Bible Verses About Peace

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Bible Verses About Peace

Introduction To Peace

Peace is a state of tranquility or wholeness, according to the Logos Factbook. Are you at peace today? The bible has many answers on how to obtain peace and about peace. What is so good about having peace? Is it a worthwhile goal to have peace? May you find your answers here from the bible today. May you open your heart to the God of peace.

8 I will hear what God, The LORD, will speak, for he will speak peace to his people, his saints; but let them not turn again to folly. (Psalm 85:8)

 We live in a world of adrenaline rushes. From our daily lives, normal life stresses, tv shows, news, media, that may sometimes predispose us to constant stress. There is a time for everything and if peace is available to you right now, are you ready to accept it?

8 a time to love, and a time to hate; a time for war, and a time for peace. (Ecclesiastes 3:8)

What Would Happen If There Is No Peace?

How would a world without peace look like? According to the bible verse from Revelation below, we can expect death, hatred and destruction.

3 When he opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature saying, “Come!” 4 Another came out, a red horse. To him who sat on it was given power to take peace from the earth, and that they should kill one another. There was given to him a great sword. (Revelation 6:3–4)

As the bible verse below stated that God is not a God of confusion but of peace, we can infer that peace is the opposite of confusion. Without peace, we can experience confusion and turmoil.

32 The spirits of the prophets are subject to the prophets, 33 for God is not a God of confusion but of peace, as in all the assemblies of the saints. (1 Corinthians 14:32–33)

Benefits Of Peace 

When we get bored with our mundane lives, wishing there would be more excitement or adventure, we maybe neglecting the blessing of peace that we are having. Here are some good reminders from bible verses about the benefits of peace to us.

Peace Brings Life To The Body

30 The life of the body is a heart at peace, but envy rots the bones. (Proverbs 14:30)

Peace Brings Joy

20 Deceit is in the heart of those who plot evil, but joy comes to the promoters of peace. (Proverbs 12:20)

Peace Brings Delight

11 But the humble shall inherit the land, and shall delight themselves in the abundance of peace. (Psalm 37:11)

Peace Brings Hope And A Future

37 Mark the perfect man, and see the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace. (Psalm 37:37)

Peace Is Beautiful

7 How beautiful on the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns!” (Isaiah 52:7)

Peace Is Good News

15 Behold, on the mountains the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace! Keep your feasts, Judah! Perform your vows, for the wicked one will no more pass through you. He is utterly cut off. (Nahum 1:15)

37 As he was now getting near, at the descent of the Mount of Olives, the whole multitude of the disciples began to rejoice and praise God with a loud voice for all the mighty works which they had seen, 38 saying, “Blessed is the King who comes in the name of the Lord! Peace in heaven, and glory in the highest!” 39 Some of the Pharisees from the multitude said to him, “Teacher, rebuke your disciples!” 40 He answered them, “I tell you that if these were silent, the stones would cry out.” (Luke 19:37–40)

The God Of Peace Can Sanctify Us Completely

23 May the God of peace himself sanctify you completely. May your whole spirit, soul, and body be preserved blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 5:23)

Peace Is A Blessing From God

11 Into whatever city or village you enter, find out who in it is worthy, and stay there until you go on. 12 As you enter into the household, greet it. 13 If the household is worthy, let your peace come on it, but if it isn’t worthy, let your peace return to you. 14 Whoever doesn’t receive you or hear your words, as you go out of that house or that city, shake the dust off your feet. 15 Most certainly I tell you, it will be more tolerable for the land of Sodom and Gomorrah in the day of judgment than for that city. (Matthew 10:11–15)

10 But glory, honor, and peace go to every man who does good, to the Jew first, and also to the Greek. 11 For there is no partiality with God. 12 For as many as have sinned without the law will also perish without the law. As many as have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. (Romans 2:10–12)

5 But as for those who turn away to their crooked ways, The LORD will lead them away with the workers of iniquity. Peace be on Israel. (Psalm 125:5)

6 Yes, may you see your children’s children. Peace be upon Israel. (Psalm 128:6)

17 For bronze I will bring gold; for iron I will bring silver; for wood, bronze, and for stones, iron. I will also make peace your governor, and righteousness your ruler. 18 Violence shall no more be heard in your land, nor desolation or destruction within your borders; but you will call your walls Salvation, and your gates Praise. (Isaiah 60:17–18)

Peace Is A Good Thing To Have

The bible verses below talk of peace as something that people desire. For us to be filled with peace, to have peace with us, at all times and in all ways, and in making decisions (counsel) of peace.

