53+ Bible Verses About Health

By:
Shaun Connell.
Last updated
November 13, 2023
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Seeking health and wholeness is an intrinsic part of human life, and for those who follow the Christian faith, the Bible is a source of wisdom and guidance in all matters, including health. Throughout its pages, the scriptures offer profound insights into how we might live healthy, fulfilling lives. Whether through direct advice, metaphors, or the accounts of the lives of believers, the Bible encourages us to care for our physical, mental, and spiritual well-being.

This compilation provides a substantial resource for those eager to delve into the biblical perspective on health. With 56 Bible verses and 7 Christian quotes, readers are invited on a journey through the scriptures to gain a comprehensive understanding of health as viewed through the lens of Christianity. Let the healing words within these passages uplift and guide you toward greater health and spiritual contentment.

God's Provision for Health

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers."

- 3 John 1:2 NKJV

"Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for You are my praise."

- Jeremiah 17:14 NKJV

"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."

- Deuteronomy 7:15 NKJV

"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."

- Isaiah 53:5 NKJV

"My son, pay attention to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. Do not let them depart from your eyes; keep them in the midst of your heart; for they are life to those who find them, and health to all their flesh."

- Proverbs 4:20-22 NKJV

"A merry heart does good, like medicine, but a broken spirit dries the bones."

- Proverbs 17:22 NKJV

"Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?"

- 1 Corinthians 6:19 NKJV

Trusting God for Healing

"And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven."

- James 5:15 NKJV

"Is anyone among you sick? 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."

- James 5:14 NKJV

"And Jesus said to him, 'If you can believe, all things are possible to him who believes.'"

- Mark 9:23 NKJV

"And He said to her, 'Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be healed of your affliction.'"

- Mark 5:34 NKJV

"He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions."

- Psalm 107:20 NKJV

"O Lord my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me."

- Psalm 30:2 NKJV

"Then they cried out to the Lord in their trouble, and He saved them out of their distresses. He sent His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destructions."

- Psalm 107:19-20 NKJV

Healthy Body, Healthy Spirit

"Or do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?"

- 1 Corinthians 6:19 NKJV

"Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatever you do, do all to the glory of God."

- 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV

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

- Romans 12:1 NKJV

"Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord and depart from evil. It will be health to your flesh, and strength to your bones."

- Proverbs 3:7-8 NKJV

"But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness, self-control. Against such there is no law."

- Galatians 5:22-23 NKJV

"All things are lawful for me, but all things are not helpful. All things are lawful for me, but I will not be brought under the power of any."

- 1 Corinthians 6:12 NKJV

"And do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewing of your mind, that you may prove what is that good and acceptable and perfect will of God."

- Romans 12:2 NKJV

The Discipline of a Healthy Lifestyle

"And everyone who competes for the prize is temperate in all things. Now they do it to obtain a perishable crown, but we for an imperishable crown."

- 1 Corinthians 9:25 NKJV

"I discipline my body and bring it into subjection, lest, when I have preached to others, I myself should become disqualified."

- 1 Corinthians 9:27 NKJV

"Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God."

- Philippians 4:6 NKJV

"For bodily exercise profits a little, but godliness is profitable for all things, having promise of the life that now is and of that which is to come."

- 1 Timothy 4:8 NKJV

"Do not be drunk with wine, in which is dissipation; but be filled with the Spirit."

- Ephesians 5:18 NKJV

"It is not good to eat much honey; So to seek one’s own glory is not glory."

- Proverbs 25:27 NKJV

"Be sober, be vigilant; because your adversary the devil walks about like a roaring lion, seeking whom he may devour."

- 1 Peter 5:8 NKJV

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

- 1 Corinthians 10:31 NKJV

Healing through God’s Creation

"He causes the grass to grow for the cattle, and vegetation for the service of man, That he may bring forth food from the earth."

- Psalm 104:14 NKJV

"And God said, 'See, I have given you every herb that yields seed which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree whose fruit yields seed; to you it shall be for food.'"

- Genesis 1:29 NKJV

"He who eats My flesh and drinks My blood abides in Me, and I in him."

- John 6:56 NKJV

"The Lord will give strength to His people; The Lord will bless His people with peace."

