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Amidst life’s many challenges, the enduring words of the Bible offer profound comfort and inspiration. It brings together timeless wisdom to provide hope and support for those in need of physical or spiritual healing. These 160 Bible verses for healing and strength offer a warm invitation to explore Scripture’s powerful messages of resilience and love, promising to uplift and strengthen your faith through life’s obstacles.

 

Short Bible Verses for Physical Healing

  • Exodus 15:26 – He said, “If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you.”
  • Psalm 107:19-20 – Then they cried to the LORD in their trouble, and he saved them from their distress. He sent out his word and healed them; he rescued them from the grave.
  • Jeremiah 17:14 – Heal me, LORD, and I will be healed; save me and I will be saved, for you are the one I praise.
  • Isaiah 53:5 – But he was pierced for our transgressions, he was crushed for our iniquities; the punishment that brought us peace was on him, and by his wounds we are healed.
  • James 5:14-15 – 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. 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.
  • Matthew 8:17 – This was to fulfill what was spoken through the prophet Isaiah: “He took up our infirmities and bore our diseases.”
  • Psalm 103:2-3 – Praise the LORD, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases.
  • 3 John 1:2 – Dear friend, I pray that you may enjoy good health and that all may go well with you, even as your soul is getting along well.
  • Mark 5:34 – He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has healed you. Go in peace and be freed from your suffering.”
  • Proverbs 4:20-22 – My son, pay attention to what I say; turn your ear to my words. Do not let them out of your sight, keep them within your heart; for they are life to those who find them and health to one’s whole body.

Strength in Trials

  • Isaiah 41:10 – So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
  • Joshua 1:9 – Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid; do not be discouraged, for the LORD your God will be with you wherever you go.
  • Psalm 46:1-3 – God is our refuge and strength, an ever-present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear, though the earth give way and the mountains fall into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam and the mountains quake with their surging.
  • Philippians 4:13 – I can do all this through him who gives me strength.
  • Ephesians 6:10 – Finally, be strong in the Lord and in his mighty power.
  • Psalm 29:11 – The LORD gives strength to his people; the LORD blesses his people with peace.
  • 2 Corinthians 12:9-10 – But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me. That is why, for Christ’s sake, I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hardships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when I am weak, then I am strong.
  • Nehemiah 8:10 – Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
  • Isaiah 40:29-31 – He gives strength to the weary and increases the power of the weak. Even youths grow tired and weary, and young men stumble and fall; but those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
  • Psalm 18:32-34 – It is God who arms me with strength and keeps my way secure. He makes my feet like the feet of a deer; he causes me to stand on the heights.

Emotional Healing

  • Psalm 34:18 – The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.
  • Isaiah 61:1 – The Spirit of the Sovereign LORD is on me, because the LORD has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners.
  • Psalm 147:3 – He heals the brokenhearted and binds up their wounds.
  • Matthew 11:28-30 – “Come to me, all you who are weary and burdened, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you and learn from me, for I am gentle and humble in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy and my burden is light.”
  • 2 Corinthians 1:3-4 – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, the Father of compassion and the God of all comfort, who comforts us in all our troubles, so that we can comfort those in any trouble with the comfort we ourselves receive from God.
  • Psalm 30:5 – For his anger lasts only a moment, but his favor lasts a lifetime; weeping may stay for the night, but rejoicing comes in the morning.
  • 1 Peter 5:7 – Cast all your anxiety on him because he cares for you.
  • Psalm 32:7-8 – You are my hiding place; you will protect me from trouble and surround me with songs of deliverance.
  • Proverbs 3:5-6 – Trust in the LORD with all your heart and lean not on your own understanding; in all your ways submit to him, and he will make your paths straight.
  • Revelation 21:4 – ‘He will wipe every tear from their eyes. There will be no more death’ or mourning or crying or pain, for the old order of things has passed away.”

