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21 Comforting Bible Verses for the Sick
- Whitney Hopler Crosswalk.com Contributing Writer
- Updated May 11, 2022
Getting sick sometimes is a painful part of living in our fallen world. But you can always ask God for encouragement and healing, and take comfort in what the Bible says about illness. If you’re suffering from sickness or know someone who is, use these comforting Bible verses for the sick and prayers for the sick to find hope.
How Does the Bible Talk about Sickness?
The Bible reveals that sickness is a reality that anyone can encounter in this fallen world, which has been corrupted by sin from God’s original perfect design. In John 16:33 , Jesus tells us that trouble is guaranteed in this world, but he also offers us the help we need to overcome that trouble: “I have told you these things, so that in me you may have peace. In this world you will have trouble. But take heart! I have overcome the world.”
God calls us to love rather than judge. The Bible makes it clear that we shouldn’t judge people who are sick. In John 9:1-3 , Jesus speaks to his disciples about that: “As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked him, ‘Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?’ ‘Neither this man nor his parents sinned,’ said Jesus, ‘but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”
While we can’t anticipate whether or not God will heal someone’s body, God will always respond to prayers for healing with encouragement for the soul. We can be assured that God cares and will help the sick somehow when we pray. As Psalm 46:1 declares, “God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble.” The key to whether or not God decides to heal someone physically is if doing so is his will, which represents what is truly best spiritually, given all factors involved. 1 John 5:14 tells us that we can pray with confidence if we ask for what aligns with God’s will: “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us.”
The Bible also helps us look forward to heaven, where sickness won’t exist, because the environment reflects God’s perfect design. Revelation 21:4 reveals that “He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”
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More Comforting Bible Verses for the Sick
In addition to the 8 verses we’ve just explored together, here are 13 more comforting Bible verses for the sick:
“Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.” – 2 Corinthians 4:16-18
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.” – Psalm 147:3
“Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.” – Jeremiah 17:14
“‘Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.’” – Jeremiah 33:6
“He said, ‘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.’” – Exodus 15:26
“So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.” – Isaiah 41:10
“… You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.” – Isaiah 38:16-17
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. … And my God will meet all your needs according to the riches of his glory in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7 ,19
“My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” – Psalm 73:26
“And the God of all grace, who called you to his eternal glory in Christ, after you have suffered a little while, will himself restore you and make you strong, firm and steadfast.” – 1 Peter 5:10
“Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.” – 2 Corinthians 1:3-4
2 Prayers We Can Say for Those Who Are Sick
Praying for those who are sick can be a powerful way to help them. My book Wake Up to Wonder describes research on emotions that reveals the power of prayer. A study showed that when small groups of people expressed their emotions together with a common request – such as healing – in prayer, they often reported awe-inspiring events like healing happening as a result. Another study found that when people practice prayer and meditation to manage stressful emotions – such as their feelings about managing illness – their telomeres (the protective caps on their chromosomes) can lengthen, boosting their physical health by increasing their cellular protection. Here are 2 prayers to adapt for those you know who are sick:
A prayer for acute illness: “Dear God, thank you for always being present with me. I believe you see the suffering I’m going through right now with this illness, and I know you care. Please send me the strength I need to recover soon. Encourage me while I’m sick and make a way for me to be healthy again, please. Help me gain compassion through this experience so that after I recover, I can use what I’ve learned to love and serve with a deeper faith. Thank you, God. In Jesus’ name, Amen.”
Sickness is a painful part of living in a fallen world. However, God cares when people fall ill, and he stands ready to help. Bible verses for the sick reveal that it is always worthwhile to pray for God’s intervention when someone is sick. While you can’t predict when God will physically heal someone’s body, you can be assured that God will respond with healing for the soul. Be assured that God will accomplish something good spiritually from even the most challenging situations – such as illness – when you ask him to work in those circumstances.
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“Be not slow to visit the sick: for that shall make thee to be beloved.” King James Version (KJV)
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Ecclesiasticus 7:35 Context
32 And stretch thine hand unto the poor, that thy blessing may be perfected. 33 A gift hath grace in the sight of every man living; and for the dead detain it not. 34 Fail not to be with them that weep, and mourn with them that mourn. 35 Be not slow to visit the sick: for that shall make thee to be beloved. 36 Whatsoever thou takest in hand, remember the end, and thou shalt never do amiss.
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Bible Verses about Sickness
- 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 5:14-15 prayer faith healing
- Worship the L ord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you. Exodus 23:25 worship blessing health
- 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. 3 John 1:2 blessing prayer soul
- He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds. Psalm 147:3 healing heart health
- A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones. Proverbs 17:22 healing heart weakness
- Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted. Isaiah 53:4 suffering Jesus crucifixion
- If you listen carefully to the L ord 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 L ord , who heals you. Exodus 15:26 listening healing righteousness
- Heal me, L ord , and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise. Jeremiah 17:14 praise healing salvation
- Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give. Matthew 10:8 healing giving receiving
- 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. James 5:16 righteousness healing prayer
- Heal the sick who are there and tell them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’ Luke 10:9 healing nearness kingdom
- Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life. Proverbs 13:12 hope life heart
- The L ord gives sight to the blind, the L ord lifts up those who are bowed down, the L ord loves the righteous. Psalm 146:8 healing righteousness sadness
- When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long. Psalm 32:3 sin confession speaking
- He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem. Isaiah 53:3 suffering Jesus
- And I heard a loud voice from the throne saying, “Look! God’s dwelling place is now among the people, and he will dwell with them. They will be his people, and God himself will be with them and be their God. ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.” Revelation 21:3-4 God sadness worrying
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What does the Bible say about sickness?
