Heal, Healing - Vine's Expository Dictionary of New Testament Words

Heal, Healing

[ A-1,Verb,G2323, therapeuo ]
primarily signifies to serve as a therapon, and attendant;" then, "to care for the sick, to treat, cure, heal" (Eng., "therapeutics"). It is chiefly used in Matthew and Luke, once in John (John 5:10), and, after the Acts, only Revelation 13:3, Revelation 13:12. See CURE.

[ A-2,Verb,G2390, iaomai ]
"to heal," is used
(a) of physical treatment 22 times; in Matthew 15:28, AV, "made whole," RV, "healed;" so in Acts 9:34;
(b) figuratively, of spiritual "healing," Matthew 13:15; John 12:40; Acts 28:27; Hebrews 12:13; 1 Peter 2:24; possibly, James 5:16 includes both
(a) and
(b); some mss. have the word, with sense
(b), in Luke 4:18. Apart from this last, Luke, the physician, uses the word fifteen times. See WHOLE.

[ A-3,Verb,G4982, sozo ]
"to save," is translated by the verb "to heal" in the AV of Mark 5:23; Luke 8:36 (RV, "to make whole;" so AV frequently); the idea is that of saving from disease and its effects. See SAVE.

[ A-4,Verb,G1295, diasozo ]
"to save thoroughly" (dia, "through," and No. 3), is translated "heal" in Luke 7:3, AV (RV, "save"). See ESCAPE.

[ B-1,Noun,G2322, therapeia ]
akin to A, No. 1, primarily denotes "care, attention," Luke 12:42 (See HOUSEHOLD); then, "medical service, healing" (Eng., "therapy"), Luke 9:11; Revelation 22:2, of the effects of the leaves of the tree of life, perhaps here with the meaning "health."

[ B-2,Noun,G2386, iama ]
akin to A, No. 2, formerly signified "a means of healing;" in the NT, "a healing" (the result of the act), used in the plural, in 1 Corinthians 12:9, 1 Corinthians 12:28, 1 Corinthians 12:30, RV, "healings;" of Divinely imparted gifts in the churches in apostolic times.

[ B-3,Noun,G2392, iasis ]
akin to A, No. 2, stresses the process as reaching completion, Luke 13:32, "cures," of the acts of Christ in the days of His flesh; Acts 4:22, Acts 4:30, "to heal," lit. 'unto healing.'

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