Coronavirus Bible Verses – What does the Bible say about COVID-19?

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What does the Bible say about the Coronavirus Pandemic? God is not silent, HE is speaking in the Holy Scriptures. Churches can respond and share God’s love even when the building is closed. Here are some key scriptures and prayers to share with your family, congregation, or friends during this public health crisis.

What does the Bible say about Coronavirus? Bible Prophecy, Scripture quotes and Prayers for Christians

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What does the Bible say about the Coronavirus Pandmeic?

Use these Bible Verses for encouragement and wisdom about COVID-19. Quotes from the Holy Bible, New International Version®, NIV® Copyright ©1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica, Inc.® Used by permission. All rights reserved worldwide.

God can heals all your diseases – Psalm 103:2-4

Bible Verse about COVID 19 Coronavirus
Bible Verse about COVID 19 Coronavirus – Praise the Lord, my soul, and forget not all his benefits— who forgives all your sins and heals all your diseases, who redeems your life from the pit  and crowns you with love and compassion. Psalm 103:2-4

The Bible says wash your hands – James 4:8

Wash your hands Bible verse - James 4:8.
” Come near to God and he will come near to you. Wash your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.” James 4:8. This one is a stretch since the scripture is using a metaphor to describe repentance, but if you are look for “wash your hands” because of COVID19 in the Bible this is the best quote.

Jesus asks, “Why do you worry?” Luke 12:25-26

Who of you by worrying can add a single hour to your life? Since you cannot do this very little thing, why do you worry about the rest? Luke 12:25-26 Many people are worried about Coronavirus, but this is a time to trust in GOD.

The Bible tells us to number our days – Psalm 90:12

Coronavirus can teach use to number our days and value life Psalm 90:12 Bible Verse
Times of crisis are used by God to give us wisdom about the value of each day. “Teach us to number our days, that we may gain a heart of wisdom.” Psalm 90:12

God says do not be anxious – Philippians 4:6

Do Not Be Anxious - Bible Verse for Coronavirus Fears
Fear is natural, faith is supernatural. Remember what God’s Word says, “Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God.” Philippians 4:6

All who touched Jesus were healed – Mark 6:56

COVID-19 Healing And wherever He went--villages and towns and countrysides--they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged Him to let them just touch the fringe of His cloak. And all who touched Him were healed. Mark 6:56
Touching is a dangerous act with the fear of Coronavirus – but a touch from Jesus would heal any disease. And wherever He went–villages and towns and countrysides–they laid the sick in the marketplaces and begged Him to let them just touch the fringe of His cloak. And all who touched Him were healed. Mark 6:56

God says, “Do not fear – for I AM with you” – Isaiah 41:10

Emergency Room with an IV drip - but God promise is to be with you in every illness like COVID 19 So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.  Isaiah 41:10
Even for those who become very sick – God promises to be present with them and uphold their live with his power. So do not fear, for I am with you; do not be dismayed, for I am your God. I will strengthen you and help you; I will uphold you with my righteous right hand. Isaiah 41:10

Christians can pray “Guard my life” – Psalm 86:3

Guard my life from the Coronavirus - Bible Verse - Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. Psalm 86:3
Guard my life from the Coronavirus – Bible Verse – Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. Psalm 86:3

The Bible says wisdom is found in the house of morning – Ecclesiastes 7:2

God's Word always points to death as a source of wisdom - It is better to enter a house of mourning than a house of feasting, since death is the end of every man, and the living should take this to heart.    Ecclesiastes 7:2
God’s Word always points to death as a source of wisdom – It is better to enter a house of mourning than a house of feasting, since death is the end of every man, and the living should take this to heart. Ecclesiastes 7:2

More Bible Verses responding to Coronavirus COVID 19


Where does the Bible mention COVID-19?

There are many un-named plagues in the Bible, but none of them are exact matches for this modern pandemic.

Revelation 6:8 I looked, and there before me was a pale horse! Its rider was named Death, and Hades was following close behind him. They were given power over a fourth of the earth to kill by sword, famine and plague, and by the wild beasts of the earth.

