35 Bible Verses on Health

By:
Chris Martin
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Who doesn’t want to be healthy? Being sick is awful. Chronic illness is even worse. When we fall victim to weakness and illness, we are experiencing the effects of the fall in a very tangible way. The good news is that God cares about our health! In fact, the Bible has a lot to say about our health. Here are some Bible verses about health and sickness.


Old Testament

Exodus 15:26
“saying, ‘If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, your healer.’”

Exodus 23:25
“You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.”

Deuteronomy 7:15
“And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which you knew, will he inflict on you, but he will lay them on all who hate you.”

Psalm 30:2
“O LORD my God, I cried to you for help,
and you have healed me.”

Psalm 143:7
“He heals the brokenhearted
and binds up their wounds.”

Proverbs 3:7–8
“Be not wise in your own eyes;
fear the Lord, and turn away from evil.
It will be healing to your flesh
and refreshment to your bones.”

Proverbs 4:20–22
“My son, be attentive to my words;
incline your ear to my sayings.
Let them not escape from your sight;
keep them within your heart.
For they are life to those who find them,
and healing to all their flesh.”

Proverbs 12:25
“Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down,
but a good word makes him glad.”

Proverbs 13:12
“Hope deferred makes the heart sick,
but a desire fulfilled is a tree of life.”

Proverbs 14:30
“A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh,
but envy makes the bones rot.”

Proverbs 16:24
“Gracious words are like a honeycomb,
sweetness to the soul and health to the body.”

Proverbs 17:22
“A joyful heart is good medicine,
but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.”

Ecclesiastes 11:10
“Remove vexation from your heart, and put away pain from your body, for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.”

Isaiah 41:10
“fear not, for I am with you;
be not dismayed, for I am your God;
I will strengthen you, I will help you,
I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.”

Isaiah 53:5
“But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.”

Isaiah 55:2
“Why do you spend your money for that which is not bread,
and your labor for that which does not satisfy?
Listen diligently to me, and eat what is good,
and delight yourselves in rich food.”

Jeremiah 17:14
“Heal me, O LORD, and I shall be healed;
save me, and I shall be saved,
for you are my praise.”

Jeremiah 30:17
“For I will restore health to you,
and your wounds I will heal,
declares the LORD,
because they have called you an outcast:
‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’”

Jeremiah 33:6
“Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.”

Malachi 4:2
“But for you who fear my name, the sun of righteousness shall rise with healing in its wings. You shall go out leaping like calves from the stall.”

New Testament

Matthew 9:12
“But when he heard it, he said, ‘Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.’”

Matthew 10:8
“Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.”

Mark 5:34
“And he said to her, ‘Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace, and be healed of your disease.’”

Luke 9:11
“When the crowds learned it, they followed him, and he welcomed them and spoke to them of the kingdom of God and cured those who had need of healing.”

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? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.”

1 Timothy 4:8
“For while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.”

James 5:14–15
“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.”

1 Peter 2:24
“He himself bore our sins in his body on the tree, that we might die to sin and live to righteousness. By his wounds you have been healed.”

3 John 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.”

Revelation 21:4
“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

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