What the Bible says about health
Posted on March 22, 2010 | By J. Randal | 1 response
Well, let’s restrict it to the New Testament, shall we? Here’s a word search on “health, healthy,” from the ESV.
Acts.3.16 And his name—by faith in his name—has made this man strong whom you see and know, and the faith that is through Jesus has given the man this perfect health in the presence of you all.
3John.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.
Matt.6.22 “The eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light,
Matt.7.17 So, every healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit.
Matt.7.18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit.
Matt.12.13 Then he said to the man, “Stretch out your hand.” And the man stretched it out, and it was restored, healthy like the other.
Matt.15.31 so that the crowd wondered, when they saw the mute speaking, the crippled healthy, the lame walking, and the blind seeing. And they glorified the God of Israel.
Luke.11.34 Your eye is the lamp of your body. When your eye is healthy, your whole body is full of light, but when it is bad, your body is full of darkness.
That’s all, folks!
OK, OK, you can say more, like Paul concerned about Timothy’s health, “stomach’s sake,” and one could probably do an entire work on a so-called theology of human health, but it’d be a skimpy work.
In the For-What-It’s-Worth Department, here are the NET Bible references on “health.”
Psalms 38:3: My whole body is sick because of your judgment; I am deprived of health because of my sin.
Proverbs 15:30: A bright look brings joy to the heart, and good news gives health to the body.
Isaiah 38:16: O sovereign master, your decrees can give men life; may years of life be restored to me. Restore my health and preserve my life.’
Jeremiah 8:22: There is still medicinal ointment available in Gilead! There is still a physician there! Why then have my dear people not been restored to health?
Jeremiah 30:17: Yes, I will restore you to health. I will heal your wounds. I, the LORD, affirm it! For you have been called an outcast, Zion, whom no one cares for.”
Jeremiah 33:6: But I will most surely heal the wounds of this city and restore it and its people to health. I will show them abundant peace and security.
Acts 3:16: And on the basis of faith in Jesus’ name, his very name has made this man – whom you see and know – strong. The faith that is through Jesus has given him this complete health in the presence of you all.
III John 1:2: Dear friend, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, just as it is well with your soul.