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Scripture: Peace & Rest

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Seek Internal Peace & Rest in God

“Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.” —Psalms 34:14

“Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.” —I Peter 3:11

Old Testament Scripture on Resting in God

“And thou shalt go to thy fathers in peace; thou shalt be buried in a good old age.” —Genesis 

“So that I come again to my father’s house in peace; then shall the LORD be my God:” —Genesis 28:31 

“Wherefore say, Behold, I give unto him my covenant of peace:” —Numbers 25:12 

“And the LORD said unto him, Peace be unto thee; fear not: thou shalt not die.” —Judges 6:23 

“Artaxerxes, king of kings, unto Ezra the priest, a scribe of the law of the God of heaven, perfect peace, and at such a time.” —Ezra 7:12 

“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.” —Psalms 4:8 

“Draw me not away with the wicked, and with the workers of iniquity, which speak peace to their neighbours, but mischief is in their hearts.” —Psalms 28:3 

“The LORD will give strength unto his people; the LORD will bless his people with peace.” —Psalms 29:11 

“Depart from evil, and do good; seek peace, and pursue it.” —Psalms 34:14 

“But the meek shall inherit the earth; and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace.” —Psalms 37:11 

“Mark the perfect man, and behold the upright: for the end of that man is peace.” —Psalms 37:37 

“I will hear what God the LORD will speak: for he will speak peace unto his people, and to his saints: but let them not turn again to folly.” —Psalms 85:8 

“Mercy and truth are met together; righteousness and peace have kissed each other.” —Psalms 85:10 

“Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall offend them.” —Psalms 119:165 

“I am for peace: but when I speak, they are for war.” —Psalms 120:7 

“Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.” —Proverbs 3:17 

“Deceit is in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counselors of peace is joy.” —Proverbs 12:20 

“A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.” —Ecclesiastes 3:8 

“For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” —Isaiah 9:6 

“Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.” —Isaiah 9:7 

“Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.” —Isaiah 26:3 

“LORD, thou wilt ordain peace for us: for thou also hast wrought all our works in us.” —Isaiah 26:12 

“And the work of righteousness shall be peace; and the effect of righteousness quietness and assurance for ever.” —Isaiah 32:17 

“There is no peace, saith the LORD, unto the wicked.” —Isaiah 48:22 

“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him that bringeth good tidings, that publisheth peace; that bringeth good tidings of good, that publisheth salvation; that saith unto Zion, Thy God reigneth!” —Isaiah 52:7 

“For the mountains shall depart, and the hills be removed; but my kindness shall not depart from thee, neither shall the covenant of my peace be removed, saith the LORD that hath mercy on thee.” —Isaiah 54:10 

“And all thy children shall be taught of the LORD; and great shall be the peace of thy children.” —Isaiah 54:13 

“I create the fruit of the lips; Peace, peace to him that is far off, and to him that is near, saith the LORD; and I will heal him.” —Isaiah 57:19 

“There is no peace, saith my God, to the wicked.” —Isaiah 57:21 

“The way of peace they know not; and there is no judgment in their goings: they have made them crooked paths: whosoever goeth therein shall not know peace.” —Isaiah 59:8 

“For I know the thoughts that I think toward you, saith the LORD, thoughts of peace, and not of evil, to give you an expected end.” —Jerimiah 29:11 

“These are the things that ye shall do; Speak ye every man the truth to his neighbour; execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates:” —Zechariah 8:16 

“My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him for the fear wherewith he feared me, and was afraid before my name.” —Malachi 2:5 

“The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and did turn many away from iniquity.” —Malachi 2:6 

Moreover this was not enough for them, that they erred in the knowledge of God; but whereas they lived in the great war of ignorance, those so great plagues called they peace.” —Wisdom of Solomon 14:22 

“The fear of the Lord is a crown of wisdom, making peace and perfect health to flourish; both which are the gifts of God: and it enlargeth their rejoicing that love him.” —Ecclesiasticus 1:18 

“Be in peace with many: nevertheless have but one counsellor of a thousand.” —Ecclesiasticus 6:6 

“He that keepeth the law bringeth offerings enough: he that taketh heed to the commandment offereth a peace offering.” —Ecclesiasticus 35:1 

