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25 Healing Bible Verses on the Health of Body and Soul

Jen Grice

Crosswalk Contributing Writer
Updated Feb 08, 2023
25 Healing Bible Verses on the Health of Body and Soul

We all need healing in some way or another. A healing only God can give. I hope these Scripture verses encourage you with whatever emotional, spiritual, or physical healing you need today.

"O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me." (Psalm 30:2)

In spiritual, emotional, or physical pain, we can rely on healing scriptures to comfort our souls and guide us towards recovery and faith.  The Bible is a source of peace and comfort for the times that cause us to lose strength and hope. Life doesn’t always give us what we expect or even hope for. Many know what it’s like to be emotionally hurt by friends, family, or even a spouse. Many more know what it is like to live with a disorder, illness, or chronic pain that won’t go away. 

We all need healing in some way or another. Healing only God can give. Whether facing a physical ailment or mental, emotional, or spiritual, seeking God's help can be an invaluable response. 

We have compiled this collection of Bible verses about healing as a resource of solace for times of pain and sorrow. When you feel anxieties rise, worry over the future, and face the pain of a hurting world, turning to God's truths and promises should be your first action. Scripture can increase your faith, deepen your trust in God, and help you rise above the troubles you see in front of you. God wants to give you peace that passes understanding and a life full of good. Whatever you are facing, you have a loving God who wants to alleviate the pain and provide healing in every part of your body, mind, and soul. 

We can rely on God’s power to not only heal our emotional pain but for physical healing as well. These are the best healing Bible verses to meditate on. May these Scriptures encourage you to pray to God for healing and seek His strength. 

Bible Verses about God's Healing

1. “For I am the Lord who heals you.” – Exodus 15:26 

2. He heals the brokenhearted and bandages their wounds. – Psalm 147:2 

3. “My wayward children,” says the Lord, “come back to me, and I will heal your wayward hearts.” – Jeremiah 3:22

4. O Lord, if you heal me, I will be truly healed; if you save me, I will be truly saved. My praises are for you alone! – Jeremiah 17:14 

5. How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and power, and how he went around doing good and healing all who were under the power of the devil, because God was with him. – Acts 10:38 

6. Then Jesus said, “Come to me, all of you who are weary and carry heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you. Let me teach you, because I am humble and gentle at heart, and you will find rest for your souls.” – Matthew 11:28-29 

7. He personally carried our sins in his body on the cross so that we can be dead to sin and live for what is right. But his wounds you are healed. – 1 Peter 2:24 

8. But he was pierced for our rebellion, crushed for our sins. He was beaten so we could be whole. He was whipped so we could be healed. – Isaiah 53:5 

9. Let all that I am praise the Lord; may I never forget the good things he does for me. He forgives all my sins and heals all my diseases. – Psalm 103:2-3 

10. Trust in the Lord with all your heart; do not depend on your own understanding. Seek his will in all you do, and he will show you which path to take. Don’t be impressed with your own wisdom. Instead, fear the Lord and turn away from evil. Then you will have healing for your body and strength for your bones. – Proverbs 3:5-8 

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Scriptures about Healing the Body

11. But what could I say? For he himself sent this sickness. Now I will walk humbly throughout my years because of this anguish I have felt. Lord, your discipline is good, for it leads to life and health. You restore my health and allow me to live! – Isaiah 38:15-16 

12. “I will give you back your health and heal your wounds,” says the Lord. – Jeremiah 30:17 

13. Have compassion on me, Lord, for I am weak. Heal me, Lord, for my bones are in agony. – Psalm 6:2 

14. The Lord nurses them when they are sick and restores them to health. – Psalm 41:3 

15. “Lord, help!” they cried in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, snatching them from the door of death. – Psalm 107:19-20  

16. Jesus saw the huge crowd as he stepped from the boat, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick. – Matthew 14:14 

17. They begged him to let the sick touch at least the fringe of his robe, and all who touched him were healed. – Matthew 14:36 

18. So Jesus healed many people who were sick with various diseases, and he cast out many demons. But because the demons knew who he was, he did not allow them to speak. – Mark 1:34

19. Jesus said to the woman, “You are now well because of your faith. May God give you peace! You are healed, and you will no longer be in pain.” – Mark 5:34 

20. Such a prayer offered in faith will heal the sick, and the Lord will make you well. And if you have committed any sins, you will be forgiven. – James 5:15

21. 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. - James 5:14

22. If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land. - 2 Chronicles 7:14

23. Surely he has borne our griefs and carried our sorrows; yet we esteemed him stricken, smitten by God, and afflicted. 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 53:4-5

24. As for me, I said, “O Lord, be gracious to me; heal me, for I have sinned against you!” - Psalm 41:4

25. The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health. - Psalm 41:3

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Bible Verses about Enduring Suffering and Pain

More than that, we rejoice in our sufferings, knowing that suffering produces endurance, and endurance produces character, and character produces hope ~ Romans 5:3-4

Love bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things. ~ 1 Corinthians 13:7

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope. ~ Romans 15:13

Blessed is the man who remains steadfast under trial, for when he has stood the test he will receive the crown of life, which God has promised to those who love him. ~ James 1:12

Therefore, since we are surrounded by so great a cloud of witnesses, let us also lay aside every weight, and sin which clings so closely, and let us run with endurance the race that is set before us, looking to Jesus, the founder and perfecter of our faith, who for the joy that was set before him endured the cross, despising the shame, and is seated at the right hand of the throne of God. Consider him who endured from sinners such hostility against himself, so that you may not grow weary or fainthearted. ~ Hebrews 12:1-3

What is your favorite Bible verse about healing? Share it below and see what verses were most significant for other readers. 

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