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What the scriptures say about
HEAL, HEALING
making well, restoring health, forgiving sin
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Genesis 20:17 - Abraham prayed, and God healed Abimelek, his wife and his female slaves (and Sarah apparently)
Job 5:18 - God heals
Psalm 6:2 - God heals
Matthew 8:16 - Jesus healed


HEAL [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

hel (rapha'; therapeuo, iaomai, diasozo):

The English word is connected with the Anglo-Saxon hoelan, and is used in several senses:

(1) Lit., in its meaning of making whole or well, as in Ecclesiastes 3:3. In this way it occurs in prayers for restoration to health (Numbers 12:13; Psalms 6:2; Jeremiah 17:14); and also in declarations as to God's power to restore to health (Deuteronomy 32:39; 2 Kings 20:5-8).

(2) Metaphorically it is applied to the restoration of the soul to spiritual health and to the repair of the injuries caused by sin (Psalms 41:4; Jeremiah 30:17).

(3) The restoration and deliverance of the afflicted land is expressed by it in 2 Chronicles 7:14; Isaiah 19:22.

(4) It is applied to the forgiveness of sin (Jeremiah 3:22).

In the New Testament, therapeuo is used 10 times in describing our Lord's miracles, and is translated "heal." Iaomai is used to express spiritual healing (Matthew 13:15; Luke 5:17; John 12:40), and also of curing bodily disease (John 4:47). Diasozo, meaning "to heal thoroughly," is used in Luke 7:3 the King James Version where the Revised Version (British and American) renders it "save." The act of healing is called iasis twice, in Acts 4:22,30; sozo, to save or deliver, is translated "made whole" by the Revised Version (British and American) in Mark 5:23; Luke 8:36; Acts 14:9, but is "healed" in the King James Version. Conversely "made whole" the King James Version in Matthew 15:28 is replaced by "healed" in the Revised Version (British and American).

Healed is used 33 times in the Old Testament as the rendering of the same Hebrew word, and in the same variety of senses. It is also used of purification for an offense or breach of the ceremonial law (2 Chronicles 30:20); and to express the purification of water which had caused disease (2 Kings 2:21-22). Figuratively, the expression "healed slightly" (the English Revised Version "lightly") is used to describe the futile efforts of the false prophets and priests to remedy the backsliding of Israel (Jeremiah 6:14; 8:11); here the word for "slightly" is the contemptuous term, qalal, which means despicably or insignificantly. In Ezekiel 30:21, the word "healed" is the rendering of the feminine passive participle, rephu'ah and is better translated in the Revised Version (British and American) "apply healing medicines." In the New Testament "healed" usually occurs in connection with the miracles of our Lord and the apostles. Here it is worthy of note that Luke more frequently uses the verb iaomai than therapeuo, in the proportion of 17 to 4, while in Matthew and Mark the proportion is 4 to 8.

Healer (chabhash) occurs once in Isaiah 3:7; the word literally means a "wrapper up" or "bandager."

Alexander Macalister


HEALING [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

hel'-ing (marpe', te`alah, kehah):

In the Old Testament this word is always used in its figurative sense; marpe', which literally means "a cure," is used in Jeremiah 14:19 twice, and in Malachi 4:2; te`alah, which literally means "an irrigation canal," here means something applied externally, as a plaster, in which sense it is used metaphorically in Jeremiah 30:13; kehah occurs only in Nahum 3:19 the King James Version and is translated "assuagings" in the Revised Version (British and American).

In the New Testament 5 times the verb is therapeuo; once (Acts 10:38) iaomai; in the other passages it is either iama, as in 1 Corinthians 12:9-30, or iasis, as in Acts 4:22, derivatives from this verb


HEALED, Disease [Thompson Chain Reference]
The Gift of

    Matthew 10:1
    Mark 3:15
    Mark 16:18
    1 Corinthians 12:9

Examples of Christ's

    Matthew 4:23
    Matthew 8:3
    Matthew 8:16
    Matthew 9:35
    Matthew 12:13
    Matthew 12:22
    Matthew 14:36
    Matthew 15:30
    Matthew 17:18
    Matthew 19:2
    Matthew 21:14
    Mark 1:31
    Mark 10:52
    Luke 7:21
    Luke 13:13
    Luke 17:14
    Luke 22:51
    John 4:50
    John 5:9
    John 9:6
    SEE Christ
    SEE Laying on of Hands

