Trials Bible Study

Trials are a challenge to our faith. It is difficult for us to accept that God would allow us to suffer, and not heal when we pray for healing. What does the Bible say about suffering, and the basis for our trust in God in the face of human suffering?

These are my personal Bible study notes.

God's Blessing on Righteousness

Exodus 15:25-26 Promise to heal from the diseases the Egyptians suffered.
Exodus 23:25-27 Blessings on bread and water; take sickness away.
Leviticus 26:3-13
Deuteronomy 7:12-16
Deuteronomy 11:13-17
Deuteronomy 28:1-14
2 Chronicles 17:3-13 God's blessings on Jehoshaphat and Judah due to their faithfulness to God.
Psalm 1
Psalm 34 (though note v.19)
Psalm 84:11-12
Psalm 91
Psalm 103:1-5
Psalm 115:12-15
Psalm 128
Proverbs 11:8; 13:25; 15:6-9
Jeremiah 17:7-8
Jeremiah 32:19 God sees us and gives to us according to our ways and the fruits of our doings.
Malachi 3:10 (in the case of tithing)
Revelation 3:10 God may spare the obedient from trials.


Deuteronomy 32:39 God is the one who wounds and who heals.
2 Chronicles 7:12-16 God's promise to heal His people who humble themselves and pray to Him in His holy temple.
1 Peter 2:24 We are healed thanks to Christ's sacrifice.


Psalm 34:17-19 "...Many are the afflictions of the righteous..."
Psalm 44 Asking God why He is afflicting His people, and not helping them as in old times.
Psalm 71:20 "You, who have shown me great and severe troubles, Shall revive me again, And bring me up again from the depths of the earth."
Psalm 77 In the midst of a trial, with doubts and fears, remembering God's amazing works of old.
Psalm 88 Crying out to God in a bitter trial.
Psalm 102 A psalm of one whose life is shortened and in suffering. In v.23 it even speaks of God shortening one's life and weakening strength.
Psalm 119:75,81-88
Psalm 129:1-3 "Many times they have afflicted me from my youth" let Israel now say.
Psalm 138:7
Matthew 7:14 difficult way
Matthew 8:23-27 Jesus with disciples on a boat, in a storm: "Oh you of little faith".
Mark 9:49
John 16:33 In the world you will have tribulation; but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.
Acts 9:16 Paul had to suffer many things for Christ's sake.
Acts 14:22 We must through many tribulations enter the kingdom of God.
Romans 8:17-39
Romans 12:1 Present our bodies a living sacrifice.
Romans 12:12 "...patient in tribulation..."
1 Corinthians 10:13
2 Corinthians 1:3-10 God's comfort in our suffering. We have both sufferings and consolation of Christ.
2 Corinthians 6:4-10
2 Corinthians 7:4-7 Tribulations, and comfort in fellow brethren.
2 Corinthians 13:3-4 We live in physical weakness, but through Christ are made strong.
Philippians 3:7-11 Paul suffered loss of all things he previously held dear. Verse 10 talks of knowing "the fellowship of His sufferings, being conformed to His death".
Colossians 1:24 Rejoice in sufferings?!
1 Thessalonians 3:3-5; 2 Timothy 2:3 endure hardship as a good soldier
James 1:2-4; 5:7-11 Have joy in trials, knowing they produce growth.
1 Peter 1:6-9
1 Peter 5:9 same sufferings experienced by our brotherhood in the world.
1 Peter 5:10 "May God... after you have suffered a while, perfect, establish, strengthen, and settle you."