Many people believe as Christians, they will no longer endure hardship and illness despite the Bible never making such a claim. While God can heal people, He may have another purpose for sickness, or He may not give a reason why someone stays unhealed. Either way, even as a follower of Christ, you can expect to endure uncomfortable ailments throughout your life.
The real issue is not the malady’s but your response to problems of the flesh. God may not heal you, but He will not leave you no matter what health issues you encounter. Faith and healing are two key elements in scripture; let’s take a look at how faith can lead you to spiritual healing even when your flesh is under attack.
Christian quotes about sickness
“When you get sick, do two things: pray for healing and go to a doctor.” John MacArthur
“I venture to say that the greatest earthly blessing that God can give to any of us is health, with the exception of sickness. Sickness has frequently been of more use to the saints of God than health has.” C.H. Spurgeon
“Health is a good thing; but sickness is far better, if it leads us to God.” J.C. Ryle
“ I will trust Him . Whatever, wherever I am, I can never be thrown away. If I am in sickness, my sickness may serve Him; in perplexity, my perplexity may serve Him; if I am in sorrow, my sorrow may serve Him. My sickness, or perplexity, or sorrow may be necessary causes of some great end, which is quite beyond us. He does nothing in vain.” John Henry Newman
“The critical question for our generation—and for every generation— is this: If you could have heaven, with no sickness, and with all the friends you ever had on earth, and all the food you ever liked, and all the leisure activities you ever enjoyed, and all the natural beauties you ever saw, all the physical pleasures you ever tasted, and no human conflict or any natural disasters, could you be satisfied with heaven , if Christ were not there?” John Piper
Scriptures on being sick and healing
The Word often speaks about illness and suffering while pointing toward the flesh as the cause. As we are made of a body that decays, we need to be reminded of our imperfect nature and the necessity of eternal life, which the Bible points out time and time again. Jesus came to take away our decaying forms and replace them with eternal forms free from sickness and death by showing us the route to Heaven through salvation.
To fully realize the necessity of Jesus’ sacrifice, we need illness to remind us of our human nature. The only cure for our flesh is the spirit that comes from salvation via Jesus Christ. Romans 5:3-4 embodies the necessity of suffering, “More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope.”
While enjoying sickness does not happen, God uses physical affliction to sharpen our spirit and bring us closer to Him. While on earth, Jesus healed physical ailments to help people understand how God can cure the problem of sin. If the Lord can reverse problems of the flesh, how much more will He do to guide your spirit to a place of health and life?
All scripture leads to the healing of sickness with sin as the main sickness. Our flesh and sin are linked until we break the chains with salvation from God. No matter how hard you try, at some point, you will die, and your flesh will no longer matter. Illness will no longer matter, but your spirit will remain. Do not allow a temporary problem like flesh to guide you away from God.
1. Romans 5:3-4 “And not only this , but we also celebrate in our tribulations, knowing that tribulation brings about perseverance ; 4 and perseverance, proven character; and proven character, hope.”
2. Proverbs 17:22 “ A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
3. 1 Kings 17:17 “Some time later the son of the woman who owned the house became ill. He grew worse and worse, and finally stopped breathing. 18 She said to Elijah, “What do you have against me, man of God? Did you come to remind me of my sin and kill my son?” 19 “Give me your son,” Elijah replied. He took him from her arms, carried him to the upper room where he was staying, and laid him on his bed. 20 Then he cried out to the Lord, “Lord my God, have you brought tragedy even on this widow I am staying with, by causing her son to die?” 21 Then he stretched himself out on the boy three times and cried out to the Lord, “Lord my God, let this boy’s life return to him!” 22 The Lord heard Elijah’s cry, and the boy’s life returned to him, and he lived. 23 Elijah picked up the child and carried him down from the room into the house. He gave him to his mother and said, “Look, your son is alive!”
4. James 5:14 “Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord.”
5. 2 Corinthians 4:17-18 “For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. 18 So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.”
6. Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds.”
7. Exodus 23:25 “You must serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your food and water. I will take away all sickness from among you.”
8. Proverbs 13:12 “Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a dream fulfilled is a tree of life.”
9. Matthew 25:36 “I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.”
10. Galatians 4:13 “but you know that it was because of a bodily illness that I preached the gospel to you the first time.”
The importance of taking care of your body
Although flesh dies, the human body is a gift made by God to tether us to the earth. As long as you are on this earth, take care of the gift given to you. No, caring for your body will not remove all ailments but can prevent many. For now, your body is a temple for the Holy Spirit (Corinthians 6:19-20), and the Spirit deserves a nice place to live while He maintains your soul.
Romans 12:1 says, “I appeal to you, therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.” Keeping control of your flesh allows you to maintain a healthy relationship with your Creator. Sickness impacts spiritual nature, and by maintaining your flesh, you keep yourself a vessel ready to be filled by God.
11. 1 Corinthians 6:19-20 “Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God, and that you are not your own? 20 For you have been bought for a price: therefore glorify God in your body.”
12. 1 Timothy 4:8 “For physical training is of some value, but godliness has value for all things, holding promise for both the present life and the life to come.”
13. Romans 12:1 “I therefore urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercies, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices that are holy and pleasing to God, for this is the reasonable way for you to worship.”
