August 1, 2008
A Prayer
of Jesus
I thank thee, Father, Lord of heaven and earth, that thou hast hidden these things from the wise and
 understanding and revealed them to babes; yea, Father, for such was thy gracious will.
by Michele / August 2008

Jesus' words are rendered in red.  The words "healthy, heal / healing" are highlighted in purple for your attention.

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The gospels account for many stories of healing, yet here we are only including those verses where the words identified above are mentioned from the lips of our Lord.  

Healing the Centurion's Servant

Matthew 8

[5] Now when he came into Capernaum [there] came to him [a] centurion calling to him

[6] and saying: Lord, my child is stricken paralytic in my house, terribly put to the test.

[7] And he says to him: I, having come, will heal him.

[8] But the centurion answering him said: Lord, I am not worthy that you should come under my roof, but only say [the] word, and my child will be cured.

[9] For I also am [a] man under authority, having soldiers under me, and I say to this [one]: Be going, and he goes, and to another: Be coming, and he comes, and to my slave: Do this, and he does [it].

[10] Now having heard [this] Jesus was amazed and said to his followers: Truly I say to you, in Israel I have not found such faith.

[11] And I say to you that many from east and west will have come and will recline with Abraham and Isaac and Jacob in the kingdom of the heavens.

[12] But the sons of the kingdom will be thrown out into the outer darkness, [where] there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

[13] And Jesus said to the centurion: Be going, as you have believed it is come to pass for you. And the child was healed in that hour.

The Call of Matthew/Levi; Eating with Sinners

Matthew 9

Luke 5

[9] And proceeding from there Jesus saw [a] man sitting at [a] tax-booth, called Matthew, and he says to him: Be following me. And having stood up, he followed him.

[10] And it came to pass when he was seated at table in the house that, behold, many tax-collectors and sinners came and sat down at table with Jesus and his disciples. 

[11] And the Pharisees having seen this were saying to his disciples: Why does your teacher eat with tax-collectors and sinners?

[12] But having heard this he said: The healthy have no need of [a] physician, rather those having [it] evil-ly.

[13] But go and learn what it means:

I desire mercy and not sacrifice.

For I did not come to call [the] just, but sinners.

[27] And after these [things] he went out, and behold [a] tax collector Levi by name sitting in the tax office, and he said to him: Be following me. 

[28] And having left all, having stood up, he followed him.

[29] And Levi gave [a] great banquet in his house, and there was [a] great crowd of tax gatherers and others who were with them being seated.

[30] And the Pharisees and scribes were murmuring of them to his disciples saying: Why do you eat and drink with tax gatherers and sinners?

[31] And answering Jesus said to them: The healthy have no need of [the] physician, but those having [it] evil-ly.

[32] I am not sent to call [the] just but sinners to repentance.  

The Sending Out 

Matthew 10

Luke 10

[1] And having called to himself his twelve disciples he gave to them authority over unclean spirits so as to be casting them out, and to be healing every disease and every weakness.

[2] Now the names of the twelve apostles are these: First Simon the [one] called Peter and Andrew his brother, and James the son of Zebedee and John his brother,

[3] Phillip and Bartholemew, Thomas and Matthew the tax-collector, James the son of Alphaeus, and Thaddeus,

[4] Simon the Zealot and Judas Iscariot who also betrayed him.

[5] Jesus sent out these twelve after he exhorted them saying: Do not go in the road of the nations, and do not enter into the city of Samaritans.

[6] But be going instead to the lost sheep of the house of Israel. 

[7] And while going, be proclaiming that the kingdom of the heavens [is] at hand.

[8] Be healing the feeble, be raising the dead, be cleansing lepers, be casting out demons. Freely you have received, freely give.

[9] Do not take gold nor silver nor copper coin in your belt

[10] nor pouch for the road nor two shirts nor sandals nor staves, for the worker [is] worthy of his sustenance.

[11] And in whatever city or town you enter, inquire who in it is worthy, and there remain until you leave.

[12] And when you enter into the house, greet it kindly.

[13] And if the house should be worthy, let your peace come upon it. But if it should not be worthy, let your peace return to you.

[14] And whoever does not receive you nor hear your words, when you come of that house or city, shake the dust off your feet.

[15] Truly I say to you, It will be more bearable for [the] land of Sodom and Gomorrha in the day of judgment than for that city.

[1] Now after these [things] the Lord commissioned another seventy and sent them by twos before his face into every city and place where he was [about] to come.