Spiritual Healing

  • Romans 12:2 – Do not conform to the pattern of this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind. Then you will be able to test and approve what God’s will is—his good, pleasing and perfect will.
  • Psalm 51:10 – Create in me a pure heart, O God, and renew a steadfast spirit within me.
  • Isaiah 40:31 – But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.
  • 2 Corinthians 4:16-18 – Therefore we do not lose heart. Though outwardly we are wasting away, yet inwardly we are being renewed day by day. For our light and momentary troubles are achieving for us an eternal glory that far outweighs them all. So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.
  • Ephesians 4:23-24 – To be made new in the attitude of your minds; and to put on the new self, created to be like God in true righteousness and holiness.
  • Colossians 3:10 – And have put on the new self, which is being renewed in knowledge in the image of its Creator.
  • Psalm 23:3 – He restores my soul. He guides me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
  • Titus 3:5 – He saved us, not because of righteous things we had done, but because of his mercy. He saved us through the washing of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit.
  • Habakkuk 3:19 – “The Sovereign LORD is my strength; he makes my feet like the feet of a deer, he enables me to tread on the heights.”
  • Philippians 3:13-14 – Brothers and sisters, I do not consider myself yet to have taken hold of it. But one thing I do: Forgetting what is behind and straining toward what is ahead, I press on toward the goal to win the prize for which God has called me heavenward in Christ Jesus.

Peace and Comfort Toward Healing

  • Philippians 4:6-7 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
  • John 14:27 – Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.
  • Isaiah 26:3 – You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.
  • Psalm 55:22 – Cast your cares on the LORD and he will sustain you; he will never let the righteous be shaken.
  • Matthew 5:4 – Blessed are those who mourn, for they will be comforted.
  • 2 Thessalonians 3:16 – Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times and in every way. The Lord be with all of you.
  • Psalm 4:8 – In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, LORD, make me dwell in safety.
  • Romans 15:13 – May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.
  • Psalm 23:4 – Even though I walk through the darkest valley, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.
  • 1 Peter 3:11 – They must turn from evil and do good; they must seek peace and pursue it.

Strength in Hope and Faith

  • Hebrews 11:1 – Now faith is confidence in what we hope for and assurance about what we do not see.
  • Romans 15:4 – For everything that was written in the past was written to teach us, so that through the endurance taught in the Scriptures and the encouragement they provide we might have hope.
  • Psalm 39:7 – “But now, Lord, what do I look for? My hope is in you.
  • Hebrews 6:19 – We have this hope as an anchor for the soul, firm and secure. It enters the inner sanctuary behind the curtain,
  • Romans 12:12 – Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.
  • 1 Peter 1:3 – Praise be to the God and Father of our Lord Jesus Christ! In his great mercy he has given us new birth into a living hope through the resurrection of Jesus Christ from the dead,
  • Psalm 31:24 – Be strong and take heart, all you who hope in the LORD.
  • Romans 5:2-5 – Through whom we have gained access by faith into this grace in which we now stand. And we boast in the hope of the glory of God. Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope. And hope does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured out into our hearts through the Holy Spirit, who has been given to us.
  • Isaiah 43:2 – When you pass through the waters, I will be with you; and when you pass through the rivers, they will not sweep over you. When you walk through the fire, you will not be burned; the flames will not set you ablaze.
  • 2 Corinthians 4:18 – So we fix our eyes not on what is seen, but on what is unseen, since what is seen is temporary, but what is unseen is eternal.