13 Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that you may abound in hope in the power of the Holy Spirit. (Romans 15:13)

33 Now the God of peace be with you all. Amen. (Romans 15:33)

16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in all ways. The Lord be with you all. (2 Thessalonians 3:16)

7 In his days, the righteous shall flourish, and abundance of peace, until the moon is no more. (Psalm 72:7)

12 For you shall go out with joy, and be led out with peace. The mountains and the hills will break out before you into singing; and all the trees of the fields will clap their hands. (Isaiah 55:12)

9 The LORD’s word came to me, saying, 10 “Take of them of the captivity, even of Heldai, of Tobijah, and of Jedaiah; and come the same day, and go into the house of Josiah the son of Zephaniah, where they have come from Babylon. 11 Yes, take silver and gold, and make crowns, and set them on the head of Joshua the son of Jehozadak, the high priest; 12 and speak to him, saying, ‘The LORD of Armies says, “Behold, the man whose name is the Branch! He will grow up out of his place; and he will build The LORD’s temple. 13 He will build The LORD’s temple. He will bear the glory, and will sit and rule on his throne. He will be a priest on his throne. The counsel of peace will be between them both. 14 The crowns shall be to Helem, to Tobijah, to Jedaiah, and to Hen the son of Zephaniah, for a memorial in The LORD’s temple. (Zechariah 6:9–14)

Peace Is A Wonderful Goal To Pursue

Besides knowing how good peace is, the bible verses below teach us to pursue peace as a life goal and to seek after it. God has called us to live in peace, not strife. Yes, let's put pursuing peace as part of our life goals. Pursue peace in your family. Pursue peace in your marriage. Pursue peace at your workplace. Pursue peace within your church. Pursue peace in your community.

14 Depart from evil, and do good. Seek peace, and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14)

76 And you, child, will be called a prophet of the Most High; for you will go before the face of the Lord to prepare his ways, 77 to give knowledge of salvation to his people by the remission of their sins, 78 because of the tender mercy of our God, by which the dawn from on high will visit us, 79 to shine on those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death; to guide our feet into the way of peace.” (Luke 1:76–79)

16 Then don’t let your good be slandered, 17 for God’s Kingdom is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace, and joy in the Holy Spirit. 18 For he who serves Christ in these things is acceptable to God and approved by men. 19 So then, let’s follow after things which make for peace, and things by which we may build one another up. (Romans 14:16-19)

11 Finally, brothers, rejoice! Be perfected. Be comforted. Be of the same mind. Live in peace, and the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11)

14 Follow after peace with all men, and the sanctification without which no man will see the Lord, 15 looking carefully lest there be any man who falls short of the grace of God, lest any root of bitterness springing up trouble you and many be defiled by it, 16 lest there be any sexually immoral person or profane person, like Esau, who sold his birthright for one meal. (Hebrews 12:14–16)

8 Finally, all of you be like-minded, compassionate, loving as brothers, tenderhearted, courteous, 9 not rendering evil for evil or insult for insult; but instead blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For, “He who would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. 11 Let him turn away from evil and do good. Let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears open to their prayer; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:8–12)

15 Yet if the unbeliever departs, let there be separation. The brother or the sister is not under bondage in such cases, but God has called us in peace. 16 For how do you know, wife, whether you will save your husband? Or how do you know, husband, whether you will save your wife? (1 Corinthians 7:15–16)

22 Flee from youthful lusts; but pursue righteousness, faith, love, and peace with those who call on the Lord out of a pure heart. 23 But refuse foolish and ignorant questionings, knowing that they generate strife. 24 The Lord’s servant must not quarrel, but be gentle toward all, able to teach, patient, 25 in gentleness correcting those who oppose him. Perhaps God may give them repentance leading to a full knowledge of the truth, 26 and they may recover themselves out of the devil’s snare, having been taken captive by him to do his will. (2 Timothy 2:22–26)

How To Get Peace

Here are some ways from bible verses to obtain peace.

