10 Bible Verses on Healing (with Commentary)
An important part of the Christian’s heritage in Christ is access to divine healing. Sickness and death came into the world as a result of sin but God Almighty sent His Son Jesus Christ to pay the price for our sins on the Cross of Calvary, thereby earning us redemption.
1 Peter 2:24-25
 “He himself bore our sins” in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; “by his wounds you have been healed.”  For “you were like sheep going astray,” but now you have returned to the Shepherd and Overseer of your souls.
In this post, we look at some Bible verses on healing and what they mean to remind us of this heritage and enable us prayerfully appropriate our healing when sickness attacks.
Some Bible Verses on Healing
Obedience to God”s commands is necessary for healing
- 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.
When God made a covenant with Israel through Moses, He talked about healing. God wants us to be in sound health. He, however, warned the Israelites to obey His commandments so that they wouldn’t suffer sickness as a consequence of defiance of Him as the Egyptians did. My favourite part of the verse is the end: “I am the LORD that healeth thee.” Note that it is in the present tense. God is still healing those in covenant with Him even now that the Old Covenant is past.
We should pray for our healing
- 2. Jeremiah 17:14
Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.
The people of old called upon God in time of sickness with faith that He would heal them. So should we. Some say, “God knows everything. If He wants to heal me, He will.“ God expects us to bring our requests to Him. He knows everything and desires that we be whole but we still need to tell Him about it.
During the earthly ministry of the Lord Jesus, there were occasions when people were shouting after Him, like blind Bartimaeus did. Jesus didn’t assume his request. Rather, He asked, “What do you want me to do for you?” to which Bartimaeus replied, “Rabbi, I want to see” (Mark 10:51 – NIV). Then Jesus healed him.
We should pray for healing with God’s words
- 3. Psalm 107:20
He sent his word, and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions.
The primary channel through which God heals is His word. He speaks and darkness turns to light, sickness turns to health, the damaged is repaired, the lost restored. It was through the same word that God created all things (Genesis 1). We can, therefore, release the same creative power when we pray God’s word over our minds and bodies. This requires studying and meditating upon God’s word so that the Spirit of God can quicken the right scriptures in our heart to pray with and undo whatever evil is plaguing us.
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God has paid the ransom for our healing and total redemption
- 4. Job 33:24-28
 Then he is gracious unto him, and saith, Deliver him from going down to the pit: I have found a ransom.  His flesh shall be fresher than a child’s: he shall return to the days of his youth:  He will deliver his soul from going into the pit, and his life shall see the light.
Whatever the controversy over our lives and well-being, we can rest on the assurance that the ransom for our lives has been paid. That ransom is the “the precious blood of Christ” who is our Passover lamb that is “without blemish and without spot” – (1 Peter 1:19). The debt we owe by our sins or ancestral entanglements has been so satisfactorily paid that when we are healed, we receive the freshness of a child and go on to live “to enjoy the light of life” (Job 33.28) or live life more abundantly as the Lord Jesus declared in John 10:10.
- 5. Isaiah 53:5
But he was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities: the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.
Sin brings all kinds of trouble upon us but the Lord Jesus has borne the punishment for our sins. We should tell that to any power seeking to afflict us on account of our past mistakes. Jesus has also borne whatever will steal our peace- however it has been fashioned, by whosoever and for whatever reason- Christ has already suffered it for us and His body was bruised and scourged that we might be whole. In the light of this, sickness of any kind has no authority to torment us.
God desires our spiritual, physical and material well-being
- 6. 3 John 1:2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
God wants our total well-being: in wealth, physical and mental health. I feel that closeness to God is a sign of mental health or spiritual well-being. We should not suffer unnecessarily in any respect as different aspects of our lives are interconnected. Prolonged hardship can jeopardise our physical and mental health. Mental illness can impair our physical faculties and drain us financially. Physical illness can damage our mental health and consume our wealth. Thankfully, the anointing of God is available to make us flourish all round.
Jesus healed the sick while on earth
- 7. 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.
To demonstrate what the Father wants for us, during His earthly ministry, the Lord Jesus constantly used the power God had given Him to undo sickness and demonic oppression in the lives of those who followed Him. He “went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil” and promised that we shall do the same and more because He has bestowed the same anointing on us.
 And these signs shall follow them that believe; j In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;  They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not l hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that believeth on me, the works that I do shall he do also; and greater works than these shall he do; because I go unto my Father.
