Bible Verses For The Sick: 20 Comforting Scripture Quotes

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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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Clifford chawira June 27, 2019 at 3:08 pm

Pleas pray for my husband he was addmited in hospital fr blood pressure now hes out but hes suffuring from a severe head ach


Jack Wellman June 27, 2019 at 4:02 pm

Praying now my friend.


Dora Moreno August 2, 2019 at 5:30 pm

Please pray for my brother Victor, his CT scan showed multiple timers on lungs pressing on heart and vocal chords so he can not speak! Going today for hospital follow up, needs biopsy asap to see what they can do..
I pray the holy spirit will be around him and let the doctor give him hope…
Bless you!!


patricia Ann hernandez October 13, 2019 at 3:19 pm

Please pray for my mother she was put on life support on 10/10/19. And also induced into a medical coma.


Jack Wellman October 13, 2019 at 4:20 pm

Praying now Patricia.


John Crawford January 10, 2020 at 8:56 pm

Please pray for me. I have degenerative disc disease, bone spurs, and spinal stenosis in my back. It causes severe pain in my lower left side of my back and left leg. Also, I have other problems. Without sounding too personal, my hormones are all messed up. I have low testosterone. I am seeing a urologist next week but, I’m tired of feeling sluggish and tired. I have a concerns regarding hormone treatments. Pray that the Lord somehow heals me and points me to the right solution. Thanks!


tisungeni MKWAMBA February 24, 2020 at 8:32 am

please help to against our leader apostle chisale for unknown
sickness for past 5 days am actually thinking is attack from the devil


Jack Wellman February 24, 2020 at 9:07 am

Hello friend. I will pray for your leader, but let me say, he is not and cannot be an apostle. Please read this. He is decieving you and everyone else by calling himself an apostle.


Caroline March 13, 2020 at 2:43 pm

Pray for Dad is has been admiring at the hospital with very high blood sugar and MRI shows some live cancer cells


Jack Wellman March 13, 2020 at 2:44 pm

praying Caroline


Jeremiah Maganga March 18, 2020 at 6:30 am

Pray for my sick mother ( has a chest painful)


Annette Parker April 29, 2020 at 8:41 am

Good Morning, I am asking for a special prayer for my brother James Parker Jr., who has been in the hospital now for one month and 9 days, fighting double pneumonia, renal failure, respiratory failure..his body is now collecting fluid from all that they are doing to save him. Please pray with my family and I as we ask for God’s Will in this season. I pray that all who view are well and remain strong in this pandemic. I say continue to trust and believe GOD; for he never fails. Amen!


Amail Habib October 28, 2020 at 3:48 pm

Please pray for my wife. She has been suffering from Rheumatoid Arthritis or the last twenty six years. She is never pain free and can not sleep at night due to pain. Thank you and may God bless you


Jack Wellman October 28, 2020 at 4:37 pm

Will pray for her Amail.


D November 21, 2020 at 1:13 pm

Could you please pray for my friend Sherika? She is feeling pain all over and cannot move. God be with you, thank you.


Jack Wellman November 21, 2020 at 2:52 pm

I will do just that D.


Kristina Platonoff December 5, 2020 at 2:05 pm

My dad was emitted to the ER last night…he’s not doing good. Please pray for him! He is having trouble breathing and cheat pain, weak, with fever, blood pressure is up.
This morning confirmed that he has covid and phenomena and his oxygen dropped from 87% to 57% while being on oxygen. He’s on medications and isn’t doing well, I’m scared but in trying to be strong for the sake of my mom and family.


Jack Wellman December 5, 2020 at 2:11 pm

Praying now Kristina.


Lloyd Frazier December 9, 2020 at 12:34 pm

Please pray for my wife. She had open heart surgery a few weeks ago and is experiencing problems being able to breathe on her own, so is still on ventilator.
Due to covid we are unable to visit her in ICU. We want to be by her side and pray with her but we cannot.


Jack Wellman December 9, 2020 at 12:47 pm

Hello Mr. Frazier. Praying for her and for you being separated from her now sir.


Wesley January 18, 2021 at 9:42 pm

Please pray for my brother he is critical in ICU on a ventilator. And for his Family. Thank you Thnk you .


Damian Diaz March 31, 2021 at 5:28 am

Please pray for my wife she’s in icu in san Antonio tx.shes also having some difficult on breathing doctors said because of weakness on her heart


Jo Wanda May 14, 2021 at 11:17 am

Please keep my mommy in your prayers. She has been in hospital since April 20, 2021 for Covid-19, multi-focal pneumonia, and MRSA. She was on ventilator for 12 days. Thankfully she was extubated however they’ve found clots in her left leg and arm. Her sugar has been high. Her BP is high, she’s got a feeding tube placed as of yesterday, her hemoglobin is dropping again and they’ve already given her 2 transfusions, now she has a fever and is not wanting to wake up. She has been dealing with delirium with this as well. I’m so scared of losing her. She’s been my shoulder, my ear, my sounding board, my emotion balancer, my best friend (at times my only friend), my strength giver, my go to for everything. We just lost one of my sisters on March 30 to suicide and one of my brothers to liver disease on April 25th. My brother she doesn’t even know about. I’m so lost and scared.


Pastor Jack Wellman May 14, 2021 at 11:18 am

Praying for your mom Jo.


Rudy June 21, 2021 at 3:41 pm

Please pray for my grandma…she’s having kidney problems….and she’s not waking up from a coma


Jack Wellman June 21, 2021 at 3:59 pm

Praying Rudy.


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