Psalm 94:20-21 The throne of iniquity, which devises evil by law, gathers against the life of the righteous.
Isaiah 51:7-8,12 Do not fear those who persecute you.
Daniel 7:21,25 Saints shall be "given into the hand" of the 4th beast.
Daniel 11:32-35 Some of God's people to fall to the beast power in the end time, though preaching God's word before they fall.
Daniel 12:7 "...when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished."
Matthew 5:10-12 Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness' sake.
Matthew 10:16-39
Matthew 13:20-21 In the parable of the sower, the seed sown on stony ground is someone who stumbles due to tribulation or persecution.
Matthew 24:9 They will deliver you up to persecution and kill you.
Mark 8:34-38 Be prepared to suffer for our faith in Christ, even to lose our physical life.
Luke 6:20-23 Beatitudes. Blessings on the poor, those who hunger, those who weep, those who are persecuted.
John 15:18-25 If they persecuted Me, they will also persecute you.
John 16:1-3 Persecution of apostles. Be put out of synagogues.
John 17:14 God's people hated for not being part of the world.
Acts 20:18-24 Paul's ministry in the face of persecution.
Philippians 1:28-29 We will suffer for His sake. But, a Christian must be bold not terrified.
Ephesians 3:1; Philippians 1:13-14; Colossians 4:3,18; Philemon 1:10,13,23 Apostle Paul was in chains due to his preaching of the gospel message.
1 Thessalonians 2:14-16 persecution from religious authorities.
2 Thessalonians 1:4-7 persecutions and tribulations.
1 Timothy 4:10 ...we suffer reproach, because we trust in the living God...
2 Timothy 1:8; 2:9 Apostle Paul imprisoned for his preaching of the gospel.
2 Timothy 3:12 Anyone who wants to follow Christ will suffer persecution.
1 Peter 2:19-25 Follow Christ's example of suffering.
1 Peter 3:13-18 We may suffer for righteousness' sake.
1 Peter 4:12-19 Rejoice to the extent we partake of Christ's sufferings. If you are reproached for the name of Christ...


Daniel 11:32-35 Some of God's people to fall to the beast power in the end time, though preaching God's word before they fall.
Matthew 10:21,28,38-39
Matthew 24:9 They will deliver you up to persecution and kill you.
Mark 8:34-38
Luke 9:23-26; 14:26-27
John 16:2
Acts 7:1-60 Stephen was martyred by the religious leaders.
Revelation 12:11 God's people overcome Satan, even if it means staying faithful to God unto death.
Revelation 18:24 Babylon kills God's righteous people, as well us other people of the earth.

We Must Be Willing to Sacrifice Everything

Luke 14:26-27,33 We have to bear our own cross, to be Christ's disciples.


Ecclesiastes 3:6; 7:13-15; 9:11-12 Sometimes we are unlucky in life, and we just have to do the best we can in adverse circumstances. Still learn to trust in God who created a certain amount of adversity and unfairness as the facts of life.
Luke 13:1-5 Christ talked about men killed by falling tower of Siloam. They weren't worse sinners to deserve that fate.


Job 1:12; 2:6-7 Consider Satan's hand in Job's suffering. God gave him permission to harass Job, within limits. Satan had the power to do so when permitted.
Job 1:10 Satan thinks that the only reason we could love God is due to blessings we hope to get.
Job 1:11 Satan hopes that through trials he may incite us to curse God.
Luke 13:16 Woman's suffering caused by Satan.
2 Corinthians 12:7 Paul's trial from "a messenger of Satan".
1 Peter 5:8
Revelation 12:9,12,17 Satan has certain power, and great motivation, to cause trouble for the people of the earth and the church.

Sins of Others

Habakkuk 1:13-17 The wicked devour someone more righteous than themselves.

Natural Consequences of Sin

Proverbs 1:22-33
Hosea 10:12-13
Romans 6:21
Galatians 6:7 Reap what you sow.

Human Free Will

Deuteronomy 30:19 God has given humans free will, together with a command to obey Him. Part of this is that humans receive the consequences of their actions. Not only that, but people receive the consequences of others' sinful actions. When humans do right, everyone enjoys the benefits of it. When people do evil, we naturally suffer the consequences.

We could have a world without evil, if God removed our free will. We would be mere puppets.

If we are forced, then we can't really have love. If it's forced, it's not love.

