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Healing

HEALING

hel'-ing (marpe', te`alah, kehah):

In the Old Testament this word is always used in its figurative sense; marpe', which literally means "a cure," is used in Jeremiah 14:19 twice, and in Malachi 4:2; te`alah, which literally means "an irrigation canal," here means something applied externally, as a plaster, in which sense it is used metaphorically in Jeremiah 30:13; kehah occurs only in Nahum 3:19 the King James Version and is translated "assuagings" in the Revised Version (British and American).

In the New Testament 5 times the verb is therapeuo; once (Acts 10:38) iaomai; in the other passages it is either iama, as in 1 Corinthians 12:9-30, or iasis, as in Acts 4:22, derivatives from this verb


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Orr, James, M.A., D.D. General Editor. "Entry for 'HEALING'". "International Standard Bible Encyclopedia". 1915.