What does the Bible say about Plagues and Pandemics?
The term "plague" is found roughly 100 times in the Bible, primarily in the Old Testament. The most commonly known biblical plagues occurred in Egypt during the time of Moses. Scripture reveals that God sent plagues as a consequence of disobedience and idolatry. Exodus 32:35 gives an example of this, saying "So the Lord plagued the people because of what they did with the calf which Aaron made." Learn more about the 10 Plagues of Egypt Bible Story when God freed his people from slavery. And learn reasons why Why God Sends Plagues.
Plagues are also mentioned in Revelation of the New Testament when describing the end of days on Earth. Many are wondering today if the Coronavirus pandemic is a plague that is mentioned by the prophet John in Revelation. Food shortages, fear, viruses, and economic collapse all seem to be hints of foreshadowing of the End Times. To learn more, read: Is Coronavirus a Plague from End Times in Revelations?
EDITOR'S NOTE: This previously-written article has become a resource for many seeking to understand if the Coronavirus pandemic is an End Times plague. We hope it can direct you toward scriptural truths about plagues and a study of the Book of Revelation. In addition, the following articles may offer more encouragement for all to remember as we face the trials of COVID-19 together:
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Read through these Bible verses about plagues to better understand why they occurred and their meaning today. To read the full context of shorter scripture quotes, click on "Chapter" above each verse. May these scripture quotes about plagues give insight into the causes and significance of disease and pandemics.