Sickness and Disease

As Israel was preparing to enter the promised land, God gave them the following promise, based on their obedience:
And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. (Deuteronomy 7:15)
Keyed to the words sickness and disease are the following notes from page 207 of The Dake Annotated Reference Bible:
Sickness and Disease (Dt. 7:15)

"Sickness" is from the Heb. choliy, translated sickness (v. 15; 28:59, 61; 1 Ki. 17:17; 2 Ki. 13:14; 2 Chr. 21:15, 19; Ps. 41:3; Eccl. 5:17; Isa. 38:9, 12; Hos. 5:13), sick (Isa. 1:5), disease (2 Ki. 1:2; 8:8-9; 2 Chr. 16:12; 21:18; Eccl. 6:2), and grief (Isa. 53:3-4; Jer. 6:7; 10:19). Cp. Ex. 15:25; 23:25; 1 Ki. 8:37; 2 Chr. 6:28; 21:15. The root word is chalah, to be worn, weak, sick; to grieve, make sick, or be diseased. It is translated diseased (1 Ki. 15:23; Ezek. 34:4, 21); sick (Gen. 48:1; 1 Sam. 19:14; 30:13; 2 Sam. 13:2-6; 1 Ki. 14:1, 5; 17:17; 2 Ki. 1:2; 8:7, 29; 13:14; 20:1, 12; 2 Chr. 22:6; 32:24; Neh. 2:2; Ps. 35:13; Pr. 13:12; 23:35; Song 2:5; 5:8; Isa. 33:24; 38:1, 9; 39:1; Ezek. 34:4, 16; Dan. 8:27; Hos. 7:5; Mic. 6:13; Mal. 1:8, 13); weak (Judg. 16:7, 11, 17; Isa. 14:10); wounded (1 Ki. 22:34; 2 Chr. 18:33; 35:23); infirmity (Ps. 77:10); and pain (Jer. 12:13). It is also translated sorry (1 Sam. 22:8); travail (Jer. 4:31); grief (Isa. 17:11; 53:10); grieved (Isa. 57:10; Amos 6:6); and grievous (Jer. 10:19; 14:17; 30:12; Nah. 3:19). These latter uses imply something of a sickness of soul, which would naturally be expressed in prayer.
Hence chalah is also translated besought (Ex. 32:11; 1 Ki. 13:6; 2 Ki. 13:4; 2 Chr. 33:12; Jer. 26:19); intreat (1 Ki. 13:6; Ps. 45:12; 119:58; Pr. 19:6); beseech (Mal. 1:9); supplication (1 Sam. 13:12); pray (Zech. 7:2; 8:21, 22); and prayer (Dan. 9:13).

The Heb. machalah--translated diseases (Ex. 15:26; 2 Chr. 21:15), sickness (Ex. 23:25; 1 Ki. 8:37; 2 Chr. 6:28), and infirmity (Pr. 18:14)--is also from the root chalah. The word for "diseases" in Dt. 7:15 is the Heb. madveh, used only here and in 28:60.

All sicknesses and diseases are but progressive forms of death, and are the wages of sin--the results of the invisible sentence of the righteous judgment of God. They are called "evil" here because they come from evil, sin, and the fall of man, and are propagated by satanic powers (Lk. 13:16; Jn. 10:10; Acts 10:38).


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The hardening of Pharaoh's Heart
The Testimony
The Glory of God in Moses' face
The Glory of the Lord
Living a Long Life