14. 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.”
15. 1 Corinthians 10:21 “Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.”
16. 1 Corinthians 3:16 “Do you not know that you are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in you?”
Why does God allow sickness?
Sickness comes from three sources: God, sin and satan, and from natural sources. When God inflicts us with illness, it often includes a spiritual lesson to remind us of our human nature and the necessity of His nature. As stated above, Romans 5 tells us that illness can bring endurance which can bring character. Hebrews 12:5-11 also tells us how discipline and reprove come from a Father who loves us and wants to mold us into His perfect image.
Psalms 119:67 says, “Before I was afflicted I went astray, but now I keep your word.” Verse 71 states, “It is good for me that I was afflicted, that I might learn your statutes.” We are to accept illness as a way to reach closer to God and find His will. Sickness causes us to stop and think and hopefully to find the love of God waiting to nurse us back to health so we can follow His eternal will.
Satan can convince you to sin where you will be less discerning of God’s will and fall under judgment (1 Corinthians 11:27-32). Sin comes with natural consequences, and Satan is out to destroy! However, most illness allows us the opportunity to display God’s glory, “this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him” (John 9:3).
Finally, simply living in a flesh body can cause illness. Whether from poor genetics or from age, your body starts to die from the time you are born. You cannot leave your fleshly body until you die, so you can expect that while your mind and spirit are strong, your body will be weak. Illness in the air and all-around can infect you without God or the devil being the cause.
17. Romans 8:28 “And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.”
18. 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.”
19. 1 Peter 1:7 “For I consider that the sufferings of this present time are not worth comparing with the glory that is to be revealed to us.”
20. John 9:3 “Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.”
21. Isaiah 55:8-9 “For my thoughts are not your thoughts, neither are your ways my ways,” declares the Lord. 9 “As the heavens are higher than the earth, so are my ways higher than your ways and my thoughts than your thoughts.”
22. Romans 12:12 “Rejoicing in hope, persevering in tribulation, devoted to prayer.”
23. James 1:2 “My brethren, count it all joy when you fall into various trials, 3 knowing that the testing of your faith produces patience. 4 But let patience have its perfect work, that you may be perfect and complete, lacking nothing.”
24. Hebrews 12:5 “And have you completely forgotten this word of encouragement that addresses you as a father addresses his son? It says, “My son, do not make light of the Lord’s discipline, and do not lose heart when he rebukes you.”
The God who heals
God has been healing since sin and sickness entered the world. In Exodus 23:25, “Worship the Lord your God, and His blessings will be on your food and water. I will take away your sickness from among you.” Again in Jeremiah 30:17, we see God’s willingness to heal, “For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord. God is capable of healing those who cry out His name and seek His grace.
Jesus went on to continue healing. Matthew 9:35 tells us, “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.” God’s goal has always been to clear our afflictions, not just physical but spiritual as well.
25. Psalm 41:3 “The Lord will sustain him upon his sickbed; In his illness, You restore him to health.”
26. Jeremiah 17:14 “O LORD, you alone can heal me; you alone can save. My praises are for you alone!”
27. Psalm 147:3 “He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
28. Isaiah 41:10 “Do not fear, for I am with you; Do not be afraid, for I am your God. I will strengthen you, I will also help you, I will also uphold you with My righteous right hand.”
29. Exodus 15:26 “He said, “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.”
30. Jeremiah 33:6 “Nevertheless, I will bring health and healing to it; I will heal my people and will let them enjoy abundant peace and security.”
31. 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.”
32. Isaiah 40:29 “He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak.”
33. Psalm 107:19-21 “Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave. 21 Let them give thanks to the Lord for his unfailing love and his wonderful deeds for mankind.”
Healing through prayer
Yes, God can heal you through prayer. Psalms 30:2 states, “Lord my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.” When you are sick, your first response should be to take it to the Father. Call out to Him as faith can move mountains and cure that which is in God’s will (Matthew 17:20). The key, though, is to pray with others. While you alone can pray, where two or more are gathered, Jesus is there (Matthew 18:20).
James 5:14-15 tells us, “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.” Notice we are to call on our church family to pray over and anoint us during times of sickness. Also, the scripture points to the healing of the spirit too with forgiveness and not just healing of the flesh.
Prayer is your greatest defense and first action when encountering problems of the flesh. God wants to help you, but as a gentleman, He waits for you to ask. Psalms 73:26 says, “My flesh and my heart may fail, but God is the strength of my heart and my portion forever.” Address prayer this way, knowing that you are weak, but God is strong and capable of what you cannot, healing your body.
34. 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.”
35. Psalm 18:6 “In my distress I called to the LORD; I cried to my God for help. From his temple he heard my voice; my cry came before him, into his ears.”
36. Psalm 30:2 “LORD my God, I called to you for help, and you healed me.”
37. Psalm 6:2 “ Be merciful to me, O LORD, for I am frail ; heal me, O LORD, for my bones are in agony.”
38. Psalm 23:4 “Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.”
39. Matthew 18:20 “For where two or three gather in my name, there am I with them.”
40. Psalm 103:3 “He who forgives all your iniquities and heals all your diseases.”
Praying for healing
Prayer for healing of the body coordinates with healing of the soul. In Mark 5:34, Jesus says, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace and be healed of your disease.” In Luke 8:50, Jesus told a father to not fear but to believe and His daughter would be well. Sometimes sickness is a test of our faith and a way to open the gates to more prayer.