Ask God To Give You Peace

First, we will look at the origin of Peace, God himself. He is the giver of true peace.

8 In peace I will both lay myself down and sleep, for you alone, The LORD, make me live in safety. (Psalm 4:8)

11 The LORD will give strength to his people. The LORD will bless his people with peace. (Psalm 29:11)

18 He has redeemed my soul in peace from the battle that was against me, although there are many who oppose me. (Psalm 55:18)

14 He makes peace in your borders. He fills you with the finest of the wheat. (Psalm 147:14)

12 The LORD, you will ordain peace for us, for you have also done all our work for us. (Isaiah 26:12)

9 'The latter glory of this house will be greater than the former,’ says The LORD of Armies; ‘and in this place I will give peace,’ says The LORD of Armies. (Haggai 2:9)

Accept Jesus' Gift Of Peace For Us

Jesus' Good News of peace is that he has broken the power of sin and our separation from God by his death for us on the cross, his blood has paid the price for our sins. Because of him, we are made right with God and we can have a relationship of peace with God. Jesus' work did not stop when he died. He also resurrected to life 3 days after his death and he ascended to the right hand of God.

Because of Jesus, we do not need to live in fear regarding God's punishment for our sins. The following bible verse shows God's desire to make peace with his people.

2 In that day, sing to her, “A pleasant vineyard! 3 I, The LORD, am its keeper. I will water it every moment. Lest anyone damage it, I will keep it night and day. 4 Wrath is not in me, but if I should find briers and thorns, I would do battle! I would march on them and I would burn them together. 5 Or else let him take hold of my strength, that he may make peace with me. Let him make peace with me.” (Isaiah 27:2–5)

Jesus has already paid the price for our sins. When we accept his sacrifice for us in this way, we accept his gift of peace.

This gift of peace is also known as the Good News of Peace according to the bible verses below.

34 Peter opened his mouth and said, “Truly I perceive that God doesn’t show favoritism; 35 but in every nation he who fears him and works righteousness is acceptable to him. 36 The word which he sent to the children of Israel, preaching good news of peace by Jesus Christ—he is Lord of all— (Acts 10:34–36)

1 Being therefore justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ; 2 through whom we also have our access by faith into this grace in which we stand. We rejoice in hope of the glory of God. (Romans 5:1–2)

14 For he is our peace, who made both one, and broke down the middle wall of separation, 15 having abolished in his flesh the hostility, the law of commandments contained in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man of the two, making peace, 16 and might reconcile them both in one body to God through the cross, having killed the hostility through it. 17 He came and preached peace to you who were far off and to those who were near. 18 For through him we both have our access in one Spirit to the Father. 19 So then you are no longer strangers and foreigners, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and of the household of God, 20 being built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the chief cornerstone; 21 in whom the whole building, fitted together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord; 22 in whom you also are built together for a habitation of God in the Spirit. (Ephesians 2:14–22)

19 For all the fullness was pleased to dwell in him, 20 and through him to reconcile all things to himself by him, whether things on the earth or things in the heavens, having made peace through the blood of his cross. 21 You, being in past times alienated and enemies in your mind in your evil deeds, 22 yet now he has reconciled in the body of his flesh through death, to present you holy and without defect and blameless before him, 23 if it is so that you continue in the faith, grounded and steadfast, and not moved away from the hope of the Good News which you heard, which is being proclaimed in all creation under heaven, of which I, Paul, was made a servant. (Colossians 1:19–23)

14 But far be it from me to boast except in the cross of our Lord Jesus Christ, through which the world has been crucified to me, and I to the world. 15 For in Christ Jesus neither is circumcision anything, nor uncircumcision, but a new creation. 16 As many as walk by this rule, peace and mercy be on them, and on God’s Israel. (Galatians 6:14-16)

13Therefore put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able to withstand in the evil day, and having done all, to stand. 14Stand therefore, having the utility belt of truth buckled around your waist, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, 15and having fitted your feet with the preparation of the Good News of peace, 16 above all, taking up the shield of faith, with which you will be able to quench all the fiery darts of the evil one. (Ephesians 6:13–16)

Have Faith In Jesus When Times Are Hard

In the following bible passage, Jesus was teaching his disciples and us a principle that when times are hard, we can put our faith in him to experience His peace.

