Bible Verses For The Sick: 20 Comforting Scripture Quotes

by Pamela Rose Williams on April 20, 2012 · Print Print · Email Email

Since the time in the Garden of Eden when Adam and Eve disobeyed God there has been sickness on earth. Sometimes we suffer from a common cold virus or maybe we are sick with a more serious disease. Regardless of the type of sickness; there are many Bible verses for the sick. Here are just 20 comforting scriptures that I hope brighten your day or the day of a loved one who is sick.

God Promised and Healed Before; He can do it Again

Old Testament

Bible Verses For The SickDeuteronomy 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.

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.

Psalms 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all.

Psalms 105:37 (KJV) He brought them forth also with silver and gold: and there was not one feeble person among their tribes.

Psalms 107:20 He sent out his word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction.

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!’

New Testament

Matthew 12:15 Jesus, aware of this, withdrew from there. And many followed him, and he healed them all

Matthew 14:14 When he went ashore he saw a great crowd, and he had compassion on them and healed their sick.

Acts 10:37-38 That word, I say, ye know, which was published throughout all Judaea, and began from Galilee, after the baptism which John preached; 38How God anointed Jesus of Nazareth with the Holy Ghost and with power: who went about doing good, and healing all that were oppressed of the devil; for God was with him.

God is the One who Heals

We must remember that when we pray for the sick we are offering intercessory prayer to God. However, God is still the Master Healer and the Great Physician and He will or will not heal those whom He will or will not heal. Listen the the song below as you continue to read the rest of the verses here, you will be blessed by Don Moen as he sings “Heal me O Lord”.

Sometimes God Brings us Down to Get our Attention

Jonah 1:17; 2:1; 2:10 17Now the LORD had prepared a great fish to swallow up Jonah. And Jonah was in the belly of the fish three days and three nights… 2:1Then Jonah prayed unto the LORD his God out of the fish’s belly… 2:10And the LORD spake unto the fish, and it vomited out Jonah upon the dry land.

John 11:41-45 So they took away the stone. And Jesus lifted up his eyes and said, “Father, I thank you that you have heard me. 42  I knew that you always hear me, but I said this on account of the people standing around, that they may believe that you sent me.” 43 When he had said these things, he cried out with a loud voice, “Lazarus, come out.” 44  The man who had died came out, his hands and feet bound with linen strips, and his face wrapped with a cloth. Jesus said to them, “Unbind him, and let him go.” 45  Many of the Jews therefore, who had come with Mary and had seen what he did, believed in him,

Acts 9:1-9 But Saul, still breathing threats and murder against the disciples of the Lord, went to the high priest and asked him for letters to the synagogues at Damascus, so that if he found any belonging to the Way, men or women, he might bring them bound to Jerusalem. Now as he went on his way, he approached Damascus, and suddenly a light from heaven shone around him. And falling to the ground he heard a voice saying to him, “Saul, Saul, why are you persecuting me?” And he said, “Who are you, Lord?” And he said, “I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting. But rise and enter the city, and you will be told what you are to do.” The men who were traveling with him stood speechless, hearing the voice but seeing no one. Saul rose from the ground, and although his eyes were opened, he saw nothing. So they led him by the hand and brought him into Damascus. And for three days he was without sight, and neither ate nor drank.

2 Corinthians 1:8-11 For we do not want you to be unaware, brothers, of the affliction we experienced in Asia. For we were so utterly burdened beyond our strength that we despaired of life itself. Indeed, we felt that we had received the sentence of death. But that was to make us rely not on ourselves but on God who raises the dead. 10  He delivered us from such a deadly peril, and he will deliver us. On him we have set our hope that he will deliver us again. 11  You also must help us by prayer, so that many will give thanks on our behalf for the blessing granted us through the prayers of many.

Sometimes He Heals the Sick through the Gifts and Prayers of Others

Matthew 10:1 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Mark 16:15 And when he had called unto him his twelve disciples, he gave them power against unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal all manner of sickness and all manner of disease.

Luke 9:1 Then he called his twelve disciples together, and gave them power and authority over all devils, and to cure diseases.