Examples of Apostolic

    Acts 3:7
    Acts 5:16
    Acts 9:34
    Acts 14:10
    Acts 16:18
    Acts 19:12
    Acts 28:8
    SEE Miracles

The Dumb Healed

    Isaiah 35:6
    Matthew 9:33
    Matthew 12:22
    Mark 9:25 

Heal, Apostles

    (Examples of)
    Acts 3:7
    Acts 5:16
    Acts 9:34
    Acts 14:10
    Acts 16:18
    Acts 19:12
    Acts 28:8
    SEE Miracles

Healing

    The Gift of
        Matthew 10:1
        Mark 3:15
        Mark 16:18
        1 Corinthians 12:9
    Spiritual
        Psalms 41:4
        Psalms 147:3
        Isaiah 53:5
        Isaiah 57:18
        Jeremiah 3:22
        Jeremiah 17:14
        Hosea 6:1
        Luke 4:18
        Revelation 22:2
        SEE Regeneration
        SEE Cleansing
    Virtue
        (Emanating from Christ, and the Apostles)
        Mark 6:56
        Luke 6:19
        Luke 8:46
        Acts 5:15
        Acts 19:11
        Acts 19:12
        SEE Touch; Christ's 

Heals, Christ

    (Examples of )
    Matthew 4:23
    Matthew 8:3
    Matthew 8:16
    Matthew 9:35
    Matthew 12:13
    Matthew 12:22
    Matthew 14:36
    Matthew 15:30
    Matthew 17:18
    Matthew 19:2
    Matthew 21:14
    Mark 1:31
    Mark 10:52
    Luke 7:21
    Luke 13:13
    Luke 17:14
    Luke 22:51
    John 4:50
    John 5:9
    John 9:6
    SEE Christ
    SEE Laying on of Hands

Health Promised

    (promised to the obedient)
    Exodus 15:26
    Deuteronomy 7:15
    Proverbs 4:22
    Jeremiah 30:17
    SEE Immunity