- Psalm 29:11 NKJV

"If you walk in My statutes and keep My commandments, and perform them, then I will give you rain in its season, the land shall yield its produce, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit."

- Leviticus 26:3-4 NKJV

"He sent out His word and healed them, and delivered them from their destruction."

- Psalm 107:20 NKJV

"Pleasant words are like a honeycomb, Sweetness to the soul and health to the bones."

- Proverbs 16:24 NKJV

Rest and Renewal for the Body

"Come to Me, all you who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest."

- Matthew 11:28 NKJV

"I lay down and slept; I awoke, for the Lord sustained me."

- Psalm 3:5 NKJV

"It is vain for you to rise up early, To sit up late, To eat the bread of sorrows; For so He gives His beloved sleep."

- Psalm 127:2 NKJV

"The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me to lie down in green pastures; He leads me beside the still waters."

- Psalm 23:1-2 NKJV

"Then He said to them, 'Go your way, eat the fat, drink the sweet, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not sorrow, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.'"

- Nehemiah 8:10 NKJV

"My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

- Exodus 33:14 NKJV

"There remains therefore a rest for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His."

- Hebrews 4:9-10 NKJV

Mental and Emotional Wellbeing

"For God has not given us a spirit of fear, but of power and of love and of a sound mind."

- 2 Timothy 1:7 NKJV

"A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones."

- Proverbs 17:22 NKJV

"Cast all your anxiety on Him because He cares for you."

- 1 Peter 5:7 NKJV

"Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid."

- John 14:27 NKJV

"The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles."

- Psalm 34:17 NKJV

"He heals the brokenhearted And binds up their wounds."

- Psalm 147:3 NKJV

Nourishment from the Word of God

"Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God."

- Matthew 4:4 NKJV

"Your words were found, and I ate them, And Your word was to me the joy and rejoicing of my heart; For I am called by Your name, O Lord God of hosts."

- Jeremiah 15:16 NKJV

"The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul; The testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple."

- Psalm 19:7 NKJV

"How sweet are Your words to my taste, Sweeter than honey to my mouth!"

- Psalm 119:103 NKJV

"Therefore, laying aside all malice, all deceit, hypocrisy, envy, and all evil speaking, as newborn babes, desire the pure milk of the word, that you may grow thereby."

- 1 Peter 2:1-2 NKJV

"But He answered and said, 'It is written, "Man shall not live on bread alone, but on every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God."'"

- Matthew 4:4 NKJV

"Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom, teaching and admonishing one another in psalms and hymns and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your hearts to the Lord."

- Colossians 3:16 NKJV

Christian Quotes

"God does not give us everything we want, but He does fulfill His promises, leading us along the best and straightest paths to Himself."

- Dietrich Bonhoeffer

"Healing comes when we choose to walk away from darkness and move towards a brighter light."

- Dieter F. Uchtdorf

"The greatest healing therapy is friendship and love."

- Hubert H. Humphrey

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"Prayer is the cure for a lost soul, confused mind, and a sick heart."

- Corrie Ten Boom

"To gather with God's people in united adoration of the Father is as necessary to the Christian life as prayer."

- Martin Luther

"Health is not just about what you're eating. It's also about what you're thinking and saying."

- Joyce Meyer

"God's promises are like the stars; the darker the night the brighter they shine."

- David Nicholas

Conclusion

The journey through scripture has highlighted how our health is a matter of the body, mind, and spirit. God's Word provides a comprehensive blueprint for healthy living encompassing every aspect of our being. These passages remind us of the care God expects us to take not only for our health but also in supporting the well-being of others.

"Beloved, I pray that you may prosper in all things and be in health, just as your soul prospers."

- 3 John 1:2 NKJV

"A merry heart does good, like medicine, But a broken spirit dries the bones."

- Proverbs 17:22 NKJV

"Do you not know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit who is in you, whom you have from God, and you are not your own?"

- 1 Corinthians 6:19 NKJV

Incorporating these teachings into our daily lives can lead us to a more fulfilling and healthful existence that honors the temple we have been given and the Creator who has designed us for wellness and joy.


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Written By:

Shaun Connell

Shaun Connell is a passionate Christian businessman and investor who lives in Texas. Shaun is a Reformed Baptist who believes that the Word of God should be used in every area of life.

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