Jesus the Healer and his Miracles

screenshot-2016-10-13-at-9-13-28-pmThere are 23 specific stories of Jesus healing people, plus at least 9 sections include an account of mass healings and Jesus’ fame for healing countless people, and another 13 miracles of Jesus.  Of the 23 instances of healing, 7 occurred on the Sabbath, and of those he was condemned for his actions only four times.1

These three tables are designed to help you jump to each passage in the Harmony of the Gospels so that you can study each healing and miracle in harmony, context, and chronological order. Click on the title provided in column 1 to read each account in the Harmony of the Gospels, or mouse over the individual passage to read the text of just one Gospeler.2  


Healing Section Phase Matthew Mark Luke John
Healing the official’s son at Capernaum3 38 2 John 4:46-54
Healing a possessed man 42 3 Mark 1:23-26
Healing Peter’s mother-in-law4 43 3 Matt. 8:14-15 Mark 1:30-31 Luke 4:38-39
Healing a leper 45 3 Matt. 8:2-3 Mark 1:40-42 Luke 5:12-13
Healing a paralyzed man 46 3 Matt. 9:2-7 Mark 2:3-12 Luke 5:18-25
Healing the man at the pool of Bethesda5 49a 4 John 5:1-9
Healing a man with a withered hand6 51 4 Matt. 12:10-13 Mark 3:1-5 Luke 6:6-10
Healing the centurion’s servant 55 5a Matt. 8:5-13 Luke 7:1-10
Healing a blind and dumb man 61 5a Matt. 12:22 Luke 11:14
Healing the one/two Gadarenes 66 5a Matt. 8:28-34 Mark 5:1-13 Luke 8:27-33
Healing a woman with a hemorrhage 67 5a Matt. 9:20-22 Mark 5:25-29 Luke 8:43-48
Healing two blind men 68 5a Matt. 9:27-31
Healing a dumb man 68 5a Matt. 9:32-33
Healing the Canaanite woman’s daughter 78 5b Matt. 15:21-28 Mark 7:24-30
Healing a deaf and dumb man 79a 5b Mark 7:31-37
Healing the blind man at Bethsaida 81b 5b Mark 8:22-26
Healing a boy with epilepsy 87 5b Matt. 17:14-18 Mark 9:17-29 Luke 9:38-43
Healing the man born blind7 100a 5b John 9:1-7
Healing the woman bent double8 110 5c Luke 13:11-13
Healing a man with dropsy9 114 5c Luke 14:1-4
Healing the ten lepers 120a 5c Luke 17:11-19
Healing of Bartimaeus 126 5c Matt. 20:29-34 Mark 10:46-52 Luke 18:35-43
Healing Malchus’ ear 153 5d Luke 22:50-51

Mass Healing

In these 9 instances we read records of when Jesus healed more than one or two people – so many that they are counted in mass as multitudes, many, and everyone.  And if all these accounts of Jesus’ power, mercy, and goodness weren’t enough to impress you John concludes his Gospel account saying that Jesus’ miracles are to numerous to record (John 20:30, 21:25).

Mass Healing Section Phase Matthew Mark Luke John
Healing at Evening 43 3 Matt. 8:16 Mark 1:32-34 Luke 4:40
First Galilean Preaching Tour 44 3 Matt. 4:23-25 Mark 3:9-12 Luke 5:15
After Returning to Galilee from Judea 57 5a Matt. 11:4-5 Luke 7:21-22
Second Galilean Preaching Tour 70a 5a Matt. 9:35-38 Luke 6:17-19
Third Galilean Preaching Tour 72b 5b Matt. 14:14 Luke 9:11
Land of Gennesaret 75 5b Matt. 14:34-36 Mark 6:53-56
Mountain Near Sea of Galilee 79a 5b Matt. 15:29-31
Great Multitudes in Judea 122 5c Matt. 19:1-2
At the Temple in Jerusalem  128b 5d Matt. 21:14-15


In addition to all these healings we list below 13 specific miracles recorded in the Gospels, but there are 9 other times in which Jesus appeared to his disciples and apostles and also 4 more post-Ascension appearances which seems to qualify for miraculous.10

Miracles Section Phase Matthew Mark Luke John
Turning water to wine 29 2 John 2:1-11
The 1st catch of fish 41 3 Luke 5:1-11
Raising the widow of Nain’s son from the dead 56 5a Luke 7:11-15
Calming the storm 65 5a Matt. 8:23-27 Mark 4:37-41 Luke 8:22-25
Raising Jairus’ daughter from the dead 67 5a Matt. 9:18-25 Mark 5:22-42 Luke 8:41-56
Feeding the 5,000 72c 5b Matt. 14:15-21 Mark 6:35-44 Luke 9:12-17 John 6:5-13
Walking on the water 74 5b Matt. 14:25 Mark 6:48-51 John 6:19-21
The boat immediately reaching shore 74 5b John 6:21
Feeding the 4,000 79b 5b Matt. 15:32-38 Mark 8:1-9
Finding of the coin in the fish’s mouth 89 5b Matt. 17:24-27
Raising Lazarus from the dead 118b 5c John 11:17-44
The withered fig tree 129a 5d Matt. 21:18-22 Mark 11:20-26
Jesus’ Resurrection11 170171 5d Matt. 28:2-8 Mark 16:2-6 Luke 24:1-8 John 20:1
The 2nd catch of fish 12 180 5d John 21:1-11


  1. We address this topic in greater depth in week 98, Section 110 “Freed from Infirmity”
  2. Download the OSL reference of Jesus’ healings and miracles.
  3. Sabbath healing at temple in Capernaum
  4. Sabbath healing at temple in Capernaum
  5. Jesus was condemned for healing on the Sabbath at the temple in Jerusalem
  6. Jesus was condemned for healing on the Sabbath at the temple in Capernaum
  7. Jesus was condemned for healing on the Sabbath at the temple in Jerusalem.
  8. Jesus was condemned for healing on the Sabbath at the temple most probably in Judea.
  9. Sabbath healing at temple in Jerusalem.
  10. The 4 post-Ascension appearances include: Jesus’ Appearance to Saul Acts 9:1-9; and three other occurrences as told by Paul in 1 Corinthians 15:3-8: Jesus appeared to over 500 men; Jesus appeared to James, Jesus’ brother; Jesus’ appearance to ‘all the apostles’.
  11. Jesus’ resurrection is a miracle attributed to the Trinity and so to himself. This is integral to the Gospel, his identity, and our own victory and worship (Sursum corda).
  12. This is but one of 9 post-Resurrection appearances in which Jesus visits his apostles and disciples – something memorable for sure and probably miraculous. These can be found in phase 5d – Post Resurrection Appearances.