God's Judgment on Sin

Genesis 3:14-19 Curses due to Adam & Eve's sin.
Exodus 15:26 God had sent diseases on the Egyptians, and promised the Israelites He would spare them if they obeyed Him.
Leviticus 26:14-39 Curses on disobedience.
Deuteronomy 8:5 God chastens us as a father chastens his son.
Deuteronomy 28:15-68 Curses on disobedience.
Deuteronomy 31:16-18,26-29 God will withold blessings to those who do not obey Him—as He warned the Israelites would happen.
Joshua 7:1-13 The Israelites could not defeat their enemies at Ai because God wasn't with them, due to Achan's sin at Jericho. God said "Neither will I be with you anymore, unless you destroy the accursed thing from among you."
Judges 2:11-23; 3:8,9,12-15; 4:3; 10:7-10 God's judgment in the time of the judges.
2 Samuel 12:10-14 God afflicted David with various trials due to his sin with Bathsheba.
1 Kings 8:33-40
Job 33:15-30 God punishes and humbles.
Job 37:9-13 Weather events for correction.
Psalm 39:7-11 David recognised God's chastisement of him with trials. God "uses rebukes to correct a man for iniquity."
Psalm 78:34-35 Trials may turn people back to God.
Psalm 107:10-34
Proverbs 3:11-12 quoted by Hebrews 12:5-6.
Proverbs 19:29
Proverbs 27:6 Faithful are the wounds of a friend.
Isaiah 1:19-20
Isaiah 26:16 God's chastening can turn people back to God.
Isaiah 30:20 God gives the "bread of adversity and the water of affliction".
Isaiah 59:1-2 Due to iniquities, God won't hear people's prayers.
Isaiah 64:5-12 God punishes sin. Plea for mercy.
Jeremiah 5:22-25 God witholds blessings from people of iniquity, who don't respect God.
Jeremiah 10:24 We hope for God to correct us justly, but not in anger.
Jeremiah 17:5-6,10-11; 32:19 God judges people and gives them what they deserve according to their ways.
Jeremiah 32:16-25 Because of disobedience, God brought calamity on Judah.
Lamentations 1:18 The Lord is righteous, For I rebelled against His commandment.
Lamentations 3:37-39 Don't complain when God punishes for sins.
Hosea 5:15
Micah 7:8-9
Luke 13:1-5 Though people may suffer now what seems to be divine retribution, the just judgement of God is at a future time.
Luke 19:41-44 Jerusalem didn't recognise their Messiah, and suffered punishment as a consequence.
John 5:14
Romans 3:5-8
1 Corinthians 11:27-32 For this reason many are weak and sick among you, and many sleep...
Ephesians 5:3-7 Wrath of God on sin.
Hebrews 12:3-11 Whom God loves He chastens (quotes Proverbs 3:11-12).
Revelation 3:19 God chastens those whom He loves, so that we may repent. His motivation is from love.

God Witholds Help to Those Who Don't Want Him

Judges 2:11-23 Cycle of sin, punishment, crying out, deliverance in the days of the judges. V.18 God was moved to pity for them.
Proverbs 1:24-33 (personifying wisdom) Wisdom will laugh when calamity comes on those who didn't want wisdom.
Hosea 11 God's love for His people who don't want to know Him. He doesn't want to punish, because He is God, not some vindictive man.
Matthew 23:37-39 Jesus wanted to gather Jerusalem as chicks under His wing, but they weren't willing.
Matthew 22:1-14; Luke 14:15-24 Parable of wedding feast.

Sometimes "Tests" or Purifies Us With Trials

Genesis 22:1-18 God commanded Abraham to offer Isaac as a burnt offering, as a difficult test of his obedience.
Genesis 32:24-32 Jacob wrestling with God.
Exodus 18:8 Israel's hardships and God's deliverance.
Leviticus 26:40-45 Repentance.
Deuteronomy 8:2-3 "...God led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not..."
Deuteronomy 8:16 "...that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end..."
Judges 2:20-23 God left Canaanites in the land of Israel, because the Israelites weren't diligent to drive them out and obey God. So God used the Canaanites to test Israel's obedience.
2 Chronicles 32:31 God withdrew from Hezekiah to test him and see all that was in his heart.
Psalm 11:4-5; 139:1-2,23-24 God tests the righteous.
Psalm 66:10-12
Psalm 118:18
Psalm 119:67,71,75
Proverbs 17:3
Isaiah 1:25
Isaiah 48:10
Jeremiah 9:7; 17:10
Ezekiel 22:18-22
Daniel 11:35; 12:10 Many shall be purified, made white, and refined.
Zechariah 13:8-9
Malachi 3:1-3 God is like a refiner of silver.
Matthew 7:24-27 The storms of life will come. The one who heeds Christ's words will be able to weather the storms.
Mark 9:49 everyone seasoned with fire
John 15:2 God "prunes" us, so we can bear more fruit.
1 Corinthians 3:11-15 Our works will be tested by the fire.
1 Peter 1:6-7 Genuineness of our faith tested by fire.
1 Peter 4:1 Christ suffered for us in the flesh; he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.
1 Peter 4:12 "...fiery trial which is to try you..."

