Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Those Whom Jesus Touched. . .

I'm doing another Bible word study, looking for all those that Jesus touched. My search terms were for any verse containing the words: 'hand' and 'touch'. I was very surprised to find that, with that criteria, the Gospel of John contained no verses.

I arbitrarily included John 13:5 (Jesus washed the feet of the disciples) and John 13:23 (John leaned upon Jesus breast at the last supper)

I don't quite understand yet the significance of this finding (if any). . . it may have to do with the Gospel of John's focus upon the divinity of Jesus and maybe it was the humanity of Jesus with which He touched men's bodies physically. . . and by the divine nature of Jesus, He touched men's spiritual side. . .thereby touching their eternal souls. . . something to pray about and to ask the Lord for more clarity on. . .

(Matthew 8:3)  And Jesus put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean. And immediately his leprosy was cleansed.

(Matthew 8:15)  And he touched her hand, and the fever left her: and she arose, and ministered unto them.

(Matthew 9:25)  But when the people were put forth, he went in, and took her by the hand, and the maid arose.

(Matthew 9:29)  Then touched he their eyes, saying, According to your faith be it unto you.

(Matthew 14:31)  And immediately Jesus stretched forth his hand, and caught him, and said unto him, O thou of little faith, wherefore didst thou doubt?

(Matthew 17:7)  And Jesus came and touched them, and said, Arise, and be not afraid.

(Matthew 19:15)  And he laid his hands on them, and departed thence.

(Matthew 20:34)  So Jesus had compassion on them, and touched their eyes: and immediately their eyes received sight, and they followed him.

(Mark 1:31)  And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and immediately the fever left her, and she ministered unto them.

(Mark 1:41)  And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and saith unto him, I will; be thou clean.

(Mark 3:10)  For he had healed many; insomuch that they pressed upon him for to touch him, as many as had plagues.

(Mark 5:41)  And he took the damsel by the hand, and said unto her, Talitha cumi; which is, being interpreted, Damsel, I say unto thee, arise.

(Mark 6:5)  And he could there do no mighty work, save that he laid his hands upon a few sick folk, and healed them.

(Mark 7:33)  And he took him aside from the multitude, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spit, and touched his tongue;

(Mark 8:23)  And he took the blind man by the hand, and led him out of the town; and when he had spit on his eyes, and put his hands upon him, he asked him if he saw ought.

(Mark 8:25)  After that he put his hands again upon his eyes, and made him look up: and he was restored, and saw every man clearly.

(Mark 9:27)  But Jesus took him by the hand, and lifted him up; and he arose.

(Mark 10:16)  And he took them up in his arms, put his hands upon them, and blessed them.

(Luke 4:40)  Now when the sun was setting, all they that had any sick with divers diseases brought them unto him; and he laid his hands on every one of them, and healed them.

(Luke 5:13)  And he put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will: be thou clean. And immediately the leprosy departed from him.

(Luke 7:14)  And he came and touched the bier: and they that bare him stood still. And he said, Young man, I say unto thee, Arise.

(Luke 8:54)  And he put them all out, and took her by the hand, and called, saying, Maid, arise.

(Luke 13:13)  And he laid his hands on her: and immediately she was made straight, and glorified God.

(Luke 22:51)  And Jesus answered and said, Suffer ye thus far. And he touched his ear, and healed him.

(John 13:5)  After that he poureth water into a bason, and began to wash the disciples' feet, and to wipe them with the towel wherewith he was girded.

(John 13:23)  Now there was leaning on Jesus' bosom one of his disciples, whom Jesus loved.

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