Overcoming Fear with Strength

  • 2 Timothy 1:7 – For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind.
  • Psalm 27:1 – The LORD is my light and my salvation—whom shall I fear? The LORD is the stronghold of my life—of whom shall I be afraid?
  • Isaiah 41:13 – For I am the LORD your God who takes hold of your right hand and says to you, Do not fear; I will help you.
  • Isaiah 57:18-19 – “I have seen their ways, but I will heal them; I will guide them and restore comfort to Israel’s mourners, creating praise on their lips. Peace, peace, to those far and near,” says the LORD. “And I will heal them.”
  • Psalm 34:4 – I sought the LORD, and he answered me; he delivered me from all my fears.
  • Deuteronomy 31:6 – Be strong and courageous. Do not be afraid or terrified because of them, for the LORD your God goes with you; he will never leave you nor forsake you.
  • Psalm 56:3-4 – When I am afraid, I put my trust in you. In God, whose word I praise—in God I trust and am not afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
  • 1 John 4:18 – There is no fear in love. But perfect love drives out fear, because fear has to do with punishment. The one who fears is not made perfect in love.
  • Psalm 118:6 – The LORD is with me; I will not be afraid. What can mere mortals do to me?
  • Mark 5:36 – Overhearing what they said, Jesus told him, “Don’t be afraid; just believe.”

Gratitude and Thanksgiving for Healing

  • 1 Thessalonians 5:16-18 – Rejoice always, pray continually, give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God’s will for you in Christ Jesus.
  • Psalm 100:4 – Enter his gates with thanksgiving and his courts with praise; give thanks to him and praise his name.
  • Colossians 3:15-17 – Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. Let the message of Christ dwell among you richly as you teach and admonish one another with all wisdom through psalms, hymns, and songs from the Spirit, singing to God with gratitude in your hearts. And whatever you do, whether in word or deed, do it all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God the Father through him.
  • Psalm 9:1 – I will give thanks to you, LORD, with all my heart; I will tell of all your wonderful deeds.
  • Ephesians 5:20 – Always giving thanks to God the Father for everything, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ.
  • Philippians 4:6 – Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.
  • Psalm 107:1 – Give thanks to the LORD, for he is good; his love endures forever.
  • Colossians 2:6-7 – So then, just as you received Christ Jesus as Lord, continue to live your lives in him, rooted and built up in him, strengthened in the faith as you were taught, and overflowing with thankfulness.
  • Psalm 69:30 – I will praise God’s name in song and glorify him with thanksgiving.
  • James 1:17 – Every good and perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of the heavenly lights, who does not change like shifting shadows.

Wisdom and Guidance for Healing

  • Psalm 41:3 – “The LORD sustains them on their sickbed and restores them from their bed of illness.”
  • James 1:5 – If any of you lacks wisdom, you should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to you.
  • Proverbs 16:3 – Commit to the LORD whatever you do, and he will establish your plans.
  • Psalm 32:8 – I will instruct you and teach you in the way you should go; I will counsel you with my loving eye on you.
  • Proverbs 2:6 – For the LORD gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding.
  • James 3:17 – But the wisdom that comes from heaven is first of all pure; then peace-loving, considerate, submissive, full of mercy and good fruit, impartial and sincere.
  • Proverbs 4:7 – Wisdom is supreme; therefore get wisdom. Though it cost all you have, get understanding.
  • Psalm 37:23-24 – The LORD makes firm the steps of the one who delights in him; though he may stumble, he will not fall, for the LORD upholds him with his hand.
  • Proverbs 11:14 – For lack of guidance a nation falls, but victory is won through many advisers.
  • Proverbs 19:20 – Listen to advice and accept discipline, and at the end you will be counted among the wise.

Strength in Love and Kindness

  • 1 Corinthians 13:4-7 – Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It does not dishonor others, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.
  • Ephesians 4:32 – Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
  • 1 Peter 4:8 – Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.
  • Proverbs 3:3-4 – Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart. Then you will win favor and a good name in the sight of God and man.
  • Luke 6:31 – Do to others as you would have them do to you.
  • Colossians 3:12-14 – Therefore, as God’s chosen people, holy and dearly loved, clothe yourselves with compassion, kindness, humility, gentleness and patience. Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you. And over all these virtues put on love, which binds them all together in perfect unity.
  • Galatians 5:22-23 – But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law.
  • Proverbs 11:17 – Those who are kind benefit themselves, but the cruel bring ruin on themselves.
  • 1 John 4:7-8 – Dear friends, let us love one another, for love comes from God. Everyone who loves has been born of God and knows God. Whoever does not love does not know God, because God is love.
  • Micah 6:8 – He has shown you, O mortal, what is good. And what does the LORD require of you? To act justly and to love mercy and to walk humbly with your God.

