The Christian Bible contains a wealth of verses that speak to the importance of physical and spiritual health.

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From the Old Testament to the New Testament, the Bible emphasizes the connection between physical well-being and one’s faith in God.

Bible Verses about Health

The Bible teaches that health is a gift from God and encourages believers to pray for and seek healing while caring for their physical and spiritual well-being.

This article highlight Bible verses that show the power of prayer and the importance of community support in healing.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20- We should respect our body

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (KJV)

 

1 Corinthians 6_19-20

This verse encourages Christians to take care of their physical health to honor and respect the Holy Spirit within them and the fact that they have been bought at a price, meaning they are not their own but belong to God.

This verse also reminds us that our body isn’t to joke with both physically and spiritually.

Jeremiah 17:14 – God is our healer.

Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for thou art my praise.

Jeremiah 17:14 KJV

Jeremiah 17_14

This verse is often interpreted as a prayer for physical and spiritual healing.

As believers, we should acknowledge that only God has the power to heal and save.

This verse encourages Christians to seek God’s help and guidance in times of illness and to have faith that He can and will heal them.

Exodus 23:25 – God will take sickness away from us.

And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

Exodus 23:25 KJV

Exodus 23_25

This verse is often interpreted to mean that by worshiping God and giving Him the proper respect and honor, He will bless them with good health.

It also says that God will take away sickness from the people. When we worship God in the beauty of His only name, we are sure of having victory over disease and pain.

This verse encourages Christians to put their faith in God and trust in His ability to protect and provide for them, including their physical well-being.

3 John1: 2- God has a better plan for us

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

3 John 2 KJV

3 John 2

This verse from the Third Epistle of John encourages believers to strive for prosperity in all aspects of their lives, including their physical health.

Though this was a prayer for the well-being of Gaius, as believers, God wants us to live in good health and prosper in all areas of our endeavors.

 

Psalm 119:93

I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.

Psalm 119:93 KJV

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Psalm 38:3

There is no soundness in my flesh because of thine anger; neither is there any rest in my bones because of my sin.

Psalm 38:3 KJV

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Jeremiah 33:6

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

Jeremiah 33:6(KJV)

Jeremiah 33_6

This verse reminds us believers that God will bring healing to those who fear and call upon His name.

Sickness and affliction might come to us at some point even though we are believers, but it’s in our place to always call upon God for the healing we need.

James 5:14-15 – Prayers heals

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him.

James 5:14-15 (KJV)

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The verse comes as a promise to us believers that the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well and that the Lord will raise them.

It also implies that even if the sickness is related to sin, it will be forgiven, and healing will take place.

It’s an encouragement to pray for the sick and anoint them with oil to heal.

Proverbs 14:30

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Proverbs 14:30 (KJV)

 

Proverbs 14_30

Matthew 9:12-13

But when Jesus heard that, he said unto them, They that be whole need not a physician, but they that are sick. But go ye and learn what that meaneth, I will have mercy, and not sacrifice: for I am not come to call the righteous, but sinners to repentance.

Matthew 9:12-13 (KJV)

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Jeremiah 30:17

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 30:17 KJV

1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31 KJV

Exodus 15:26

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the Lord thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the Lord that healeth thee.

Exodus 15:26 KJV

Psalm 147:3

He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds.

Psalm 147:3 KJV

Proverbs 17:22

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs 17:22 KJV

Proverbs 3:7-8

Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord, and depart from evil. It shall be health to thy navel, and marrow to thy bones.

Proverbs 3:7-8 KJV

 

Bible Verses about Health Problems

The Bible contains many verses that speak to the issue of health and healing.

These verses offer comfort, guidance, and encouragement for those dealing with physical and emotional health problems.

These verses focus on the power of prayer and faith in healing, while others offer practical advice for maintaining physical and emotional well-being.

 

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.

Isaiah 53:5(NIV)

Romans 8:28

28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who[a] have been called according to his purpose.

Romans 8:28(NIV)

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.”

