100 Bible Verses about Medicine

Proverbs 17:22 ESV / 314 helpful votes

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Ezekiel 47:12 ESV / 288 helpful votes

And on the banks, on both sides of the river, there will grow all kinds of trees for food. Their leaves will not wither, nor their fruit fail, but they will bear fresh fruit every month, because the water for them flows from the sanctuary. Their fruit will be for food, and their leaves for healing.”

1 Timothy 5:23 ESV / 246 helpful votes

(No longer drink only water, but use a little wine for the sake of your stomach and your frequent ailments.)

Isaiah 38:21 ESV / 216 helpful votes

Now Isaiah had said, “Let them take a cake of figs and apply it to the boil, that he may recover.”

Matthew 9:12 ESV / 195 helpful votes

But when he heard it, he said, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick.

Luke 10:34 ESV / 168 helpful votes

He went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring on oil and wine. Then he set him on his own animal and brought him to an inn and took care of him.

Revelation 22:2 ESV / 143 helpful votes

Through the middle of the street of the city; also, on either side of the river, the tree of life with its twelve kinds of fruit, yielding its fruit each month. The leaves of the tree were for the healing of the nations.

Jeremiah 8:22 ESV / 138 helpful votes

Is there no balm in Gilead? Is there no physician there? Why then has the health of the daughter of my people not been restored?

Psalm 103:3 ESV / 131 helpful votes

Who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,

James 5:15 ESV / 129 helpful votes

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.

Job 5:18 ESV / 103 helpful votes

For he wounds, but he binds up; he shatters, but his hands heal.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 92 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Jeremiah 46:11 ESV / 90 helpful votes

Go up to Gilead, and take balm, O virgin daughter of Egypt! In vain you have used many medicines; there is no healing for you.

Isaiah 1:6 ESV / 85 helpful votes

From the sole of the foot even to the head, there is no soundness in it, but bruises and sores and raw wounds; they are not pressed out or bound up or softened with oil.

Jeremiah 30:13 ESV / 81 helpful votes

There is none to uphold your cause, no medicine for your wound, no healing for you.

James 5:14 ESV / 78 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 147:3 ESV / 77 helpful votes

He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.

Exodus 15:26 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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.”

Jeremiah 33:6 ESV / 64 helpful votes

Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.

2 Kings 20:5-8 ESV / 64 helpful votes

“Turn back, and say to Hezekiah the leader of my people, Thus says the Lord, the God of David your father: I have heard your prayer; I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day you shall go up to the house of the Lord, and I will add fifteen years to your life. I will deliver you and this city out of the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city for my own sake and for my servant David's sake.” And Isaiah said, “Bring a cake of figs. And let them take and lay it on the boil, that he may recover.” And Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “What shall be the sign that the Lord will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of the Lord on the third day?”

2 Kings 20:7 ESV / 63 helpful votes

And Isaiah said, “Bring a cake of figs. And let them take and lay it on the boil, that he may recover.”

Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 57 helpful votes

But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.

Colossians 4:14 ESV / 56 helpful votes

Luke the beloved physician greets you, as does Demas.

Proverbs 15:13 ESV / 53 helpful votes

A glad heart makes a cheerful face, but by sorrow of heart the spirit is crushed.

Jeremiah 51:8 ESV / 48 helpful votes

Suddenly Babylon has fallen and been broken; wail for her! Take balm for her pain; perhaps she may be healed.

2 Chronicles 16:12 ESV / 48 helpful votes

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet, and his disease became severe. Yet even in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but sought help from physicians.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 ESV / 47 helpful votes

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.

Genesis 50:2 ESV / 47 helpful votes

And Joseph commanded his servants the physicians to embalm his father. So the physicians embalmed Israel.

Mark 5:24-29 ESV / 45 helpful votes

And he went with him. And a great crowd followed him and thronged about him. And there was a woman who had had a discharge of blood for twelve years, and who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse. She had heard the reports about Jesus and came up behind him in the crowd and touched his garment. For she said, “If I touch even his garments, I will be made well.” ...

