The word “sick” is found 100 times in the Old and New Testament. The image below reveals the locations of each occurrence. This cool graph starts with Genesis in the top left and ends with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 25 most uplifting Bible scriptures on sickness.
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.
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.
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.
“For I know the plans I have for you,” declares the Lord, “plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.”
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.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
2 Corinthians 4:17
For this light momentary affliction is preparing for us an eternal weight of glory beyond all comparison.
How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Spirit and with power. He went about doing good and healing all who were oppressed by the devil, for God was with him.
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.”
“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.”
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.
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.
For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
“Heal the sick in it and say to them, ‘The kingdom of God has come near to you.’”
And he called the twelve together and gave them power and authority over all demons and to cure diseases.
Jesus looked at them and said, “With man it is impossible, but not with God. For all things are possible with God.”
And he called to him his twelve disciples and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every affliction.
And he went throughout all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues and proclaiming the gospel of the kingdom and healing every disease and every affliction among the people.
So his fame spread throughout all Syria, and they brought him all the sick, those afflicted with various diseases and pains, those oppressed by demons, epileptics, and paralytics, and he healed them.
That evening they brought to him many who were oppressed by demons, and he cast out the spirits with a word and healed all who were sick.
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
Bless the Lord, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
The Lord sustains him on his sickbed; in his illness you restore him to full health.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.