"O LORD my God, I cried out to You, and You healed me. " — Psalm 30:2

Quiz on the Bible and Healing

Multiple Choice, True or False, Type in the Blank (spelling counts)

1. Paul the apostle referred to this man as "the beloved physician."

A. Luke   B. Linnaeus   C. Laodiceus   D. Doctor J  

2. Complete the Biblical proverb: "Do not be wise in your own eyes; fear the LORD and depart from evil. It will be to your flesh, and to your bones.

3. T or F: Cancer does not rear its ugly head in the Bible.


4. T or F: God worked miracles of healing through the apostle Paul, but as to the original twelve apostles, Peter was the only one He used.


5. To whom was He speaking and where was He when Jesus said, "Doubtless you will quote to me this proverb, 'Physician, heal yourself'."

A.  To worshipers in the synagogue in his home town, Nazareth.
B.  During His forty day temptation in the wilderness, to satan.
C.  To Herod in the Praetorium.
D.  To a group of fishermen in Capernaum.

6. Paul the apostle "prescribed" a little wine for Timothy's infirmities or ailments (sicknesses).

7. T or F: Sin is the cause of all sickness and infirmity.


8. According to Mark and Luke, a woman who had suffered for twelve years with a chronic bleeding condition had spent all her money seeking to be healed...

A.  but was not healed, because she was being punished for her sin.
B.  and finally died, then Jesus raised her from the dead.
C.  but was lacking in faith, and so could not be healed.
D. and her condition had only worsened.

9. In answer to the question, "Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?" Jesus responded:

A.  "The Son of Man is Lord even of the Sabbath."
B.  "What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?"
C.  "When you give a Sabbath feast, invite the maimed, the lame, the blind and pray that they be healed."
D.  "Yes, with the exception of Passover, the Feast of Booths, and Yom Kippur."

10. After Ben-Hadad king of Syria sent his servant, with gift in hand, to inquire through the prophet Elisha as to whether or not God would grant him recovery from a sickness:

A.  The servant was stricken with leprosy when he stole the gift, which Elisha had refused to accept.
B.  Elisha answered affirmatively without seeking God, and Elijah rebuked him for being presumptuous.
C.  Elisha told the servant that Ben-Hadad had to dip himself seven times in a river in order to be cured.
D.  The servant told Ben-Hadad that he would recover as Elisha had said, but then killed Ben-Hadad.

11. Malchus, whom Jesus wondrously healed, was:

A.  The high priest's servant whose ear was cut off by Mike Ty...er, Simon Peter.
B.  A servant of the synagogue at Capernaum who previously had a withered arm.
C.  The previously paralyzed servant of a Roman centurion.
D.  A servant of Joseph of Arimathea whose healing was used by the Lord to lead Joseph to faith.

12. T or F: The expression, "starve a fever, feed a cold" is found in the Bible.


13. After healing a leper, Jesus said to him:

A.  "Usually, this kind of leprosy is only cured by prayer and fasting. You are one lucky guy!"
B.  "Though you do not believe Me, believe the works, that you may know and believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him."
C.  "See that you tell no one; but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, as a testimony to them."
D.  "I must work the works of Him who sent Me while it is day; the night is coming when no one can work."

14. Complete the passage: "On that very day some Pharisees came, saying to Him, 'Get out and depart from here, for Herod wants to kill You.' And He said to them, 'Go, tell that , "Behold, I cast out demons and perform cures today and tomorrow, and the third day I shall be perfected".'"

15. According to a Bible proverb, this is good medicine:

A. Sound sleep   B. Good nutrition   C. Exercise   D. A merry heart

16. Jesus said that the good Samaritan poured and into the wounds of the traveller to whom he showed great mercy.

17. In answer to Abraham's prayers, God healed:

A. Melchizedek   B. Ishmael   C. Abimelech   D. Lot's wife

18. Elijah the prophet was taken up to heaven by a chariot of fire and a whirlwind and did not experience physical death (2 Kings 2:11). Elijah's successor, Elisha:

A.  died as the direct result of an illness.
B.  was taken up to heaven as Elijah was.
C.  was murdered by king Ahab and his bones burned to lime.
D.  presumably died an ordinary death, although he was once miraculously healed of an illness.

19. In the visions of the prophet Ezekiel and the apostle John, these are used for healing:

A. Tree leaves.   B. Crystals   C. Mushrooms   D. Pyramids

20. Job told his friends: "You are all physicians."

21. The Bible records how this person was healed of a strange mental illness:

A.  Naomi, Ruth's mother-in-law
B.  King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon
C.  Esau, Jacob's brother
D.  King David

22. T or F: The Bible gives no account of Jesus Christ ever being ill.


23. Choose the most Biblical response to this claim: "God never wants His people to be sick or infirm and since He has all power, He will always heal them."

A.  Then why do they become sick or infirm in the first place?
B.  I see the light! I'm going to put my saintly grandmother's wheelchair out for the trash collection tomorrow!
C.  God is indeed almighty; He can heal and does so often and wonderfully. However, it is not true that He never wants His people to be sick or infirm.
D.  God's power to heal is limited by the strength of the faith of the person in need of healing.

24. This Biblical locale was known for its healing balm:

A. Gilead.   B. Gergasee   C. Gilgal   D. Gath

25. Does God work miraculous healings, such as the ones we find in the Bible, in the present day?

A.  Absolutely not, all supernatural healings came to an end at the close of the New Testament period (1 Corinthians 13:1-10).
B.  God indeed grants amazing healings today, but they are never miraculous SIGNS such as those that confirmed the divine commission of Christ and His apostles to speak the word of God.
C.  Absolutely yes, Jesus said "...he who believes in Me, the works that I do he will do also; and greater works than these he will do" (John 14:12).
D.  The answer to this question cannot be determined from Scripture.