Health-Disease

    HEALTH, promised to the obedient
        Exodus 15:26
        Deuteronomy 7:15
        Proverbs 4:22
        Jeremiah 30:17
        SEE Immunity
    DISEASE, different forms of
        Boils
            Exodus 9:9
            Leviticus 13:18
            2 Kings 20:7
            Job 2:7
            Isaiah 38:21
        Epilepsy
            Matthew 4:24
            Matthew 17:14
            Matthew 17:15
        Fever
            Leviticus 26:16
            Deuteronomy 28:22
            Job 30:30
            Mark 1:30
            John 4:52
            Acts 28:8
        Insanity
            Daniel 4:33
            Matthew 4:24
            Matthew 17:15
        Leprosy
            Leviticus 13:2
            Leviticus 14:2
            Leviticus 14:34
            Deuteronomy 24:8
            2 Chronicles 26:19
            SEE Lepers
        Loss of Appetite
            1 Samuel 1:7
            1 Samuel 28:23
            Psalms 102:4
            Psalms 107:18
        Palsy
            Matthew 4:24
            Matthew 8:6
            Matthew 9:2
            Acts 8:7
            Acts 9:33
        Other Diseases mentioned
            Ague
                Leviticus 26:16
            Consumption
                Leviticus 26:16
                Deuteronomy 28:22
            Dropsy
                Luke 14:2
            Dysentery
                Acts 28:8
            Emerods
                Deuteronomy 28:27
                1 Samuel 5:6
            Issue of Blood
                Matthew 9:20
            Itch
                Deuteronomy 28:27
            Sun-stroke
                2 Kings 4:18
                2 Kings 4:19
                Isaiah 49:10
            Ulcers
                Isaiah 1:6
                Luke 16:20
    SICKNESS
        Sometimes sent as a Judgment for Sin
            Leviticus 26:15
            Leviticus 26:16
            Deuteronomy 28:61
            2 Chronicles 21:15
            Psalms 107:17
            Psalms 107:18
            Ecclesiastes 5:17
            Micah 6:13
            1 Corinthians 11:30
            SEE Disease 
        The Righteous suffer from
            2 Kings 20:1
            Job 2:7
            Daniel 8:27
            John 11:1
            Acts 9:37
            Philippians 2:27
            2 Timothy 4:20
    BODILY INFIRMITIES, general references to
        Matthew 8:17
        Luke 5:15
        Luke 13:11
        John 5:5
        2 Corinthians 12:10
        Galatians 4:13
        1 Timothy 5:23
        Hebrews 4:15
    For Deafness
        SEE Deafness
    The Dumb
        SEE Dumb Healed, The
    BLINDNESS
        Physical, inflicted
            Genesis 19:11
            2 Kings 6:18
            Acts 9:8
            Acts 13:11
        Healed
            Matthew 9:27
            Matthew 12:22
            Matthew 20:30
            Matthew 21:14
            Mark 8:22
            Mark 10:46
            Luke 7:21
            John 9:1
    LAMENESS
        Leviticus 21:18
        2 Samuel 4:4
        2 Samuel 5:8
        Matthew 15:31
        Matthew 21:14
        Luke 7:22
        Acts 3:2
        Acts 14:8
    PREVENTION AND CURE of disease. Miscellaneous Topics relating to
        Physicians
            Genesis 50:2
            2 Chronicles 16:12
            Jeremiah 8:22
            Matthew 9:12
            Luke 4:23
            Luke 5:31
            Colossians 4:14
        Medicine
            Proverbs 17:22
            Jeremiah 8:22
            Jeremiah 30:13
            Jeremiah 46:11
            Ezekiel 47:12
        Remedies
            2 Kings 20:7
            Isaiah 1:6
            Luke 10:34
            1 Timothy 5:23
            James 5:14
            Anointing with Oil
                Mark 6:13
                James 5:14
                SEE Anointing
            Ointment
                Isaiah 1:6
            Poultices
                2 Kings 20:7
        Treatment of Fractures
            Ezekiel 30:21
        Treatment of Wounds
            Isaiah 1:6
            Luke 10:34
        Disinfection
            Leviticus 14:41
            Leviticus 15:5
        Quarantine
            Leviticus 13:4
            Leviticus 13:46
            Leviticus 14:8
            Numbers 5:2
            Numbers 31:19
            2 Kings 15:5
            Luke 17:12
    HEALING
        The Gift of
            Matthew 10:1
            Mark 3:15
            Mark 16:18
            1 Corinthians 12:9
        Examples of Christ's
            Matthew 4:23
            Matthew 8:3
            Matthew 8:16
            Matthew 9:35
            Matthew 12:13
            Matthew 12:22
            Matthew 14:36
            Matthew 15:30
            Matthew 17:18
            Matthew 19:2
            Matthew 21:14
            Mark 1:31
            Mark 10:52
            Luke 7:21
            Luke 13:13
            Luke 17:14
            Luke 22:51
            John 4:50
            John 5:9
            John 9:6
            SEE Christ
            SEE Laying on of Hands
        Examples of Apostolic
            Acts 3:7
            Acts 5:16
            Acts 9:34
            Acts 14:10
            Acts 16:18
            Acts 19:12
            Acts 28:8
            SEE Miracles
        The Dumb Healed
            Isaiah 35:6
            Matthew 9:33
            Matthew 12:22
            Mark 9:25
    DISEASE SPIRITUAL
        General References to
            Isaiah 1:5
            Jeremiah 8:22
            Jeremiah 30:12
            Micah 1:9
            Mark 2:17
            SEE Depravity
            SEE Defilement
            SEE Evil; Heart
            SEE Sin; Universal 
        Healing of
            Psalms 41:4
            Psalms 147:3
            Isaiah 53:5
            Isaiah 57:18
            Jeremiah 3:22
            Jeremiah 17:14
            Hosea 6:1
            Luke 4:18
            Revelation 22:2
            SEE Regeneration
            SEE Cleansing


HEAL [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

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HEAL [Smith's Bible Dictionary]

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