Old Testament Healing Scriptures

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Old Testament Healing Scriptures

Old Testament Healing Scriptures

Healing Scriptures from the Old Testament

The following are Old Testament Healing Scriptures. Healing Scriptures from the New Testament will be available shortly too.

(Please note this is not an exhaustive list of all the Old Testament healing Scriptures. Scriptures are from the King James Version, unless stated otherwise. 

You can also check out this list of New Testament healing scriptures.

Old Testament Healing Scriptures: Promises

Exodus 15:26
:26 and said, “If you diligently heed the voice of the LORD your God and do what is right in His sight, give ear to His commandments and keep all His statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you which I have brought on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you.” (NKJV)

Exodus 23:25-26
:25 “So you shall serve the LORD your God, and He will bless your bread and your water. And I will take sickness away from the midst of you.
:26 “No one shall suffer miscarriage or be barren in your land; I will fulfill the number of your days (NKJV)

Deuteronomy 7:15
:15 “And the LORD will take away from you all sickness, and will afflict you with none of the terrible diseases of Egypt which you have known, but will lay them on all those who hate you. (NKJV)

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Psalm 103:2-5
:2 Bless the LORD, O my soul, And forget not all His benefits:
:3 Who forgives all your iniquities, Who heals all your diseases,
:4 Who redeems your life from destruction, Who crowns you with lovingkindness and tender mercies,
:5 Who satisfies your mouth with good things, So that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s. (NKJV)

Psalm 147:3
:3 He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds. (NKJV)

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Proverbs 3:7-8
:7 Do not be wise in your own eyes; Fear the LORD and depart from evil.
:8 It will be health to your flesh, And strength to your bones. (NKJV)

Psalm 147:3
:3 He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Jeremiah 30:17
:17 For I will restore health unto thee, and I will heal thee of thy wounds, saith the LORD; because they called thee an Outcast, saying, This is Zion, whom no man seeketh after.

Jeremiah 33:6
:6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them, and will reveal unto them the abundance of peace and truth.

How to Use these Old Testament Healing Scriptures

  • Read these Old Testament Healing Scriptures regularly
  • Fill your heart with the Word of God
  • Speak the relevant Old Testament Healing Scriptures over your life
  • Thank God daily for fulfilling His promises in your life

Here are more Old Testament Healing Scriptures:

Healing in the Word of God

Psalm 107:17-22
:17 Fools, because of their transgression, And because of their iniquities, were afflicted.
:18 Their soul abhorred all manner of food, And they drew near to the gates of death.
:19 Then they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, And He saved them out of their distresses.
:20 He sent His word and healed them, And delivered them from their destructions.
:21 Oh, that men would give thanks to the LORD for His goodness, And for His wonderful works to the children of men
:22 Let them sacrifice the sacrifices of thanksgiving, And declare His works with rejoicing. (NKJV)

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Proverbs 4:20-23
:20 My son, give attention to my words; Incline your ear to my sayings.
:21 Do not let them depart from your eyes; Keep them in the midst of your heart;
:22 For they are life to those who find them, And health to all their flesh.
:23 Keep your heart with all diligence, For out of it spring the issues of life (NKJV)

Isaiah 55:11
:11 So shall my word be that goeth forth out of my mouth: it shall not return unto me void, but it shall accomplish that which I please, and it shall prosper in the thing whereto I sent it.

God and His Word are reliable and trustworthy

Numbers 23:19
:19 God is not a man, that he should lie; neither the son of man, that he should repent: hath he said, and shall he not do it? or hath he spoken, and shall he not make it good?

2 Chronicles 6:14
:14 And said, O LORD God of Israel, there is no God like thee in the heaven, nor in the earth; which keepest covenant, and showest mercy unto thy servants, that walk before thee with all their hearts:

God never changes

Malachi 3:6 For I am the LORD, I change not; therefore ye sons of Jacob are not consumed.

Protection from Plagues

Exodus 12:13
:13 ‘Now the blood shall be a sign for you on the houses where you are. And when I see the blood, I will pass over you; and the plague shall not be on you to destroy you when I strike the land of Egypt. (NKJV)

Psalm 91:9-10
:9 Because you have made the LORD, who is my refuge, Even the Most High, your dwelling place,
:10 No evil shall befall you, Nor shall any plague come near your dwelling; (NKJV)

Healing Scriptures Prophetic of Jesus, the Messiah

Isaiah 53:4-5, 10
:4 Surely He has borne our griefs And carried our sorrows; Yet we esteemed Him stricken, Smitten by God, and afflicted.
:5 But He was wounded for our transgressions, He was bruised for our iniquities; The chastisement for our peace was upon Him, And by His stripes we are healed.

