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Trophimus left sick

Could it be possible that Paul's inability to heal Trophimus was because he was now unable to be used as a 'conduit' for God's Holy Spirit Power ? Does his request for his 'cloak' to be brought to him ...
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What was the intent of Jesus' question : " Who touched me "?

We read in Lk 8:42-46: As Jesus was on his way, the crowds almost crushed him. And a woman was there who had been subject to bleeding for twelve years,but no one could heal her. She came up behind ...
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How does the description in Luke 11:24-26 apply to Mary Magdalene, Joanna and Susanna in Luke 8:3?

Luke 11 When an unclean spirit goes out of someone, it roams through arid regions searching for rest but, finding none, it says, ‘I shall return to my home from which I came.’ 25 But upon returning, ...
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Does "God said" (Gen. 1:1-3) imply a Fiat Creation since Jesus did miracles instantaneously by speaking too (Mtt 8:3)? [closed]

It seems at a cursory reading that God spoke things into existence immediately by simply expressing an imperative sentence, with immediate results. Does the conduct of Jesus years later give any ...
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If Jesus broke the Sabbath at John 5:18, why does He say "Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" at Matthew 12:12?

Some interpret John 5:18 "Because of this, the Jews tried all the harder to kill Him. Not only was He breaking the Sabbath, but He was even calling God His own Father, making Himself equal with ...
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What is the difference between gifts of healing (1 Cor 12) and praying for the sick to get healed (James 5)?

1 Corinthians 12 (ESV): 9 to another faith by the same Spirit, to another gifts of healing by the one Spirit, 27 Now you are the body of Christ and individually members of it. 28 And God has ...
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Isaiah 38:21 - The Cake of Figs: Medicinal or Miraculous?

Isaiah 38:21 (ESV), 21 Now Isaiah had said, “Let them take a cake of figs and apply it to the boil, that he may recover.” This verse is in response to the greater narrative regarding King Hezekiah's ...
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What does Acts 4:22 mean by referring to the age of the man that was healed?

In Acts 4:22 (NIV) one reads For the man who was miraculously healed was over forty years old. What was the purpose of mentioning the age in this context? I understand that it may be a way to note ...
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Who is included in the word "our" in Isaiah 53:4?

Who is included in the word "our" in Isaiah 53:4? "Surely he hath borne our griefs, and carried our sorrows" Obviously in verse 5 the word "our" is for every human being ...
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Meaning and significance of the greek word "ἅπτομαι" (haptomai \ haptou) in John 20:17 [duplicate]

I have always been struck by the "oddness" and also variation in the translation of Jesus statement in John 20:17 to Mary magdeline after his resurrection. It is rendered in various english ...
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Luke 5:17 - the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing

In the NASB, Luke 5:17 says "the power of the Lord was present for Him to perform healing". I would have thought, and still do, that at least after Jesus's encounter with John that the ...
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What is the difference between gifts of healing and the working of miracles? 1 Corinthians 12

1 Corinthians 12 (ESV): 4 Now there are varieties of gifts, but the same Spirit; 5 and there are varieties of service, but the same Lord; 6 and there are varieties of activities, but it is the same ...
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Why did the translators add the words "that they may be healed" to James 5 v 16

In my Interlinear bible, the words 'ye may be healed' come under one Greek word iaomai (Strongs No G2390) to cure, heal, make whole. For some, adding the word may introduces some doubt, ie may or may ...
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“Restores my soul” means what? Psalm 23:3

“He restores my soul.” ‭‭Psalms‬ ‭23:3‬ ‭ How is the soul restored and from what does it need restoring? (Since there is no attempt to answer the question thus far, I wonder if...) “Or he will ...
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In Matthew 8:17 is he saying that Jesus fulfilled Isaiah 53:4 by healing some people or by taking away all disease from his people?

Working only inductively from the text... In Matthew 8:17, is Matthew saying that as predicted Jesus healed some people in his ministry OR that Jesus dealt definitively with all human disease by "...
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Why did Jesus ask some recipients of miracles to report to the priests and some he told to speak to no one?

Jesus performed many miracles while on earth. We see that in some cases the healed person is told to keep the matter private (e.g. Mark 1:44, Matt 9:30); but in other cases the person is told to ...
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Why did the Apostle Paul leave Trophimus sick, while Epaphroditus was also sick to the point of death in Philippians 2:27?

