|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
1. (v. t.) To cover, as a roof, with tiles, slate, lead, or the like.
2. (v. t.) To make hale, sound, or whole; to cure of a disease, wound, or other derangement; to restore to soundness or health.
3. (v. t.) To remove or subdue; to cause to pass away; to cure; -- said of a disease or a wound.
4. (v. t.) To restore to original purity or integrity.
5. (v. t.) To reconcile, as a breach or difference; to make whole; to free from guilt; as, to heal dissensions.
6. (v. i.) To grow sound; to return to a sound state; as, the limb heals, or the wound heals; -- sometimes with up or over; as, it will heal up, or over.
7. (v. t.) Health.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
hel (rapha'; therapeuo, iaomai, diasozo): The English word is connected with the Anglo-Saxon hoelan, and is used in several senses:
(1) Lit., in its meaning of making whole or well, as in Ecclesiastes 3:3. In this way it occurs in prayers for restoration to health (Numbers 12:13 Psalm 6:2 Jeremiah 17:14); and also in declarations as to God's power to restore to health (Deuteronomy 32:39 2 Kings 20:5-8).
(2) Metaphorically it is applied to the restoration of the soul to spiritual health and to the repair of the injuries caused by sin (Psalm 41:4 Jeremiah 30:17).
(3) The restoration and deliverance of the afflicted land is expressed by it in 2 Chronicles 7:14 Isaiah 19:22.
(4) It is applied to the forgiveness of sin (Jeremiah 3:22).
In the New Testament, therapeuo is used 10 times in describing our Lord's miracles, and is translated "heal." Iaomai is used to express spiritual healing (Matthew 13:15 Luke 5:17 John 12:40), and also of curing bodily disease (John 4:47). Diasozo, meaning "to heal thoroughly," is used in Luke 7:3 the King James Version where the Revised Version (British and American) renders it "save." The act of healing is called iasis twice, in Acts 4:22, 30; sozo, to save or deliver, is translated "made whole" by the Revised Version (British and American) in Mark 5:23 Luke 8:36 Acts 14:9, but is "healed" in the King James Version. Conversely "made whole" the King James Version in Matthew 15:28 is replaced by "healed" in the Revised Version (British and American).
Healed is used 33 times in the Old Testament as the rendering of the same Hebrew word, and in the same variety of senses. It is also used of purification for an offense or breach of the ceremonial law (2 Chronicles 30:20); and to express the purification of water which had caused disease (2 Kings 2:21, 22). Figuratively, the expression "healed slightly" (the English Revised Version "lightly") is used to describe the futile efforts of the false prophets and priests to remedy the backsliding of Israel (Jeremiah 6:14; Jeremiah 8:11); here the word for "slightly" is the contemptuous term, qalal, which means despicably or insignificantly. In Ezekiel 30:21, the word "healed" is the rendering of the feminine passive participle, rephu'ah and is better translated in the Revised Version (British and American) "apply healing medicines." In the New Testament "healed" usually occurs in connection with the miracles of our Lord and the apostles. Here it is worthy of note that Luke more frequently uses the verb iaomai than therapeuo, in the proportion of 17 to 4, while in Matthew and Mark the proportion is 4 to 8.
Healer (chabhash) occurs once in Isaiah 3:7; the word literally means a "wrapper up" or "bandager."