Jeremiah 17:14 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.

Proverbs 14:13 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Even in laughter the heart may ache, and the end of joy may be grief.

Jeremiah 30:17 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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!’

Ecclesiastes 3:3 ESV / 42 helpful votes

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

3 John 1:2 ESV / 40 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 16:24 ESV / 40 helpful votes

Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Psalm 30:2 ESV / 39 helpful votes

O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.

James 5:13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing praise.

Luke 6:21 ESV / 38 helpful votes

“Blessed are you who are hungry now, for you shall be satisfied. “Blessed are you who weep now, for you shall laugh.

Proverbs 31:6 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Give strong drink to the one who is perishing, and wine to those in bitter distress;

Revelation 18:23 ESV / 37 helpful votes

And the light of a lamp will shine in you no more, and the voice of bridegroom and bride will be heard in you no more, for your merchants were the great ones of the earth, and all nations were deceived by your sorcery.

Hosea 6:1 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.

Psalm 126:2 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Then our mouth was filled with laughter, and our tongue with shouts of joy; then they said among the nations, “The Lord has done great things for them.”

Psalm 41:3 ESV / 37 helpful votes

The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.

Revelation 3:18 ESV / 34 helpful votes

I counsel you to buy from me gold refined by fire, so that you may be rich, and white garments so that you may clothe yourself and the shame of your nakedness may not be seen, and salve to anoint your eyes, so that you may see.

Psalm 104:14 ESV / 34 helpful votes

You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 33 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

1 Timothy 4:8 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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.

Luke 8:48 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And he said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”

Mark 5:34 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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

Psalm 103:2-3 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits, who forgives all your iniquity, who heals all your diseases,

John 3:16 ESV / 30 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

Job 8:21 ESV / 30 helpful votes

He will yet fill your mouth with laughter, and your lips with shouting.

Genesis 21:6 ESV / 30 helpful votes

And Sarah said, “God has made laughter for me; everyone who hears will laugh over me.”

Genesis 1:29-31 ESV / 29 helpful votes

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food. And to every beast of the earth and to every bird of the heavens and to everything that creeps on the earth, everything that has the breath of life, I have given every green plant for food.” And it was so. And God saw everything that he had made, and behold, it was very good. And there was evening and there was morning, the sixth day.

Proverbs 15:15 ESV / 28 helpful votes

All the days of the afflicted are evil, but the cheerful of heart has a continual feast.

Proverbs 4:22 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.

Psalm 51:7 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.

Deuteronomy 32:39 ESV / 27 helpful votes

“‘See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god beside me; I kill and I make alive; I wound and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Acts 5:29 ESV / 26 helpful votes

But Peter and the apostles answered, “We must obey God rather than men.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 10:8 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse lepers, cast out demons. You received without paying; give without pay.

Job 13:4 ESV / 26 helpful votes

As for you, you whitewash with lies; worthless physicians are you all.

Esther 5:1-14 ESV / 26 helpful votes

On the third day Esther put on her royal robes and stood in the inner court of the king's palace, in front of the king's quarters, while the king was sitting on his royal throne inside the throne room opposite the entrance to the palace. And when the king saw Queen Esther standing in the court, she won favor in his sight, and he held out to Esther the golden scepter that was in his hand. Then Esther approached and touched the tip of the scepter. And the king said to her, “What is it, Queen Esther? What is your request? It shall be given you, even to the half of my kingdom.” And Esther said, “If it please the king, let the king and Haman come today to a feast that I have prepared for the king.” Then the king said, “Bring Haman quickly, so that we may do as Esther has asked.” So the king and Haman came to the feast that Esther had prepared. ...

Deuteronomy 7:15 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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.

Revelation 9:21 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Nor did they repent of their murders or their sorceries or their sexual immorality or their thefts.

1 Peter 5:8 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Be sober-minded; be watchful. Your adversary the devil prowls around like a roaring lion, seeking someone to devour.

