health Bible verses

Health Bible verses are similar to healing Bible verses. With both, we need to be careful not to pull these verses out of their contexts.

Health Bible Verses
The apostle John desires health for those Christians whose spirits prosper.

A couple of points are to be made regarding health Bible verses.

  1. Examples of physical healing or promises of physical healing must be interpreted in their contexts. The New Testament, which is God’s program today, does not promise physical healing. Be careful!
  2. Many of the OT verses, particularly in the books of Moses, are not required to be obeyed today, since we are not under the Law of Moses, but under the grace that is in Christ (Ro. 6:14).
  3. Even though 2 above is correct, it is still amazing that Moses wrote what he did about health considering that germs wouldn’t be discovered until thousands of years later. The health laws in Moses’ writings are proof for the divine inspiration of the Scripture.

Top 8 Health Bible Verses

1 Corinthians 10:31

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

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3 John 2

Beloved, I pray that all may go well with you and that you may be in good health, as it goes well with your soul.

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Matthew 6:25

“Therefore I tell you, do not be anxious about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothing?

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Ephesians 5:18

And do not get drunk with wine, for that is debauchery, but be filled with the Spirit

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1 Thessalonians 5:23

Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

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1 Timothy 4:8

for while bodily training is of some value, godliness is of value in every way, as it holds promise for the present life and also for the life to come.

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1 Corinthians 6:18–20

Flee from sexual immorality. Every other sin a person commits is outside the body, but the sexually immoral person sins against his own body. 19 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, 20 for you were bought with a price. So glorify God in your body.

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John 5:14

Afterward Jesus found him in the temple and said to him, “See, you are well! Sin no more, that nothing worse may happen to you.”

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Health Bible Verses from Moses’ Law

Deuteronomy 23:13 And you shall have a trowel with your tools, and when you sit down outside, you shall dig a hole with it and turn back and cover up your excrement.

Exodus 34:21 21 “Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.

Leviticus 13:1–8 1 The Lord spoke to Moses and Aaron, saying, 2 “When a person has on the skin of his body a swelling or an eruption or a spot, and it turns into a case of leprous disease on the skin of his body, then he shall be brought to Aaron the priest or to one of his sons the priests, 3 and the priest shall examine the diseased area on the skin of his body. And if the hair in the diseased area has turned white and the disease appears to be deeper than the skin of his body, it is a case of leprous disease. When the priest has examined him, he shall pronounce him unclean. 4 But if the spot is white in the skin of his body and appears no deeper than the skin, and the hair in it has not turned white, the priest shall shut up the diseased person for seven days….

Leviticus 13:42–46 42 But if there is on the bald head or the bald forehead a reddish-white diseased area, it is a leprous disease breaking out on his bald head or his bald forehead. 43 Then the priest shall examine him, and if the diseased swelling is reddish-white on his bald head or on his bald forehead, like the appearance of leprous disease in the skin of the body, 44 he is a leprous man, he is unclean. The priest must pronounce him unclean; his disease is on his head. 45 “The leprous person who has the disease shall wear torn clothes and let the hair of his head hang loose, and he shall cover his upper lip and cry out, ‘Unclean, unclean.’ 46 He shall remain unclean as long as he has the disease. He is unclean. He shall live alone. His dwelling shall be outside the camp.

Deuteronomy 22:8 8 “When you build a new house, you shall make a parapet for your roof, that you may not bring the guilt of blood upon your house, if anyone should fall from it.

Leviticus 15:11–14 11 Anyone whom the one with the discharge touches without having rinsed his hands in water shall wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and be unclean until the evening. 12 And an earthenware vessel that the one with the discharge touches shall be broken, and every vessel of wood shall be rinsed in water. 13 “And when the one with a discharge is cleansed of his discharge, then he shall count for himself seven days for his cleansing, and wash his clothes. And he shall bathe his body in fresh water and shall be clean. 14 And on the eighth day he shall take two turtledoves or two pigeons and come before the Lord to the entrance of the tent of meeting and give them to the priest.

Numbers 19:11–19 11 “Whoever touches the dead body of any person shall be unclean seven days. 12 He shall cleanse himself with the water on the third day and on the seventh day, and so be clean. But if he does not cleanse himself on the third day and on the seventh day, he will not become clean. 13 Whoever touches a dead person, the body of anyone who has died, and does not cleanse himself, defiles the tabernacle of the Lord, and that person shall be cut off from Israel; because the water for impurity was not thrown on him, he shall be unclean. His uncleanness is still on him…

Deuteronomy 23:12–13 12 “You shall have a place outside the camp, and you shall go out to it. 13 And you shall have a trowel with your tools, and when you sit down outside, you shall dig a hole with it and turn back and cover up your excrement.

Health Bible Verses from Proverbs

Proverbs 3:7–8 7 Be not wise in your own eyes; fear the Lord, and turn away from evil. 8 It will be healing to your flesh and refreshment to your bones.

Proverbs 4:20–22 20 My son, be attentive to my words; incline your ear to my sayings. 21 Let them not escape from your sight; keep them within your heart. 22 For they are life to those who find them, and healing to all their flesh.

Proverbs 6:12-1515 therefore calamity will come upon him suddenly; in a moment he will be broken beyond healing.

Proverbs 12:18 18 There is one whose rash words are like sword thrusts, but the tongue of the wise brings healing.

Proverbs 13:17 17 A wicked messenger falls into trouble, but a faithful envoy brings healing.

Proverbs 14:30 30 A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Proverbs 16:24 24 Gracious words are like a honeycomb, sweetness to the soul and health to the body.

Proverbs 17:22 22 A joyful heart is good medicine, but a crushed spirit dries up the bones.

Proverbs 25:16 16 If you have found honey, eat only enough for you, lest you have your fill of it and vomit it.

Proverbs 29:1 1 He who is often reproved, yet stiffens his neck, will suddenly be broken beyond healing.

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