Heal (62 Occurrences)
Matthew 8:7 Jesus said to him, "I will come and heal him." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 8:16 When evening came, they brought to him many possessed with demons. He cast out the spirits with a word, and healed all who were sick; (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 10:1 He called to himself his twelve disciples, and gave them authority over unclean spirits, to cast them out, and to heal every disease and every sickness. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 10:8 Heal the sick, cleanse the lepers, and cast out demons. Freely you received, so freely give. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 12:10 And behold there was a man with a withered hand. They asked him, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath day?" that they might accuse him. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 13:15 for this people's heart has grown callous, their ears are dull of hearing, they have closed their eyes; or else perhaps they might perceive with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and should turn again; and I would heal them.' (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 14:14 Jesus went out, and he saw a great multitude. He had compassion on them, and healed their sick. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Matthew 17:16 And I brought him to thy disciples, and they were not able to heal him. (DBY YLT RSV NIV)
Mark 3:2 They watched him, whether he would heal him on the Sabbath day, that they might accuse him. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 3:10 For he had healed many, so that as many as had diseases pressed on him that they might touch him. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Mark 3:15 and to have authority to heal sicknesses and to cast out demons: (WEB KJV DBY WBS YLT)
Mark 6:5 He could do no mighty work there, except that he laid his hands on a few sick people, and healed them. (Root in WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 4:18 "The Spirit of the Lord is on me, because he has anointed me to preach good news to the poor. He has sent me to heal the brokenhearted, to proclaim release to the captives, recovering of sight to the blind, to deliver those who are crushed, (WEB KJV WBS YLT)
Luke 4:23 He said to them, "Doubtless you will tell me this parable,'Physician, heal yourself! Whatever we have heard done at Capernaum, do also here in your hometown.'" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 4:40 When the sun was setting, all those who had any sick with various diseases brought them to him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them. (Root in WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 5:17 It happened on one of those days, that he was teaching; and there were Pharisees and teachers of the law sitting by, who had come out of every village of Galilee, Judea, and Jerusalem. The power of the Lord was with him to heal them. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 6:7 The scribes and the Pharisees watched him, to see whether he would heal on the Sabbath, that they might find an accusation against him. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 7:3 And when he heard of Jesus, he sent unto him the elders of the Jews, beseeching him that he would come and heal his servant. (KJV WEY WBS RSV NIV)
Luke 8:43 A woman who had a flow of blood for twelve years, who had spent all her living on physicians, and could not be healed by any, (Root in WEB KJV ASV WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 9:1 And having called together the twelve, he gave them power and authority over all demons, and to heal diseases, (DBY NAS)
Luke 9:2 He sent them forth to preach the Kingdom of God, and to heal the sick. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 10:9 Heal the sick who are therein, and tell them,'The Kingdom of God has come near to you.' (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Luke 13:32 He said to them, "Go and tell that fox,'Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I complete my mission. (See NIV)
Luke 14:3 Jesus, answering, spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees, saying, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?" (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 4:47 When he heard that Jesus had come out of Judea into Galilee, he went to him, and begged him that he would come down and heal his son, for he was at the point of death. (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
John 12:40 "He has blinded their eyes and he hardened their heart, lest they should see with their eyes, and perceive with their heart, and would turn, and I would heal them." (WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 4:30 while you stretch out your hand to heal; and that signs and wonders may be done through the name of your holy Servant Jesus." (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 9:34 Peter said to him, "Aeneas, Jesus Christ heals you. Get up and make your bed!" Immediately he arose. (Root in WEB ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Acts 28:27 For this people's heart has grown callous. Their ears are dull of hearing. Their eyes they have closed. Lest they should see with their eyes, hear with their ears, understand with their heart, and would turn again, and I would heal them.' (WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
James 5:15 and the prayer of faith will heal him who is sick, and the Lord will raise him up. If he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. (WEB WEY DBY)