:10 Yet it pleased the LORD to bruise Him; He has put Him to grief. When You make His soul an offering for sin, He shall see His seed, He shall prolong His days, And the pleasure of the LORD shall prosper in His hand.

Isaiah 61:1-2
:1 “The Spirit of the Lord GOD is upon Me, Because the LORD has anointed Me To preach good tidings to the poor; He has sent Me to heal the brokenhearted, To proclaim liberty to the captives, And the opening of the prison to those who are bound;
:2 To proclaim the acceptable year of the LORD, And the day of vengeance of our God; To comfort all who mourn,

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Old Testament Healing Scriptures about The Shepherd

Ezekiel 34:11-16
:11 ‘For thus says the Lord GOD: “Indeed I Myself will search for My sheep and seek them out.
:12 “As a shepherd seeks out his flock on the day he is among his scattered sheep, so will I seek out My sheep and deliver them from all the places where they were scattered on a cloudy and dark day.
:13 “And I will bring them out from the peoples and gather them from the countries, and will bring them to their own land; I will feed them on the mountains of Israel, in the valleys and in all the inhabited places of the country.

What will God do to and for His Flock?

:14 “I will feed them in good pasture, and their fold shall be on the high mountains of Israel. There they shall lie down in a good fold and feed in rich pasture on the mountains of Israel.
:15 “I will feed My flock, and I will make them lie down,” says the Lord GOD.
:16 “I will seek what was lost and bring back what was driven away, bind up the broken and strengthen what was sick; but I will destroy the fat and the strong, and feed them in judgment.”

Cry out to the Lord

Psalm 30:1-4
:1 A Psalm. A Song at the dedication of the house of David.
I will extol You, O LORD, for You have lifted me up, And have not let my foes rejoice over me.
:2 O LORD my God, I cried out to You, And You healed me.
:3 O LORD, You brought my soul up from the grave; You have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
:4 Sing praise to the LORD, You saints of His, And give thanks at the remembrance of His holy name.

Psalm 30:2 O LORD my God, I cried unto thee, and thou hast healed me.

Old Testament Healing Scriptures about Strength

Nehemiah 8:10
:10 Then he said unto them, Go your way, eat the fat, and drink the sweet, and send portions unto them for whom nothing is prepared: for this day is holy unto our Lord: neither be ye sorry; for the joy of the LORD is your strength. (NKJV)

Isaiah 41:10
:10 Fear thou not; for I am with thee: be not dismayed; for I am thy God: I will strengthen thee; yea, I will help thee; yea, I will uphold thee with the right hand of my righteousness.

Isaiah 40:31
:31 But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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Joel 3:10
:10 Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruninghooks into spears: let the weak say, I am strong.

Psalm 41:3
:3 The LORD will strengthen him upon the bed of languishing: thou wilt make all his bed in his sickness.

Old Testament Healing Scriptures about Life (not death)

Deuteronomy 30:19-20
:19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live
:20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

Leviticus 26:3, 9
:3 If ye walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;
:9 For I will have respect unto you, and make you fruitful, and multiply you, and establish my covenant with you.

Psalm 118:17
:17 I shall not die, but live, And declare the works of the LORD.

God is a God of Life

Hosea 13:14
:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.

Amos 5:4-6
:4 For thus says the LORD to the house of Israel: “Seek Me and live;
:5 But do not seek Bethel, Nor enter Gilgal, Nor pass over to Beersheba; For Gilgal shall surely go into captivity, And Bethel shall come to nothing.
:6 Seek the LORD and live, Lest He break out like fire in the house of Joseph, And devour it, With no one to quench it in Bethel-

Scriptures about Long life

Exodus 20:12
:12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Deuteronomy 5:33
:33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.

Deuteronomy 11:9
:9 “and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD swore to give your fathers, to them and their descendants, ‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’ (NKJV)

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Deuteronomy 11:21
:21 “that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, like the days of the heavens above the earth. (NKJV)

Isaiah 46:4
:4 Even to your old age, I am He, And even to gray hairs I will carry you! I have made, and I will bear; Even I will carry, and will deliver you.

1 Chronicles 29:28
:28 And he died in a good old age, full of days, riches, and honour: and Solomon his son reigned in his stead.

Job 5:26
:26 Thou shalt come to thy grave in a full age, like as a shock of corn cometh in his season.

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Psalm 90:10
:10 The days of our years are threescore years and ten; and if by reason of strength they be fourscore years, yet is their strength labour and sorrow; for it is soon cut off, and we fly away.

Proverbs 3:1-2
:1 My son, forget not my law; but let thine heart keep my commandments
:2 For length of days, and long life, and peace, shall they add to thee.