Acts 14:3 Long time therefore abode they speaking boldly in the Lord, which gave testimony unto the word of his grace, and granted signs and wonders to be done by their hands.

Acts 28:8 And it came to pass, that the father of Publius lay sick of a fever and of a bloody flux: to whom Paul entered in, and prayed, and laid his hands on him, and healed him.

Hebrews 4:16 Let us therefore come boldly unto the throne of grace, that we may obtain mercy, and find grace to help in time of need.

James 5:15-16 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. 16 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.


The Holy Bible, King James Version

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version

“Scripture quotations are from The Holy Bible, English Standard Version® (ESV®), copyright © 2001 by Crossway, a publishing ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.”

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Bill Vasilevski December 4, 2013 at 1:28 pm

My wife has been suffering from a liver condition (PBC) for almost 15 years now. It’s deteriorated gradually over time. She means the world to me. I don’t think I could live without her. She has been in hospital for around 3 weeks now, due to liver complications. Days ago she had her gallbladder removed which following blood tests have shown her liver has further deteriorated since the procedure. I am struggling to cope like never before. I have been secretly sleeping in my car parked underneath the hospital (it’s the closest I can be at night)because I struggle to breath when I am far from her. Please god don’t take her way from me. You finally listened and spoke to me during her operation and I need you to hold her hand and mine once again. You and I know I did not deserve it as I have let you and I down previously with my broken promise. But you have such amazing grace you game me another opportunity which I did not deserve. For that I will praise you and forever will be grateful, so will share your mirical you preformed.

While my wife was in surgery, I cried and prayed. I offered my life to take inorder to spare my wife. (I am Sory if it is wrong and makes The Lord disappointed for such request). But I am desperate and The Lord knows it. Further to my prayers for God to hold my wife’s hand while she was in surgery and give me strength for my wife’s sake, I asked God to please let her live so she can see out her biggest dream/wish. That is to become a grandmother one day and hold her grandchild. Our son and daughter law have been married 2 years and couldn’t have children which left my wife and I heart broken. Then about 2pm the surgeon rang me to say the operation went very good and she will soon be taken to recovery which I thanked The Lord. Then moments after that phone call, my our son and daughter inlaw broke some news that she is pregnant and we are going to be grandparents. This is no coincidence God is amazing and answered exactly what I asked for. Even though I’ve been bad and did not deserve it.

I now ask for anyone that reads this message of mine to believe. I would also ask to help me pray for my wife to get over this next hurdle. I know God will listen to me again, but I’m feeling weak and lost with words (as you could probably see in this letter) and I need as much as support. God bless you all.


Marcie Brennan March 28, 2014 at 9:11 am

I will pray now for your wfe to see her beautiful grandchild! I see this was wrtten dec 2013. t has been a while. I pray all is still well and know that God hears our prayers. Thank you for the testimony of God answering your prayer during the surgery. God bless and thank you for being a kind loving husband.


Christine April 26, 2014 at 7:19 pm

Bill, your story is very touching. Praise God for answered prayer. I hope things are going well with your wife and I pray for a healthy grand-baby. God bless!


Karen August 6, 2014 at 5:21 pm

Bill, God hears our prayers and knows the desires of our heart. You have humbled yourself and prayed so earnestly from your heart and God honors that. I stand with you in prayer and believe that your wife will be healed! I believe that God is already working in this healing and has provided a special sign with the news of your grandbaby I have a strong feeling that your wife is going to be a perfect example of a wonderful Grandma that loves and spoils this precious gift. I think you will also get in on that spoiling thing too! God bless you!


Genesis May 2, 2014 at 4:47 pm

i am feeling sick, with nausea and runny nose, i also feel fatigue pray that i will feel better. i am usually freak out about illneses and diseases cause i feel like i am gonna die but i have to trust in God’s word oh how hard it is for me and pray also that i will rely on God’s word instead of my thoughts or feelings.


Jack Wellman May 3, 2014 at 2:41 pm

I hope that Pam doesn’t mind but sorry replying so late Genesis. You are on the right track that trust in God is equal to faith in God and you are not alone my friend. I tend to rely on my own instincts and abilities instead of on God’s Word and even though I too know, which is more dependable, feelings or God’ Word, I still make bad choices so know that I care and will pray for you my friend.


