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- an extraordinary event or effect in the physical world that can only be explained as an intervention of God because it goes beyond all known human or natural powers.
- sometimes known as "a mighty deed" in the newer translations of the Bible.
- a spectacular wonder or marvel.

Miracles of Jesus found in the Bible

Number Event Saint Matthew Saint Mark Saint Luke Saint John Image
1 Miracle at Cana John 2:1-11 Marriage at Cana 008a.jpg
2 Exorcism at the Synagogue in Capernaum Mark 1:21-28 Luke 4:31-37 Jesus Rebukes the Unclean Spirit in a Possessed Man in the Synagogue 001.jpg
3 First Miraculous draught of fishes Luke 5:1-11 Miraculous Draught of Fishes Caught.jpg
4 Raising of the Widow's Son at Nain Luke 7:11-17 Jesus-raising-a-young-man-from-the-dead-in-a-city-called-Nain-001.jpg
5 Healing of One Leper Matthew 8:1-4 Mark 1:40-45 Luke 5:12-16 Jesus-healing-a-leper-001.jpg
6 Jesus Cures the Servant of the Centurion Matthew 8:5-13 Luke 7:1-10 The-centurion-beseeching-Jesus-on-behalf-of-his-servant-001.jpg
6a While in Cana of Galilee, Jesus Heals Ruler's Son in Capernaum John 4:46-54 Jesus healed the son of the nobleman.jpg
7 Jesus Heals Simon Peter's Mother-in-law Matthew 8:14-17 Mark 1:29-34 Luke 4:38-41 Jesus Heals the Mother-in-law of Peter 001.jpg
8 Jesus Exorcises at Sunset Matthew 8:16-17 Mark 1:32-34 Luke 4:40-41
9 Jesus Calms the Storm Matthew 8:23-27 Mark 4:35-41 Luke 8:22-25 Jesus awakes to calm the storm.jpg
10 Jesus Heals Demoniac in the Gerasenes Matthew 8:28-34 Mark 5:1-20 Luke 8:26-39 Jesus-heals-a-demoniac-in-the-country-of-the-Gadarenes-001.jpg
11 Paralytic man let down through roof at Capernaum Matthew 9:1-8 Mark 2:1-12 Luke 5:17-26 Jesus Heals Paralytic and Forgives Sin.jpg
12 Raising of Daughter of Jairus Matthew 9:18-26 Mark 5:21-43 Luke 8:40-56 Jesus restoring life to a little girl.jpg
13 Woman touches Jesus' clothing and is healed Matthew 9:20-22 Mark 5:24-34 Luke 8:43-48 Jesus-healing-a-woman-in-the-crowd-while-on-the-way-to-the-house-of-Jairus-001.jpg
14 Jesus Heals Two Blind Men at Galilee Matthew 9:27-31 The Blind Men of Capernaum 001.jpg
15 Jesus Exorcises a Mute Possessed Man Matthew 9:32-34
16 Jesus Cures Man at the Pool named Bethesda John 5:1-18 Man with an Infirmity of Thirty-Eight Years.jpg
17 Jesus heals man with withered Hand Matthew 12:9-13 Mark 3:1-6 Luke 6:6-11 Man with the Withered Hand 001.jpg
18 Jesus exorcises the blind and mute man Matthew 12:22-28 Mark 3:20-30 Luke 11:14-23
19 Jesus Heals an Infirm Woman in Synagogue Luke 13:10-17 Woman with an Infirmity of Eighteen Years Is Healed by Jesus 001.jpg
20 Jesus Feeds the 5000 Matthew 14:13-21 Mark 6:31-34 Luke 9:10-17 John 6:5-15 Jesus feeding the multitudes.jpg
21 Jesus Walks on Water Matthew 14:22-33 Mark 6:45-52 John 6:16-21 Jesus-walking-upon-the-sea-001.jpg
22 Healing in Gennesaret Matthew 14:34-36 Mark 6:53-56 Sick Awaiting the Passage of Jesus 001.jpg
23 Jesus Heals the Canaanite Woman's Daughter Matthew 15:21-28 Mark 7:24-30 Canaanite Womans Daughter 001.jpg
24 Jesus heals deaf mute of Decapolis Mark 7:31-37 Jesus Heals a Mute Possessed Man 001.jpg
25 Jesus Feeds the 4000 Matthew 15:32-39 Mark 8:1-9 Miracle of the Loaves and Fishes 001.jpg
26 Jesus heals blind man of Bethsaida Mark 8:22-26 Jesus Heals a Blind Man.jpg
27 Transfiguration of Jesus Matthew 17:1-13 Mark 9:2-13 Luke 9:28-36 Transfiguration-006.jpg
28 Jesus heals boy possessed by a demon Matthew 17:14-21 Mark 9:14-29 Luke 9:37-49 Jesus Heals Possessed Boy at the Foot of Mount Tabor 001.jpg
29 Coin in the fish's mouth Matthew 17:24-27 Peter pays the temple tax Tuenger Facetie.jpg
30 Jesus heals man with dropsy Luke 14:1-6 Aurochs Ox 001.png
31 Healing of Ten Lepers Luke 17:11-19 Jesus-with-the-one-leper-who-returned-to-give-thanks-001.jpg
32 Jesus heals man who was born blind John 9:1-12 Bible43Jhn09 01-06 06.jpg
33 Jesus heals the blind near Jericho Matthew 20:29-34 Mark 10:46-52 Luke 18:35-43 Two Blind Men at Jericho 001.jpg
34 Raising of Lazarus John 11:1-44 Raising of Lazarus.jpg
35 Cursing the fig tree Matthew 21:18-22 Mark 11:12-14 Unfruitful Fig Tree 001.jpg
36 Jesus heals the ear of a servant Luke 22:49-51 Jesus Heals the Ear of Malchus 001.jpg
37 Catch of 153 Fish or Second Miraculous Draught of Fishes John 21:1-24 Second Miraculous Draught of Fishes 001.jpg

Mir"a*cle, n. Etym: [F., fr. L. miraculum, fr. mirari to wonder. See Marvel, and cf. Mirror.]

