The word “restore” appears 136 times throughout the books of the Bible. The graph below shows the locations of each appearance. It begins with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 59 most encouraging Bible scriptures on restoration.
“For I will restore health to you, and your wounds I will heal,” declares the Lord, “because they have called you an outcast: ‘It is Zion, for whom no one cares!’”
Restore to me the joy of your salvation, and uphold me with a willing spirit.
Instead of your shame there shall be a double portion; instead of dishonor they shall rejoice in their lot; therefore in their land they shall possess a double portion; they shall have everlasting joy.
And the Lord restored the fortunes of Job, when he had prayed for his friends. And the Lord gave Job twice as much as he had before.
1 Peter 5:10
And after you have suffered a little while, the God of all grace, who has called you to his eternal glory in Christ, will himself restore, confirm, strengthen, and establish you.
1 Corinthians 15:22
For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.
1 John 5:4
For everyone who has been born of God overcomes the world. And this is the victory that has overcome the world—our faith.
2 Chronicles 7:14
If my people who are called by my name humble themselves, and pray and seek my face and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven and will forgive their sin and heal their land.
2 Corinthians 5:17
Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.
2 Corinthians 5:18
All this is from God, who through Christ reconciled us to himself and gave us the ministry of reconciliation.
2 Kings 8:6
And when the king asked the woman, she told him. So the king appointed an official for her, saying, “Restore all that was hers, together with all the produce of the fields from the day that she left the land until now.”
And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.”
Having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.
Whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.
And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.
I will restore the fortunes of my people Israel, and they shall rebuild the ruined cities and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and drink their wine, and they shall make gardens and eat their fruit.
Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.
For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.
Be kind to one another, tenderhearted, forgiving one another, as God in Christ forgave you.
For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.
Brothers, if anyone is caught in any transgression, you who are spiritual should restore him in a spirit of gentleness. Keep watch on yourself, lest you too be tempted.
“Come, let us return to the Lord; for he has torn us, that he may heal us; he has struck us down, and he will bind us up.”
But they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.
“Come, everyone who thirsts, come to the waters; and he who has no money, come, buy and eat! Come, buy wine and milk without money and without price.”
Therefore, confess your sins to one another and pray for one another, that you may be healed. The prayer of a righteous person has great power as it is working.
Heal me, O Lord, and I shall be healed; save me, and I shall be saved, for you are my praise.
I will give them a heart to know that I am the Lord, and they shall be my people and I will be their God, for they shall return to me with their whole heart.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
“Behold, I am the Lord, the God of all flesh. Is anything too hard for me?”
“The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.”
“My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me.”
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me.”
“Truly, truly, I say to you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life. He does not come into judgment, but has passed from death to life.”
“And come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.”
“Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”
“The Spirit of the Lord is upon me, because he has anointed me to proclaim good news to the poor. He has sent me to proclaim liberty to the captives and recovering of sight to the blind, to set at liberty those who are oppressed.”
And the dead man sat up and began to speak, and Jesus gave him to his mother.
“For the man who does not love his wife but divorces her,” says the Lord, the God of Israel, “covers his garment with violence,” says the Lord of hosts. “So guard yourselves in your spirit, and do not be faithless.”
“Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.”
Then Jesus laid his hands on his eyes again; and he opened his eyes, his sight was restored, and he saw everything clearly.
“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”
“Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.”
“Again I say to you, if two of you agree on earth about anything they ask, it will be done for them by my Father in heaven.”
“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.”
“But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.”
The Lord upholds all who are falling and raises up all who are bowed down.
For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.
He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.
Cast me not away from your presence, and take not your Holy Spirit from me.
Purge me with hyssop, and I shall be clean; wash me, and I shall be whiter than snow.
You let men ride over our heads; we went through fire and through water; yet you have brought us out to a place of abundance.
You who have made me see many troubles and calamities will revive me again; from the depths of the earth you will bring me up again.
Behold, I stand at the door and knock. If anyone hears my voice and opens the door, I will come in to him and eat with him, and he with me.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.
He shall be to you a restorer of life and a nourisher of your old age, for your daughter-in-law who loves you, who is more to you than seven sons, has given birth to him.
For the grace of God has appeared, bringing salvation for all people.
Return to your stronghold, O prisoners of hope; today I declare that I will restore to you double.