The miracles (Latin, miraculum, meaning “object of wonder”, “to marvel, be astonished” and related to the word which means to “smile, laugh”) are supernatural words and acts which are only possible through the will and act of God. 

Jesus Christ, in His Incarnation, offers many miracles which confirm His Divinity and the coming of His Kingdom, and are given as a blessing so that men may come to believe in Him and receive His Salvation (CCC 156, 515, 547-549, 1335); the miracles of Jesus Christ, Savior of Man, are a blessing given to men, so that every man might “marvel, be astonished” and “smile and laugh”, and be drawn into the happiness Jesus promises to grant men. 

Confirming the reality that He is the Son of God and the Savior of Mankind, Jesus demonstrates His Divine Love for all of mankind by His Divine Knowledge and Divine Power, supernatural abilities that are beyond the abilities of mere human beings. 

Below, numerous examples from the Gospels where Jesus demonstrated both His supernatural knowledge and supernatural power are discussed. In addition, the chart at the bottom of this article include deeper references to a select group of Jesus’ miracles. 

Jesus demonstrates His supernatural knowledge

Jesus’s Divine Love motivates Him to use His supernatural knowledge for the salvation of mankind:

Jesus interacts with the supernatural

Jesus is spoken to directly by God the Father (Mt 3:17, 17:5, Mk 1:11, Jn 12:28, 2 Pet 1:18), directly confronts Satan and is ministered to by angels (Mt 4:1-11), experiences the Holy Spirit (Mt 3:16), and summons and speaks with Moses and Elijah (Lk 9:30).

Jesus has knowledge of remote things

Jesus knows of Nathaneal’s actions (Jn 1:42-52) and that Lazarus is dead (Jn 11:14).

Jesus reveals His knowledge of people’s hidden lives 

Jesus knows what is in Nathaneal’s heart (Jn 1:47-49), the Samaritan woman’s history (Jn 4:17-18), and the disciple’s arguments behind His back (Mk 9:33-35).

Jesus accurately knows the future

Describes His Passion before the fact (Mt 12:39-41), knows the timing of His hour (Jn 2:4), predicts Peter’s denial and the disciples defection (Mk 14:18-21,27-31; Lk 22:31-39), confirms  His Resurrection (Mk 8:31), and accurately reveals the destruction of the Temple forty years in the future (Mt 24:2). 

Jesus uses His eternal knowledge to implement God’s plan of salvation

Through the Incarnation, Jesus demonstrates countless examples of supernatural knowledge by implementing God’s plan for the salvation of mankind (CCC 473-474): Jesus knows He is sent from the Father to save mankind (Jn 3:16); He reveals the fullness of meaning of the Old Testament (Sermon of the Mount; Mt 5-7); He purposefully knows to establish the Catholic Church and how to choose and form the Apostles; He demonstrates Divine Genius in His timeless and powerful parables and in every word He speaks; He recognizes the need for Sacraments and establishes them, including the astounding ability to remain supernaturally present in the Eucharist; He gives the Church His mother; He recognizes the need for men to have the Holy Spirit and sends Him. 

Jesus demonstrates His supernatural power

Jesus’s Divine Love which seeks to save mankind from suffering is the deep motivation behind every miraculous demonstration of His supernatural power:

Jesus has supernatural personal physical powers

Jesus mysteriously is able to avoid angry crowds who seek to control or kill him (Mt 12:15, Lk 4:30, Jn 6:15), can walk on water (Mt 14:22-33, Mk 6:48-53, Jn 6:16-21), emits supernatural power (Mt 9:20-22, 14:34-36, Mk 3:25-34, 6:56, Lk 6:19; 8:44), has the unexplainable power to clear large numbers of merchants and money-changers from the Temple area (Mt 21:12-16; Mk 11:15-18; Lk 19:45-48; Jn 2:13-16), and has the strange power to knock down hundreds of soldiers (Jn 18: 3-6).

Jesus can project miraculous power from afar

Jesus heals the Official’s son (Jn 4:46-54), the Centurion’s slave (Mt 8:5-13, Lk 7:1-10), and the Canaanite woman’s daughter (Mt 15:21-28, Mk 7:24-30) without being present.

