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What's the difference between the following two?

  • God, cure me of this sickness that I have.
  • God, cure me from this sickness that I have.
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The Oxford English Dictionary says "To heal, restore to health (a sick person of a disease)". It does not mention "cure ... from", and none of its examples show this construction.

My intuition confirms this: if I encountered "cure ... from" I would think it a mistake, or archaic (though the OED seems to show that it did not even occur historically).

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There is no difference that I can see.

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