The Meaning of “Rapha”

“Rapha” (רָפָא), is the Hebrew verb, “to heal”. When used together with the name of God, “Jehovah Rapha” it describes God as “The God who heals.”

Isaiah 61:1-3: “The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord is on me, because the Lord has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to bind up the brokenhearted, to proclaim freedom for the captives and release from darkness for the prisoners, to proclaim the year of the Lord’s favor and the day of vengeance of our God, to comfort all who mourn…”

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