20 Bible Verses About Caring For The Sick
Today we will be dealing with 20 Bible verses about caring for the sick. This is not about religion or ethnic group, humans should learn to treat themselves right. We must learn to take care of ourselves. One of the mistakes we make is caring only for people within our circle. There are so many Christians that don’t believe in helping people of other religions. One thing is certain we are first human before we had religion. And if we are to follow the real template of Christ’s gospel, we should show love, care, and concern for everyone.
The sick are vulnerable, they need our care both physically and spiritually. As we care for them physically by taking them to the hospital for treatment, we should also provide spiritual care for them by praying for their fast healing. God wants us to show love care and concern for everyone regardless of their race, ethnic group, or culture.
God has promised to heal all sicknesses and take away all diseases. However, He would not come down from heaven to do that for us. One of the ways God will do this is through us. We can’t claim to love God when we detest our neighbors. If we can’t love and care for the person we see almost every day, we can’t claim to love a God we have not seen. Matthew 25:43-45 I was a stranger and you did not invite me in, I needed clothes and you did not clothe me, I was sick and in prison and you did not look after me.’ “They also will answer, ‘Lord, when did we see you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you?’ “He will reply, ‘Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.’ When we refuse to show love and care to the people around us, that means we did not show love and care to God.
For as many of you that don’t know how to show love and care for those who are sick. This is a call to repentance. We have compiled a list of 20 Bible verses about caring for the sick.
1. John 13:12-14
When he had finished washing their feet, he put on his clothes and returned to his place. “Do you understand what I have done for you?” he asked them. “You call me ‘Teacher’ and ‘Lord,’ and rightly so, for that is what I am. Now that I, your Lord and Teacher, have washed your feet, you also should wash one another’s feet.
2. James 5:15-16
And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven. Therefore confess your sins to each other and pray for each other so that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person is powerful and effective.
3. Luke 4:40
As the sun went down that evening, people throughout the village brought sick family members to Jesus. No matter what their diseases were, the touch of his hand healed every one.
4. Ezekiel 34:16
I will search for the lost and bring back the strays. I will bind up the injured and strengthen the weak, but the sleek and the strong I will destroy. I will shepherd the flock with justice.
5. Matthew 9:5
And Jesus went about all the cities and villages, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing every sickness and every disease among the people.
6. Philippians 2:3-4
Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves, not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
7. Luke 6:38
Give, and it will be given to you. A good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over, will be poured into your lap. For with the measure you use, it will be measured to you.
8. Matthew 4:23
Jesus went throughout Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, proclaiming the good news of the kingdom, and healing every disease and sickness among the people.
9. Matthew 8:16
When evening came, many who were demon-possessed were brought to him, and he drove out the spirits with a word and healed all the sick.
10. James 5:13-14
Is anyone among you in trouble? Let them pray. Is anyone happy? Let them sing songs of praise. Is anyone among you sick? Let them call the elders of the church to pray over them and anoint them with oil in the name of the Lord.
11. Exodus 15:26
He said, “If you will diligently listen to the voice of the Lord your God, and do that which is right in his eyes, and give ear to his commandments and keep all his statutes, I will put none of the diseases on you that I put on the Egyptians, for I am the Lord, your healer.
12. John 12:40
He has blinded their eyes and hardened their heart, lest they see with their eyes, and understand with their heart, and turn, and I would heal them.
13. Deuteronomy 7:15
The Lord will keep you free from every disease. He will not inflict on you the horrible diseases you knew in Egypt.
14. 2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
15. Psalm 103:1-5
Praise the Lord, my soul; all my inmost being, praise his holy name. Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits—who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit and crowns you with love and compassion, who satisfies your desires with good thing, so that your youth is renewed like the eagle’s.
16. Proverbs 16:24
Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.
17. Proverbs 17:22
A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
18. Jeremiah 17:14
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.
19. Jeremiah 30:17
For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal, declares the Lord.
20. Jeremiah 33:6
Behold, I will bring to it health and healing, and I will heal them and reveal to them abundance of prosperity and security.