Jeremiah 29:17 This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “I will send against them sword, famine, and plague, and I will make them like rotten figs, so bad that they cannot be eaten.

Ezekiel 5:12 A third of your people will die by plague or be consumed by famine within you, a third will fall by the sword outside your walls, and a third I will scatter to every wind and unleash a sword behind them.

It’s best to follow the principles God’s Word gives for any source of fear and disaster.

*Christians have a higher duty to the truth than our secular neighbors because of the ninth commandment (“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor,” Ex. 20:16). This commandment, reiterated in the New Testament (Matt. 15:19–20Eph. 4:25), bars us from committing any act that might bring undeserved suffering on another person, especially through speech. As the Westminster Catechism says, “The duties required in the ninth commandment are, the preserving and promoting of truth between man and man, . . . ; appearing and standing for the truth; and from the heart, sincerely, freely, clearly, and fully, speaking the truth, and only the truth, in matters of judgment and justice, and in all other things whatsoever; . . . discouraging talebearers, flatterers, and slanderers; love and care of our own good name, and defending it when need requireth; . . . studying and practicing of whatsoever things are true, honest, lovely, and of good report.”

Source: Joe Carter

What else does the Bible say about Covid-19?

Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own. Matthew 6:34

Guard my life, for I am faithful to you; save your servant who trusts in you. You are my God; have mercy on me, Lord, for I call to you all day long. Psalm 86:3

Compare these Bible verses in other translations like the KJV on BibleHub.

You can also read a list of KJV Bible Verses about Coronavirus


Is Coronavirus a Biblical Plague from in the Book of Revelation?

So, is COVID-19 one of the seven plagues mentioned in Revelation 16-17? While it might be tempting to try and identify this virus with one of those plagues, I believe there are a couple of reasons not to. The first reason is that these seven plagues are identified as the completion of God’s wrath, and the plagues seem directed solely towards those who belong to the kingdom of the Antichrist. But this virus is not as discriminating. There seems to be no one who is immune to it. Saint and skeptic alike are affected by it.

A second reason to doubt that it is one of the plagues of Revelation is that we know the source of this virus. As many of the coronaviruses do, it jumped from an animal to a human and spread from there. COVID-19 is simply more contagious than most, as well as generally more deadly.

To all appearances, COVID-19 seems to be just a natural event rather than a supernatural action of God. It is an event that is not unique in history but is, apart from its severity, rather common. It is even something that our infectious disease experts have been anticipating, and warning us about, for many years.

Source: Bible Study Tools

Do Christians and Pastors consider this an End Times prophecy?

You may have saw the news about Ralph Drollinger, but his opinions are not widely held in Christian circles.

MARCH 21, 2020 BY RALPH DROLLINGER Some leading evangelicals believe and teach that America is now experiencing God’s judgment. If that is the case, as a public servant who is sacrificing so much in your attempt to turn our nation around, it would stand to reason—if those Evangelical leaders are correct—that you are wasting your time. Are you laboring against a foregone conclusion? I think not. But let me qualify that: I do not believe America is experiencing the forsaking wrath of God, but yes, American is experiencing the consequential wrath of God.

Source: Is God Judging America by Ralph Drollinger


But some who study religion and prophecies for a living say it’s time for these social media prophets and psychics to take a self-enforced quarantine. Doomsayers are harming peoples’ spiritual and psychological health, they say.They’re also claiming knowledge that even the most revered figures in religion didn’t dare assume. Whenever Ulrich Lehner, a Catholic theologian at the University of Notre Dame in Indiana, comes across a social media preacher warning that Covid-19 means the end of the world is near, he’s tempted to tweet back this response: “Matthew 24:36.”

That’s the passage when Jesus says about the end of the world: “But about that day or hour no one knows, not even the angels in heaven, nor the Son, but only the Father.””Jesus himself said, ‘You don’t know the hour,’ yet some self-appointed prophets today seem to know more than the angels around God’s throne,” Lehner says.Lehner says some of the doomsday prophets may be driven by another sin: pride.Read more from John Blake:

“Perhaps in these guys who create mass panic there is also a certain pride, a bloated self-confidence that ‘I have some special insight,”’ says Lehner, author of “God is Not Nice: Rejecting Pop Culture Theology and Discovering the God Worth Living For.””If that’s not devilish, I don’t know what is.”