What you need to learn is prayer is a sign of faith. Ask for what you want and if it follows God’s will then you may receive a positive answer. Ask others to pray over you, too, as many have the gift of healing to cover where your faith lacks (1 Corinthians 11:9). Jesus sent the apostles out with the ability to heal (Luke 9:9), so do not depend on your own prayer but seek out your church family for more prayer. Most importantly, believe for what you want to receive (Mark 11:24) for results.
41. Psalm 41:4 “I said, “O LORD, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against You.”
42. Psalm 6:2 “Have mercy on me, LORD, for I am faint; heal me, LORD, for my bones are in agony.”
43. Mark 5:34 “He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
Focusing on Christ in your sickness
Jesus knew one way to reach people’s souls was through their flesh. When you go through ailments, focus on Christ as He knew physical problems were related to the spiritual. Now is the time to focus on the health of your soul and reach out to God as He alone can heal you of both.
Use the time while in pain to seek comfort from God. Allow the work He wishes to accomplish to take place. How do you focus on Christ, though? By spending time with Him! Pull out your Bible and read the Word, and pray. Let God talk to you through this time of pain while learning empathy, grace, and understanding of the Grace of God.
44. Proverbs 4:25 “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.”
45. Philippians 4:8 “Let your eyes look directly forward, and your gaze be straight before you.”
46. Philippians 4:13 “I can do all this through him who gives me strength.”
47. Psalm 105:4 “Look to the Lord and his strength ; seek his face always.”
Praying for God’s will
Humans have free will, and God has His will; your goal should be to align your will to God’s will. You can do so by reading the Word and specifically asking for God’s will. First John 5:14-15 says, “And this is the confidence that we have toward him, that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. And if we know that he hears us in whatever we ask, we know that we have the request that we have asked of him.”
God wants us to find Him. If we find Him, we can listen to His will. Following His will will lead to happiness eternally, while not finding Him leads to eternal death and misery. God’s will is very simple according to 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18, “Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances, for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.” Also, in Micah 6:8, we learn, “He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the Lord require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.”
If you follow these verses, you will be in God’s will and see an improvement in your life even if your afflictions are not overcome.
48. 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 “Rejoice always, 17 pray continually, 18 give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.”
49. Matthew 6:10 “Your kingdom come, your will be done, on earth as it is in heaven.”
50. 1 John 5:14 “This is the confidence we have in approaching God: that if we ask anything according to his will, he hears us. 15 And if we know that he hears us—whatever we ask—we know that we have what we asked of him.”
Praising God even if He doesn’t heal
Just because God can heal you does not mean God will heal you. Sometimes God’s will is for you to go home to Heaven. Only God knows as He alone has the full picture of what’s going on and can make the correct decisions. Many times God does not heal because the problem with your body is not as important as the problem with your soul.
When we are sick, we are less likely to have the energy to sin but have a deep desire to seek God for healing. God wants this connection. For many, He knows that connection will not come if they are healed, and there is still work to be done in the spirit. Even if our body does not heal, the greater plan could be unknown to us, and we need to have faith that God has a plan for our good (Jeremiah 29:11).
Look at Luke 17:11-19 “Now on his way to Jerusalem, Jesus traveled along the border between Samaria and Galilee. As he was going into a village, ten men who had leprosy met him. They stood at a distance and called out in a loud voice, “Jesus, Master, have pity on us!” When he saw them, he said, “Go, show yourselves to the priests.” And as they went, they were cleansed. One of them, when he saw he was healed, came back, praising God in a loud voice. He threw himself at Jesus’ feet and thanked him—and he was a Samaritan.Jesus asked, “Were not all ten cleansed? Where are the other nine? Has no one returned to give praise to God except this foreigner?” Then he said to him, “Rise and go; your faith has made you well.”
All ten of the lepers were cured of their illness, but only one came back and followed God’s will to praise and say thank you. Only this man was made well. Most often, physical health issues are a problem of the heart or spirit, and we need to be made well by following God’s will. Other times, we are given the answer we do not want, no. God does not have to explain His ways, and He can choose not to heal us. Whether it’s because of sin or consequences of sin, we can be denied physical healing to save our spirit.
51. Job 13:15 “Though He slay me, I will hope in Him. Nevertheless I will argue my ways before Him.”
52. Philippians 4:4–6 “Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice. 5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand; 6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.”
53. Psalm 34:1-4 “I will bless the Lord at all times: his praise shall continually be in my mouth. 2 My soul shall make her boast in the Lord: the humble shall hear thereof, and be glad. 3 O magnify the Lord with me, and let us exalt his name together. 4 I sought the Lord, and he heard me, and delivered me from all my fears.”
54. John 11:4 “When he heard this, Jesus said, “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.”
55. Luke 18:43 “Immediately he received his sight and followed Jesus, praising God. When all the people saw it, they also praised God.”
Jesus healing the sick in the Bible
Jesus came to spiritually heal the world, and often times this included physical healing. Christ performed 37 miracles in the Bible, and 21 of these miracles were healing physical ailments, and He even brought a few dead people and removed unclean spirits from others. Read through Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John to see how important healing was to the ministry of Jesus.
56. Mark 5:34 “He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
57. Matthew 14:14 (ESV) “When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.”
58. Luke 9:11 (KJV) “And the people, when they knew it, followed him: and he received them, and spake unto them of the kingdom of God, and healed them that had need of healing.”
