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 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. Gloria prayer for healing in my body, from diabetes, arthritis, bone degeneration, for by the stripes of jesus I’m already healed. Thank you for the healing scriptures. God bless!!!

  2. Please pray for a negative test report and a complete healing in my body, to be DISEASE FREE!! I’m standing on Psalm 103:3 that he already healed all my diseases. Thank you, in Jesus name, Amen🙏🏼

  3. I ask you to pray for my healing, mind, body, and soul, in Jesus name, Amen

  4. I thank you for the list and the explanation of what the bible verses where in relation to. Did not find a place to add my prayer request.

    I ask prayer For a friend Gloria Fitzsimmons. She is in a coma from a massive stroke. From a brain stem bleed.

    Thank you and may our Lird and Savior Christ Jesus bless and be with you.

  5. I The humble servant of The LORD JESUS CHRIST pray for healing according to TheWillof The HEAVENLY FATHER for Celluiltis. Thank you for your tender MERCY. Norwood Burgess_9015133269-38116…

  6. I’m praying and thanking God for a complete healing in my body. Believing to receive good results from my annual check up in a few weeks.

  7. I am praying for complete healing. God is my Great Physician and I know he will heal my body from CHF. Thanking my God and my Lord Jesus.

  8. I agree with you Tamara I’m also praying for manifestation in my body for deliverance from MS. By the blood stripes of Jesus we are healed no matter what it looks like. I pray God strengthen us daily.

  9. I pray for a complete healing and to be made whole from what the doctor say is MS. I already know my body has been made whole. Just waiting for the manifestation

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