Don't Test God

We should know God's loving character, power and wisdom, sufficiently to be able to have faith that He will give us what's best in the long run.

Matthew 4:7
Exodus 17:2,7
Numbers 14:22
Deuteronomy 6:16
Psalm 78:18-22,41-43,56 The Israelites should have been able to trust God on the basis of the saving power they had witnessed (plagues on Egypt, crossing the Red Sea).
Psalm 95:9-10 "They tried me, though they saw My work... they do not know My ways."
Psalm 106:14


Mark 6:5-6

Sometimes/Often God Doesn't Heal

Psalm 10:1
Psalm 13:1
Psalm 44:22-26
Psalm 77:7-9
Psalm 88:1-18 A psalm that expresses despair without any resolution.
Luke 4:25-27 Elijah only went to Zarephath in Sidon, and no-one else. Of all lepers, Elisha only healed Naaman the Syrian.

Sometimes Righteous People Suffer

Consider Job. His friends were wrong to conclude that he must have sinned to cause his suffering.
Consider David on the run from Saul.
Psalm 34:19 Many are the afflictions of the righteous (but the Lord delivers him out of them all).
Psalm 44:17-26 God's people "sheep for the slaughter" but not due to judgement for sins.
Psalm 73 Why do wicked prosper, while righteous suffer?
John 9:1-5 A man was blind, but not for his or his parents' sin (John 9:34 Pharisees thought his parents must have sinned). The situation was set up to demonstrate God's power and love.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Apostle Paul's thorn in the flesh. (Gal 4:15; 6:11 Possibly eyesight problem.)
Philippians 2:25-30 Epaphroditis was sick nearly to death, while serving the brethren.
1 Timothy 5:23 Timothy's "frequent infirmities".

God's Purpose Is Spiritual Blessings, Not Physical Blessings

Matthew 6:11,25-34 "Give us this day our daily bread" — Seek spiritual nourishment, not physical.
Matthew 7:7-11; Luke 11:9-13 Ask, seek and knock. God desires to give us good things, specifically the Holy Spirit, when we ask.
Romans 5:3-5
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 God's strength in the midst of Paul's weakness.
Philippians 4:11-13 Spiritual provisions despite physical lack.
Hebrews 11:34 ...out of weakness were made strong...
James 4:3

God Accomplishes Good In Trials

Genesis 45:5-8; 50:20 God accomplished great good from Joseph's trial. Psalm 105:16-22
Job -- God accomplished good in Job's life through a tremendous trial incited by Satan. James 5:11
Ecclesiastes 7:1-4 We learn through death, mourning, sorrow, sadness.
John 9:1-5 A man born blind allowed for God's works to be revealed in his life. It wasn't due to his or his parents' sin.
John 11:3-4 Lazarus' death allowed for God to be glorified.
Romans 5:3-5
Romans 8:28
2 Corinthians 4:7-18 In trials, but learning to live in great hope in God's saving power and promises.
2 Corinthians 4:17 our light affliction, which is but for a moment, is working for us a far more exceeding and eternal weight of glory.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Apostle Paul's thorn in the flesh kept him humble and made him depend on God's strength. (Gal 4:15; 6:11 Possibly eyesight problem.)
Philippians 1:12-18 In prison, Paul saw his trial as bearing spiritual fruit and furthering the gospel message.
Hebrews 11:34 ...out of weakness were made strong...
1 Peter 1:6 "...for a little while, if need be, you have been grieved by various trials..."

God's Deliverance Out of Trials

Psalm 34:15-22
Psalm 71:20-21
Psalm 118 God is our deliverer.
Isaiah 29:5-8; 54:4-8 God has punished Israel but will deliver and bless in future.

God Gives Strength in Trials

Psalm 23:3-4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death... Your rod and staff comfort me.
2 Corinthians 12:7-10 Apostle Paul's thorn in the flesh kept him humble and made him depend on God's strength. (Gal 4:15; 6:11 Possibly eyesight problem.)

Sometimes God Makes Us Suffer Before Deliverance

Exodus 5; 6:1-9 When Moses first went to Pharaoh, things got worse before they got better. This was very difficult for the Israelites to understand or cope with.