What is spiritual sickness?
Just as sickness attacks the body, it can also attack the spirit. While it’s not specifically mentioned in the Bible, spiritual sickness is an attack on your faith and walk with God. When you sin and do not confess or ask for forgiveness, or simply fall away from God’s path, you may be spiritually sick. The world is often the main cause of sickness as the world does not follow God’s will.
Thankfully, treatment of spiritual sickness is easy. Look at Romans 12:2, “Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is–his good, pleasing and perfect will.” Remember to avoid the thinking patterns of the world but to stay close to God’s will to avoid spiritual sickness. Jesus Himself is the cure for spiritual problems as He is the physician for sin (Matthew 9:9-13).
59. 1 Thessalonians 5:23 “Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.”
60. Ephesians 6:12 “Our fight is not with people. It is against the leaders and the powers and the spirits of darkness in this world. It is against the demon world that works in the heavens.”
God uses sickness to create an environment where we will spend more time with Him or to help us back to His perfect will. Sometimes though, God does not heal us for reasons we may never know, but what we do know is God will never leave or forsake us. Take the time while you are sick to pray continually, seek God and His will and praise your Creator.
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Bible Verses about Sickness
Matthew 10:8, matthew 25:43, matthew 4:23-24, matthew 10:1, matthew 14:14, matthew 8:16-17, matthew 4:23, matthew 9:12, matthew 9:35, james 5:14-16, matthew 14:35-36, 1 corinthians 11:30, exodus 23:25.
Deuteronomy 28:61, proverbs 13:12, deuteronomy 28:59-61, ezekiel 34:4, exodus 15:26, jeremiah 17:14.
1 Samuel 12:15
Deuteronomy 32:39, jeremiah 30:17, isaiah 53:4, proverbs 17:22.
Isaiah 38:12, isaiah 38:20.
25 Bible Verses About Caring For The Sick (With Commentary)
In a world filled with challenges and uncertainties, one of the most compassionate acts we can undertake is caring for the sick. The Bible offers us timeless guidance and wisdom on this noble endeavor. Let’s explore some heartwarming verses that illuminate the path of empathy and healing.
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Bible Verses About Caring For The Sick
“I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.”
This verse highlights the importance of caring for the sick as an act of service to Christ himself. It emphasizes the need to show compassion, love, and support to those who are unwell.
“A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”
This verse reminds us of the healing power of a joyful and positive attitude. It emphasizes the importance of emotional well-being in the healing process.
“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.”
This verse encourages the practice of seeking spiritual guidance and support when facing illness. It highlights the power of prayer, faith, and the role of the church community in supporting and healing the sick.
“The Lord sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.”
This verse reminds us of God’s faithfulness in sustaining and restoring those who are sick. It offers comfort and hope, assuring us that God is present even in times of sickness and can bring restoration to our health.
“But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds, we are healed.”
This verse points to the ultimate sacrifice of Jesus on the cross, which brings spiritual and physical healing to all who believe in Him. It reminds us that Jesus bore our sins and sicknesses, offering us the opportunity to experience true healing through His redemption.
“And he healed many who were sick with various diseases and cast out many demons. And he would not permit the demons to speak because they knew him.”
This verse shows the ministry of Jesus, who had great compassion for the sick. It portrays His power to heal physical and spiritual ailments. It reminds us of Jesus’ ability to bring wholeness and deliverance to those in need.
1 Peter 2:24
“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.”
This verse echoes the truth that Jesus’ sacrifice on the cross not only offers forgiveness of sin but also brings healing to our bodies and souls. It emphasizes the transformative power of Christ’s love in our lives.
“Worship the Lord your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you.”
This verse reveals God’s promise of protection and health to His people. It reinforces the importance of worshiping and obeying God, as it brings His blessing and avert sickness from our midst.
“Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits — who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion.”
This verse expresses gratitude to God for His abundant blessings, which include forgiveness of sins and healing from diseases. It speaks of God’s redemptive love and His desire to restore and uplift His people.
“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.”
This verse highlights the importance of physical well-being aligned with spiritual well-being. It encourages believers to pray for the overall flourishing of their brothers and sisters, including their health.
“No evil shall befall you, nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; for He shall give His angels charge over you, to keep you in all your ways.”
This verse proclaims God’s protection over His people. It assures believers that God’s angels are watching over them, safeguarding them from harm and disease.
“For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord.”
This verse brings hope and assurance that God is the ultimate source of healing. It promises restoration and wholeness to those who trust in Him.
“Be gracious to me, O Lord, for I am languishing; heal me, O Lord, for my bones are troubled.”
This verse expresses a plea for God’s grace and healing when feeling weak and distressed. It acknowledges God’s power to bring relief and restoration.
2 Corinthians 12:9
“But he said to me, ‘My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.’ Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.”
This verse reminds us that in our moments of weakness and vulnerability, God’s grace is more than enough. It encourages us to rely on His strength and allow His power to work through us.
“When Jesus heard it, He said to them, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I did not come to call the righteous, but sinners, to repentance.'”
This verse emphasizes Jesus’ ministry to the sick and sinners. It highlights His role as the ultimate healer and shows His unwavering compassion for those who are in need of repentance and restoration.
“The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The Lord is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
This verse assures us that God attentively listens to the cries of the righteous. It reminds us of His nearness and willingness to save and comfort those who are brokenhearted and in distress.
“Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.”