Source: CNN

I thank God for those in the medical science field who are searching for a solution to COVID-19. I am also grateful for political leaders who are attempting to provide direction that will keep the general citizenry informed, calm and peaceful. But I realize that those of us who are in pastoral ministry have a great responsibility before God to provide the spiritual leadership necessary to guide America through this tragic circumstance.

Certainly, there is no lack of secular advice being given as to how to approach COVID-19. But I believe the ultimate approach should be from the biblical perspective that presents God’s way of dealing with this issue. Yes, we need to look at COVID-19 through the eyes of a biblical worldview.

Source: Christian Post

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What Scriptures comfort you when facing Coronavirus?

We want to grow this list and provide more comport for people in times of trouble. Please leave comment to share any scripture quotes that are proving meaningful to you.

33 thoughts on “Coronavirus Bible Verses – What does the Bible say about COVID-19?”

  1. Jeremiah 33:8
    And I will cleanse them from all the guilt and iniquity by which they have sinned against Me, and I will forgive all their guilt and iniquities by which they have sinned and rebelled against Me.

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  2. Thank you for this list. Many of these verses having been coming to mind. I also take comfort in the words of Psalm 46:1-2

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  3. Very encouraging, many people allover the world are more worried about covid19 than any other disease but is good for people to depend on the lord and pray to him as per 2 chronicle 7:13-14

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  4. There have been worries running through my head with all this COVID-19 but God is so good that he responds to our prayers when we most need it. He responded to me through.
    Jeremiah 33:3 and Jeremiah 33:6
    God is AMAZING! He IS Love!!!!

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  5. I think of the promise in 2 Timothy 4:18
    “The Lord will rescue me from every evil attack and will bring me safely to his heavenly kingdom. To him be glory for ever and ever. Amen.”
    I’m a nurse and think we should be only online today, but our Senior Paster thinks we should meet for worship. I am submitting to his authority and going to teach our kids.

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  6. Psalm 91 (No plague shall come near your dwelling and you shall not be afraid of the pestilence). Thank you! In Jesus’ name!

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  7. Hi Tony, Could I receive your permission to use and share these Scripture images on our company Facebook page? Thank you!

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    • absolutely – if there is a way to credit MTC that’s cool but honestly it’s just the BIBLE (NIV) with stock photos so please share freely!

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  8. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
    13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
    14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.

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  9. John 16:33 These things I have spoken unto you that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulations: but be of good cheer, I have overcome the world.” AND John 14:27 Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you; not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.”
    In these unprecedented times when we face so many unknowns, we hold on to God’s word and keep looking up.

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  10. thank you fro the information about this matter, it could be a big help to me and to my family to understand what will we do in case of this kind of epidemic.. I was so amaze that everything happen to us now was already written… I am very much eager to be close to God and repent my sins and accept Him as my Lord and Saviour.
    God bless brother.
    #freevirusPhilippines

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  11. Thank you for this, it’s what I needed. I’m British and have been stuck in Lebanon for many months waiting for my husband’s visa, we are enduring an economic depression here and a financial crash and a revolution. It is very difficult to manage our immigration in this climate and now with Coronavirus, the airport is closed and I cannot go home and I can’t get health insurance. I feel very guilty for being away from all of my family at this time. Please pray for us

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  12. there is so much fear and worry around the world, and for non believers of Jesus Christ our Lord and saviour i can understand why with covid 19.. but so many churches are closing their doors through fear or having been instructed to do so by man..they preach gods word all year round yet when their faith is challenged sadly where is there faith and belief..Lepers were told to distance themselves from people yet Jesus laid hands on them and they were healed..if we are to walk as Jesus walked then we need to not just speak Gods word but believe it and Declare it..
    Mark 16:17-18 King James Version (KJV)
    17 And these signs shall follow them that believe; In my name shall they cast out devils; they shall speak with new tongues;
    18 They shall take up serpents; and if they drink any deadly thing, it shall not hurt them; they shall lay hands on the sick, and they shall recover.
    Also in psalm 91 it says No plague shall come near your dwelling…a 1000 may fall at your side and 10,000 at your right hand but it Shall Not come near you..We need to have faith in God and Trust His Word/Promises..May God bless and protect you all..Psalm 91 He shall give His Angels charge over you to keep you in all your ways..