Patience, Perseverance and Endurance

Genesis 21:1-7 Abraham and Sarah waited many years for God's promise of a son.
Genesis 32:24-32 Jacob wrestling with God.
Genesis 37:2; 41:1,46; 45:6 Joseph had a long trial being a slave and in prison. 13 year trial, and 22 years away from his father.
Psalm 13 "How long?"
Psalm 77 Remembering God's character in the midst of a hard trial.
Lamentations 3:25-33
Matthew 7:24-27 The person who lives by every word of God is able to endure the storms of life.
Matthew 13:20-21 The seed that falls on stony ground represents people who can't endure tribulation or persecution.
1 Thessalonians 4:13 We don't sorrow as others who have no hope.
2 Thessalonians 1:4-7
James 1:2-4 Patience.
James 1:12 Endurance of temptation.
Hebrews 3:6,14 Endure to the end.
Hebrews 12:1-2
James 5:10-11 Patience and perseverance of the prophets; God's mercy on Job.
NT word study "overcome".

Trials Normal Part of the Human Condition

Ecclesiastes 7:13-14
1 Corinthians 10:12-13 No temptation has overtaken us except that which is common to man.
2 Corinthians 4:7-18 We have this treasure in earthen vessels.
1 Peter 5:9 Same sort of trials suffered by others.

Trials Due to Old Age

2 Samuel 19:34-37 Barzillai 80 years old, talks to David of his old age.
Job 14:1-2
Psalm 39 The transience of human life.
Psalm 90:9-10 The brevity of human life.
Ecclesiastes 11:8; 12:1-8
Isaiah 46:4 Promise to "carry" us in our old age.
Zechariah 8:4 Even in the Millennium, old people will need a staff to help them get around. This phenomenon of such aged people is seen as a blessing on society.
James 1:9-11 The rich need to remember that their life's pursuits will fade away.


Psalm 90 Life is fleeting.
Psalm 116:15 Precious in the eyes of God is the death of his saints.
Ecclesiastes 3:1-2 There is a time for everything. A time to be born, a time to die...
Ecclesiastes 7:1-4 Better to go to the house of mourning than the house of feasting, for that is the end of all men, and the living will take it to heart.
Ecclesiastes 12:7 ... Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit return to God who gave it.
Isaiah 40:6-8 All humans like grass that withers. Quoted by 1 Peter 1:24-25.
Isaiah 57:1-2 God lets the righteous die, to keep them from the world's evil. Eg 2 Chronicles 32:33 (Hezekiah); 2 Kings 22:18-20; 2 Chronicles 34:26-28; 35:24 (Josiah).
Micah 7:2 The faithful man has perished from the earth.
James 1:9-11; 4:13-16 Life is fleeting. We must not boast in ourselves.

The Trial of Living in Ungodly World

As patriarchs and Israelites lived as pilgrims in unfamiliar countries and in the wilderness, so we are pilgrims in a foreign country.
Deuteronomy 2:7; 8:2-6,11-16
God is bringing us to the promised land.
Deuteronomy 2:7-10
Isaiah 57:1-2 God lets the righteous die, to keep them from the world's evil.
1 Peter 4:1-6 It is a trial to resist sin and our human desires, while people around us live by lusts.
2 Peter 2:7-9 Lot tormented by sin around him.

Our Physical Bodies Must Die, for Us to be Resurrected to Glory

Psalm 116:15
Romans 8:10,23-25
1 Corinthians 15:42-44
2 Corinthians 5:1-8

Christ Partook of the Human Condition

John 1:14
Hebrews 2:9-18; 4:14-16; 5:7-9

Christ Suffered, Unjustly

Matthew 26:36-45
Luke 22:28
Luke 23:34 Asked for forgiveness of His persecutors.
Acts 2:23; 3:13-15
Romans 8:32
Philippians 2:5-11 Jesus suffered as a human, being obedient even to death.
Hebrews 2:9-18; 4:14-16; 5:7-9
1 Peter 2:21-25
1 Peter 4:1 Christ suffered for us in the flesh; he who has suffered in the flesh has ceased from sin.

