Miracles are one of the many proofs that Jesus was (and is) the Son of God and Savior of the world. They were such a critical part of his ministry that he declared the following.
If I do not do the works (miracles) of My Father, do not believe Me. But if I do, even if you do not believe Me, believe the works; so that you may perceive and may believe that the Father is in Me, and I in Him (John 10:37 - 38, HBFV).
This article is a timeline of Jesus' thirty-nine miracles manifested before his crucifixion. Please see our links at the bottom of the page for further study materials on the signs and wonders carried out by the early New Testament church, the Apostle Paul, the Old Testament prophets and more!
Jesus' ministry began on September 11, the Biblical High Holy Day known as the Day of Atonement (Yom Kippur). It was also the start of the devil's forty days of temptation (Matthew 4:1 - 11, Mark 1:12 - 13, Luke 4:1 - 13).
Late October / Early November
1. Jesus, at a wedding in Cana, turns water into wine (John 2:1 - 11).
2. Jesus, just before Pentecost on June 1, heals a royal official's son. The son, who is near death, is made well simply by the Lord declaring that he lives (John 4:46 - 54)! This is Christ's first healing miracle.
After June 1
3. The Lord causes Peter, after Pentecost, to miraculously catch so many fish that it begins to break his net and almost sinks the two boats needed to store them (Luke 4:16, 5:4 - 11).
4. A demon, on the Sabbath, is cast out of a man attending a Capernaum synagogue service (Mark 1:23 - 26, Luke 4:33 - 35).
5. Peter's mother-in-law is healed of a high fever (Matthew 8:14 - 15, Mark 1:29 - 31, Luke 4:38 - 39).
6. A leper is cleansed in Capernaum (Matthew 8:2 - 4, Mark 1:40 - 45, Luke 5:12 - 15).
7. A paralytic man is healed on the Sabbath (Matthew 9:2 - 8, Mark 2:3 - 12, Luke 5:17 - 25).
March / April
8. A man, on the Sabbath day, has his withered hand healed (Matthew 12:9 - 13, Mark 3:1 - 5, Luke 6:6 - 10).
Late Spring / Early Summer
9. A man who is blind and cannot speak, who also is demon possessed, has the demon cast out of him and is healed (Matthew 12:22).
10. The servant of a Roman Centurion is healed (Matthew 8:5 - 13, Luke 7:2 - 10).
11. The only son of a Nain widow is resurrected from the dead (Luke 7:11 - 18). This is the first of three times the Lord restores life to someone who has died.
12. A man is healed, during the fall Holy Day season in Jerusalem, of a 38-year infirmity (John 5:1 - 9).
October 28 A.D. to Early 29 A.D.
13. Mary Magadalene is first mentioned in Luke 8:2 as having had seven evil spirits cast out of her. Mark later references this miracle in order to distinguish her from others who checked on Jesus' tomb early on a Sunday (Mark 16:9). The Bible is unclear whether her healing took place in late 28 A.D. or earlier.
14. Jesus, on the Sea of Galilee with his disciples, stills a violent storm (Mark 4:35 - 41, Luke 8:22 - 25, Matthew 8:23 - 27).
15. A legion of demons, cast out of two men, are allowed to possess nearby pigs (Matthew 8:28 - 34, Mark 5:1 - 20, Luke 8:26 - 39).
16. A woman who had hemorrhaged blood for twelve years is healed (Matthew 9:20 - 22, Mark 5:25 - 34, Luke 8:43 - 48).
17. Jairus, a synagogue ruler, has his daughter resurrected from the dead (Matthew 9:18 - 19, 23 - 26, Mark 5:22 - 24, 35 - 43, Luke 8:41 - 42, 49 - 56).
18. Two blind men are healed (Matthew 9:27 - 31).
19. Jesus casts out a demon from a man who was unable to speak (Matthew 9:32 - 35).
March / Early April
20. Five thousand men, and an unknown number of women and children, 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).
March to April 23
21. Jesus, prior to or during the Spring Holy Day season, carries out the unique miracle of walking on water (John 6:18 - 21, Mark 6:47 - 50, Matthew 14:24 - 27).
22. Peter, as Jesus is walking on water to the disciple's boat on Galilee, requests and is granted the ability to also walk on water (Matthew 14:28 - 31).
23. The Lord, after walking on water, steps into the disciples' boat and causes the sea to immediately calm down (Mark 6:51 - 52, Matthew 14:32 - 33).
Late April to Middle of September
24. A demon is cast out of a Canaanite woman's daughter (Matthew 15:22 - 28, Mark 7:24 - 30).
25. A deaf man is healed near the Sea of Galilee (Mark 7:31 - 37).
26. Four thousand people are also fed near the Sea of Galilee (Matthew 15:32 - 38, Mark 8:1 - 9).
27. A Bethsaida blind man is healed (Mark 8:22 - 26).
Late September to Middle of October
28. A demon causing deafness and convulsions is cast out of a boy (Matthew 17:14 - 18, Mark 9:14 - 18, Luke 9:37 - 42).
October 19 to Early November
29. Jesus, on a Saturday Sabbath day sometime after the Last Great Day, encounters a man born blind. The man is sent to the pool of Siloam where, after washing his eyes of mud placed on them by Christ, is made whole (John 9:1 - 7).
November to Middle of December
30. A coin is made to appear in the mouth of a fish to pay for Jesus' and Peter's temple tax (Matthew 17:24 - 27).
31. Jesus casts out a demon from someone who could not speak (Luke 11:14). He is aftwards accused, by certain religious leaders, of performing the miracle using Satan's power!
32. Woman is freed of a demon who caused her to be crippled for 18 years (Luke 13:10 - 13).
January to March
33. A man with dropsy is healed at the house of a Pharisee (Luke 14:1 - 6).
34. Ten leprous men are cleansed after Jesus tells them to visit some priests. Only one of the ten come back to thank the Lord (Luke 17:11 - 19).
35. Lazarus, in Bethany, is resurrected after being dead for four days (John 11:1 - 44).
36. Christ heals a blind man as he travels into Jericho (Luke 18:35 - 43).
37. As Christ is leaving Jericho he causes two blind men to regain their sight (Matthew 20:29 - 34, Mark 10:46 - 52).
38. Jesus, on the Friday before his death, curses a fig tree (Mark 11:12 - 14, 20 - 22, Matthew 21:19 - 22). The tree dies and is noticed by the disciples the next day.
39. Jesus is arrested shortly after midnight on April 5 (Wednesday). Peter, while the arrest is taking place, cuts off the right ear of a servant named Malchus. The Lord quickly heals the ear and chastises Peter (Luke 22:49 - 51). The other three gospels mention this incident (Matthew 26, Mark 14 and John 18) but do not record the miracle occurring.
Many miracles are unknown
Several times the Bible mentions groups of people, of an unknown size, being healed of diseases that are not revealed (Mark 3:7 - 12, Matthew 14:34 - 36. etc.). For example, in the evening after Jesus made Peter's mother-in-law well, many sick individuals were brought to him (Mark 1:32 - 34). John, near the end of his gospel, makes an interesting comment regarding the Lord's miracles.
Now then, Jesus did many other miracles in the presence of His disciples, which are not written in this book. But these have been written, so that you may believe that Jesus is the Christ, the Son of God . . . (John 20:30 - 31, HBFV).