[2] But he was saying to them: On the one hand the harvest is great, but on the other the workers are few. Ask therefore of the Lord of the harvest that he throw workers to his harvest.

[3] Be departing, Behold I send you as sheep in the midst of wolves. 

[4] Be not taking purse, nor knapsack, nor sandal, and greet no one on the road.

[5] But into whatever house you enter, first be saying: Peace to this house.

[6] And if the son of peace be there, your peace will rest upon it, but if not, it will return to you.

[7] But in that house be abiding, eating and drinking from them, for [a] worker is worthy of his reward. Be not moving from house to house.

[8] And into whatever city you enter and they receive you, be eating what they set before you,

[9] and be healing those in weakness, and be saying to them: The kingdom of God is at hand upon you.

[10] But into whatever city you enter and they receive you not, going out into the streets of it say:

[11] Even the dust having clung to us from your city to [our] feet do we wipe off to you. Nevertheless this you know, that the kingdom is at hand.

[12] I say to you that it will be more tolerable in that day for Sodom than that city.

The Parable of the Sower

Matthew 13

[1] In that day when Jesus went out of the city he sat by the sea,

[2] and [a] great crowd gathered by him, so that having embarked he sat in [a] boat, and all the crowd stood on the shore.

[3] And he said to them many [things] in parables saying:

Behold the sower went out to be sowing. 

[4] And among what he sowed some on the one hand fell by the road, and when the birds came they ate it.

[5] On the other hand [some] fell on the rocky soil where it did not have much earth, and immediately it sprang up because of not having depth of earth;

[6] so when the sun rose it was scorched, and because of not having root it was withered.

[7] On the other hand [some] fell among the thistles, and the thistles came up and choked it.

[8] On the other hand some fell on the good soil, and was giving fruit, on the one hand hundredfold, on the other sixtyfold, [and] on the other thirtyfold.

[9] The [one having] ears to be hearing, let him be hearing.

[10] And when his disciples came they said to him: Why do you speak in parables to them?

[11] But when he answered he said: To you it is given to know the mysteries of the kingdom of the heavens, but to those it is not given. 

[12] For whoever has, it shall be given to him, and will be more than enough. But whoever does not have, even what he has will be taken from him.

[13] I speak to them in parables because of this: Because looking they do not look, and hearing they do not hear not understand.

[14] And the prophesy of Isaiah is fulfilled in them which said:

Hearing they will hear and will not understand
And looking they will look, and will not see.

[15] For the heart of this people has grown fat
An with their ears they heard with disgust,
And their eyes they have closed Lest they see with their eyes
And understand with their hearts and turn back
And I heal them.

[16] But blessed are your eyes because they look, and [your] ears because they hear.

[17] For truly I say to you that many prophets and just men lusted to see what you look at and they did not see, and to hear and they did not hear.

[18] Therefore hear the parable of the sower.

[19] When anyone hears the word of the kingdom and does not understand, the wicked [one] comes and carries off what was sown in his heart. This is what was sown by the road.

[20] And what was sown on the rocky soil, this is the one hearing the word and immediately receives it with joy,

[21] but it has no root in him, but is transitory, so when trouble or persecution comes to pass because of the word, immediately he stumbles.

[22] And what was sown in the thistles, this is the one hearing the word, and the concerns of the age and the guile of riches chokes the word, and it becomes unfruitful.

[23] But what was sown on the good soil, this is the [one] hearing the word and understanding, who indeed bears fruit and produces on the one hand [a] hundredfold, on the other sixty fold, [and] on the other thirty fold.

Restoration and Healing
Mark 5

[21] And when Jesus crossed over in the boat again on the other side was gathered [a] great crowd upon him, and he was by the sea.

[22] And one of the chiefs of the synagogue comes; Jairus by name, and seeing him fell at his feet.

[23] And he calls upon him much saying that: My little daughter is near the end, [I beseech you] in order that having come you lay your hands on her, in order that she be saved and zoe-live.

[24] And he departed with him and [a] great crowd followed him, and pressed upon him.

[25] And [a] woman being in flow of blood twelve years

[26] and having suffered much from many physicians and having spent all she had, and having profited nothing but rather having become worse,

[27] having heard concerning Jesus, having come in the crowd from behind, she touched his robe.

[28] For she said that: If I even touch his garments, I will be saved.

[29] And straightway the fount of her blood was dried up, and [she] knew in her body that she was healed from her suffering.

[30] And straightway Jesus having known in himself [that] power had gone out of him, having turned around in the crowd he said: Who touched my garment?