This verse showcases Jesus’ ministry of preaching, sharing the good news, and healing the sick. It demonstrates His authority over diseases and His desire to bring holistic healing to individuals and communities.
“Then Peter said, ‘Silver or gold I do not have, but what I do have I give you. In the name of Jesus Christ of Nazareth, walk.'”
This verse depicts the power of the name of Jesus to bring physical healing. It reveals the disciples’ reliance on the authority and power of Jesus in performing miracles and promoting wholeness.
“Then your light shall break forth like the morning, your healing shall spring forth speedily, and your righteousness shall go before you; the glory of the Lord shall be your rear guard.”
This verse portrays the promised benefits of obedience to God’s commands. It highlights the blessings of healing and protection that come as a result of walking in righteousness.
“Then He said to him, ‘Get up and go on your way; your faith has made you well.'”
This verse signifies the connection between faith and healing. It shows that Jesus acknowledges and rewards the faith of those who believe in Him, granting them physical and spiritual restoration.
“He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.”
This verse reminds us of God’s tender compassion and healing power. It emphasizes His ability to mend the brokenhearted and bring healing and wholeness to those who are hurting.
“And when He had called His twelve disciples to Him, He gave them power over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all kinds of sickness and all kinds of disease.”
This verse grants the disciples the authority to heal diseases and cast out evil spirits. It shows that Jesus entrusted His followers with the power to continue His miraculous work of healing.
“Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy.”
This verse prophesies the coming of Christ and the miraculous healings that would accompany His ministry. It speaks of the restoration that will take place in the lives of those affected by physical impairments.
“And these signs will accompany those who believe: In my name, they will drive out demons; they will speak in new tongues; they will pick up snakes with their hands; and when they drink deadly poison, it will not hurt them at all; they will place their hands on sick people, and they will get well.”
This verse confirms the supernatural signs that will follow those who believe in Jesus. It speaks of the authority given to believers to heal the sick, casting out demons, and the divine protection that accompanies them.
What Does the Bible Say About Caring For The Sick?
In the Bible, there are numerous references to caring for the sick and showing compassion towards those who are suffering. Jesus himself set an example of this by healing the sick and showing deep empathy for those who were in pain and distress. In the book of Matthew, Jesus teaches us that whatever we do for the least of our brothers and sisters, we do unto Him (Matthew 25:40). This highlights the importance of showing love and care for the sick.
Additionally, the Bible instructs us to pray for the sick (James 5:14-16) and to offer both physical and emotional support to those who are unwell. This means not only praying for their healing, but also providing practical assistance and comfort during their time of illness. It reflects the heart of God when we extend help and kindness to those who are suffering.
Furthermore, the Bible emphasizes the significance of visiting the sick and providing them with the support they need, emphasizing the value of human connection and empathy (Matthew 25:36). When we care for the sick, we are demonstrating the love of Christ and fulfilling the command to love our neighbors as ourselves (Mark 12:31).
In summary, the Bible encourages us to care for the sick with tenderness, prayer, and practical support. It is a reflection of God’s love for us, and as His followers, it is our privilege and responsibility to extend that same love and care to those who are unwell.
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Remember those who are in prison, as though in prison with them, and those who are mistreated, since you also are in the body.
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I was naked and you clothed me, I was sick and you visited me, I was in prison and you came to me.’
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If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how can you believe if I tell you heavenly things?
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“Then the kingdom of heaven will be like ten virgins who took their lamps and went to meet the bridegroom. Five of them were foolish, and five were wise. For when the foolish took their lamps, they took no oil with them, but the wise took flasks of oil with their lamps. As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept. ...
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But knew her not until she had given birth to a son. And he called his name Jesus.
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If I delay, you may know how one ought to behave in the household of God, which is the church of the living God, a pillar and buttress of the truth.
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And the King will answer them, ‘Truly, I say to you, as you did it to one of the least of these my brothers, you did it to me.’
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Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.
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Shout for joy in the Lord , O you righteous! Praise befits the upright. Give thanks to the Lord with the lyre; make melody to him with the harp of ten strings! Sing to him a new song; play skillfully on the strings, with loud shouts. For the word of the Lord is upright, and all his work is done in faithfulness. He loves righteousness and justice; the earth is full of the steadfast love of the Lord . ...
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One of them, named Cleopas, answered and said to Him, “Are You the only one visiting Jerusalem and unaware of the things which have happened here in these days?”
Now His parents went to Jerusalem every year at the Feast of the Passover.
After these things there was a feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up to Jerusalem.
On the next day the large crowd who had come to the feast, when they heard that Jesus was coming to Jerusalem,
Parthians and Medes and Elamites, and residents of Mesopotamia, Judea and Cappadocia, Pontus and Asia, Phrygia and Pamphylia, Egypt and the districts of Libya around Cyrene, and visitors from Rome, both Jews and proselytes, Cretans and Arabs—we hear them in our own tongues speaking of the mighty deeds of God.”
So he got up and went; and there was an Ethiopian eunuch, a court official of Candace, queen of the Ethiopians, who was in charge of all her treasure; and he had come to Jerusalem to worship, and he was returning and sitting in his chariot, and was reading the prophet Isaiah.
for a friend of mine has come to me from a journey, and I have nothing to set before him’;
Now it came about in those days, when Moses had grown up, that he went out to his brethren and looked on their hard labors; and he saw an Egyptian beating a Hebrew, one of his brethren.
But when he was approaching the age of forty, it entered his mind to visit his brethren, the sons of Israel.