Strength, Patience, and Perseverance

  • Romans 5:3-4 – Not only so, but we also glory in our sufferings, because we know that suffering produces perseverance; perseverance, character; and character, hope.
  • James 1:2-4 – Consider it pure joy, my brothers and sisters, whenever you face trials of many kinds, because you know that the testing of your faith produces perseverance. Let perseverance finish its work so that you may be mature and complete, not lacking anything.
  • Colossians 1:11-12 – Being strengthened with all power according to his glorious might so that you may have great endurance and patience, and joyfully giving thanks to the Father, who has qualified you to share in the inheritance of his holy people in the kingdom of light.
  • Hebrews 12:1 – Therefore, since we are surrounded by such a great cloud of witnesses, let us throw off everything that hinders and the sin that so easily entangles. And let us run with perseverance the race marked out for us.
  • Galatians 6:9 – Let us not become weary in doing good, for at the proper time we will reap a harvest if we do not give up.
  • 1 Peter 2:24 – “He himself bore our sins in his body on the cross, so that we might die to sins and live for righteousness; ‘by his wounds you have been healed.'”
  • 1 Timothy 6:11 – But you, man of God, flee from all this, and pursue righteousness, godliness, faith, love, endurance, and gentleness.
  • 2 Thessalonians 1:4 – Therefore, among God’s churches we boast about your perseverance and faith in all the persecutions and trials you are enduring.
  • Luke 21:19 – Stand firm, and you will win life.
  • Hebrews 10:36 – You need to persevere so that when you have done the will of God, you will receive what he has promised.

Strength in Serving and Giving

  • Matthew 20:28 – Just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.
  • Acts 20:35 – In everything I did, I showed you that by this kind of hard work we must help the weak, remembering the words the Lord Jesus himself said: ‘It is more blessed to give than to receive.’”
  • Galatians 5:13 – You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.
  • 1 Peter 4:10 – Each of you should use whatever gift you have received to serve others, as faithful stewards of God’s grace in its various forms.
  • Hebrews 13:16 – And do not forget to do good and to share with others, for with such sacrifices God is pleased.
  • 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.
  • Philippians 2:4 – Not looking to your own interests but each of you to the interests of the others.
  • Proverbs 19:17 – Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the LORD, and he will reward them for what they have done.
  • Matthew 25:35-36 – For I was hungry and you gave me something to eat, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you invited me in, I needed clothes and you clothed me, I was sick and you looked after me, I was in prison and you came to visit me.
  • 2 Corinthians 9:7 – Each of you should give what you have decided in your heart to give, not reluctantly or under compulsion, for God loves a cheerful giver.

Faithfulness and Loyalty

  • Proverbs 3:3 – Let love and faithfulness never leave you; bind them around your neck, write them on the tablet of your heart.
  • Lamentations 3:22-23 – Because of the LORD’s great love we are not consumed, for his compassions never fail. They are new every morning; great is your faithfulness.
  • 1 Corinthians 4:2 – Now it is required that those who have been given a trust must prove faithful.
  • Psalm 36:5 – Your love, LORD, reaches to the heavens, your faithfulness to the skies.
  • Proverbs 20:6 – Many claim to have unfailing love, but a faithful person who can find?
  • Matthew 25:21 – His master replied, ‘Well done, good and faithful servant! You have been faithful with a few things; I will put you in charge of many things. Come and share your master’s happiness!’
  • Psalm 119:90 – Your faithfulness continues through all generations; you established the earth, and it endures.
  • 2 Timothy 2:13 – If we are faithless, he remains faithful, for he cannot disown himself.
  • Revelation 2:10 – Do not be afraid of what you are about to suffer. I tell you, the devil will put some of you in prison to test you, and you will suffer persecution for ten days. Be faithful, even to the point of death, and I will give you life as your victor’s crown.
  • Hosea 2:20 – I will betroth you to me in faithfulness, and you will acknowledge the LORD.