If we can only realise that these scriptures mean exactly what they say and exercise our authority in Christ, we shall live above the harassment of ill health.
Jesus sent his disciples, including Christians today, to anoint the sick with oil and heal them
- 8. Mark 6:7-13
 And he called unto him the twelve, and began to send them forth by two and two; and gave them power over unclean spirits; 12] And they went out, and preached that men should repent.  And they cast out many devils, and anointed with oil many that were sick, and healed them.
The disciples of Jesus were people like us. When He asked them to go out in pairs to preach the gospel, cast out devils and heal the sick, I wonder how many of them were torn by self-doubt. How many asked, “Who? Me?”
We are the living disciples of Jesus today and it is our turn to answer the call He gave over two thousand years ago. When we obey, we will be joyful and amazed at the power we will see at work, just like those early disciples were (Luke 10:17).
It is also important to note that the early disciples anointed the sick with oil for healing. So do not be shamed into foregoing the use of anointing oil by those who feel that using anything as a medium for transference of power in prayer is unbiblical or an Old Testament practice we should avoid in this age.
We should call our pastors and elders to pray for us when we face serious illness
- 9. James 5:14-15
Is any sick among you? 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 shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.
We can pray for ourselves but we also need our brethren to pray for us, especially those in authority in the house of God. Some issues that we cannot handle alone or with our immediate friends and family may be tamed when corporate prayer by the church leadership is conducted. See again the practice of anointing the sick with oil, this time given as a directive. Our confidence, however, is not in the oil but in the prayer of faith that accompanies it.
Kindness to the poor attracts healing
- 10. Psalm 41:1-3 (NLT)
 Oh, the joys of those who are kind to the poor!
The Lord rescues them when they are in trouble.
 The Lord protects them and keeps them alive.
He gives them prosperity in the land
and rescues them from their enemies.
 The Lord nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health.
As we look to God for healing, we should remember to do good, especially to the less privileged because this moves God to speedily come to our rescue as the verses above poignantly show. Those who are kind to the poor- “The Lord nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health.” Amen.
No matter how we feel, it is important to live a lifestyle of thanksgiving because God is constantly fighting for us, fending off evil- known and unknown. David’s psalm cited below is a good example of the thanksgiving we should habitually render to God.
 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 forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases;  Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies;  Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
The Lord continually heals our sicknesses and satisfies us with good things so that our youth is renewed like the eagle’s. I myself am a witness. How about you?
Our heavenly Father, grant us the confidence to pray boldly for healing whenever sickness attacks us knowing that the promises in Your word are Yeah and Amen as 2 Corinthians 1:20 reminds us.
May we fill our hearts daily with Your word and give Your Spirit free rein in us so that we live above sin and exercise the authority You have given us through Christ over diseases and every circumstance of life.
This we pray in Jesus’ name. Amen.
The Bible verses used in this post are from the King James Version except where otherwise stated.
Mummy, good morning and happy Sunday.
Ma, thank you so much for explaining to us that God heals, and that we can partake in this healing. Also, thanks for expounding this concept with good scriptures. The concept of healing is a controversy in modern churches. So many church doctrines, tenet, philosophies, dogmas and laws have inhibited many christians from believing that true healing comes from God. Due to this arguments emanating from churches and the public inspiredProminent Gospel Singers, Don Moen and Frank Edwards, to sang a song tittled: “Changing Lives.” This is the first stanza: “Someone ask a question, do you believe in this miracles? How do you open blind eyes? How can the lame start walking? What is the source of your strength? And they replied that God is the source of our strength. God is the reason behind the healings. He is the same yesterday and today. My God is still changing lives. Thanks ma.
Yes, the Bible says Jesus is the same yesterday, today and forever. God’s power did not diminish with modernity. He is still doing miracles today. Glad to hear from you. Keep up your gentlemanly ways and remain blessed.
“I feel that closeness to God is a sign of mental health or spiritual well-being. We should not suffer unnecessarily in any respect as different aspects of our lives are interconnected”.
Quoting you with the above, I totally I agree that distance from God, causes mental illness and dwindles spiritual well-being.
I experience this anytime I forget the road that leads to church and don’t study the bible for a while.