22 Now on one of those days, he entered into a boat, himself and his disciples, and he said to them, “Let’s go over to the other side of the lake.” So they launched out. 23 But as they sailed, he fell asleep. A wind storm came down on the lake, and they were taking on dangerous amounts of water. 24 They came to him and awoke him, saying, “Master, Master, we are dying!” He awoke and rebuked the wind and the raging of the water; then they ceased, and it was calm. 25 He said to them, “Where is your faith?” Being afraid, they marveled, saying to one another, “Who is this then, that he commands even the winds and the water, and they obey him?” (Luke 8:22–25)

Listening, Remembering, And Living Out God's Commandments

The bible verses below teach us that keeping God's words in our hearts and following his teachings on how we should live will give us peace.

165 Those who love your law have great peace. Nothing causes them to stumble. (Psalm 119:165)

18 Oh that you had listened to my commandments! Then your peace would have been like a river and your righteousness like the waves of the sea. (Isaiah 48:18)

1 My son, don’t forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments, 2 for they will add to you length of days, years of life, and peace. (Proverbs 3:1–2)

1 “ ‘You shall make for yourselves no idols, and you shall not raise up a carved image or a pillar, and you shall not place any figured stone in your land, to bow down to it; for I am The LORD your God. 2 “ ‘You shall keep my Sabbaths, and have reverence for my sanctuary. I am The LORD. 3 “ ‘If you walk in my statutes and keep my commandments, and do them, 4 then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit. 5 Your threshing shall continue until the vintage, and the vintage shall continue until the sowing time. You shall eat your bread to the full, and dwell in your land safely. 6 “ ‘I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and no one will make you afraid. I will remove evil animals out of the land, neither shall the sword go through your land. (Leviticus 26:1–6)

Living In A Way That Pleases God

The bible verses below show us God's promises for those who live in a way that pleases Him- by doing good, turning away from evil things and seeking peace.

7 When a man’s ways please The LORD, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him. (Proverbs 16:7)

8 Finally, all of you be like-minded, compassionate, loving as brothers, tenderhearted, courteous, 9 not rendering evil for evil or insult for insult; but instead blessing, knowing that you were called to this, that you may inherit a blessing. 10 For, “He who would love life and see good days, let him keep his tongue from evil and his lips from speaking deceit. 11Let him turn away from evil and do good. Let him seek peace and pursue it. 12 For the eyes of the Lord are on the righteous, and his ears open to their prayer; but the face of the Lord is against those who do evil.” (1 Peter 3:8–12)

Remembering Jesus' Teachings About Peace

From these bible verses below, Jesus taught us about the peace that comes from him not from the world. Jesus encouraged us to cheer up when we are having trouble in our lives as he had already overcome the world. 

49 For everyone will be salted with fire, and every sacrifice will be seasoned with salt. 50 Salt is good, but if the salt has lost its saltiness, with what will you season it? Have salt in yourselves, and be at peace with one another.” (Mark 9:49–50)

27 Peace I leave with you. My peace I give to you; not as the world gives, I give to you. Don’t let your heart be troubled, neither let it be fearful. 28 You heard how I told you, ‘I am going away, and I will come back to you.’ If you loved me, you would have rejoiced because I said ‘I am going to my Father;’ for the Father is greater than I. 29 Now I have told you before it happens so that when it happens, you may believe. 30 I will no more speak much with you, for the prince of the world comes, and he has nothing in me. 31 But that the world may know that I love the Father, and as the Father commanded me, even so I do. Arise, let’s go from here. (John 14:27–31)

31 Jesus answered them, “Do you now believe? 32 Behold, the time is coming, yes, and has now come, that you will be scattered, everyone to his own place, and you will leave me alone. Yet I am not alone, because the Father is with me. 33 I have told you these things, that in me you may have peace. In the world you have trouble; but cheer up! I have overcome the world.” (John 16:31–33)

Walk In The Spirit

One of the fruits of the Holy Spirit is peace. Walking by the Spirit means living out the Holy Spirit's ways of love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith, gentleness and self-control in our lives. 

