How Many Miracles Did Jesus Perform?

Jesus performed many miracles that demonstrated His divine authority and compassion. These miracles of Jesus varied widely, from healing diseases to commanding nature, raising the dead, and providing food supernaturally.

Counting the Number of Miracles Jesus Performed

But how many miracles did Jesus actually perform? This blog post will explore this question and delve into the specific miraculous acts attributed to Jesus in the New Testament. 

There are 37 miracles of Jesus that are recorded in the New Testament. The following is a brief overview of these miracles, arranged according to the type of miracle:

Healing Miracles of Jesus

  • Healing of a leper (Matthew 8:1-4)
  • Healing the centurion's servant (Matthew 8:5-13)
  • Healing Peter's mother-in-law (Matthew 8:14-15)
  • Healing the sick during the evening (Matthew 8:16-17)
  • Healing a paralytic (Matthew 9:1-8)
  • Healing the bleeding woman (Matthew 9:20-22)
  • Raising Jairus's daughter (Matthew 9:23-26)
  • Healing two blind men (Matthew 9:27-31)
  • Healing a mute demon-possessed man (Matthew 9:32-33)
  • Healing a man with a withered hand (Matthew 12:10-13)
  • Healing the Canaanite woman's daughter (Matthew 15:21-28)
  • Healing a boy with a demon (Matthew 17:14-20)
  • Healing two blind men near Jericho (Matthew 20:29-34)
  • Healing a blind man at Bethsaida (Mark 8:22-26)
  • Healing a deaf man with a speech impediment (Mark 7:31-37)
  • Healing a blind, mute, demon-possessed man (Matthew 12:22)
  • Healing a blind and dumb demoniac (Luke 11:14)
  • Healing a crippled woman (Luke 13:10-17)
  • Healing a man with dropsy (Luke 14:1-6)
  • Cleansing ten lepers (Luke 17:11-19)
  • Restoring a severed ear (Luke 22:50-51)
  • Healing the official's son (John 4:46-54)
  • Healing the blind man from birth (John 9:1-7)

Nature Miracles of Jesus

  • Turning water into wine (John 2:1-11)
  • Calming the storm (Matthew 8:23-27)
  • Feeding the 5000 (Matthew 14:13-21)
  • Walking on water (Matthew 14:22-33)
  • Feeding the 4000 (Matthew 15:32-39)
  • Catching a large number of fish (Luke 5:4-11)
  • Withering the fig tree (Matthew 21:18-22)

Miracles of Jesus Demonstrating Power over Demons

  • Driving out an evil spirit from a man in Capernaum (Mark 1:21-28)
  • Driving out a demon from a man in the synagogue (Mark 1:21-27)
  • Driving out the Legion of demons from a man (Mark 5:1-20)
  • Driving out a demon from a mute man (Luke 11:14)

Miracles of Jesus Demonstrating Power over Death

  • Raising the widow's son at Nain (Luke 7:11-17)
  • Raising Lazarus from the dead (John 11:1-44)
  • His own resurrection (Matthew 28:1-10)

Beyond Counting the Number of Miracles Jesus Performed

It is important to note that while there are 37 specific miracles recorded in the Gospels, the actual number of miracles performed by Jesus during His earthly ministry was likely much higher. 

The Gospels repeatedly mention Jesus healing "many" people without detailing each miracle. For instance, Matthew 15:30 states, "Great crowds came to him, bringing the lame, the blind, the crippled, the mute and many others, and laid them at his feet; and he healed them." 

Additionally, John 20:30-31 makes it clear that not all of Jesus' miracles were recorded in the Bible: "Jesus performed many other signs in the presence of his disciples, which are not recorded in this book. But these are written that you may believe that Jesus is the Messiah, the Son of God, and that by believing you may have life in his name."

Conclusion

In the four Gospels, 37 distinct miracles performed by Jesus are recorded, showcasing His divine authority, His power over nature and death, and His compassion for the afflicted. 

Yet, these accounts likely represent just a fraction of the wonders Jesus worked during His ministry. Each of these miracles, from the widely known—like feeding the 5000 and His own resurrection—to the less familiar—like healing a man with dropsy, speaks to the multifaceted nature of Jesus' mission: to bring physical and spiritual healing, to demonstrate God's power and love, and to point to the coming of the Kingdom of God. 

Through these miraculous acts, Jesus invites His followers to a transformative faith, a faith that transcends the mere counting of His miracles and challenges believers to embrace the hope, healing, and life found in His name.

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