Bible Question:

Where can I find descriptions of healing rituals in the Bible?

Bible Answer:

The Bible records many miracles and signs from the book of Genesis through the book of Revelation.  We know God performed a vast number of miracles when He created the universe. God performed miracles through Moses when ten plagues ravaged the Egyptians to convince them to let God’s people go. God parted the Red Sea so that the nation of Israel could cross the Red Sea and escape from the Egyptian army. God caused the earth to stand still when Israel was attacking the city of Jericho. Elijah and Elisha performed miracles. Miracles can be found throughout the Bible.

The Greek word for miracles is dynamis.  It means power or might. God used His power to create. From our perspective miracles are the use of power to perform an act that is outside the laws of the universe. But for God miracles are within His routine (Colossians1:16) because He established the laws of the universe or the laws of physics. He created the first man and woman. He created; no one else did.

When God took on human flesh (Luke 1:35; John 1:14-16; Hebrew 2:17-18; 1 John 4:1-3), He was called Jesus Christ. John 1:14-17 says that the people saw His glory. They saw His holy behavior. They heard His teachings and witnessed His miracles.  For them, the miracles were supernatural, but Jesus was just adjusting the laws of the universe that He had originally established. John. 20:30 says,

Therefore many other signs Jesus also performed in the presence of the disciples, which are not written in this book; but these have been written so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God; and that believing you may have life in His name. John 20:30-31 (NASB)

John 21:25 adds this,

And there are also many other things which Jesus did, which if they were written in detail, I suppose that even the world itself . . . John 21:25 (NASB)


Jesus Heals a Leper

Jesus Heals a Leper

The four gospels in the New Testament record thirty-five miracles that Jesus performed. A list of all  of His recorded miracles is provided in the following table in chronological order with the scripture references.  For an explanation of the miracles, you can visit the Life of Christ Bible study series or click on the miracle listed in the left column of the table. The table is adapted from W. Graham Scroggie’s A Guide to the Gospels.

Miracles of Jesus Christ In Chronological Order
Miracles of Jesus*Passage


Water Turned into Wine – His MiracleJohn 2:1-11
Royal Officer’s Son HealedJohn 4:46-54
Impotent Man at Bethesda HealedJohn 5:1-9
First Miracle of Many FishesLuke 5:1-11
A Widow's Son RaisedLuke 7:11-17
Blind and Dumb Man CuredMatt. 12:22
Two Blind Men HealedMatt. 9:27-31
A Dumb Demon ExorcisedMatt. 9:32-33
A Deaf and Dumb Man HealedMark 7:31-37
A Blind Man HealedMark 8:22-26
Tribute Money ProvidedMatt. 17:24-27
Healing of a Man Born BlindJohn 9:1-7
A Dumb Demoniac Healed -Luke 11:14
A Woman's Infirmity CuredLuke 13:10-17
A Man with Dropsy Healed -Luke 14:1-6
Lazarus Raised from the DeadJohn 11:17-44
Ten Lepers HealedLuke 17:11-19
The Ear of Malchus Healed -Luke 22:49-51
Second Miracle of Many FishesJohn 21:1-14


A Demoniac Liberated HealedMark 1:23-28; Luke 4:33-37
A Centurion's Servant HealedMatt. 8:5-13; Luke 7:1-10
Syro-Phoenician Woman's DaughterMatt. 15:21-28; Mark 7:24-30
Four Thousand FedMatt. 15:32-38; Mark 8:1-9
A Fig Tree CursedMatt. 21:18-22; Mark 11:12-14


Healing of Peter's Mother-in-lawMatt. 8:14-15; Mark 1:29-31; Luke 4:38-39
A Leper CuredMatt. 8:2-4; Mark 1:40-45; Luke 5:12-16
A Paralytic HealedMatt.9:2-8; Mark 2:3-12; Luke 5:18-26
A Man with a Withered Hand HealedMatt. 12:10-13; Mark 3:1-5; Luke 6:6-11
Jesus Calms the StormMatt. 8:23-27; Mark 4:35-41; Luke 8:22-25
Two Demoniacs LiberatedMatt. 8:28-34; Mark 5:1-20; Luke 8:26-39
A Woman's Issue of Blood StaunchedMatt. 9:20-22; Mark 5:25-34; Luke 8:43-48
The Daughter of Jairus RaisedMatt.9:18-26; Mark 5:22-43; Luke 8:41-56
Jesus Walks on the SeaMatt. 14:25-33; Mark 6:45-52; John 6:16-21
Epileptic Boy CuredMatt. 17:14-18; Mark 9:14-29; Luke 9:38-43
Two Blind Men HealedMatt. 20:29-34; Mark 10;46-52; Luke 18:35-43


Feeding of Five ThousandMatt. 14:15-21; Mark 6:35-44; Luke 9:12-17; John 6:1-14
* W. Graham Scroggie. A Guide to the Gospels. Fleming H. Revell Company. 1973. pp. 554-555.



But the greatest miracle of all is the miracle of a new life that is given by God alone. It is called eternal life. All that is required to receive eternal life is to seek Jesus Christ and ask Him to forgive your sins. Eternal life is given to the person who decides to believe in Jesus Christ and follow Him. Learn more on the page Searching for God.

“For God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have eternal life. John 3:16 (NASB)




1.  W. Graham Scroggie. A Guide to the Gospels. Fleming H. Revell Company. 1973. pp. 554-555.

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