22 But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faith,23 gentleness, and self-control. Against such things there is no law. 24 Those who belong to Christ have crucified the flesh with its passions and lusts. 25 If we live by the Spirit, let’s also walk by the Spirit. 26 Let’s not become conceited, provoking one another, and envying one another. (Galatians 5:22–26)

6 For the mind of the flesh is death, but the mind of the Spirit is life and peace; (Romans 8:6)

Living In A Righteous Way

The bible verses below encourage us that when we live in a righteous way that pleases God (note that it is different from being self-righteous), we can experience peace.

For the chastening that is mentioned in Hebrews 12:11, it may be a correction of our actions or trying to discipline ourselves to do the right thing. When we do what is right for us to do rather than what feels good at the moment, it may even feel painful. But the bible verse said that it will later yield the peaceful fruit of righteousness.

16 Then justice will dwell in the wilderness; and righteousness will remain in the fruitful field. 17 The work of righteousness will be peace, and the effect of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever. 18 My people will live in a peaceful habitation, in safe dwellings, and in quiet resting places, 19 though hail flattens the forest, and the city is leveled completely. 20 Blessed are you who sow beside all waters, who send out the feet of the ox and the donkey. (Isaiah 32:16–20)

11 All chastening seems for the present to be not joyous but grievous; yet afterward it yields the peaceful fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it. (Hebrews 12:11)

Living With Love

The bible verses below teach us to live with love and let God's peace be in our hearts. When we live this way, we will experience God's peace.

12 Put on therefore, as God’s chosen ones, holy and beloved, a heart of compassion, kindness, lowliness, humility, and perseverance; 13 bearing with one another, and forgiving each other, if any man has a complaint against any; even as Christ forgave you, so you also do. 14 Above all these things, walk in love, which is the bond of perfection. 15 And let the peace of God rule in your hearts, to which also you were called in one body, and be thankful. 16 Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly; in all wisdom teaching and admonishing one another with psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs, singing with grace in your heart to the Lord. (Colossians 3:12–16)

Trust In God

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3 You will keep whoever’s mind is steadfast in perfect peace, because he trusts in you. 4 Trust in The LORD forever; for You, O LORD, is an everlasting Rock. (Isaiah 26:3–4)

Seek Wisdom From God

The bible verses here tell us that wisdom walks in peace and the characteristics of Godly wisdom is shown in James 3:17. When we seek wisdom from God to deal with certain situation, we will be guided with peaceful intentions rather than intentions to hurt others.

16 For where jealousy and selfish ambition are, there is confusion and every evil deed. 17 But the wisdom that is from above is first pure, then peaceful, gentle, reasonable, full of mercy and good fruits, without partiality, and without hypocrisy. 18 Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. (James 3:16–18)

17 Her ways are ways of pleasantness. All her paths are peace. (Proverbs 3:17)

Think About Good Things

Here are some biblical teaching from Philippians 4:8-9 on a how to have a peaceful mind and what to dwell our minds upon.

8 Finally, brothers, whatever things are true, whatever things are honorable, whatever things are just, whatever things are pure, whatever things are lovely, whatever things are of good report: if there is any virtue and if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. 9 Do the things which you learned, received, heard, and saw in me, and the God of peace will be with you. (Philippians 4:8–9)

Pray And Be Thankful

When we pray and give thanks to God in all situations, the bible verses below tell us about God's promise to give us his peace in our hearts and minds.

5 Let your gentleness be known to all men. The Lord is at hand. 6 In nothing be anxious, but in everything, by prayer and petition with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God. 7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your thoughts in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:5–7)

Correcting Your Children Appropriately

The bible verse below encourage parents to correct their children appropriately.

17 Correct your son, and he will give you peace; yes, he will bring delight to your soul. (Proverbs 29:17)

Love Peace

How do we appreciate peace if we do not love peace in the first place? The bible verse below tell us that God wants his people to know to love truth and peace.