Joy and Happiness

  • Psalm 16:11 – You make known to me the path of life; in your presence there is fullness of joy; at your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
  • Philippians 4:4 – Rejoice in the Lord always. I will say it again: Rejoice!
  • Proverbs 17:22 – A cheerful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.
  • Nehemiah 8:10 – Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.”
  • Psalm 28:7 – The LORD is my strength and my shield; my heart trusts in him, and he helps me. My heart leaps for joy, and with my song I praise him.
  • Psalm 34:17-18 – “The righteous cry out, and the LORD hears them; he delivers them from all their troubles. The LORD is close to the brokenhearted and saves those who are crushed in spirit.”
  • Psalm 118:24 – This is the day the LORD has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.
  • John 15:11 – I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.
  • Romans 12:15 – Rejoice with those who rejoice; mourn with those who mourn.
  • Isaiah 12:3 – With joy you will draw water from the wells of salvation.

Strength in Humility and Meekness

  • 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.
  • James 4:6 – But he gives us more grace. That is why Scripture says: “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
  • Proverbs 22:4 – Humility is the fear of the LORD; its wages are riches and honor and life.
  • 1 Peter 5:5 – In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble.”
  • Matthew 5:5 – Blessed are the meek, for they will inherit the earth.
  • Proverbs 19:22 – “What a person desires is unfailing love; better to be poor than a liar.”
  • James 1:12 – “Blessed is the one who perseveres under trial because, having stood the test, that person will receive the crown of life that the Lord has promised to those who love him.”
  • Proverbs 11:2 – When pride comes, then comes disgrace, but with humility comes wisdom.
  • Proverbs 15:33 – Wisdom’s instruction is to fear the LORD, and humility comes before honor.
  • Luke 14:11 – For all those who exalt themselves will be humbled, and those who humble themselves will be exalted.

Forgiveness and Healing from Conflicts

  • Matthew 6:14-15 – For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.
  • Ephesians 4:31-32 – Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice. Be kind and compassionate to one another, forgiving each other, just as in Christ God forgave you.
  • Colossians 3:13 – Bear with each other and forgive one another if any of you has a grievance against someone. Forgive as the Lord forgave you.
  • Luke 17:3-4 – So watch yourselves. “If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them. Even if they sin against you seven times in a day and seven times come back to you saying ‘I repent,’ you must forgive them.”
  • 2 Corinthians 5:18-19 – All this is from God, who reconciled us to himself through Christ and gave us the ministry of reconciliation: that God was reconciling the world to himself in Christ, not counting people’s sins against them. And he has committed to us the message of reconciliation.
  • Matthew 18:21-22 – Then Peter came to Jesus and asked, “Lord, how many times shall I forgive my brother or sister who sins against me? Up to seven times?” Jesus answered, “I tell you, not seven times, but seventy-seven times.”
  • Psalm 85:10 – Love and faithfulness meet together; righteousness and peace kiss each other.
  • Mark 11:25 – And when you stand praying, if you hold anything against anyone, forgive them, so that your Father in heaven may forgive you your sins.
  • Luke 6:37 – “Do not judge, and you will not be judged. Do not condemn, and you will not be condemned. Forgive, and you will be forgiven.
  • 1 John 1:9 – If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Conclusion

Let’s carry with us the comforting power of faith and God’s word through these verses. These 160 Bible verses for healing and strength shine a light of hope and resilience during tough times. May they inspire and uplift you, reinforcing your faith in God’s unwavering love and support. Remember, no matter the challenges, you’re never alone with these words of strength and comfort by your side.