Sickness and Disease – Finis Dake

By Finis Dake

The following is a note from The Dake Annotated Reference Bible. As Israel was preparing to enter the promised land, God gave them the following promise based on their obedience:

And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. (Deuteronomy 7:15)

Keyed to the words sickness and disease are the following notes from page 207 – Sickness and Disease (Deuteronomy 7:15):

“Sickness” is from the Heb. choliy, translated sickness (v. 15; 28:59, 61; 1 Ki. 17:17; 2 Ki. 13:14; 2 Chr. 21:15, 19; Ps. 41:3; Eccl. 5:17; Isa. 38:9, 12; Hos. 5:13), sick (Isa. 1:5), disease (2 Ki. 1:2; 8:8-9; 2 Chr. 16:12; 21:18; Eccl. 6:2), and grief (Isa. 53:3-4; Jer. 6:7; 10:19). Cp. Ex. 15:25; 23:25; 1 Ki. 8:37; 2 Chr. 6:28; 21:15.

The root word is chalah, to be worn, weak, sick; to grieve, make sick, or be diseased. It is translated as diseased (1 Ki. 15:23; Ezek. 34:4, 21); sick (Gen. 48:1; 1 Sam. 19:14; 30:13; 2 Sam. 13:2-6; 1 Ki. 14:1, 5; 17:17; 2 Ki. 1:2; 8:7, 29; 13:14; 20:1, 12; 2 Chr. 22:6; 32:24; Neh. 2:2; Ps. 35:13; Pr. 13:12; 23:35; Song 2:5; 5:8; Isa. 33:24; 38:1, 9; 39:1; Ezek. 34:4, 16; Dan. 8:27; Hos. 7:5; Mic. 6:13; Mal. 1:8, 13); weak (Judg. 16:7, 11, 17; Isa. 14:10); wounded (1 Ki. 22:34; 2 Chr. 18:33; 35:23); infirmity (Ps. 77:10); and pain (Jer. 12:13).

It is also translated sorry (1 Sam. 22:8); travail (Jer. 4:31); grief (Isa. 17:11; 53:10); grieved (Isa. 57:10; Amos 6:6); and grievous (Jer. 10:19; 14:17; 30:12; Nah. 3:19). These latter uses imply something of a sickness of soul, which would naturally be expressed in prayer.

Hence chalah is also translated besought (Ex. 32:11; 1 Ki. 13:6; 2 Ki. 13:4; 2 Chr. 33:12; Jer. 26:19); intreat (1 Ki. 13:6; Ps. 45:12; 119:58; Pr. 19:6); beseech (Mal. 1:9); supplication (1 Sam. 13:12); pray (Zech. 7:2; 8:21, 22); and prayer (Dan. 9:13).

The Heb. machalah – translated diseases (Ex. 15:26; 2 Chr. 21:15), sickness (Ex. 23:25; 1 Ki. 8:37; 2 Chr. 6:28), and infirmity (Pr. 18:14)–is also from the root chalah. The word for “diseases” in Dt. 7:15 is the Heb. madveh, used only here and in Dt. 28:60.

All sicknesses and diseases are but progressive forms of death, and are the wages of sin–the results of the invisible sentence of the righteous judgment of God. They are called “evil” here because they come from evil, sin, and the fall of man, and are propagated by satanic powers (Lk. 13:16; Jn. 10:10; Acts 10:38).


  1. I pray for everyone who has asked for pray for themselves and for there love ones .Dear God I ask that those who will worship the Lord thy God that you would bless their food water and that He would remove Sickness from us…thank you Dear God for loving us and Healing us in Jesus name. .pray for healing for me. .that my lip would stop changing colors and that my stomach stop hurting.

  2. I stand with you dear sister. I had cancer and went through chemo. With the prayers of family, the church, and friends I am cancer free. God is so good and faithful.

  3. Thanks for the prayers and encouragement I have found on this site

  4. God will heal and bless us all. We have to believe and trust him. He said in his word we are healed by his stripes. I am believing for my healing. God bless keep us in prayer for complete healing.

  5. I pray in the name of Jesus Christ that I be healed of Cancer completely! And anyone who may read this be healed! Gods promises are true! I declare believe and receive healing and restoration in the name of Jesus Christ Amen!

  6. I pray that myself and everyone that is affected by cancer be healed in the name of Jesus. He breathe breath in our bodies and he created us and he can also heal us. He has given us the tools to heal ourselves in his name. His blood flows through our body and viens given us life.


  7. I ask for prayer for my life that God will change and heal me from my stomach and body pain. Lord in you I put my trust, give me strength to overcome all this in Jesus name! Amen!

  8. Please pray for me to be healed from my disease in Gods name i believe Amen.
    Be bless for the work you are doing to God people .

  9. Please pray for me to be healed from my disease in Gods name i believe Amen.
    Be bless for the work you are doing to God people .

  10. Great message. Thanks. Nice to see Finis Dake’s teaching – not many people publicise it at present.

  11. Anna. I join my prayers with yours. I too am dealing with cancer in my body. I pray for complete healing for both of us. Lord, please heal our bodies from this cancer. Amen.

  12. I know God is a healing because it’s in his word! I am asking to touch and agree with me that God will heal me from headaches and pain that is associate with head pains. Praying that God will regulate my heartbeat and my thyroid levels I am on medication because of my thyroid. So it’s affecting my body. I pray that I’m completely heal from all infirmities in the name of Jesus. Thank you so much for the articles which has truly helped me.
    I asked for prayer for my husband he is on is on dialysis and that God will restore his kidneys completely in the name of Jesus for him to get off in the name of Jesus.

  13. Please pray for my body to heal from any cancerous cells I may have and to give me strength and faith to overcome this difficult time in my life. Thanks. Ana

  14. I want God to have compassion on me and heal my body of, Thoraco lumbar Spondylosis, Hepatitis B, and stomach disorder.

  15. Please pray for me that the lord will cure my hiv-aid virus to where i no longer have it in my blood or body o lord please heal me of my sickness. Amen.

  16. Please pray for my healing of degenerative arthritis in my low back and joints. I’m in So much pain all the time. Also for my son Dante of crohn’s disease and pain. And fistula and everything that’s attacking his body. I’m a Pastor and he’s a seminary student. We need healing to do God’s work. Thank you. In Jesus mighty name Amen.

    1. Hello my sister. Continue to take comfort in knowing you, and Dante ware already healed, 1 Peter 2:24. GOD LOVES YOU. JESUS LOVES YOU HOLY SPIRIT LOVES YOU, and I love you Pastor Regina. GOD BLESS YOU ALL IN JESUS NAME.

  17. Gayle
    Please pray for healing for my whole family from iniquity traits, my son, my daughter, my husband abandonment and abusive grandmother and father, myself, abandonment and other things I am not aware of.

  18. Please pray that Wendy will be healed of her digestive illness, and be able to eat and gain her weight back. Amen

  19. The Good Lord shall lay his healing hands on your son in Jesus Mighty name. Amen.

  20. Please pray for my 2 month old son O’Shea will be healed from his illness in Jesus name amen.

  21. Please pray for Miguel Espada, that he will be healed physically, mentally, emotionally and Spiritually in Jesus name I agree. Amen
    Thank you

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