But after a while, in the time of wheat harvest, Samson visited his wife with a young goat, and said, “I will go in to my wife in her room.” But her father did not let him enter.
And He left them and went out of the city to Bethany, and spent the night there.
Jesus entered Jerusalem and came into the temple; and after looking around at everything, He left for Bethany with the twelve, since it was already late.
Now as they were traveling along, He entered a village; and a woman named Martha welcomed Him into her home. She had a sister called Mary, who was seated at the Lord’s feet, listening to His word. But Martha was distracted with all her preparations; and she came up to Him and said, “Lord, do You not care that my sister has left me to do all the serving alone? Then tell her to help me.” read more. But the Lord answered and said to her, “Martha, Martha, you are worried and bothered about so many things; but only one thing is necessary, for Mary has chosen the good part, which shall not be taken away from her.”
Martha therefore, when she heard that Jesus was coming, went to meet Him, but Mary stayed at the house.
After the two days He went forth from there into Galilee. For Jesus Himself testified that a prophet has no honor in his own country. So when He came to Galilee, the Galileans received Him, having seen all the things that He did in Jerusalem at the feast; for they themselves also went to the feast. read more. Therefore He came again to Cana of Galilee where He had made the water wine. And there was a royal official whose son was sick at Capernaum.
Now when the queen of Sheba heard of the fame of Solomon, she came to Jerusalem to test Solomon with difficult questions. She had a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and a large amount of gold and precious stones; and when she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was on her heart.
Now when the queen of Sheba heard about the fame of Solomon concerning the name of the Lord , she came to test him with difficult questions. So she came to Jerusalem with a very large retinue, with camels carrying spices and very much gold and precious stones. When she came to Solomon, she spoke with him about all that was in her heart.
Some years later he went down to visit Ahab at Samaria. And Ahab slaughtered many sheep and oxen for him and the people who were with him, and induced him to go up against Ramoth-gilead.
In the third year Jehoshaphat the king of Judah came down to the king of Israel.
At that time Berodach-baladan a son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that Hezekiah had been sick. Hezekiah listened to them, and showed them all his treasure house, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and the house of his armor and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
At that time Merodach-baladan son of Baladan, king of Babylon, sent letters and a present to Hezekiah, for he heard that he had been sick and had recovered. Hezekiah was pleased, and showed them all his treasure house, the silver and the gold and the spices and the precious oil and his whole armory and all that was found in his treasuries. There was nothing in his house nor in all his dominion that Hezekiah did not show them.
and send word to the king of Edom, to the king of Moab, to the king of the sons of Ammon, to the king of Tyre and to the king of Sidon by the messengers who come to Jerusalem to Zedekiah king of Judah.
Now Dinah the daughter of Leah, whom she had borne to Jacob, went out to visit the daughters of the land.
He said, “Behold, I have heard that there is grain in Egypt; go down there and buy some for us from that place, so that we may live and not die.”
But when Jacob heard that there was grain in Egypt, he sent our fathers there the first time. On the second visit Joseph made himself known to his brothers, and Joseph’s family was disclosed to Pharaoh. Then Joseph sent word and invited Jacob his father and all his relatives to come to him, seventy-five persons in all. read more. And Jacob went down to Egypt and there he and our fathers died.
So the elders of Moab and the elders of Midian departed with the fees for divination in their hand; and they came to Balaam and repeated Balak’s words to him. He said to them, “Spend the night here, and I will bring word back to you as the Lord may speak to me.” And the leaders of Moab stayed with Balaam.
Then Saul disguised himself by putting on other clothes, and went, he and two men with him, and they came to the woman by night; and he said, “Conjure up for me, please, and bring up for me whom I shall name to you.”
Now when Job’s three friends heard of all this adversity that had come upon him, they came each one from his own place, Eliphaz the Temanite, Bildad the Shuhite and Zophar the Naamathite; and they made an appointment together to come to sympathize with him and comfort him.
naked, and you clothed Me; I was sick, and you visited Me; I was in prison, and you came to Me.’
Then all his brothers and all his sisters and all who had known him before came to him, and they ate bread with him in his house; and they consoled him and comforted him for all the adversities that the Lord had brought on him. And each one gave him one piece of money, and each a ring of gold.
When did we see You sick, or in prison, and come to You?’ The King will answer and say to them, ‘Truly I say to you, to the extent that you did it to one of these brothers of Mine, even the least of them, you did it to Me.’
So King Joram returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which the Arameans had inflicted on him at Ramah when he fought against Hazael king of Aram. Then Ahaziah the son of Jehoram king of Judah went down to see Joram the son of Ahab in Jezreel because he was sick.
So he returned to be healed in Jezreel of the wounds which they had inflicted on him at Ramah, when he fought against Hazael king of Aram. And Ahaziah, the son of Jehoram king of Judah, went down to see Jehoram the son of Ahab in Jezreel, because he was sick.
When Elisha became sick with the illness of which he was to die, Joash the king of Israel came down to him and wept over him and said, “My father, my father, the chariots of Israel and its horsemen!”
Is anyone among you sick? Then he must call for the elders of the church and they are to pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord;
So Jacob tore his clothes, and put sackcloth on his loins and mourned for his son many days. Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, “Surely I will go down to Sheol in mourning for my son.” So his father wept for him.
Their father Ephraim mourned many days, and his relatives came to comfort him.
and many of the Jews had come to Martha and Mary, to console them concerning their brother.