[31] And his disciples were saying to him: You see the crowd pressing upon you, and you say: Who touched me?

[32] And he looked [about] [him] to see the [one] having done this.

[33] Now the woman having feared and trembling, having seen what came to pass to her, she came and fell before him and told him all the truth.

[34] But he said to her: Daughter, your belief has saved you. Be going in peace, and be healthy from your torment.

Rejection at Nazareth

Luke 4

[16] And he came into Nazareth, where he had grown up and entered according to his custom in the day of the Sabbaths into the synagogue, and stood to read.

[17] And [the] scroll of the prophet Isaiah was given to him, and having opened the scroll he found the place where it was written:

[18] [The] spirit of the Lord [is] upon me
Because of which he has anointed me
to preach to the poor
He has sent me to heal the crushed,
To proclaim pardon to the captives
and sight to the blind,
To send away the oppressed in pardon,
[19] To proclaim [the] welcome year of the Lord.

[20] And having rolled up the scroll [and] having returned it to the assistant he sat, and all eyes in the synagogue were looking intently on him.

[21] So he began to be speaking to them that: Today this scripture has been fulfilled in your ears.

[22] And all were testifying to him and were marveling upon the words of grace proceeding out of his mouth, and were saying: Is this not Joseph's son?

[23] And he said to them: Certainly you will tell me this parable: Physician, heal yourself; as much as we heard came to pass in Capernaum, do also here in your native-land. 

[24] But he said: Truly I say to you that no prophet is welcome in his native-land.

[25] But in truth I say to you, there were many widows in Israel in the days of Elijah, when the heavens were shut three years and six months, that there came to pass [a] great famine upon all the land, 

[26] and to none of them was Elijah sent except to Sarpta of Sidon to [a] widow woman.

[27] And there were many lepers in Israel upon Elisha and none of them were healed except Naiman the Syrene.

[28] And all were filled with rage in the synagogue when they heard these [things],

[29] and having risen up they threw him out of the city and led him to [the] brow of the mountain upon which their city was built, in order to throw him down the cliff.

[30] But he having passed through their midst departed.

Internal Light

Luke 11

[33] No one having lit [a] lamp places it in [a] hidden place nor under the peck measure, but upon the lampstand, in order that those entering the radiance might see.

[34] The light of the body is your eye. Whenever your eye be clear*, even your whole body is full of light. But whenever it be diseased, you body also [is] dark.

[35] Be looking therefore that the light in you be not darkness.

[36] If therefore your whole body be full of light, not having any part dark, it will all be full of light, as when the lamp illumines you with light.

*or "sound," "healthy," "single," "simple"

Going to Jerusalem

Luke 13

[31] In that hour certain Pharisees came and said to him: Get away from here, for Herod wants to kill you.

[32] And he said to them: Go and tell that fox: Behold, I cast out demons and perform healings today and tomorrow, and on the third day I will be completed. 

[33] Neverthess I must go [on my way] today and tomorrow and the next day, for it cannot be that [a] prophet should perish away from Jerusalem.

[34] Jerusalem, Jerusalem, the [city] that kills the prophets and stones those sent to it. How often would I have gathered your children together as [a] hen gathers her brood under her wings, and you would not! 

[35] Behold, your house is forsaken. And I tell you, you will not see me until you say: Blessed [is] the one coming in the name of the Lord!

Healing Again on the Sabbath

Luke 14

[1] And it came to pass when he entered into the house of one of the rules of the Pharisees on the Sabbath to eat bread, and they were watching him closely.

[2] And behold [a] certain man was suffering from dropsy before him.

[3] And answering Jesus spoke to the lawyers and Pharisees saying: Is it allowed on the Sabbath to heal or not?

[4] But they were silent. And having taken hold [of him] he healed him, and sent [him] away.

[5] And to them he said: Whose son or beast falls into [a] well, and you do not straightway pull him up on the day of the Sabbath?

[6] And they were not able to reply to these [things].

The Parable of the Prodigal Son

Luke 15

[11] But I say to you, a certain man was having two sons.

[12}And the younger of them said to the father: Father, give to me the portion of the wealth falling to me. So he divided to them the living. 

[13]And after not many days having gathered everything the younger son journeyed to [a] far country, and there he squandered his wealth zoe-living loosely. 

[14] So when he spent all [a] severe famine came to pass against that country, and he began to be in need. 

[15] And having gone he joined to one of the citizens of that country and he sent him into his fields to be grazing the pigs. 

