8:17 our illnesses. Is. 53:4 uses “griefs” to represent the sin for which they are the curse (Is. 53:5). Jesus came to bear the curse as well as the guilt of sin, and in His ministry He demonstrated His power over physical suffering. Yet He has not promised to remove sickness from the world or the church before the Second Coming (8:20–23; 1 Cor. 15:26; Rev. 21:4).