“For if thou hadst walked in the way of God, thou shouldest have dwelled in peace for ever.” —Baruch 3:13 

“Learn where is wisdom, where is strength, where is understanding; that thou mayest know also where is length of days, and life, where is the light of the eyes, and peace.” —Baruch 3:14

New Testament Scripture on Resting in God

“Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.” —Matthew 5:9 

“And if the house be worthy, let your peace come upon it: but if it be not worthy, let your peace return to you.” —Matthew 10:13 

“Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.” —Matthew 10:34 

“And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.” —Mark 4:39 

“And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.” —Mark 5:34 

“Salt is good: but if the salt have lost his saltness, wherewith will ye season it? Have salt in yourselves, and have peace one with another.” —Mark 9:50 

“To give light to them that sit in darkness and in the shadow of death, to guide our feet into the way of peace.” —Luke 1:79 

“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men.” —Luke 2:14 

“And he said to the woman, Thy faith hath saved thee; go in peace.” —Luke 7:50 

“And he said unto her, Daughter, be of good comfort: thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace.” —Luke 8:48 

“And into whatsoever house ye enter, first say, Peace be to this house. And if the son of peace be there, your peace shall rest upon it: if not, it shall turn to you again.” —Luke 10:5-6 

“Suppose ye that I am come to give peace on earth? I tell you, Nay; but rather division:” —Luke 12:51 

“Saying, Blessed be the King that cometh in the name of the Lord: peace in heaven, and glory in the highest.” —Luke 19:38 

“And as they thus spake, Jesus himself stood in the midst of them, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.” —Luke 24:36 

“Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid.” —John 14:27 

“These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.” —John 16:33 

“Then the same day at evening, being the first day of the week, when the doors were shut where the disciples were assembled for fear of the Jews, came Jesus and stood in the midst, and saith unto them, Peace be unto you.” —John 20:19 

“Then said Jesus to them again, Peace be unto you: as my Father hath sent me, even so send I you.” —John 20:21 

“And after eight days again his disciples were within, and Thomas with them: then came Jesus, the doors being shut, and stood in the midst, and said, Peace be unto you.” —John 20:26 

“The word which God sent unto the children of Israel, preaching peace by Jesus Christ: (he is Lord of all:)” —Acts 10:36 

“To all that be in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” —Romans 1:7 

“But glory, honour, and peace, to every man that worketh good, to the Jew first, and also to the Gentile:” —Romans 2:10 

“Destruction and misery are in their ways. And the way of peace have they not known:” —Romans 3:16-17 

Therefore being justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ:” —Romans 5:1 

“For to be carnally minded is death; but to be spiritually minded is life and peace.” —Romans 8:6 

“And how shall they preach, except they be sent? as it is written, How beautiful are the feet of them that preach the gospel of peace, and bring glad tidings of good things!” —Romans 10:15 

“If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.” —Romans 12:18 

“For the kingdom of God is not meat and drink; but righteousness, and peace, and joy in the Holy Ghost.” —Romans 14:17 

“Let us therefore follow after the things which make for peace, and things wherewith one may edify another.” —Romans 14:19 

“Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.” —Romans 15:13 

“Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen.” —Romans 15:33 

“And the God of peace shall bruise Satan under your feet shortly. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. Amen.” —Romans 16:20 

“Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” —I Corinthians 1:3 

“But if the unbelieving depart, let him depart. A brother or a sister is not under bondage in such cases: but God hath called us to peace.” —I Corinthians 7:15 

“For God is not the author of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.” —I Corinthians 14:33 

“Let no man therefore despise him: but conduct him forth in peace, that he may come unto me: for I look for him with the brethren.” —I Corinthians 16:11 

“Grace be to you and peace from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” —II Corinthians 1:2 

“Finally, brethren, farewell. Be perfect, be of good comfort, be of one mind, live in peace; and the God of love and peace shall be with you.” —II Corinthians 13:11 

“Grace be to you and peace from God the Father, and from our Lord Jesus Christ,” —Galatians 1:3 

“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, longsuffering, gentleness, goodness, faith,” —Galatians 5:22 

“And as many as walk according to this rule, peace be on them, and mercy, and upon the Israel of God.” —Galatians 6:16 