And when Paul and Barnabas had great dissension and debate with them, the brethren determined that Paul and Barnabas and some others of them should go up to Jerusalem to the apostles and elders concerning this issue.
And this they did, sending it in charge of Barnabas and Saul to the elders.
Then it seemed good to the apostles and the elders, with the whole church, to choose men from among them to send to Antioch with Paul and Barnabas—Judas called Barsabbas, and Silas, leading men among the brethren,
Then after an interval of fourteen years I went up again to Jerusalem with Barnabas, taking Titus along also. It was because of a revelation that I went up; and I submitted to them the gospel which I preach among the Gentiles, but I did so in private to those who were of reputation, for fear that I might be running, or had run, in vain.
Now as Peter was traveling through all those regions, he came down also to the saints who lived at Lydda.
Now at this time some prophets came down from Jerusalem to Antioch.
Now if Timothy comes, see that he is with you without cause to be afraid, for he is doing the Lord’s work, as I also am.
We have sent with them our brother, whom we have often tested and found diligent in many things, but now even more diligent because of his great confidence in you. As for Titus, he is my partner and fellow worker among you; as for our brethren, they are messengers of the churches, a glory to Christ. Therefore openly before the churches, show them the proof of your love and of our reason for boasting about you.
But when Cephas came to Antioch, I opposed him to his face, because he stood condemned.
But I hope in the Lord Jesus to send Timothy to you shortly, so that I also may be encouraged when I learn of your condition.
After some days Paul said to Barnabas, “Let us return and visit the brethren in every city in which we proclaimed the word of the Lord, and see how they are.” Barnabas wanted to take John, called Mark, along with them also. But Paul kept insisting that they should not take him along who had deserted them in Pamphylia and had not gone with them to the work. read more. And there occurred such a sharp disagreement that they separated from one another, and Barnabas took Mark with him and sailed away to Cyprus. But Paul chose Silas and left, being committed by the brethren to the grace of the Lord. And he was traveling through Syria and Cilicia, strengthening the churches.
Now after these things were finished, Paul purposed in the Spirit to go to Jerusalem after he had passed through Macedonia and Achaia, saying, “After I have been there, I must also see Rome.”
but now, with no further place for me in these regions, and since I have had for many years a longing to come to you whenever I go to Spain—for I hope to see you in passing, and to be helped on my way there by you, when I have first enjoyed your company for a while— but now, I am going to Jerusalem serving the saints. read more. For Macedonia and Achaia have been pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the saints in Jerusalem. Yes, they were pleased to do so, and they are indebted to them. For if the Gentiles have shared in their spiritual things, they are indebted to minister to them also in material things. Therefore, when I have finished this, and have put my seal on this fruit of theirs, I will go on by way of you to Spain. I know that when I come to you, I will come in the fullness of the blessing of Christ.
But I will come to you after I go through Macedonia, for I am going through Macedonia; and perhaps I will stay with you, or even spend the winter, so that you may send me on my way wherever I may go.
In this confidence I intended at first to come to you, so that you might twice receive a blessing; that is, to pass your way into Macedonia, and again from Macedonia to come to you, and by you to be helped on my journey to Judea.
But I determined this for my own sake, that I would not come to you in sorrow again.
Here for this third time I am ready to come to you, and I will not be a burden to you; for I do not seek what is yours, but you; for children are not responsible to save up for their parents, but parents for their children.
For you yourselves know, brethren, that our coming to you was not in vain,
When I send Artemas or Tychicus to you, make every effort to come to me at Nicopolis, for I have decided to spend the winter there.
And the brethren, when they heard about us, came from there as far as the Market of Appius and Three Inns to meet us; and when Paul saw them, he thanked God and took courage.
But I thought it necessary to send to you Epaphroditus, my brother and fellow worker and fellow soldier, who is also your messenger and minister to my need;
The Lord grant mercy to the house of Onesiphorus, for he often refreshed me and was not ashamed of my chains; but when he was in Rome, he eagerly searched for me and found me—
Make every effort to come to me soon; for Demas, having loved this present world, has deserted me and gone to Thessalonica; Crescens has gone to Galatia, Titus to Dalmatia. Only Luke is with me. Pick up Mark and bring him with you, for he is useful to me for service. read more. But Tychicus I have sent to Ephesus. When you come bring the cloak which I left at Troas with Carpus, and the books, especially the parchments.
Remember the prisoners, as though in prison with them, and those who are ill-treated, since you yourselves also are in the body.
Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by this some have entertained angels without knowing it.
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And when he comes to see me, he speaks falsehood; His heart gathers wickedness to itself; When he goes outside, he tells it.
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Joseph said to his brothers, “ I am about to die, but God will surely take care of you and bring you up from this land to the land which He promised on oath to Abraham, to Isaac and to Jacob.”
- People Visiting
Let your foot rarely be in your neighbor’s house, Or he will become weary of you and hate you.
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Matthew 25:36 English Standard Version
36 ( A ) I was naked and you clothed me, ( B ) I was sick and you ( C ) visited me, ( D ) I was in prison and you came to me.’
- Matthew 25:36 : [See ver. 35 above]; Isa. 58:7; Ezek. 18:7, 16; [James 2:15, 16]
- Matthew 25:36 : [Luke 10:33, 34]
- Matthew 25:36 : James 1:27
- Matthew 25:36 : 2 Tim. 1:16; [Heb. 10:34; 13:3]
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