References to Healing with a Touch

Old Testament

2 Kings 4:32-35 — Elisha raises a dead boy to life

  1. When Elisha arrived at the house, there was the child lying dead on his bed.
  2. He went in by himself and closed the door.
    . . Then he prayed to the Lord.
  3. He got up on the bed and spread his body out over the boy; he put his mouth on the boy’s mouth, his eyes over the boy’s eyes, and the palms of his hands against the boy’s palms. He bent down over him, and the boy’s skin grew warm.
  4. Elisha went back and walked around in the house. Then he got up on the bed again and bent down over him. The child sneezed seven times and opened his eyes.

2 Kings 13:20,21 — A dead man’s body touched the bones of Elisha

  1. Elisha died and was buried.
    . Moabite raiding parties invaded the land at the beginning of the year.
  2. One day some men were burying a man when they spotted a raiding party.
    . So they threw the dead man into Elisha’s tomb.
    . When the body touched Elisha’s bones, the dead man came to life and stood on his feet.

New Testament

Matthew 8:14-15

  1. Now when Jesus entered Peter’s house, he saw his mother-in-law lying down, sick with a fever.
  2. He touched her hand, and the fever left her. Then she got up and began to serve them.

Matthew 9:20-22

  1. But a woman who had been suffering from a hemorrhage for twelve years came up behind him and touched the edge of his cloak.
  2. For she kept saying to herself, “If only I touch his cloak, I will be healed.”
  3. But when Jesus turned and saw her he said, “Have courage, daughter! Your faith has made you well.” And the woman was healed from that hour.

Luke 6:17-19

  1. Then he came down with them and stood on a level place. And a large number of his disciples had gathered along with a vast multitude from all over Judea, from Jerusalem, and from the seacoast of Tyre and Sidon. They came to hear him and to be healed of their diseases,
  2. and those who suffered from unclean spirits were cured.
  3. The whole crowd was trying to touch him, because power was coming out from him and healing them all.

Mark 6:54-56

  1. As they got out of the boat, people immediately recognized Jesus.
  2. They ran through that whole region and began to bring the sick on mats to wherever he was rumored to be.
  3. And wherever he would go — into villages, towns, or countryside — they would place the sick in the marketplaces, and would ask him if they could just touch the edge of his cloak, and all who touched it were healed.

Matthew 20:32-34

  1. Jesus stopped, called them, and said, “What do you want me to do for you?”
  2. They said to him, “Lord, let our eyes be opened.”
  3. Moved with compassion, Jesus touched their eyes. Immediately they received their sight and followed him.

Luke 22:49-51

  1. When those who were around him saw what was about to happen, they said, “Lord, should we use our swords?”
  2. Then one of them struck the high priest’s slave, cutting off his right ear.
  3. But Jesus said, “Enough of this!” And he touched the man’s ear and healed him.

Acts 5:15-16

  1. Thus they even carried the sick out into the streets, and put them on cots and pallets, so that when Peter came by at least his shadow would fall on some of them.
  2. A crowd of people from the towns around Jerusalem also came together, bringing the sick and those troubled by unclean spirits. They were all being healed.

Acts 19:11-12

  1. God was performing extraordinary miracles by Paul’s hands,
  2. so that when even handkerchiefs or aprons that had touched his body were brought to the sick, their diseases left them and the evil spirits went out of them.

Acts 20:9-12

  1. A young man named Eutychus, who was sitting in the window, was sinking into a deep sleep while Paul continued to speak for a long time. Fast asleep, he fell down from the third story and was picked up dead.
  2. But Paul went down, threw himself on the young man, put his arms around him, and said, “Do not be distressed, for he is still alive!”
  3. Then Paul went back upstairs, and after he had broken bread and eaten, he talked with them a long time, until dawn. Then he left.
  4. They took the boy home alive and were greatly comforted.

Acts 28:8

  1. The father of Publius lay sick in bed, suffering from fever and dysentery. Paul went in to see him and after praying, placed his hands on him and healed him.

Updated on 2010-01-31 (r.128) by Andrew Fountain