Exodus 15:26(NIV)

Psalm 103:3

who forgives all your sins
and heals all your diseases,

Psalm 103:3(NIV)

Proverbs 26:2

Like a fluttering sparrow or a darting swallow,
an undeserved curse does not come to rest.

Proverbs 26:2(NIV)

John 9:3

Neither this man nor his parents sinned,” said Jesus, “but this happened so that the works of God might be displayed in him.

John 9:3(NIV)

Isaiah 38:16-17

“Lord, by such things people live; and my spirit finds life in them too. You restored me to health and let me live. Surely it was for my benefit that I suffered such anguish. In your love you kept me from the pit of destruction; you have put all my sins behind your back.”

ISAIAH 38:16-17 (NIV)

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

9 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own; 20 you were bought at a price. Therefore honor God with your bodies.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20(NIV)

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.”

2 Thessalonians 3:16 (NIV)

1 Corinthians 11:28-30

 Everyone ought to examine themselves before they eat of the bread and drink from the cup. For those who eat and drink without discerning the body of Christ eat and drink judgment on themselves. That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep

1 Corinthians 11:28-30(NIV)

Bible Verses about Health and Healing

This section contains Bible verses that discuss health and healing.

These verses emphasize the importance of faith, trust in God for healing, as well as the power of prayer.

They also stress the importance of caring for one’s physical and spiritual well-being.

Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 21:4 (KJV)

Mark 5:34

And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

Mark 5:34 (KJV)

James 5:14

Is any sick among you? let him call for the elders of the church; and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord: And the prayer of faith shall save the sick, and the Lord shall raise him up; and if he have committed sins, they shall be forgiven him. Confess your faults one to another, and pray one for another, that ye may be healed. The effectual fervent prayer of a righteous man availeth much.

 James 5:14-16 (KJV)

 

1 Peter 2:24

Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed.

1 Peter 2:24 (KJV)

 

Psalms 103:1

Bless the LORD, O my soul: and all that is within me, bless his holy name. Bless the LORD, O my soul, and forget not all his benefits: Who forgiveth all thine iniquities; who healeth all thy diseases; Who redeemeth thy life from destruction; who crowneth thee with lovingkindness and tender mercies; Who satisfieth thy mouth with good things; so that thy youth is renewed like the eagle’s.

Psalms 103:1-5 (KJV)

 

Psalms 147:3

The LORD doth build up Jerusalem: he gathereth together the outcasts of Israel. He healeth the broken in heart, and bindeth up their wounds. He telleth the number of the stars; he calleth them all by their names.

Psalms 147:2-4 (KJV)

 

Job 5:17

Behold, happy is the man whom God correcteth: therefore despise not thou the chastening of the Almighty: For he maketh sore, and bindeth up: he woundeth, and his hands make whole. He shall deliver thee in six troubles: yea, in seven there shall no evil touch thee. In famine he shall redeem thee from death: and in war from the power of the sword.

Job 5:17-20 (KJV)

 

Matthew 4:23

And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, and preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all manner of sickness and all manner of disease among the people.

Matthew 4:23 (KJV)

 

Matthew 9:35

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.

Matthew 9:35 (KJV)

 

Proverbs 12:18

There is that speaketh like the piercings of a sword: but the tongue of the wise is health.

Proverbs 12:18 (KJV)

Bible Verses about Health and Wellness

The Bible offers a wealth of wisdom and guidance on health and wellness.

These verses remind us that God can heal deeply for our physical and emotional well-being.

They also remind us that our bodies are the temple of the Holy Spirit and that we are called to honor God with our bodies.

These verses offer comfort, encouragement, and hope for those facing health problems and remind us that God is always with us and that He cares for our well-being.

1 Corinthians 6:19,20

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own, for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

1 Corinthians 6:19,20 ESV

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.

Jeremiah 33:6 ESV

Exodus 23:25

You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.

Exodus 23:25 ESV

Proverbs 17:22

A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 17:22 ESV

Proverbs 12:25

Anxiety in a man’s heart weighs him down, but a good word makes him glad.