I feel like you made this post for me this cool morning… Before we started our exams and after the exams I’ve been so distanced from Him and sincerely speaking I’ve not been alright. As I type now I was already considering not going to church but now I’ve seen clearly why I should.
I don’t have an excuse not to. I owe it all to God and I need to be healed of the mental sickness and spiritual backwardness.
Off I go for second service ?.
You’re a blessing mummy!♥️
Jide nkea ??????
Glory to God! You’re a blessing, Abigail!
I am also a witness and a big Amen to the prayer. May we be healed of our sicknesses, both physical and mental, in Jesus name…Amen.
It is also important to note that while we believe that our prayers will be answered, we should also strive to be sinless.
You’re right. God is not a babalawo. He wants us to live right so that His power can bless us and also to keep the devil away. Happy Sunday to you too. Have a blessed new week ahead!
I have experienced God’s healing in the past and I am trusting Him for healing presently.Thank you so much for this post, it has stirred up my faith towards healing. Unto “Glory” that fears the name of the Lord shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings. Glory to God
Amen and Amen.
The blessings of healing do not fall to the lot of everyone.
There is a condition. First, you MUST believe.
All the verses quoted, were addressed to those who believed.
It is the first step to laying claim to God’s healing grace.
If you believe and have faith, your prayers can heal, and you too can be healed.
I’ve seen this in my life.
Also, thank you for reminding us that as we reach out in hope of receiving healing, we ought to live righteously to be truly deserving of that grace.
Thank you for emphasising this. God bless you richly in Jesus’ name.
With everything going on in my life right now this is what I really needed, Bible verses on healing. “God wants our total well-being: in wealth, physical and mental health” . thank you ma for this wonderful post
Glory to God and may these scriptures work for you in Jesus’ name.
Our God is El shaddai, the Lord who can do all things, the Almighty. I have believed even before now that no sickness is too much for him and what he can not do has not existed.
The only thing limiting our healing from God’s word is faith. Ma, knowing these passages of hope is one thing and another is to believe them and expect the manifestation of His power. Thanks for these grounded words of hope and power of our Christ Jesus. I encourage the sick that will come across this to believe God and have a testimony of God’s healing.
Good morning ma, thank you for this information. I sincerely appreciate your help in building my spiritual life with God, and helping me strengthen my relationship with God. I believe I am healed for God has given us his word to correct the situation, speak the word over sickness until it disappears. No matter how long it takes, keep declaring in faith that you are healed of the Lord. So, the word heals.
Yes, God is indeed a mighty healer!
The Father Almighty has been my Healer and my family’s Healer, even when I underwent a major surgery in my second year, He was there to do to the surgery by Himself. I still believe in His impeccable healing. Even when I hadn’t undergone the surgery and I was living in pains and tears, He was still there to comfort me.
Thank you, Jesus, for removing the burden of sickness from my life and I pledge to you that I will never be an ingrate, I must tell the world that You’re still the Healer of the old and modern Healer.
Wow! God is kind and understands our pain. He is an ever-present help in trouble and He a mighty deliverer!
I have experience God’s hands of healing in the past. When He mightly and miraculously healed my Mom and saved her from the cold hands of death. Recently He did it again without wasting time.
I believe so much in God’s grace and it strengthens my faith day by day.
Hallelujah! What a wonderful God we serve!
I know that sad feeling that sickness brings in the family . This verses should strengthen us, uphold our trust in him. And on the same hand, we should give total submission to God . God never fails, his words are the same, today and forever.
Learnt that the primary channel through which God heals is his word. He speaks and darkness turns to light, sickness turns to health, the damaged is repaired, the lost is restored, Glory!!!
Amen to your prayer Ma! Thank you so much for sharing this. It’s true that God is a great healer that’s why He is called Jehovah Ralpha. He is interested in our well-being. The stripes Jesus endured was to ensure that we receive healing. Thank you for also emphasizing on the need to live righteously. God bless you Ma
By his stripes we are healed and by the name of Jesus Christ we are set loose from all oppression. These words are words which provide succour and soothing relief to the oppressed and captive. Great words, ma..
I really love this post. Thank you Ma for showing me more of the power I have over sickness through the scripture. May God continue to strengthen you.
