Miracles of Jesus: From Healing the Sick to Turning Water Into Wine

The Gospels record 37 of his miracles

An illustration of four significant miracles of Jesus

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During his earthly ministry, Jesus Christ performed miracles by touching, healing, and transforming countless lives. Like other events in the life of Jesus, his miracles were documented by eyewitnesses. The four Gospels record 37 miracles of Jesus, with Mark's Gospel recording the most.

These accounts represent only a small number of the multitudes of people who were made whole by the savior. The closing verse of John's Gospel explains:

"Jesus did many other things as well. If every one of them were written down, I suppose that even the whole world would not have room for the books that would be written." (John 21:25, NIV)

The 37 miracles of Jesus Christ that were written down in the New Testament serve a specific purpose. None were performed randomly, for amusement, or for show. Each was accompanied by a message and either met a serious human need or confirmed Christ's identity and authority as the Son of God. At times Jesus refused to perform miracles because they did not fall into one of these two categories:

When Herod saw Jesus, he was very glad, for he had long desired to see him, because he had heard about him, and he was hoping to see some sign done by him. So he questioned him at some length, but he made no answer. (Luke 23:8–9, ESV)

In the New Testament, three words refer to miracles:

  • Power (dynamis), which means "mighty deed"
  • Sign (sēmeion), which refers to a miracle that figuratively represents something else, such as the kingdom of God
  • Wonder (teras), which indicates something extraordinary

Sometimes Jesus called on God the Father when performing miracles, and at other times he acted on his own authority, revealing both the Trinity and his own divinity.

The First Miracle of Jesus

When Jesus turned water into wine at the wedding feast at Cana, he performed his first "miraculous sign," as the Gospel writer John, called it. This miracle, showing Jesus' supernatural control over physical elements like water, revealed his glory as the Son of God and marked the beginning of his public ministry.

Some of Jesus' most astonishing miracles included raising people from the dead, restoring sight to the blind, casting out demons, healing the sick, and walking on water. All of Christ's miracles provided dramatic and clear evidence that he is the Son of God, validating his claim to the world.

These supernatural acts of love and power drew people to Jesus, revealed his divine nature, opened hearts to the message of salvation, and caused many to glorify God. They also demonstrated Christ's absolute authority over nature and his limitless compassion. Altogether, they proved that he was, indeed, the promised Messiah.

37 Miracles of Jesus in Chronological Order

These miracles of Jesus Christ are essentially presented in chronological order.

37 Miracles of Jesus
1Jesus turns water into wine at the wedding in Cana   2:1-11
2Jesus heals an official's son at Capernaum in Galilee   4:43-54
3Jesus drives out an evil spirit from a man in Capernaum 1:21-274:31-36 
4Jesus heals Peter's mother-in-law sick with fever8:14-151:29-314:38-39 
5Jesus heals many sick and oppressed at evening8:16-171:32-344:40-41 
6First miraculous catch of fish on the Lake of Gennesaret  5:1-11 
7Jesus cleanses a man with leprosy8:1-41:40-455:12-14 
8Jesus heals a centurion's paralyzed servant in Capernaum8:5-13 7:1-10 
9Jesus heals a paralytic who was let down from the roof 9:1-82:1-125:17-26 
10Jesus heals a man's withered hand on the Sabbath12:9-143:1-66:6-11 
11Jesus raises a widow's son from the dead in Nain  7:11-17 
12Jesus calms a storm on the sea8:23-274:35-418:22-25 
13Jesus casts demons into a herd of pigs8:28-335:1-208:26-39 
14Jesus heals a woman in the crowd with an issue of blood 9:20-225:25-348:42-48 
15Jesus raises Jairus' daughter back to life9:18,
16Jesus heals two blind men9:27-31   
17Jesus heals a man who was unable to speak9:32-34   
18Jesus heals an invalid at Bethesda   5:1-15
19Jesus feeds 5,000 plus women and children14:13-216:30-449:10-176:1-15
20Jesus walks on water14:22-336:45-52 6:16-21
21Jesus heals many sick in Gennesaret as they touch his garment14:34-366:53-56  
22Jesus heals a gentile woman's demon-possessed daughter15:21-287:24-30  
23Jesus heals a deaf and dumb man 7:31-37  
24Jesus feeds 4,000 plus women and children15:32-398:1-13  
25Jesus heals a blind man at Bethsaida 8:22-26  
26Jesus heals a man born blind by spitting in his eyes   9:1-12
27Jesus heals a boy with an unclean spirit17:14-209:14-299:37-43 
28Miraculous temple tax in a fish's mouth17:24-27   
29Jesus heals a blind, mute demoniac12:22-23 11:14-23 
30Jesus heals a woman who had been crippled for 18 years  13:10-17 
31Jesus heals a man with dropsy on the sabbath  14:1-6 
32Jesus cleanses ten lepers on the way to Jerusalem  17:11-19 
33Jesus raises Lazarus from the dead in Bethany   11:1-45
34Jesus restores sight to Bartimaeus in Jericho20:29-3410:46-5218:35-43 
35Jesus withers the fig tree on the road from Bethany21:18:2211:12-14  
36Jesus heals a servant's severed ear while he is being arrested  22:50-51 
37The second miraculous catch of fish at the Sea of Tiberias   21:4-11


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