“Grace be to you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” —Ephesians 1:2 

“For he is our peace, who hath made both one, and hath broken down the middle wall of partition between us;” —Ephesians 2:14 

“Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; for to make in himself of twain one new man, so making peace;” —Ephesians 2:15 

“And came and preached peace to you which were afar off, and to them that were nigh.” —Ephesians 2:17 

Endeavouring to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” —Ephesians 4:3 

“And your feet shod with the preparation of the gospel of peace;” —Ephesians 6:15 

“Peace be to the brethren, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” —Ephesians 6:23 

“Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ.” —Philippians 1:2 

“And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” —Philippians 4:7 

“Those things, which ye have both learned, and received, and heard, and seen in me, do: and the God of peace shall be with you.” —Philippians 4:9 

“To the saints and faithful brethren in Christ which are at Colosse: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” —Colossians 1:2 

“And, having made peace through the blood of his cross, by him to reconcile all things unto himself; by him, I say, whether they be things in earth, or things in heaven.” —Colossians 1:20 

“And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to the which also ye are called in one body; and be ye thankful.” —Colossians 3:15 

“Paul, and Silvanus, and Timotheus, unto the church of the Thessalonians which is in God the Father and in the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace be unto you, and peace, from God our Father, and the Lord Jesus Christ.” —I Thessalonians 1:1 

“For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction cometh upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.” —I Thessalonians 5:3 

“And to esteem them very highly in love for their work’s sake. And be at peace among yourselves.” —I Thessalonians 5:13 

“And the very God of peace sanctify you wholly; and I pray God your whole spirit and soul and body be preserved blameless unto the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” —I Thessalonians 5:23 

“Grace unto you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” —II Thessalonians 1:2 

“Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord be with you all.” —II Thessalonians 3:16 

“Unto Timothy, my own son in the faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God our Father and Jesus Christ our Lord.” —I Timothy 1:2 

“For kings, and for all that are in authority; that we may lead a quiet and peaceable life in all godliness and honesty.” —I Timothy 2:2 

“To Timothy, my dearly beloved son: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord.” —II Timothy 1:2 

“Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity, peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart.” —II Timothy 2:22 

“To Titus, mine own son after the common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Saviour.” —Titus 1:4 

“Grace to you, and peace, from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” —Philemon 1:3 

“To whom also Abraham gave a tenth part of all; first being by interpretation King of righteousness, and after that also King of Salem, which is, King of peace;” —Hebrews 7:2 

“Now no chastening for the present seemeth to be joyous, but grievous: nevertheless afterward it yieldeth the peaceable fruit of righteousness unto them which are exercised thereby.” —Hebrews 12:11 

“Follow peace with all men, and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:” —Hebrews 12:14 

“Now the God of peace, that brought again from the dead our Lord Jesus, that great shepherd of the sheep, through the blood of the everlasting covenant,” —Hebrews 13:20 

“But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, and easy to be intreated, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy.” —James 3:17 

“And the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace of them that make peace.” —James 3:18 

“Elect according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, through sanctification of the Spirit, unto obedience and sprinkling of the blood of Jesus Christ: Grace unto you, and peace, be multiplied.” —I Peter 1:2 

“Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.” —I Peter 3:11 

“Greet ye one another with a kiss of charity. Peace be with you all that are in Christ Jesus. Amen.” —I Peter 5:14 

“Grace and peace be multiplied unto you through the knowledge of God, and of Jesus our Lord,” —II Peter 1:2 

“Wherefore, beloved, seeing that ye look for such things, be diligent that ye may be found of him in peace, without spot, and blameless.” —II Peter 3:14 

“Grace be with you, mercy, and peace, from God the Father, and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love.” —II John 1:3 

“But I trust I shall shortly see thee, and we shall speak face to face. Peace be to thee. Our friends salute thee. Greet the friends by name.” —III John 1:14 

“Mercy unto you, and peace, and love, be multiplied.” —Jude 1:2 

“John to the seven churches which are in Asia: Grace be unto you, and peace, from him which is, and which was, and which is to come; and from the seven Spirits which are before his throne;” —Revelation 1:4

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