Bible verses about coronavirus: What does the Bible say about COVID-19?
Daily Express - Coronavirus (SARS-CoV-2) has infected more than 77.3 million people since the end of 2019 and killed more than 1.7 million as of December 22. Entire countries went under lockdown to stop the virus from spreading but experts fear thousands of people could still become infected in the coming weeks to months.
In these trying times, many are looking towards Christian scripture for comfort and answers.
Matthew Maas said on Twitter: "Corona or the coronavirus is in the Bible, written in Matthew 24 6-8. Jesus loves you!"
Another person said: "Many know that time is short. We are living in perilous times as the Bible states.
"Coronavirus is only a small taste of what is to come in the near future. Don't fear but continue to abide in Christ."
Although the coronavirus is not mentioned by name in the Bible, some Christians have claimed online there are prophetic passages and messages that can be linked to the pandemic.
A commonly mentioned passage is Matthew 24.
The scripture reads: "For nation shall rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom: and there shall be famines, and pestilences, and earthquakes, in divers places.....READ MORE
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