One of the most amazing aspects of Jesus’ ministry was His power to heal. He healed people of all kinds of diseases and afflictions. Jesus healed people so many times that it’s impossible to count them all. In just a few short years, Jesus healed everyone, from lepers to blind people to paralytics.
What is even more amazing is that Jesus still heals people today. He is just as powerful today as he was 2,000 years ago. If you are sick or in need of healing, Jesus is the one who can help you. He is the Great Physician who can heal your body, mind, and spirit. Trust in him, and he will not disappoint you.
Bible Verses About Jesus’ Healing
Jesus Christ is known for his miracles, and one of the most commonly cited miracles is his healing power. There are numerous accounts in the New Testament of Jesus healing the sick, the blind, the lepers, and even raising the dead. In total, there are over 35 different accounts of Jesus healing people in the Bible.
Here are the top Bible verses about Jesus’ healings:
1. “And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.” Matthew 9:35
2. “Now when Jesus had entered Capernaum, a centurion came to Him, pleading with Him, saying, “Lord, my servant is lying at home paralyzed, dreadfully tormented.” And Jesus said to him, “I will come and heal him.” “Lord, I am not worthy that You should come under my roof,” the centurion replied. But only speak a word, and my servant will be healed. For I am also a man under authority, having soldiers under me. And I say to this one, “Go,” and he goes; and to another, “Come,” and he comes. I say to my servant, “Do this,” and he does it. When Jesus heard it, he marveled and said to those who followed, “Assuredly, I say to you, I have not found such great faith, not even in Israel!” And Jesus said to the centurion, “Go your way; and as you have believed, so let it be done for you.” And his servant was healed that same hour. Matthew 8:5-13
3. “And He said to her, “Daughter, be of good cheer; your faith has made you well.” “Go in peace.” Luke 8:48
How Many Times Did Jesus Heal?
How many times did Jesus heal? This is a question that has intrigued people for centuries. The Bible doesn’t give a definite answer, but we can make an educated guess based on the information we do have.
Jesus was a miracle worker, and it is estimated that he healed around 2,000 people during his time on earth. The number could be even higher, as many people were probably healed but not recorded in the Bible.
There are a few passages that mention how many people were healed on specific occasions. For example, in Matthew 14:14, we are told that Jesus healed “a great multitude.” Luke 6:19, says he healed “all who were sick.”
We also know that Jesus healed people who were blind, deaf, mute, lepers, and possessed by demons, among others. He even raised people from the dead!
So, how many times did Jesus heal? We may never know for sure, but we do know that he healed many people during his time on earth.
The Power of Jesus’ Healing
How many times did Jesus heal people? The Bible doesn’t give us a precise answer, but we do know that Jesus healed many people during his earthly ministry.
The Gospels record several dozen specific instances of Jesus healing people from all sorts of ailments—blindness, leprosy, paralysis, demon possession, and more. In addition, we read of Jesus healing “all who were sick” on several occasions (Matthew 4:23; Luke 6:19; Luke 9:11).
Jesus was in the business of healing people, and he did it often. But why? What was the purpose of Jesus’ healing?
First, Jesus’ healing demonstrated his power over sickness and disease. This was in keeping with his mission to defeat Satan and his kingdom of darkness (Luke 10:17–20; John 12:31). Second, Jesus’ healing pointed to his ultimate mission—to provide salvation for his people.
In his book Mere Christianity, C.S. Lewis put it this way: “The miracles, then, were primarily not a demonstration of power; they were a demonstration of love.”
When we see Jesus healing the sick, we see his love for us on display. He is the good shepherd who lays down his life for the sheep (John 10:11, 15). He is the compassionate physician who comes to heal our sick and broken hearts (Luke 5:31–32).
And, one day, he will come again to make all things new—including our bodies (Revelation 21:4-5). In the meantime, we can trust that, even amid our sickness and pain, Jesus is with us, loving us, and working all things for our good (Romans 8:28).
The Significance of Jesus’ Healing
There is no question that Jesus was a great healer. He is often referred to as the Great Physician. But what made his healing so special? Why was it so significant?
First of all, it is important to understand that in Jesus’ day, there was a great deal of superstition surrounding healing. People believed that certain diseases were caused by evil spirits. They also believed that certain people had the power to cast out these evil spirits.
As a result, people would often go to great lengths to find someone who could heal them. They would travel long distances and even resort to desperate measures, such as touching the hem of Jesus’ garment or his feet.
What made Jesus’ healing so special was that he was not only able to heal the physical ailment, but he was also able to address the root cause of the problem. He didn’t just get rid of the symptoms; he healed the person completely.
In addition, Jesus’ healing was significant because it demonstrated his power over both physical and spiritual forces. When he healed someone, it was a visible manifestation of his power and authority.
Finally, Jesus’ healing was significant because it was an act of love. He didn’t do it for personal gain or recognition. He did it because he cared about the person and wanted to help them.
All of these factors combined to make Jesus’ healing truly significant. It was not just a physical healing but a spiritual one as well. It was an act of love and compassion that demonstrated his power and authority. It was a healing that forever altered people’s lives.
The Implications of Jesus’ Healing
There are many implications of Jesus healing people in the Bible. One implication is that Jesus had the power to heal people. This showed that he had power over sickness and disease. It also showed that he had power over death. When Jesus healed people, it showed that he had power over the natural world. This showed that he was the Son of God.
Another implication of Jesus’ healing people is that he was willing to help those who were sick. He healed people who had leprosy, blindness, and other diseases. He also healed people who were possessed by demons. This showed that he cared about people and wanted to help them.
A third implication of Jesus’ healing people is that he wanted to bring people closer to God. When people were healed, they often gave praise to God. This showed that they were thankful for what Jesus had done for them. It also showed that they believed in Jesus and his power.
The implications of Jesus healing people are still felt today. When people are healed, they often feel closer to God. They may also feel more thankful for what they have. They may also feel more optimistic about the future.
How many times did Jesus heal? This is a question that has been asked throughout the ages. There is no definitive answer, as different people interpret the Bible in different ways. However, it is clear that Jesus healed many people during his time on Earth. He healed the sick, the blind, and the deaf. He even raised the dead! Jesus was a healer, and his powers were truly miraculous.
Joseph Bates is a teacher at the University of Holy Cross. He has served on the staff of Northern Baptist and United Methodist churches in Tampa, Ohio, and Florida.