1. A wonder or wonderful thing.
That miracle and queen of genus. Shak.

2. Specifically: An event or effect contrary to the established constitution and course of things, or a deviation from the known laws of nature; a supernatural event, or one transcending the ordinary laws by which the universe is governed.
They considered not the miracle of the loaves.
Mark 6:52

3. A miracle play.

4. A story or legend abounding in miracles. [Obs.]
When said was all this miracle. Chaucer.
Miracle monger, an impostor who pretends to work miracles.
-- Miracle play, one of the old dramatic entertainments founded on legends of saints and martyrs or (see 2nd Mystery, 2) on events related in the Bible.

Mir"a*cle, v. t.

Defn: To make wonderful. [Obs.] Shak.

Illustrated Bible Dictionary

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Miracle - An event in the external world brought about by the immediate agency or the simple volition of [[:Category:God, operating without the use of means capable of being discerned by the senses, and designed to authenticate the divine commission of a religious teacher and the truth of His message (John 2:18; Matthew 12:38). It is an occurrence at once above nature and above man. It shows the intervention of a power that is not limited by the laws either of matter or of mind, a power interrupting the fixed laws which govern their movements, a supernatural power. "The suspension or violation of the laws of nature involved in miracles is nothing more than is constantly taking place around us. One force counteracts another: vital force keeps the chemical laws of matter in abeyance; and muscular force can control the action of physical force. When a man raises a weight from the ground, the law of gravity is neither suspended nor violated, but counteracted by a stronger force. The same is true as to the walking of Christ on the water and the swimming of iron at the command of the prophet. The simple and grand truth that the universe is not under the exclusive control of physical forces, but that everywhere and always there is above, separate from and superior to all else, an infinite personal will, not superseding, but directing and controlling all physical causes, acting with or without them." God ordinarily effects His purpose through the agency of second causes; but He has the power also of effecting His purpose immediately and without the intervention of second causes, i.e., of invading the fixed order, and thus of working miracles. Thus we affirm the possibility of miracles, the possibility of a higher hand intervening to control or reverse nature's ordinary movements.
In the New Testament these four Greek words are principally used to designate miracles:
(1.) Semeion , a "sign", i.e., an evidence of a divine commission; an attestation of a divine message (Matthew 12:38, Matthew 12:39; Matthew 16:1, Matthew 16:4; Mark 8:11; Luke 11:16; Luke 23:8; John 2:11, John 2:18, John 2:23; Acts 6:8, etc.); a token of the presence and working of God; the seal of a higher power.
(2.) Terata , "wonders;" wonder-causing events; portents; producing astonishment in the beholder (Acts 2:19).
(3.) Dunameis , "might works;" works of superhuman power (Acts 2:22; Romans 15:19; 2 Thessalonians 2:9); of a new and higher power.
(4.) Erga , "works;" the works of Him who is "wonderful in working" (John 5:20, John 5:36). Miracles are seals of a divine mission. The sacred writers appealed to them as proofs that they were messengers of God. Our Lord also appealed to miracles as a conclusive proof of His divine mission (John 5:20, John 5:36; John 10:25, John 10:38). Thus, being out of the common course of nature and beyond the power of man, they are fitted to convey the impression of the presence and power of God. Where miracles are there certainly God is. The man, therefore, who works a miracle affords thereby clear proof that he comes with the authority of God; they are his credentials that he is God's messenger. The teacher points to these credentials, and they are a proof that he speaks with the authority of God. He boldly says, "God bears me witness, both with signs and wonders, and with diverse miracles." The credibility of miracles is established by the evidence of the senses on the part of those who are witnesses of them, and to all others by the testimony of such witnesses. The witnesses were competent, and their testimony is trustworthy. Unbelievers, following Hume, deny that any testimony can prove a miracle, because they say miracles are impossible. We have shown that miracles are possible, and surely they can be borne witness to. Surely they are credible when we have abundant and trustworthy evidence of their occurrence. They are credible just as any facts of history well authenticated are credible. Miracles, it is said, are contrary to experience. Of course they are contrary to our experience, but that does not prove that they were contrary to the experience of those who witnessed them. We believe a thousand facts, both of history and of science, that are contrary to our experience, but we believe them on the ground of competent testimony. An atheist or a pantheist must, as a matter of course, deny the possibility of miracles; but to one who believes in a personal God, who in His wisdom may see fit to interfere with the ordinary processes of nature, miracles are not impossible, nor are they incredible. (See Table of Miracles Recorded in the Old Testament and Table of Miracles Recorded in the Gospels.)

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