A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
He was despised and rejected by mankind, a man of suffering, and familiar with pain. Like one from whom people hide their faces he was despised, and we held him in low esteem.
Surely he took up our pain and bore our suffering, yet we considered him punished by God, stricken by him, and afflicted.
36 I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.'
37 "Then the righteous will answer him, 'Lord, when did we see you hungry and feed you, or thirsty and give you something to drink?
38 When did we see you a stranger and invite you in, or needing clothes and clothe you?
39 When did we see you sick or in prison and go to visit you?'
40 "The King will reply, 'Truly I tell you, whatever you did for one of the least of these brothers and sisters of mine, you did for me.'
When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.
This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: "He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases." [^2]
He said, "If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you."
On hearing this, Jesus said to them, "It is not the healthy who need a doctor, but the sick. I have not come to call the righteous, but sinners."
Heal the sick, raise the dead, cleanse those who have leprosy, "drive out demons. Freely you have received; freely give.
The human spirit can endure in sickness, but a crushed spirit who can bear?
Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,
7 or because of these surpassingly great revelations. Therefore, in order to keep me from becoming conceited, I was given a thorn in my flesh, a messenger of Satan, to torment me.
8 Three times I pleaded with the Lord to take it away from me.
9 But he said to me, "My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness." Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power may rest on me.
10 That is why, for Christ's sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
Jesus went through all the towns and villages, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom and healing every disease and sickness.
Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven.
Hope deferred makes the heart sick, but a longing fulfilled is a tree of life.
Blessed are those who have regard for the weak; the LORD delivers them in times of trouble.
The LORD protects and preserves them — they are counted among the blessed in the land — he does not give them over to the desire of their foes.
The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.
Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
When I kept silent, my bones wasted away through my groaning all day long.
the LORD gives sight to the blind, the LORD lifts up those who are bowed down, the LORD loves the righteous.
As you know, it was because of an illness that I first preached the gospel to you,
and even though my illness was a trial to you, you did not treat me with contempt or scorn. Instead, you welcomed me as if I were an angel of God, as if I were Christ Jesus himself.
Stop drinking only water, and use a little wine because of your stomach and your frequent illnesses.
who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases,
Heal the sick who are there and tell them, 'The kingdom of God has come near to you.'
'He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death' "or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away."
Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
When Jesus had called the Twelve together, he gave them power and authority to drive out all demons and to cure diseases,
and he sent them out to proclaim the kingdom of God and to heal the sick.