A BIG AMEN TO YOUR PRAYERS MA. THANKS ALOT FOR SHARING THIS, FAITH COMMETH BY HEARING AND HEARING BY THE WORD OF GOD, BUT THIS TIME BY READING. THANKS ALOT FOR SHARING THESE SCRIPTURES MA
Thank you very much ma for teaching us about healing. While we pray for the healing from God which we must receive, it is important to anticipate and pray for it with faith. For it is by faith we shall receive all we asked from God.
Then just as you have shown us, let us back up our faith with reaffirmations from the Scripture. Only then will our healing be complete.
God cannot inhabit a sinful body, for God to heal us we must live a life devoid of sin and not forgetting the golden rule in Matthew 7:8 “ask and you shall be given, seek and you will find, knock and the door will be opened to you. For everyone who asks receives he who seeks finds, and to him who knocks the door will be opened”
Thanks for explaining this part of the scripture ma and may God bless you for our generation and more to come amen
Faith consolidates a lot of healing and I overt my heart to receive. God is ever good and caring towards his children. By faith I tap healing from this content.
Isaiah 53vrs5, by his stripes I am healed. This always reminds me that he cares about everything concerning me especially when it comes to health. I key into his healing today. Amen.
Thanks ma. For such a wonderful piece, I pray for healing on every part of my life.. By faith, every form of healing is warranted, be it financial, psychological to name a few. God is able
*It has healed someone through the help of Holy Spirit. Hallelujah!
I believe that this article has brought healing to someone’s body, soul and spirit with the help of the Holy Spirit.
Its such a beautiful thing to be in Christ. Hallelujah!
There is need to always study the word of God because we can get our healing through the word of God which not only heals but transforms lives and changes destiny and to experience a greater dimension of Gods power we need to avoid a sinful life because sin blocks us from experiencing his supernatural powers…
There is need to establish an intimate relationship with God.
He is our Father and as long as we abide in Him,no harm comes to us not even sickness of any sort only if we believe. I am a living testimony to this. I have never been sick ever since I put all my trust in God and followed His will for me.
Thank you ma for this wonderful post. God bless you
Thank you very much Ma for these healing Bible verses…..I definitely learnt alot…… Growing up my Mum taught me to always have faith in God Almighty no matter the situation. Even when I’m sick, she always refer to the bible verse which I cannot remember where exactly but it says, “By His stripes, we are healed”. I so much believe in the healing power of Christ.
3 John 1:2
Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.
This is the scripture that I find solace in and luckily Ms. Ohaja outlined it in this writeup.Let us not forget that this blessing or wish of the apostle will not get to us if we sin.So,we should pray for the grace not to sin.God, please help us to live a righteous life in jesus name.Amen
It’s God’s will that His Children enjoy good health because it has been paid for by His son whom he sent to die for us . Glory Hallelujah
What a wonderful and inspiring post. I can relate to the healing power of God because,ever since I was young I was always so n to the extent everyone thought I was SS,even my parents were scared I’d die at some point. But when I got to understand how God’s healing power works, and embraced his words, I have never been sick since then.
So indeed God heals….I am a living testimony.
God bless you ma
Thanks a lot for sharing your testimony. The Lord is your strength and keeper in Jesus’ name.
Have faith in God, always pray for healing because Christ can never fail his people and avoid sin.
I have actually never notice that the phrase “i am the Lord that healeth thee” is in present tense. till this moment. we just have to be in the right path with God and ask anything we want from him with a sincere heart.
For as long as there is someone to pray on Earth there is a God in heaven to answer.
This article has actually brought healing and hope to me. And I believe the Great physician will heal my broken heart.
Amen. He is a healer on mind, soul and spirit!
These passages make me remember my primary school days. I fell seriously ill but didn’t take any medications and to the glory of God, Christ healed me.
This is an inspiring article. The Lord healeth those who trust in him. “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”. If only we can harken to his voice and trust in him always. He is a God who never fails and he still does miracles and heals today.
I really enjoyed ?? this post,it’s birthed and reinforced old ideas I honestly pray will flourish.
Amen to the prayer. Our healing can only come from God. Hallelujah!
Being distant from God is not good for our mental and physical health. He wants us to be whole both physically and mentally. Our body is the temple of God so He will heal us when we fall ill. All we have to do is believe in Him. Thanks for the insight.
Such an inspiring post. Isaiah 53:5 best describes the healing virtue of our Lord. “…… and by his stripes we are healed.” I pray the Lord comes through for us when we need in our time of distress.