Numbers 12:13 Moses cried to Yahweh, saying, "Heal her, God, I beg you!" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Deuteronomy 32:39 "See now that I, even I, am he, There is no god with me. I kill, and I make alive. I wound, and I heal. There is no one who can deliver out of my hand. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 5:3 She said to her mistress, "I wish that my lord were with the prophet who is in Samaria! Then he would heal him of his leprosy." (WEB)
2 Kings 5:6 He brought the letter to the king of Israel, saying, "Now when this letter has come to you, behold, I have sent Naaman my servant to you, that you may heal him of his leprosy." (WEB)
2 Kings 5:7 It happened, when the king of Israel had read the letter, that he tore his clothes, and said, "Am I God, to kill and to make alive, that this man sends to me to heal a man of his leprosy? But consider, please, and see how he seeks a quarrel against me." (WEB)
2 Kings 5:11 But Naaman was angry, and went away, and said, "Behold, I thought,'He will surely come out to me, and stand, and call on the name of Yahweh his God, and wave his hand over the place, and heal the leper.' (WEB)
2 Kings 20:5 "Turn back, and tell Hezekiah the prince of my people,'Thus says Yahweh, the God of David your father, "I have heard your prayer. I have seen your tears. Behold, I will heal you. On the third day, you shall go up to the house of Yahweh. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Kings 20:8 Hezekiah said to Isaiah, "What shall be the sign that Yahweh will heal me, and that I shall go up to the house of Yahweh the third day?" (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
2 Chronicles 7:14 if my people, who are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Job 5:18 For He doth pain, and He bindeth up, He smiteth, and His hands heal. (YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 6:2 Have mercy on me, Yahweh, for I am faint. Yahweh, heal me, for my bones are troubled. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 30:2 Yahweh my God, I cried to you, and you have healed me. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 41:4 I said, "Yahweh, have mercy on me! Heal me, for I have sinned against you." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Psalms 60:2 Thou hast made the earth to tremble; thou hast broken it: heal the breaches thereof; for it shaketh. (KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS)
Ecclesiastes 3:3 a time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up; (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 19:22 Yahweh will strike Egypt, striking and healing. They will return to Yahweh, and he will be entreated by them, and will heal them. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 57:18 I have seen his ways, and will heal him: I will lead him also, and restore comforts to him and to his mourners. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Isaiah 57:19 I create the fruit of the lips: Peace, peace, to him who is far off and to him who is near," says Yahweh; "and I will heal them." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 3:22 Return, you backsliding children, I will heal your backsliding. "Behold, we have come to you; for you are Yahweh our God." (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 6:14 They have healed also the hurt of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 8:11 They have healed the hurt of the daughter of my people slightly, saying, Peace, peace; when there is no peace. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)
Jeremiah 10:19 Woe is me, for my wound! My stroke is hard to heal, and I had said, Yea, this is my grief, and I will bear it. (DBY)
Jeremiah 17:14 Heal me, O Yahweh, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved: for you are my praise. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 30:17 For I will restore health to you, and I will heal you of your wounds, says Yahweh; because they have called you an outcast, saying, It is Zion, whom no man seeks after. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Jeremiah 33:6 Behold, I will bring it health and cure, and I will cure them; and I will reveal to them abundance of peace and truth. (Root in WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Lamentations 2:13 What shall I testify to you? what shall I liken to you, daughter of Jerusalem? What shall I compare to you, that I may comfort you, virgin daughter of Zion? For your breach is great like the sea: who can heal you? (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS NIV)
Hosea 5:13 "When Ephraim saw his sickness, and Judah his wound, Then Ephraim went to Assyria, and sent to king Jareb: but he is not able to heal you, neither will he cure you of your wound. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 6:1 "Come, and let us return to Yahweh; for he has torn us to pieces, and he will heal us; he has injured us, and he will bind up our wounds. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 7:1 When I would heal Israel, then the iniquity of Ephraim is uncovered, also the wickedness of Samaria; for they commit falsehood, and the thief enters in, and the gang of robbers ravages outside. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Hosea 14:4 "I will heal their waywardness. I will love them freely; for my anger is turned away from him. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)
Nahum 3:19 There is no healing your wound, for your injury is fatal. All who hear the report of you clap their hands over you; for who hasn't felt your endless cruelty? (Root in WEB KJV DBY WBS NIV)
Zechariah 11:16 For, behold, I will raise up a shepherd in the land, who will not visit those who are cut off, neither will seek those who are scattered, nor heal that which is broken, nor feed that which is sound; but he will eat the flesh of the fat sheep, and will tear their hoofs in pieces. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)