Proverbs 12:25. ESV

Luke 2:52

And Jesus increased in wisdom and in stature and in favor with God and man.

Luke 2:52 ESV

Exodus 15:26

saying, “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.” Exodus 15:26 ESV

Proverbs 3:7,8

Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. ⁸It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

Proverbs 3:7,8 ESV

Romans 12:1

I appeal to you therefore, brothers, by the mercies of God, to present your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and acceptable to God, which is your spiritual worship.

Romans 12:1 ESV

Isaiah 40:29,30

He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. ³⁰Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted;

Isaiah 40:29,30 (ESV)

scripture for health and strength

This section contains practical advice for maintaining good health and strength.

This section teaches that health and strength are not only physical but also spiritual matters that can be achieved through faith, trust in God, and obedience to his teachings.

 

3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

3 John 1:2 (KJV)

Proverbs 17:22

A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs 17:22 (KJV)

Jeremiah 33:6

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

Jeremiah 33:6 (KJV)

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20(KJV)

Exodus 15:26

And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

Exodus 15:26 (KJV)

Exodus 23:25

And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

Exodus 23:25 (KJV)

1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.

1 Corinthians 10:31(KJV)

Malachi 4:2

But unto you that fear my name shall the Sun of righteousness arise with healing in his wings; and ye shall go forth, and grow up as calves of the stall.

Malachi 4:2 (KJV)

Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain: for the former things are passed away.

Revelation 21:4(KJV)

Proverbs 12:25

Heaviness in the heart of man maketh it stoop: but a good word maketh it glad.

Proverbs 12:25(KJV)

Bible verses about health and fitness

The verses in this section offer guidance on maintaining good health and fitness through faith in God, obedience to his teachings, and the power of prayer.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20(KJV)

1 Timothy 4:8

For bodily exercise profiteth little: but godliness is profitable unto all things, having promise of the life that now is, and of that which is to come.

1 Timothy 4:8(KJV)

Genesis 1:29

And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

Genesis 1:29(KJV)

Philippians 4:13

I can do all things through Christ which strengtheneth me.

Philippians 4:13 (KJV)

Ezekiel 4:9

Take thou also unto thee wheat, and barley, and beans, and lentiles, and millet, and fitches, and put them in one vessel, and make thee bread thereof, according to the number of the days that thou shalt lie upon thy side, three hundred and ninety days shalt thou eat thereof.

Ezekiel 4:9 (KJV)

Romans 12:1

I beseech you therefore, brethren, by the mercies of God, that ye present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God, which is your reasonable service.

Romans 12:1(KJV)

3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

3 John 1:2(KJV)

Galatians 5:22-23

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith, Meekness, temperance: against such there is no law.

Galatians 5:22-23(KJV)

Psalms 18:34

He teacheth my hands to war, so that a bow of steel is broken by mine arms.

Psalms 18:34(KJV)

Proverbs 14:30

A sound heart is the life of the flesh: but envy the rottenness of the bones.

Proverbs 14:30(KJV)

Ephesians 5:18

And be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit;

Ephesians 5:18(KJV)

Bible Verses about Health Anxiety

The Bible verses in this section address the issue of health anxiety and how to deal with it.

These verses also remind us to give our worries and anxieties to God, as He is our caretaker and will help us through difficult times.

Isaiah 41:10

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV

Psalm 23:4

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me.

Psalm 23:4 ESV 

Philippians 4:6-7

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV

Proverbs 3:5-6

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV 

Psalm 91:1-6

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, …

Psalm 91:1-6 ESV 

Deuteronomy 31:6

Be strong and courageous. Do not fear or be in dread of them, for it is the Lord your God who goes with you. He will not leave you or forsake you.”

Deuteronomy 31:6 ESV

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

John 14:27 ESV 

 

Exodus 23:25

You shall serve the Lord your God, and he will bless your bread and your water, and I will take sickness away from among you.

Exodus 23:25 ESV

2 Timothy 1:7

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV

Joshua 1:9

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:9 ESV

Bible Verses about Health and Nutrition

This section place a reminder to us that overindulging in anything, including food, can be harmful to our health.