Jesus has supernatural healing power over every part of the body

Jesus demonstrates His dominion by healing all maladies (Mt 4:23-25) in every part of the body including those of the mind/spirit (Mt 4:24, Mk 5:1-21, Jn 16:33), skin (Mk 1:40-45), infections (Mk 1:29-31), bones (Lk 6:6-11; 13:10-17), nervous system (Mt 4:23-25, Mk 2:1-12, Jn 5:1-9), internal organs (Mk 5:24-34), circulatory system (Lk 14:1-16), the eyes (Mt 9:27-31), the ears (Mk 7:31-37), the tongue (Mt 9:32-34, Lk 11:14-15), and has the supernatural power to instantly reattach the severed ear of Malchus (Lk 22:47-53).

Jesus has supernatural power over nature/Creation

Jesus demonstrates astounding supernatural power over nature including, weather (Mt 8:26, Mk 6:51), the sea (Mt 14:22-33, Mk 6:48), light and darkness (Mt 17:2; Lk 23:44), earthquakes (Mt 27:51), creatures (Mk 5:1-11, Lk 5:1-11, Jn 21:6), plants (Mt 21:20), material objects (Mt 17:24-27, Jn 2:1-11), giving Peter the ability to walk on water (Mt 14:29), the power to move large material objects (Jn 6:21), gravity (Mk 16:19; Acts 1:6-11), and has the ability to make physical material miraculously appear (Mk 6:32-44) and disappear (Lk 14:1-4; massive fluid from the man with dropsy instantly disappears).  

Jesus is supernaturally “transfigured”

“Transfigure” comes from the Latin transfigurare, meaning to “change the shape of.” Jesus is “transfigured before them, His face shone like the sun, and his garments became white as light” (Mt 17:2, Mk 9:2-10, Lk 9:28-36, CCC 242).

Jesus has power to raise the dead

Jesus raises the son of the widow of Nain (Lk 7:11-17), Jairus’ daughter (Lk 8:40-56), and Lazarus (Jn 11:44) from the dead.  

Jesus has power over Satan and demons

Jesus has power over Satan (Mt 4:10-11) and casts out many demons from suffering souls (Mt 8:16-17, 8:28-32, 9:32-33, 17:14-21, Mk 1:21-28, 1:39, 3:10-12, Lk 6:17-19, 8:2, 11:14, 13:10-13).

Jesus raised Himself from the dead

Jesus raises Himself (Jn 10:17-18; CCC 649) from the dead in the Resurrection (Mt 28:1-10, Mk 16:1-20, Lk 24:1-53, Jn 20:1-31).

Jesus has mysterious powers in His Glorified Body

After the Resurrection, Jesus is able to change His appearance (Lk 24:16, Jn 20:14, 21:4), can vanish (Lk 24:31), enter closed rooms (Jn 20:19, 20:26), and confirms He is not a ghost (Lk 24:39). Despite the horrific wounds that killed Him, the desecration of being stabbed in the heart after death (Jn 20;20), and being buried for three days, Jesus’s resurrected body is uncorrupted (Acts 2:27, CCC 627) and functions, despite still bearing some of the key wounds (Lk 24:39, Jn 20:27).

Jesus can ascend to Heaven

Jesus ascends to Heaven forty days after the Resurrection (Mk 16:19; Acts 1:6-11; CCC 1023). 

Jesus has the power to send the Holy Spirit

Jesus grants the Holy Spirit to the Apostles (Jn 20:22) and sends the Holy Spirit at Pentecost (Acts 2:1-4).

Daily Devotions which include Miracles of Jesus

The following chart refer to Daily Devotion articles which provide a deeper discussion for a select group of Jesus’ miracles: column (1) lists the miracle and the remaining columns refer to the Daily Devotion articles from the Liturgy which include the miracle from the Gospels of Matthew (2), Mark (3), Luke (4) and John (5) and their page locations. Please note several of the listed miracles are in not included the annual Liturgy and, as a result, do not have a Daily Devotional article; these miracles (“not included”) are included for completeness and can be reviewed in the similar accounts from other Gospels found on the same row of the chart. 