We Must Have Faith in Trials Even to Death

Daniel 3:16-18 Shadrach, Meshach, Abed-nego facing Nebuchadnezzar.
Luke 14:26-27,33 We have to bear our own cross, to be Christ's disciples.
Galatians 2:20


Abraham and Sarah had to wait many years for a child, even after receiving a promise.
Abraham was told to sacrifice his son.
Isaac was blind for several decades.
Jacob running from Esau, tricked by Laban.
Joseph in slavery then jail.
Israelites in slavery.
Deuteronomy 26:5-9 Israel's trials and deliverance.
When God started to intervene for the Israelites, at first things got worse for them.
Deuteronomy 2:7 Israelites going through the wilderness.
Ruth and Naomi's blessing emerged out of family sorrow which Naomi characterised as "bitterness".
1 Samuel 19 David on the run from King Saul.
2 Samuel 12:10-14 David and his sin with Bathsheba.
1 Kings 19:1-18 Elijah felt overwhelmed by Jezebel's threats, right after his spectacular showdown with prophets of Baal.
Daniel 3 Shadrak, Meshak and Abed-Nego had their lives on the line after they disobeyed the law to do what was right. There was a 4th man with them in the fiery furnace.
Daniel 6 Daniel had his life on the line when he disobeyed the king's law to do right.
Nehemiah built the temple in difficult circumstances.
Matthew 11:1-6 John the Baptist suffered doubt in his difficult circumstances.
Matthew 14:1-12 John the Baptist beheaded.
Acts 7 Stephen martyred.
Most apostles martyred.
2 Corinthians 11:22-33 Apostle Paul had many trials. Philippians 1:12-18 In prison, he saw his trial as bearing spiritual fruit and furthering the gospel message.
Hebrews 11:32-40 Faith chapter—believers who trusted God in the midst of trials.

Pray for Healing for Ourselves & Others

James 5:13-16

Encourage and Empathise

1 Corinthians 1:25-26
2 Corinthians 1:3-7

Despite Trials, God's Way Is Blessed

Matthew 5:3-12 Blessed are...
Matthew 11:28-30

Despite Trials, We Have Confidence in God

Psalm 23:4 Though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for your rod and your staff they comfort me.
Psalm 77:10-20 Remember God's works and deliverance, and trust Him.
Philippians 4:6-7
1 Thessalonians 4:13 We don't sorrow as others who have no hope.

We Are God's Precious Children

Psalm 22:24 He has not despised nor abhorred the affliction of the afflicted.
Psalm 56:8 God takes note of our suffering.
Psalm 116:15 Precious to God is the death of His saints.
Luke 12:6-7 More precious than sparrows. He counts the hairs on our head.

God's Deliverance of His People

Psalm 34:17,19 "The righteous cry out, and the Lord hears, and delivers them out of all their troubles... Many are the afflictions of the righteous, but the Lord delivers him out of them all."
Psalm 71:20-21
Isaiah 33:22
Isaiah 64:4 God acts for the one who waits for Him.
Daniel 7:21-27; 12:1-3 End-time deliverance from out of persecution, into eternal glory.
Daniel 12:7 "...when the power of the holy people has been completely shattered, all these things shall be finished."

Future Hope of Glory Without Suffering

Deuteronomy 8:16 "...that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do you good in the end..." Israelites' destiny of promised land is symbolic of our eternal destiny.
Matthew 5:4 Blessed are those who mourn, for they shall be comforted.
Romans 8:18-39 Whole creation awaits the time of deliverance from corruption.
1 Corinthians 15 Resurrection.
1 Corinthians 15:19 Our hope is in the next life, not this one.
2 Corinthians 4:16-18
2 Thessalonians 1:7
Hebrews 11:13-16,39-40
1 Peter 1:3-9
1 John 3:1-3
Revelation 14:13
Revelation 21:1-5




Thank you Craig. This study is so helpful.
James 5:13-16 New King James Version (NKJV)

Meeting Specific Needs
13 Is anyone among you suffering? Let him pray. Is anyone cheerful? Let him sing psalms. 14 Is anyone among you sick? Let him call for the elders of the church, and let them pray over him, anointing him with oil in the name of the Lord. 15 And the prayer of faith will save the sick, and the Lord will raise him up. And if he has committed sins, he will be forgiven. 16 [a]Confess your trespasses to one another, and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The effective, [b]fervent prayer of a righteous man avails much.

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