our infirmities And bore our sicknesses.”

  1. Matthew 17:18

And Jesus rebuked the demon, and it came out of him, and the child was cured from that very hour.

  1. Revelation 21:4

And God will wipe away every tear from their eyes; there shall be no more death, nor sorrow, nor crying. There shall be no more pain, for the former things have passed away.”

  1. Philippians 4:7

And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

  1. Romans 8:11

But if the Spirit of Him who raised Jesus from the dead dwells in you, He who raised Christ from the dead will also give life to your mortal bodies through His Spirit who dwells in you.

  1. Colossians 1:13-14

He has delivered us from the power of darkness and [a]conveyed us into the kingdom of the Son of His love, in whom we have redemption [b]through His blood, the forgiveness of sins.

  1. Matthew 4:23-24

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease among the people.

Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them.

  1. Luke 4:18-19

The Spirit of the LORD is upon Me, Because He has anointed Me To preach the gospel to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted,

To proclaim liberty to the captives And recovery of sight to the blind, To set at liberty those who are oppressed; To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD.

  1. Matthew 11:5

The blind see and the lame walk; the lepers are cleansed and the deaf hear; the dead are raised up and the poor have the gospel preached to them.

  1. 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 sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven.

Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

  1. Luke 13:12

But when Jesus saw her, He called her to Him and said to her, “Woman, you are loosed from your infirmity.”

God wants you in good health.

The Bible speaks often of miraculous healing through the work of Jesus Christ and faith in God. Our Lord can provide physical and spiritual healing.

When you’re overwhelmed with health problems, bad news, or relationship difficulties, God’s Word can be your source of supernatural help.

Do not give up! God promises greater things in the future, a future full of promise and hope! This collection of scriptures on healing will give you encouragement, strength, and comfort as you focus on the healing power of God.

  1. Psalm 107:19-20

Then they cry unto the LORD in their trouble, And he saveth them out of their distresses. He sent his word, and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.

  1. Lamentations 3:22-23

It is of the LORD’s mercies that we are not consumed because his compassions fail not. They are new every morning: Great is thy faithfulness.

  1. Acts 10:38

How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

  1. James 5:16

Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

  1. 1 Peter 2:24

who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

  1. Psalms 147:2-4

The Lord builds up Jerusalem; He gathers together the outcasts of Israel. He heals the brokenhearted. And binds up their [a]wounds. He counts the number of the stars; He calls them all by name.

In conclusion

The Holy Bible is the spiritual guide that contains all the teachings capable of attracting what is best for each one of us. The book of Psalms is the precept that works miracles, heals us from diseases.

He emphasizes the importance of our faith in God, even in the face of some serious illness. Our God is the only one capable of ministering miracles.

Advances in medicine are undoubtedly making outstanding achievements possible, but there is no better treatment for our health than faith.

Check out the Psalm about healing above and start praying with it daily. God will perfect your healing. Amen!

David Small

Is an Ordained Minister and Life Coach. He is an ordained minister since 1988. Shortly after receiving Jesus as his personal savior, he answered the call to ministry.