iaomai: to healOriginal Word: ἰάομαιPart of Speech:
I heal, generally of the physical, sometimes of spiritual, disease.
2390 iáomai (a primitive verb, NAS dictionary) – healing, particularly as supernatural and bringing attention to the Lord Himself as the Great Physician (cf. Is 53:4,5).
Example: Lk 17:15: "Now one of them [i.e. the ten lepers], when he saw that he had been healed (2390 /iáomai), turned back, glorifying God with a loud voice."
[2390 /iáomai ("to heal") draws the attention to the Lord, the supernatural Healer, i.e. beyond the physical healing itself and its benefits (as with 2323 /therapeúō).]
NAS Exhaustive ConcordanceWord Origin
a prim. verbDefinition
to healNASB Translation
curing (1), heal (4), healed (16), healing (2), heals (1), perform healing (2).
Thayer'sSTRONGS NT 2390: ἰάομαιἰάομαι
; (perhaps from ἰός
, Lob. Technol., p. 157f; cf. Vanicek
, p. 87); a deponent verb, whose present, imperfect ἰωμην
, future ἰάσομαι
, and 1 aorist middle ἰασάμην
have an active significance, but whose perfect passive ἴαμαι
, 1 aorist passive ἰάθην
, and 1 future passive ἰαθήσομαι
have a passive significance (cf. Krüger
, § 40, under the word; (Veitch
, under the word; Buttmann
, 52 (46); Winer
s Grammar, § 38, 7 c.)); (from Homer
down); the Sept.
; to heal, cure
, Luke 4:18 R L
brackets; (here T WH omit; Tr brackets the accusative), Luke 9:11, 42; Luke 14:4; Luke 22:51; John 4:47; Acts 9:34; Acts 10:38; Acts 28:8; passive, Matthew 8:8, 13; Matthew 15:28; Luke 7:7; Luke 8:45; Luke 17:15; John 5:13 (Tdf. ἀσθενῶν); and Acts 3:11 Rec.; τινα ἀπό τίνος, to cure (i. e. by curing to free) one of (literally, from; cf. Buttmann, 322 (277)) a disease: passive, Mark 5:29; Luke 6:18 (). tropically, to make whole i. e. to free from errors and sins, to bring about (one's) salvation: Matthew 13:15; John 12:40; Acts 28:27 (from Isaiah 6:10); passive, 1 Peter 2:24; James 5:16; in figurative discourse, in passive: Hebrews 12:13.<1>
heal, make whole.
Middle voice of apparently a primary verb; to cure (literally or figuratively) -- heal, make whole.