Ashley J June 12, 2014 at 7:51 pm

Please I ask that someone will pray for my dad. I recently met up with him after 20 something years of not seeing each other. I met up with him in April of this year. I time together has been wonderfully he has helped me with my depression and has been the mos beautiful man I have ever met. His health though is bad. The doctors are saying he does not have that much time to live since he has heart congestive failure. Now they are saying his liver and kidneys are bad too. I do believe the meds are making him worse. I am blessed they are able to watch over and take care of him, but I know he is lonely and scared. I told myself if I had another heart I would give it to him. I don’t know what I would do without my dad. He has taught me love, unconditional love at that. I was planning on sending some elders from my church to pray for him too. I hope he stays at the hospital he is at now because the last time I tried to do it they moved him. The elders were not able to get to him. I don’t know what to do. Please God give him another chance at life and for us to become closer. I need my dad in my life. Please pray for my sister too she is having panic attacks and she broke out bad on her skin. She is trying to get help for herself and the hospital she is at has her in seclusion. I know she feels lonely too. She recently went through a miscarriage and has been going through it since the last 3 years. Only you God can help these important people in my life. Just show what to do so I can know. I am sad. I love you God in Jesus Name.


migx September 16, 2014 at 12:18 am

my dad is seriously sick with blood cancer
he has been admitted to hospital several times in the past 2 weeks
doctors says he has 3-4 months left in him and thats about it
sometimes i pray and sometimes i feel weak and wonder if God listens to the prayers and other times i even wonder if God exists
my dad has been a believer his entire life i wonder why this happens
i know doubting God is wrong but at the end am human and under stress
i got married recently and it broke my heart when my dad said i wish i see a grandchild that says my name
sometimes i wonder if God promises in the bible are true
i have never doubted God through my life as i did in this crises as things get worse and i lose hope more and more
please pray for us as we need it through those dark days and the tough ones coming especially for him and for my weakness


Jack Wellman September 16, 2014 at 7:18 am

Hello Migx…will pray and hope others pray for your dad. Why does this happen? Read the book of Job. We cannot know why certain things happen. Why did God allow the innocent Jesus to suffer who knew had sinned? That was not fair to Jesus but for us, the only way to eternal life. Don’t doubt God. Don’t you think your dad would be indescribably joyful for all eternity with Jesus?


Pamela Rose Williams September 16, 2014 at 12:02 pm

Hi migx,

I want to echo what my brother Jack says. Definitely read the book of Job. You will see how God blessed Job for his obedience even in the most desperate of times. God hears you, He has not left you … don’t leave Him, He loves you and knows how your heart is hurting right now. We can have victory in Jesus. I will pray for you as you watch your Dad suffer through this illness. I will pray that he has peace and comfort and that you will always know God’s joy regardless of what valley of life you are in.


deepika koli October 12, 2014 at 9:53 am

good evening…. I am suffering from fever and sickness…and I want that you pray for me..
praise the loard


Jack Wellman October 12, 2014 at 10:09 pm

Will do so my friend…praying God puts His healing touch on you soon. Please keep in touch to let us know how it goes.


Seara October 19, 2014 at 1:08 pm

May I ask for some prayers please? My ex husband was given 4-6 months to live about 2 months ago. A little over 2 weeks ago he was Baptized. While at home, he took a fall and broke his hip. He has been in the hospital since that fall and has now been moved to the hospice branch of the hospital.

He is the father of my 2 daughters. He is an alcoholic and abusive, physically, verbally and emotionally. One daughter has been staying with him, the other daughter has wanted nothing to do with him. They have a very difficult relationship.

Youngest daughter has found it very difficult to understand how I could have supported her father and been a witness to his Baptism as well as visiting him in the hospital. She has not yet come to the stage of being able to forgive her father for the abuse he put on her. I have forgiven him, a long time ago as it was much to heavy to continue carrying the weight of the hatred and anger for his actions.

I would so appreciate any prayers for him so that he may pass in a calm and painless manner, and for my daughters who have a lot of healing to do because of what he has done to them and to me. I don’t want them to have any regrets after he passes, I just hope they can feel peace in their hearts.