James 1:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

If any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask God, who gives generously to all without reproach, and it will be given him.

Matthew 9:24 ESV / 23 helpful votes

He said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him.

Psalm 16:11 ESV / 23 helpful votes

You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.

2 Chronicles 7:14 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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.

Revelation 22:15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 22 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

James 5:14-15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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.

Luke 10:9 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’

Jeremiah 3:22 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“Return, O faithless sons; I will heal your faithlessness.” “Behold, we come to you, for you are the Lord our God.

Psalm 107:19-20 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Then they cried to the Lord in their trouble, and he delivered them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

2 Chronicles 16:12-13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

In the thirty-ninth year of his reign Asa was diseased in his feet, and his disease became severe. Yet even in his disease he did not seek the Lord, but sought help from physicians. And Asa slept with his fathers, dying in the forty-first year of his reign.

Mark 2:17 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And when Jesus heard it, he said to them, “Those who are well have no need of a physician, but those who are sick. I came not to call the righteous, but sinners.”

Proverbs 3:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

1 Peter 2:24 ESV / 19 helpful votes

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.

Song of Solomon 4:14 ESV / 19 helpful votes

Nard and saffron, calamus and cinnamon, with all trees of frankincense, myrrh and aloes, with all choice spices—

Ecclesiastes 7:6 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For as the crackling of thorns under a pot, so is the laughter of the fools; this also is vanity.

Psalm 107:20 ESV / 19 helpful votes

He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

Psalm 59:8 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, laugh at them; you hold all the nations in derision.

Psalm 2:4 ESV / 19 helpful votes

He who sits in the heavens laughs; the Lord holds them in derision.

Genesis 1:29 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And God said, “Behold, I have given you every plant yielding seed that is on the face of all the earth, and every tree with seed in its fruit. You shall have them for food.

Mark 5:26 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And who had suffered much under many physicians, and had spent all that she had, and was no better but rather grew worse.

Genesis 9:3 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Every moving thing that lives shall be food for you. And as I gave you the green plants, I give you everything.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 17 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 8:1-34 ESV / 17 helpful votes

When he came down from the mountain, great crowds followed him. And behold, a leper came to him and knelt before him, saying, “Lord, if you will, you can make me clean.” And Jesus stretched out his hand and touched him, saying, “I will; be clean.” And immediately his leprosy was cleansed. And Jesus said to him, “See that you say nothing to anyone, but go, show yourself to the priest and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a proof to them.” When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came forward to him, appealing to him, ...

Isaiah 19:22 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And the Lord will strike Egypt, striking and healing, and they will return to the Lord, and he will listen to their pleas for mercy and heal them.

1 Corinthians 10:31 ESV / 16 helpful votes

So, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God.

Luke 4:23 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, ‘Physician, heal yourself.’ What we have heard you did at Capernaum, do here in your hometown as well.”

Ezekiel 34:4 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The weak you have not strengthened, the sick you have not healed, the injured you have not bound up, the strayed you have not brought back, the lost you have not sought, and with force and harshness you have ruled them.

2 Kings 2:20-22 ESV / 16 helpful votes

He said, “Bring me a new bowl, and put salt in it.” So they brought it to him. Then he went to the spring of water and threw salt in it and said, “Thus says the Lord, I have healed this water; from now on neither death nor miscarriage shall come from it.” So the water has been healed to this day, according to the word that Elisha spoke.

Leviticus 14:48 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“But if the priest comes and looks, and if the disease has not spread in the house after the house was plastered, then the priest shall pronounce the house clean, for the disease is healed.

Exodus 30:23 ESV / 16 helpful votes

“Take the finest spices: of liquid myrrh 500 shekels, and of sweet-smelling cinnamon half as much, that is, 250, and 250 of aromatic cane,

Genesis 20:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Then Abraham prayed to God, and God healed Abimelech, and also healed his wife and female slaves so that they bore children.

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