Prov 9:11
:11 For by me thy days shall be multiplied, and the years of thy life shall be increased.

Ecclesiastes 7:17
:17 Be not over much wicked, neither be thou foolish: why shouldest thou die before thy time?

Isaiah 65:22
They shall not build, and another inhabit; they shall not plant, and another eat: for as the days of a tree are the days of my people, and mine elect shall long enjoy the work of their hands.

Goodness and Mercy

Psalm 145:8-9
:8 The LORD is gracious, and full of compassion; slow to anger, and of great mercy.
:9 The LORD is good to all: and his tender mercies are over all his works.

Examples of Healing in the Old Testament

Genesis 20:17 So Abraham prayed unto God: and God healed Abimelech, and his wife, and his maidservants; and they bare children.

2 Chronicles 30:20 And the LORD hearkened to Hezekiah, and healed the people.

2 Kings 20:5 Turn again, and tell Hezekiah the captain of my people, Thus saith the LORD, the God of David thy father, I have heard thy prayer, I have seen thy tears: behold, I will heal thee: on the third day thou shalt go up unto the house of the LORD.

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


Isaiah 38:4-10, 17-22
:4 And the word of the LORD came to Isaiah, saying,
:5 “Go and tell Hezekiah, ‘Thus says the LORD, the God of David your father: “I have heard your prayer, I have seen your tears; surely I will add to your days fifteen years.
:6 “I will deliver you and this city from the hand of the king of Assyria, and I will defend this city.”‘

:7 “And this is the sign to you from the LORD, that the LORD will do this thing which He has spoken:
:8 “Behold, I will bring the shadow on the sundial, which has gone down with the sun on the sundial of Ahaz, ten degrees backward.” So the sun returned ten degrees on the dial by which it had gone down.
:9 This is the writing of Hezekiah king of Judah, when he had been sick and had recovered from his sickness:
:10 I said, “In the prime of my life I shall go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the remainder of my years.”

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:17 Indeed it was for my own peace That I had great bitterness; But You have lovingly delivered my soul from the pit of corruption, For You have cast all my sins behind Your back.
:18 For Sheol cannot thank You, Death cannot praise You; Those who go down to the pit cannot hope for Your truth.
:19 The living, the living man, he shall praise You, As I do this day; The father shall make known Your truth to the children.

:20 “The LORD was ready to save me; Therefore we will sing my songs with stringed instruments All the days of our life, in the house of the LORD.”
:21 Now Isaiah had said, “Let them take a lump of figs, and apply it as a poultice on the boil, and he shall recover.”
:22 And Hezekiah had said, “What is the sign that I shall go up to the house of the LORD?”

Healing connected to light (God is light and Light represents the kingdom of God, the Word of God etc)

Isaiah 58:8
:8 Then your light shall break forth like the morning, Your healing shall spring forth speedily, And your righteousness shall go before you; The glory of the LORD shall be your rear guard. (NKJV)

Malachi 4:2
:2 But to you who fear My name The Sun of Righteousness shall arise With healing in His wings; And you shall go out And grow fat like stall-fed calves. (NKJV)

Healing because of a Mediator

Job 33:19-28
:19 “Man is also chastened with pain on his bed, And with strong pain in many of his bones,
:20 So that his life abhors bread, And his soul succulent food.
:21 His flesh wastes away from sight, And his bones stick out which once were not seen.
:22 Yes, his soul draws near the Pit, And his life to the executioners.
:23 “If there is a messenger for him, A mediator, one among a thousand, To show man His uprightness,
:24 Then He is gracious to him, and says, ‘Deliver him from going down to the Pit; I have found a ransom’;

What happens when a Ransom is found?

:25 His flesh shall be young like a child’s, He shall return to the days of his youth.
:26 He shall pray to God, and He will delight in him, He shall see His face with joy, For He restores to man His righteousness.
:27 Then he looks at men and says, ‘I have sinned, and perverted what was right, And it did not profit me.’
:28 He will redeem his soul from going down to the Pit, And his life shall see the light.

Healing and the Atonement

Numbers 16:47-48
::47 Then Aaron took it as Moses commanded, and ran into the midst of the assembly; and already the plague had begun among the people. So he put in the incense and made atonement for the people.
:48 And he stood between the dead and the living; so the plague was stopped.

Healing Scriptures in Proverbs

Proverbs 15:30
:30 The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy.

Proverbs 16:24
24 Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones.

Proverbs 17:22
:22 A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones.