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  13. Thanks so much
    A very timely encouraging words
    I believe the plague will soon melt down like wax before God’s word which is like fire.
    Amen

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  14. 2 Chronicles 7:13-14
    13 If I shut up heaven that there be no rain, or if I command the locusts to devour the land, or if I send pestilence among my people;
    14 If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
    Jeremiah 29:17 This is what the LORD of Hosts says: “I will send against them sword, famine, and plague, and I will make them like rotten figs, so bad that they cannot be eaten.

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  15. COVID-19 is work of the devil. We are at war with this virus and I believe we will win this deadly virus because GOD is our defense.He will shield us. The world will cry for mercy and repent because God is faithful and just.

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  16. Tony;
    Thank you for your many suggestions. I have been applying them to my children’s ministries resources; my preschool families and at chapel which I am now doing on an app called zoom every week. It is harder to keep little ones engaged (4 and under) but I am taking your idea’s and using puppets; music; scriptures and stories to get God’s words into their little brains; hearts and spirits. You have helped me and I appreciate you so much. God Bless!
    Stay healthy and let me know if I can help you out or any of your viewers.
    Peggy

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  17. Why did you change the verse in Revelation? Why do you call hell, Hades? Hell is fire and brimstone, hades is not. No one goes to Hades, that I am aware of. Hell soon followed. Meaning,, you don’t go any where else. “SOON FOLLOWED.” NO TIME TO GO ANY WHERE ELSE. Not even a so-called Sheol. C’mon, Get it correctly. NO, Hell is not politically correct.

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    • Hi Pansy,
      Thanks for asking – I used the NIV translation on that quote from Revelation 6:8 – You can compare all the major translations of the verse on a website called BibleHub https://biblehub.com/revelation/6-8.htm
      It’s an interesting point, but I don’t think it was political correctness since many older translations like Darby Bible Translation use HADES… You might want to look into the Greek words on that. There are lots of scriptures that use the word hell, it’s just Rev 6:8 translators go with Hades in most of the modern English versions.
      There is an article on Wikipeida if you want to dig into the background information
      https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Christian_views_on_Hades

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  18. I think GOD!! for people like you, we need faith more than ever; keep teaching and preaching the Bible to are youth. Have faith! have faith!!
    2 Corinthians 7:13-14
    Acts 16:31
    James 5:14-15

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  19. Thank you for giving a clear insight on Covid19 according Bible teachings.
    I can helping thousands of grieving families and infected people with hope from the Bible.
    Please send me more links to help millions of people around the global.
    Much prayers against Covid19.
    Moses

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  20. OurGod is and always will be” the be,all and end,all” the king creator who will never bow down. The life we all take for granted was giving to us ,and now the whole world is shook about this virus wot we have no control over anyway. The almighty lord our god Will
    Overcome this just have faith in him !!!!! For the fear that
    everyone seems to have of
    covid 19 we all need to turn
    the fear to faith in the guvnor
    And trust he won’t let it come to your dwelling belief is a powerful thing just believe in him amen godbless youall

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  21. We all are human we all sinned. God is forgiving he has mercy and grace for his people. For some time now I have watched as our nation became a Sodom and Gomorrah. I fell that God had become disappointed by the sins that we thought as a people were okay. His word remained the same today as it was yesterday. Often I prayed about how sinful the United States
    Had become. About three weeks before the civic 19 virus had entered the US. I made a statement that it was no wonder that God had not sent a p!aqua upon us. It is time that we open our eyes and repent. Dailey I plead the blood of Jesus over my family and others as well. Think about how sinful our nation looked to God. I pray that we wake up so our land can be healed.

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