Miracles in the New Testament

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Jesus, as the New Testament attests, utilized the power of God the Father to perform many miracles during his earthly ministry. These supernatural events, as Christ often said, are evidence not only of his calling and commission directly from God but also of his own divine origin.

Incredibly, there are FOUR Greek words used in the New Testament to designate or describe a miracle. The Greek word Semeion (Strong's Concordance #G4592), which is sometimes translated as "sign," (Matthew 12:38 - 39, 16:1; Mark 8:11; Luke 11:16) is used to validate a divine commission, to attest to a message from God or bear witness of His presence. Terata (Strong's #G5059), translated as 'wonder' in some Bible translations of Acts 2:19, denotes events that are astonishing for humans to see.

Dunamis (Strong's #G1411), which means force or power, refers to events that are clearly caused by someone possessing superhuman power that is supernatural in its origin (Romans 15:19, 2Thessalonians 2:9). The last word used to refer to miracles in the Greek is Ergon (Strong's #G2041). This word, often translated as 'works,' refers to the deeds of Christ (Matthew 11:2, John 5:20, 26, 7:3, 10:38, etc.).

Miracles of Jesus unique to John's gospel

At a wedding in Cana water is turned into wine (2:1 - 11)

A royal official's son is healed (4:46 - 54)

During the Fall festival season in Jerusalem, a man is healed of a 38-year infirmity (5:1 - 9)

A man born blind is made whole (9:1 - 7)

In Bethany, Lazarus is resurrected after being dead for three days (11:38 - 44)

Peter miraculously catches 153 fish in his net (21:1 - 14)

Unique to Matthew's gospel

Two blind men are healed (9:27 - 31)

On the sea to Capernaum Peter miraculously walks on water (but soon sinks and is saved by Jesus - 14:28 - 31)

Coin appears in the mouth of a fish to pay for Jesus' and Peter's temple tax (17:24 - 27)

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Unique to Mark's gospel

A deaf man is healed near the sea of Galilee (7:31 - 37)

A Bethsaida blind man is healed (8:22 - 26)

Unique to Luke's gospel

Jesus escapes a synagogue crowd that wants to throw him off a cliff! (4:28 - 30)

At the Lake of Gennesaret Peter makes a miraculous catch of fish (5:4 - 11)

The only son of a Nain widow is resurrected from the dead (7:11 - 18)

Woman is freed of a demon who caused her to be crippled for 18 years (13:11 - 17)

A man with dropsy is healed at the house of a Pharisee (14:1 - 6)

Ten leprous men are cleansed after Jesus tells them to visit some priests (17:11 - 19)

Christ heals a blind man as he travels to Jericho (18:35 - 43)

The right ear of the High Priest's servant is healed after Peter impulsively cuts it off (22:50 - 51)

Jesus miraculously multiplies the bread and fishes by Lanfranco
Jesus multiplies the bread and fishes by Lanfranco

Miracles in two Gospels

On the Sabbath, a demon is cast out of a man attending a Capernaum synagogue (Mark 1:23 - 26, Luke 4:33 - 35)

A demon is cast out of a man who is also blind and cannot speak (Matthew 12:22, Mark 3:10 - 11)

The servant of a Roman Centurion is healed (Matthew 8:5 - 13, Luke 7:2 - 10)

A demon is cast out of a Canaanite woman's daughter (Matthew 15:22 - 28, Mark 7:24 - 30)

Near the sea of Galilee four thousand people are fed (Matthew 15:32 - 38, Mark 8:1 - 9)

As Christ is leaving Jericho he causes blind men to regain their sight (Matthew 20:29 - 31, Mark 10:46 - 48)

Christ curses a Fig tree as he travels to Jerusalem (Matthew 21:19 - 20, Mark 11:12 - 14)

Miracles in three Gospels

Peter's mother-in-law is healed after the Sabbath ends (Matthew 8:14 - 15, Mark 1:29 - 31, Luke 4:38 - 39)

Violent storm is stilled (Matthew 8:23 - 27, Mark 4:35 - 41, Luke 8:22 - 25)

A leper is cleansed (Matthew 8:2 - 4, Mark 1:40 - 45, Luke 5:12 - 15)

A legion of demons, cast out of two men, are allowed to possess nearby pigs (Matthew 8:28, Mark 5:1, Luke 8:26)

Woman who has hemorrhaged blood for twelve years is healed (Matthew 9:20 - 22, Mark 5:25 - 29, Luke 8:43 - 46)

Jairus, a synagogue ruler, has his daughter resurrected from the dead (Matthew 9:23 - 26, Mark 5:35 - 38, Luke 8:49 - 52)

A paralytic man is healed on the Sabbath (Matthew 9:2 - 8, Mark 2:3 - 12, Luke 5:17 - 25)

On the Sabbath, a man has his withered hand healed (Matthew 12:9 - 13, Mark 3:1 - 5, Luke 6:6 - 10)

A demon causing deafness and convulsions is cast out of a boy (Matthew 17:14 - 18, Mark 9:14 - 18, Luke 9:37 - 42)

During the night on the sea to Capernaum Jesus walks on water (Matthew 14:24 - 27, Mark 6:47 - 50, John 6:18 - 21)

ONLY miracle in all four Gospels

After John the Baptist is martyred by Herod, 5,000 people are miraculously fed from just five loaves of bread and two fishes (Matthew 14:13 - 21, Mark 6:30 - 42, Luke 9:10 - 17, John 6:1 - 13)

Miracles of the Apostle Peter

Peter and John heal a man crippled from birth (Acts 3:2 - 11)

Ananias and Sapphira struck dead for lying (Acts 5:1 - 10)

Aeneas, bedridden for eight years, is healed (Acts 9:34)

Tabitha (Dorcas) is brought back from the dead (Acts 9:36 - 42)

Miracles of Stephen

Great signs and wonders performed (Acts 6:8)

Miracles of Philip

Demons cast out of people and many are healed (Acts 8:6 - 7, 13)

Philip miraculously transported to Azotus after preaching to an Ethiopian eunuch (Acts 8:39)

Signs, wonders and miracles in general

Miracles performed by seventy sent by Jesus (Luke 10:17 - 20)

Performed by those who are not one of the twelve apostles (Mark 9:39, John 14:12)

By the apostles (Acts 4:30, 5:12 - 16)

The apostles miraculously freed from prison (Acts 5:17 - 20)

Peter delivered from prison (Acts 12:1 - 11)

Paul and Silas freed from a Philippian prison (Acts 16:22 - 40)

Miracles of the Apostle Paul

Paul, after blinded while traveling to Damascus to persecute Christians, is healed (Acts 9:3 - 6,17,18)

On the island of Cyprus, a sorcerer named Bar-Jesus is struck blind (Acts 13:6 - 11)

In Lystra a man born crippled is healed (Acts 14:8 - 10)

In Philippi, a demon is cast out of a female slave who made her masters money (Acts 16:18)

Amazing miracles, like cloths touched by Paul healing the sick, are performed (Acts 19:11 - 12)

A young man, who fell out a window while listening to Paul, is raised to life (Acts 20:9 - 12)

Publius, who is Roman govenor over the island of Malta, has his father healed (Acts 28:8)

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