[16] And he was desiring to fill his belly with pods that the pigs were eating, and no one was giving [anything] to him. 

[17] But coming to himself he said: How many servants of my father have abundance of bread, but I am perishing here in [a] famine. 

[18] Having arisen I will go to my father and will say to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 

[19] no longer am I worthy to be called your son, make me as one [of your] hired-hands. 

[20]And having arisen he came to his own father. But while he was being distant afar his father saw him and had compassion, and having run fell upon his neck and kissed him. 

[21] But the son said to him: Father, I have sinned against heaven and before you, 

[22] But the father said to his slaves: Swiftly bring out the best robe and put it on him, and give [a] ring for his hand and sandals for his feet, 

[23] and be bringing the fatted calf, kill [it], and having eaten let us make merry. 

[24] For this my son was dead and is alive again, was lost and is found. And he began to be making merry.

[25] Now his elder son was in the field, and as he came he drew nigh to the house, he heard music and dance,

[26] and calling upon one of the servants he inquired what this might be.

[27] But he said to him that his brother has arrived, and your father killed the fatted calf, for he had received him back sound*.

[28] But he was enraged and did not want to enter. So his father having come out called upon him.

[29] But answering he said to the father: Behold so many years I am slaving to you and never transgressed your commandment, and for me you have never given [a] goat that I may make merry with my friends.

[30] But when this your son who consumed your living with prostitutes came, you killed for him the fatted calf.

[31] But he said to him: Child, you are always with me, and all mine is yours.

[32] But it was necessary to make merry and rejoice, for this your brother was dead and has returned to zoe-life, and was lost and is found.

*or "healthy"

Healing a Paralytic at the Pool of Bethesda

John 5

[1] After these [things] was the feast of the Jews, and Jesus went up into Jerusalem.

[2] But there is in Jerusalem near the sheepgate [a] pool, being called in Hebrew Bethzatha, having five porches.

[3] In them lay multitudes of sick, blind, lame, [and] withered.

[4] [For [an] angel of the lord according to occasion was coming down to the pool and was disturbing the water; so the first having gotten in after the disturbance of the water became whole in that very moment for the sickness he was having.]

[5] Now [a] certain man was there having thirty-eight years in his sickness.

[6] When Jesus saw this [man] lying, and having known that he has already much time [there] he says to him: Do you want to became healthy?

[7] The sick [man] answered him: Lord, I do not have [a] man, that when the water be disturbed he throw me into the pool; but when I come, another gets in before me. 

[8] Jesus says to him: Be arising, pick up your bed and be walking.

[9] And immediately the man became healthy and picked up his bed and was walking. Now it was the Sabbath in that hour.

[10] So the Jews were saying to the [one] having been healed: It is the Sabbath, and it is not allowed for you to pick up your bed.

[11] But he answered them: The [one] who made me healthy, that [one] said to me: Pick up your bed and be walking.

[12] They asked him, Who is the man who said to you: Pick up your bed and be walking?

[13] Now the [one] having been healed did not know who he is, for Jesus withdrew from the crowd being in that place.

[14] After these [things] Jesus finds him in the temple and said to him: See, you have become healthy; no longer be sinning, that something worse not come to pass for you.

[15] The man departed and declared to the Jews that Jesus is the [one] having made him healthy.

Teaching in the Temple

John 7

[14] Now the festival being already in the middle Jesus went up to the temple and was teaching.

[15] So the Jews were marveling saying: How does this [one] know letters, not having been taught?

[16] So Jesus answered them and said: My teaching is not mine but of the [one] having sent me.

[17] If anyone wills to be doing his will, he shall know concerning the teaching, whether it is from God or [if] I speak from myself.

[18] The [one] speaking from himself seeks his own glory. But the [one] seeking the glory of the [one] having sent him, this [one] is true and injustice is not in him.

[19] Has not Moses given you the law? And no one [of you] does the law. Why do you seek to kill me?

[20] The crowd answered: You have [a] demon; Who seeks to kill you?

[21] Jesus answered and said to them: One work I did and all marvel. 

[22] Because of this Moses has given to you the circumcision—not because it is from Moses, but [rather] from the fathers—and on the Sabbath do you circumcise [a] man.

[23] If the man receives circumcision on the Sabbath in order that the law of Moses not be loosed, are you angry with me because I made the whole man healthy on the Sabbath?

[24] Be not judging according to appearance, but judge [according to] just judgment.  

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