Other Old Testament Healing Scriptures

Psalm 41:1-3, 8-11
:1 To the Chief Musician. A Psalm of David.
Blessed is he who considers the poor; The LORD will deliver him in time of trouble.
:2 The LORD will preserve him and keep him alive, And he will be blessed on the earth; You will not deliver him to the will of his enemies.
:3 The LORD will strengthen him on his bed of illness; You will sustain him on his sickbed.

:8 “An evil disease,” they say, “clings to him. And now that he lies down, he will rise up no more.”
:9 Even my own familiar friend in whom I trusted, Who ate my bread, Has lifted up his heel against me.
:10 But You, O LORD, be merciful to me, and raise me up, That I may repay them.
:11 By this I know that You are well pleased with me, Because my enemy does not triumph over me.

Psalm 43:5
:5 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

Psalm 42:11 Why art thou cast down, O my soul? and why art thou disquieted within me? hope thou in God: for I shall yet praise him, who is the health of my countenance, and my God.

The Lord Delivers out of all

Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous: but the LORD delivereth him out of them all.

Isaiah 32:3-4
:3 The eyes of those who see will not be dim, And the ears of those who hear will listen.
:4 Also the heart of the rash will understand knowledge, And the tongue of the stammerers will be ready to speak plainly.

Isaiah 35:5-6
:5 Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, And the ears of the deaf shall be unstopped.
:6 Then the lame shall leap like a deer, And the tongue of the dumb sing. For waters shall burst forth in the wilderness, And streams in the desert.

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Isaiah 57:17-18
:17 For the iniquity of his covetousness I was angry and struck him; I hid and was angry, And he went on backsliding in the way of his heart.
:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him; I will also lead him, And restore comforts to him And to his mourners.

Job 37:23 Touching the Almighty, we cannot find him out: he is excellent in power, and in judgment, and in plenty of justice: he will not afflict.

Psalm 67:2 That thy way may be known upon earth, thy saving health among all nations.

Jeremiah 30:15-17
:15 Why do you cry about your affliction? Your sorrow is incurable. Because of the multitude of your iniquities, Because your sins have increased, I have done these things to you.
:16 ‘Therefore all those who devour you shall be devoured; And all your adversaries, every one of them, shall go into captivity; Those who plunder you shall become plunder, And all who prey upon you I will make a prey.
:17 For I will restore health to you And heal you of your wounds,’ says the LORD, ‘Because they called you an outcast saying: “This is Zion; No one seeks her.”‘

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Jeremiah 33:6 ‘Behold, I will bring it health and healing; I will heal them and reveal to them the abundance of peace and truth.

Ezekiel 37:5-14
:5 ‘Thus says the Lord GOD to these bones: “Surely I will cause breath to enter into you, and you shall live.
:6 “I will put sinews on you and bring flesh upon you, cover you with skin and put breath in you; and you shall live. Then you shall know that I am the LORD.”‘”
:7 So I prophesied as I was commanded; and as I prophesied, there was a noise, and suddenly a rattling; and the bones came together, bone to bone.

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:8 Indeed, as I looked, the sinews and the flesh came upon them, and the skin covered them over; but there was no breath in them.
:9 Also He said to me, “Prophesy to the breath, prophesy, son of man, and say to the breath, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Come from the four winds, O breath, and breathe on these slain, that they may live.”‘”
:10 So I prophesied as He commanded me, and breath came into them, and they lived, and stood upon their feet, an exceedingly great army.

God is a God of life

:11 Then He said to me, “Son of man, these bones are the whole house of Israel. They indeed say, ‘Our bones are dry, our hope is lost, and we ourselves are cut off!’
:12 “Therefore prophesy and say to them, ‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, O My people, I will open your graves and cause you to come up from your graves, and bring you into the land of Israel.
:13 “Then you shall know that I am the LORD, when I have opened your graves, O My people, and brought you up from your graves.
:14 “I will put My Spirit in you, and you shall live, and I will place you in your own land. Then you shall know that I, the LORD, have spoken it and performed it,” says the LORD.’”

Ezekiel 47:6-9
:6 He said to me, “Son of man, have you seen this?” Then he brought me and returned me to the bank of the river.
:7 When I returned, there, along the bank of the river, were very many trees on one side and the other.
:8 Then he said to me: “This water flows toward the eastern region, goes down into the valley, and enters the sea. When it reaches the sea, its waters are healed.
:9 “And it shall be that every living thing that moves, wherever the rivers go, will live. There will be a very great multitude of fish, because these waters go there; for they will be healed, and everything will live wherever the river goes.

The Power of Healing Scriptures

These Old Testament Healing scriptures show that God heals. He still does today. I encourage you to spend time reading these Old Testament Healing Scriptures and getting them into your heart.

You can also check out these New Testament healing scriptures