Selected Miracles of Jesus

Miracle  (1)

Matthew (2)

Mark (3)

Luke (4)

John (5)

Jesus turns water into wine at the Wedding at Cana

   

Jn 2:1-11

Healing of the Official’s Son

   

Jn 4:43-54

Exorcism of a man with unclean spirit

 

Mk 1:21-28

Lk 4:31-37

 

Jesus heals Peter’s mother-in-law

Mt 8:5-17

Mk 1:29-39

Lk 4:38-44

 

Miraculous catch of fish

 

Mk 5:1-20

  

Cleansing of the Leper

Mt 8:1-4

Mk 1:40-45

Lk 5:12-16

 

Healing of the Paralytic Man

Mt 9:1-8

Mk 2:1-12

Lk 5:17-26

 

Healing of the man at the pool on the Sabbath

   

Jn 5:1-16

Healing of man with withered hand

Mt 12:9-13 

(Not included)

Mk 3:1-6

Lk 6:6-11

 

Healing of the crowds in Galilee

Mt 4:12-23

   

Healing of the Centurion’s servant

Mt 8:5-17

 

Lk 7:1-10

 

Raising from the dead the widow’s son at Nain

  

Lk 7:11-17

 

Jesus calms the Storm/Sea

Mt 8:23-27

Mk 4:35-41

Lk 8:22-25 (Not included)

 

Exorcism of two Gadarene demoniacs

Mt 8:28-34

Mk 5:1-20

  

Healing of the unclean woman

Mt 9:18-26

Mk 5:21-43

Lk 8:49-56 (Not included)

 

Raising Jarius’ daughter from the dead

Mt 9:18-26

Mk 5:21-43

Lk 8:41-42, 49-56 

(Not included)

 

Two blind men given their sight

Mt 9:27-31

   

Exorcism of mute man with a demon

Mt 9:32-38

   

Healing of those at Gennesaret who touched Jesus’ cloak

Mt 14:22-36

Mk 6:53-56

  

Healing of the multitudes near Capernaum

Mt 9:32-38

   

Jesus selectively heals in Nazareth

 

Mk 6:1-6

  

Jesus Feeds the 5000 men

Mt 14:13-21

Mk 6:34-44

Lk 9:11b-17

Jn 6:1-15

Jesus walks on water

Mt 14:22-33

Mk 6:45-52

 

Jn 6:16-21

Healing of the Canaanite woman’s daughter

 

Mk 7:24-30

  

Healing of a deaf man  in the region of the Decapolis

Mt 15:21-28

Mk 7:31-37

  

Healing of the multitude on a mountain

Mt 15:29-37

   

Jesus feeds 4000 men/people

Mt 15:29-37

Mk 8:1-10

  

Healing of the blind man of Bethsaida

 

Mk 8:22-26

  

Healing of epileptic boy

Mt 17:14-20

Mk 9:14-29

Lk 9:37-42 (Not included)

 

Miracle of the Coin in the fish’s mouth

Mt 17:22-27

   

Healing of the man born blind in the Temple

   

Jn 9:1-41

Jesus heals the blind and mute demoniac man

Mt 12:22-24 (Not included)

 

Lk 11:14-23

 

Healing of stooped woman

  

Lk 13:10-17

 

Healing of man with dropsy

  

Lk 14:1-6

 

Raising Lazarus from the dead

   

Jn 11:1-45

Jesus heals 10 lepers

  

Lk 17:11-19

 

Healing of the multitudes in Judea

Mt 19:3-12 

   

Healing of the Blind Bartimaeus (or two blind men)

Mt 20:29-34 (Not included)

Mk 10:46-52

Lk 18:35-43

 

Jesus curses and withers the fig tree

Mt 21:18-22 (Not included)

Mk 11:11-26

  

Jesus rises from the dead in the Resurrection

Mt 28:1-10

Mk 16:1-7 

Mk 16:9-15

Mk 16:15-20

Lk 24:1-12

Lk 24:13-35

Lk 24:35-48

Lk 24:46-53

Jn 20:1-9 

Jn 20:11-18

Jn 20:19-23

Jn 20:19-31

Miraculous catch of fish after the Resurrection

   

Jn 21:1-14

Ascension of Jesus into Heaven

 

Mk 16:15-20

Lk 24:46-53