These verses promote taking care of our physical health through proper nutrition and moderation in our eating habits.

Genesis 1:29

Then God said, “Look! I have given you every seed-bearing plant throughout the earth and all the fruit trees for your food.

Genesis 1:29 (NLT) 

John 6:35

Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; whoever comes to me shall not hunger, and whoever believes in me shall never thirst.

John 6:35 (ESV) 

1 Corinthians 9:27

 But I keep under my body, and bring it into subjection: lest that by any means, when I have preached to others, I myself should be a castaway.
1 Corinthians 9:27(KJV)

1 Timothy 4:4

Since everything God created is good, we should not reject any of it but receive it with thanks.

1 Timothy 4:4 (NLT)

Genesis 9:3

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Genesis 9:3(KJV)

1 Corinthians 6:12

You say, “I am allowed to do anything”—but not everything is good for you. And even though “I am allowed to do anything,” I must not become a slave to anything.

1 Corinthians 6:12 (NLT)

John 6:35

And Jesus said unto them, I am the bread of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
John 6:35(KJV)

1 Corinthians 6:19-20

Don’t you realize that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit, who lives in you and was given to you by God? You do not belong to yourself, for God bought you with a high price. So you must honor God with your body.

1 Corinthians 6:19-20 (NLT) 

1 Corinthians 10:31

Whether therefore ye eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God.
1 Corinthians 10:31(KJV)

Romans 12:2

 And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.
Romans 12:2(KJV)

Bible Verses about Healthy Habits

The section has many verses encouraging healthy habits for the body and mind.

This verse offers guidance and courage to Christians to take care of their bodies as they are gifts from God and should be treated with respect.

John 6:27

But don’t be so concerned about perishable things like food. Spend your energy seeking the eternal life that the Son of Man can give you. For God, the Father has given me the seal of his approval.”

John 6:27 (NLT)

Daniel 1: 8, 15

But Daniel was determined not to defile himself by eating the food and wine given to them by the king. He asked the chief of staff for permission not to eat these unacceptable foods.
15 At the end of the ten days, Daniel and his three friends looked healthier and better nourished than the young men who had been eating the food assigned by the king.

Daniel 1: 8, 15 (NLT)

 

1 Corinthians 9:27

 But I discipline my body and keep it under control, lest after preaching to others I myself should be disqualified

1 Corinthians 9:27 (ESV)

 

1 Corinthians 3:17

If any man defile the temple of God, him shall God destroy; for the temple of God is holy, which temple ye are.

1 Corinthians 3:17(KJV)

2 Corinthians 7:1

 Because we have these promises, dear friends, let us cleanse ourselves from everything that can defile our body or spirit. And let us work toward complete holiness because we fear God.

2 Corinthians 7:1 (NLT) 

 

Genesis 1:29

 And God said, Behold, I have given you every herb bearing seed, which is upon the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed; to you it shall be for meat.

Genesis 1:29(KJV)

Proverbs 17:22

 A merry heart doeth good like a medicine: but a broken spirit drieth the bones.

Proverbs 17:22(KJV)

3 John 1:2

Beloved, I wish above all things that thou mayest prosper and be in health, even as thy soul prospereth.

3 John 1:2(KJV)

1 Corinthians 10:13

There hath no temptation taken you but such as is common to man: but God is faithful, who will not suffer you to be tempted above that ye are able; but will with the temptation also make a way to escape, that ye may be able to bear it.

1 Corinthians 10:13(KJV) 

Genesis 9:3

Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things.

Genesis 9:3(KJV)

Conclusion

The Bible has many verses that address the topic of health. And this article addresses those key verses.

These verses encourage Christians to take care of their physical health to honor God and the Holy Spirit within them.

They also remind us that God is the ultimate healer and that we should seek His guidance and put our trust in Him during illness.

These verses also remind us that by worshiping God and giving Him the proper respect and honor, He will bless us with good health.

 

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