Thanks for bringing this… Ma. I thought there are some particular categories of people that have power to heal. But through this your teaching I now understand that I have power to ocommand healing and I will be healed through the earnest prayer to God for divine healing.
Thanks for bringing this… Ma. I thought there are some particular categories of people that have power to heal. But through this your teaching I now understand that I have power to command healing and I will be healed through the earnest prayer to God for divine healing.
I have seen God work wonders In the life of many and that of my family, the love of God on his people cannot be overemphasized
Psalm 105:20 explains this well. All we need to do is to ask from our father and he will send his word which is our healing. God is always ready to hear from us.
Thank you ma, this bible verse has been very helpful to my family and I , God bless you.
Nice write up ma,When next I get sick,I will pray with God’s words(Bible) and I believe I will be healed.
My favourite. Psalm 107:20 He sent his word and he healed them from their destructions.
God has paid the random for our healing and total redemption, he is just waiting for us to ask.
Thank you ma.It is important to note that Lord’s healing grace is available to all who approach with a faithful heart.
The Lord Is a mighty healer who heals people that calls in fervent prayer. I pray God heals all who call on him
Thank you ma for sharing this.
Our body , mind and health is covered and soaked in the precious blood of Jesus.
As a believer I know I have the power of healing in me and through me Gods perfect will is done through faith.
Thank you ma
Sometimes believers sideline this benefit from the cross “Healing”, but if only we can believe, if only we can believe. Lord help is believe that there evidences to things not seen. Amen and Amen
God heal through His word, the word of God is alive and powerful, God’s words never fail when God heal the healing is permanent.
The Bible says “seek ye the kingdom of God and everything sha be handed unto thee.” Being Christians, believers of Christ, we are bestowed with blessings, healing a part of it. We just need to know our worth in the Lord and everything will fall into pleasant places for us
” This we pray in Jesus name” Amen!!!
Ma, you are indeed a great person, infact God is doing many marvelous things through you.
Ma, I have a question.
When someone is sick, is it the good deeds the person had done for people before falling sick will help the person, or should the person even on the sick bed start helping the poor so as to be healed?
Healing is a grace we receive from God. It is proper to do good whenever we can but we should not think we earn what God freely gives by that.
I think it’s high time I rekindle my fire with God.
God truly heals and his healings still manifest in this present our present time. But we shouldn’t hesitate to take our drugs and consult medical experts when we are sick. They are God’s gift to humanity through which he as well cures many of our sicknesses.
Thanks for the eye opener on the means of receiving healing through God’s word
God indeed is a mighty healer if we believe in him, fear his name, he will always be there for us. Thank you ma
Thank you so much for this post, it has stirred up my faith towards healing. Unto “Glory” that fears the name of the Lord shall the sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings.
God is love. He shows His love through healing, either mental, physical, psychological, financial or whatever aspect of life.
Through faith and trust in God one is being grant healing in God’s name. It is also a good thing for us to be faultless in the eyes of our creator to bring him closer to us for our great expectation to be fulfill.
Thank you so much Ma for this Bible verses, I really needed them.
We should always go to God with our problems because him alone can save us from our tribulations and heal us of our sicknesses.
Happy Sunday ma!! God is indeed a great God, when you declare upon yourself you are healed, you will be healed. While praying or asking God for a favor we should always do it with a positive mind and assurance he will do it for us, and not with doubt. Thank you ma for this post.
Your write ups contributes in building my spiritual life and I’m grateful for that. Indeed with God’s words we can be healed!
Truly truly, Christ has offered one single sacrifice for our sins on the cross of calvary that we might be saved . All we have to do is to ask Him whatever we want through prayer and it shall be granted unto us. ( Mtt7:7)
One of my favorite Bible verses is Isaiah 53:5 (by his stripes we are healed). There should be no room for sicknesses for us as Christians. Christ has borne our illness.
It’s my inheritance as a child of the most high to enjoy a life that is free from sickness and diseases!
God is our divine healer.
If we believe in him, he’ll always come through for us.
I learnt that we should pray for our healing not sitting and saying that God knows and sees everything, God want us to see the importance of prayers
I pray for total healing in Jesus name. Thank you for showing me these scriptures. I am reassured
Such an inspiring post. Isaiah 53:5 best describes the healing virtue of our Lord. “…… and by his stripes we are healed.” I pray the Lord comes through for us when we need him in our time of distress.