If the Apostle Paul still had the power to heal why would he leave Trophimus sick, while Epaphroditus was also sick to the point of death in Philippians 2:27 and encouraged Timothy to use a little ...
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Where in the Bible did Jesus revisit the demon possed man from Decapolis? [closed]

Where in the Bible did Jesus revisit the demon possed man from Decapolis?
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What does Elijah's prayer for drought have to do with prayers for healing? (James 5:17-18)

I am curious why James selects Elijah’s prayers starting and ending a drought in Israel as an example of how powerfully a righteous man’s prayer can give healing (James 5:17-18). How does this ...
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Is Psalm 146:8 a promise for a particular time?

In Psalm 146:8 it is asserted by a Jew to the Jews that God gives sight to blind people. The context seems to suggest that a physical blindness is being referred to rather than a spiritual one: NIV ...
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When does Jesus not heal?

It seems Jesus does not heal everyone. Mark 6:5 And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them. So also in Luke: Luke 5:15 But so much ...
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How does Jesus' declaration of "You perverse generation" fit into the context of Luke 9:37-43?

This is the part where Jesus heals a demon-posessed boy that the deciples don't have enough faith to heal. The next day, when they came down from the mountain, a large crowd met him. A man in the ...
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Does Exodus 15:26 promise supernatural healing or that obedience to the Torah would bring health?

Does Exodus 15:26 promise supernatural healing or that obedience to the Torah would bring health? Exo 15:26 He said, "If you will carefully obey the LORD your God, do what is right in his eyes, ...
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In Exodus 15:26, what diseases did God bring on the Egyptians?

In Exodus 15:26, what diseases did God bring on the Egyptians?: Exo 15:26 He said, "If you will carefully obey the LORD your God, do what is right in his eyes, listen to his commandments, and ...
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Is Daniel 1:15 intended as a miracle or a testimony to the superiority of the divine diet?

Is Daniel 1:15 intended as a miracle or a testimony to the superiority of the divine diet?: Dan 1:15 At the end of ten days their appearance was better and their faces were well-nourished ...
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Why did Jesus not allow demons to proclaim his name

In Mark 1:21-28, Jesus casts out a demon: Then they went to Capernaum. When the Sabbath came, Jesus went into the synagogue and began to teach. The people there were amazed by his teaching, because ...
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Was Malchus right ear reattached or regrown? [closed]

In Matthew 26:51-54, Mark 14:47-49, Luke 22:50-51, John 18:10 the bible tells how Simon Peter did cutoff the servant Malchus right ear with his sword, and in Luke 22:51 Jesus healed the servant's ear. ...
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Why are the crowds amazed when they see Jesus in Mark 9?

Mark 9:14-29 tells the story of the healing of a boy with a spirit that 'makes him mute' and causes some sort of seizure or fit. When Jesus arrives on the scene, the crowd "were greatly amazed" —...
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How could the person in Luke 9:49 cast out demons without Jesus' mandate?

Luke 9:49 (ESV): John answered, “Master, we saw someone casting out demons in your name, and we tried to stop him, because he does not follow with us.” The 12 (and later the 70) only started ...
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Are there any clues as to the nature of the man's blindness in John 9?

This weekend I heard somebody build a case for a theological position based in part of the kind of healing given to the blind man in John 9. [John 9:1, NET] Now as Jesus was passing by, he saw a ...
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What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed?

What is meant by keeping people blind and deaf so as not to get healed? I understand this to be one of those scriptures that is meant to challenge our understanding, such as "drink my blood and eat ...
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The Healing at the Pool in John 5:1-14

What is the significance of the man's belief regarding healing through the disturbed waters? Was it just a belief (bordering on superstition)? Or was it really intended by God for healing to take ...
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How did Paul "see that someone had faith" in Acts 14?

How did Paul see that the crippled man had faith to make him well? What does this mean? Acts 14:8-10 ESV Now at Lystra there was a man sitting who could not use his feet. He was crippled from birth ...
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Did Jesus not heal the crippled beggar at the gate Beautiful?

One day Peter and John were going up to the temple at the time of prayer—at three in the afternoon. Now a man crippled from birth was being carried to the temple gate called Beautiful, where he was ...
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What did the blind man from Bethsaida see?

Mark 8:22-26 (ESV): And they came to Bethsaida. And some people brought to him a blind man and begged him to touch him. And he took the blind man by the hand and led him out of the village, and ...
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