Thank you very much for taking the time to read this and to send prayers. God Bless You!


Jack Wellman October 20, 2014 at 2:41 pm

Hello Seara…I don’t know if the author is still active on this but please know that I will pray for your situation. what a godly woman you are…to pray for your husband after all he did….wow, you are truly a woman after God’s own heart.


Seara October 20, 2014 at 6:50 pm

Thank you very much for your prayers Mr. Wellman. I really appreciate you for praying for our family situation.

I’m trying to do what Jesus would have done. For all the bad that my ex husband did, there was still good about him as well. I think the best example of that was when my mom was dying, she was at home and I was doing my best to take care of her, raise an almost 4 yr old daughter, work outside the home and it was just a mess. I was so stressed out. My ex stepped up to the plate many times to help bathe my mom (she was pretty much bed ridden at this time), change her bedding, take time to talk with her and he spent time with our child with her as well. That showed me he did have a heart and I’ll hold those memories forever in my heart.

How could I not forgive a human being for being just that, human? Please know that my forgiveness took many years to get to. It certainly didn’t happen overnight. I’m thankful I got to it though as it has opened my heart to many other situations in which I needed to forgive someone…once you start down that road, it’s becomes easier and easier to do!

I can only hope that when it comes my time, those I have inadvertently hurt will find it in their hearts to forgive me as well. Again, Thank You and Bless You!


Jack Wellman October 20, 2014 at 7:21 pm

Your testimony to Christ being in you is rock solid my friend. I am amazed that this type of love, being supernatural and from God is displayed but not as often as I have seen it here in you. You are never more like God than when you forgive those who the world could never do. You can certainly call me Jack, Pastor, or whatever. Thanks for your giving others hope.


Seara October 24, 2014 at 11:43 am

Pastor Jack ;)

Thank you so much for your kind words. I am always trying to give hope to others that I come in contact with. I remember what it was like when I didn’t feel much hope for myself (a very long time ago). It’s not a good feeling at all. Sometimes hope can come in the form of a smile, simply opening a door for someone, letting someone in front of you at the register who is only buying 2 items when I’ve got 20. I love the fact that hope can be shown in small ways but mean such big things to someone.

I received a call from my youngest daughter, very early yesterday morning, she needed some help and support. It is very difficult for me to rise early and not have a couple of hours to gather myself up for the day. But I quickly dressed and headed out the door to help her. She is the one who is struggling the most with her feelings for her father. After the crisis was solved, later on in the evening, she called me again. This is the call that warmed my heart as she called to thank me again for helping her out. WOW!!! I very very rarely receive calls from her in this regard. I felt so blessed and appreciated at that moment. For her to actually take a step towards being thankful and actually telling me is huge. So, maybe the things I am doing are helping her in some way. (She is diagnosed with Borderline Personality Disorder)

Even though the events of the day took it’s toll on my physically, all in all, it was a very good day!

I truly love to be able to express God’s love through me towards others. It fills me up to overflowing and I just can’t help but share it. While I am still human and sometimes have difficulties with my emotions, I will always do my best to move forward in love and forgiveness.

I’m off to the hospital now. I hope everyone has a blessed day.

jovy legaspi October 22, 2014 at 8:13 am

May I ask for some prayers for a dear friend (Nancy Cristina de Leon) 43 years old, who is now suffering from metastatic breast cancer. We need your prayers for her to get well… I am hoping that you will help me in praying for her fast recovery. I would appreciate much if you will include her in your prayers during your prayer meetings. I believe that if 3 or more persons are praying for someone, God will hear and answer their prayers. Thank you very much… God bless!


Seara October 24, 2014 at 11:46 am

Hi jovy,

You and your dear friend are in my prayers.

Bless you both!


jovy legaspi October 25, 2014 at 3:51 am

thank you so much… God bless!


Todd November 17, 2014 at 11:32 pm

Prayer has been said for her. Praise God, from whom all blessings flow!


Jack Wellman October 24, 2014 at 12:11 pm

You give us all hope Seara….may God richly bless you and work in the hearts of your precious girls.


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