1 Peter 1:24-25 24) Who his own self bare our sins in his own body on the tree, that we, being dead to sins, should live unto righteousness: by whose stripes ye were healed. 25) For ye were as sheep going astray; but are now returned unto the Shepherd and Bishop of your souls. In focusing on the phrase, 'by whose stripes ye were healed', Peter teaches that the 'healing' of the believer is much more than physical. It carries the idea of being made whole by freeing one from errors and sins. It speaks of salvation... the free gift of those who have returned to their Shepherd. From Strong's~ Healed: 1. to cure, heal 2. to make whole A. to free from error and sins (to bring about (one's) salvation. In context, as believers we are able to suffer against the spirit of the world because of the healing power of God in Christ Jesus. Hereunto, we are called (vs 21).