19 The LORD of Armies says: “The fasts of the fourth, fifth, seventh, and tenth months shall be for the house of Judah joy, gladness, and cheerful feasts. Therefore love truth and peace.” (Zechariah 8:19)

Try Your Best To Be At Peace With People

The bible verses below encourage us to be at peace among people as much as we can.

12 But we beg you, brothers, to know those who labor among you, and are over you in the Lord and admonish you, 13 and to respect and honor them in love for their work’s sake. Be at peace among yourselves. (1 Thessalonians 5:12–13)

18 If it is possible, as much as it is up to you, be at peace with all men. (Romans 12:18)

1 I therefore, the prisoner in the Lord, beg you to walk worthily of the calling with which you were called, 2 with all lowliness and humility, with patience, bearing with one another in love, 3 being eager to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace. (Ephesians 4:1–3)

Abraham's Example Of Seeking Peace With His Nephew

Here we see an example of how Abraham sought peace with his nephew, Lot. There was strife between Abraham (Abram's herdsmen and Lot's herdsmen) and Abram told Lot to choose the place and they would separate. 

Even though Abraham is much older than nephew, he gives way to his nephew so that they would all have peace. God blessed Abraham afterwards. 

1 Abram went up out of Egypt—he, his wife, all that he had, and Lot with him—into the South. 2 Abram was very rich in livestock, in silver, and in gold. 3 He went on his journeys from the South as far as Bethel, to the place where his tent had been at the beginning, between Bethel and Ai, 4 to the place of the altar, which he had made there at the first. There Abram called on The LORD’s name. 5 Lot also, who went with Abram, had flocks, herds, and tents. 6 The land was not able to bear them, that they might live together; for their possessions were so great that they couldn’t live together. 7 There was strife between the herdsmen of Abram’s livestock and the herdsmen of Lot’s livestock. The Canaanites and the Perizzites lived in the land at that time. 8 Abram said to Lot, “Please, let there be no strife between you and me, and between your herdsmen and my herdsmen; for we are relatives. 9 Isn’t the whole land before you? Please separate yourself from me. If you go to the left hand, then I will go to the right. Or if you go to the right hand, then I will go to the left.” 10 Lot lifted up his eyes, and saw all the plain of the Jordan, that it was well-watered everywhere, before The LORD destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah, like the garden of The LORD, like the land of Egypt, as you go to Zoar. 11 So Lot chose the Plain of the Jordan for himself. Lot traveled east, and they separated themselves from one other. 12 Abram lived in the land of Canaan, and Lot lived in the cities of the plain, and moved his tent as far as Sodom. 13 Now the men of Sodom were exceedingly wicked and sinners against The LORD. 14 The LORD said to Abram, after Lot was separated from him, “Now, lift up your eyes, and look from the place where you are, northward and southward and eastward and westward, 15 for I will give all the land which you see to you and to your offspring forever. 16 I will make your offspring as the dust of the earth, so that if a man can count the dust of the earth, then your offspring may also be counted. 17 Arise, walk through the land in its length and in its width; for I will give it to you.” 18 Abram moved his tent, and came and lived by the oaks of Mamre, which are in Hebron, and built an altar there to The LORD. (Genesis 13:1–18)

Being Content With What You Already Have

The bible verses below encourage us that being content with we have can bring peace to us as well.

1 Better is a dry morsel with quietness, than a house full of feasting with strife. (Proverbs 17:1)

6 Better is a handful, with quietness, than two handfuls with labor and chasing after wind. (Ecclesiastes 4:6)

God's Covenant Of Peace

The following bible passages are about God's covenant of peace to his people.

5 “My covenant was with him of life and peace; and I gave them to him that he might be reverent toward me; and he was reverent toward me, and stood in awe of my name. 6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and unrighteousness was not found in his lips. He walked with me in peace and uprightness, and turned many away from iniquity. 7 For the priest’s lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth; for he is the messenger of The LORD of Armies. 8 But you have turned away from the path. You have caused many to stumble in the law. You have corrupted the covenant of Levi,” says The LORD of Armies. (Malachi 2:5–8)

10 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 11 “Phinehas, the son of Eleazar, the son of Aaron the priest, has turned my wrath away from the children of Israel, in that he was jealous with my jealousy among them, so that I didn’t consume the children of Israel in my jealousy. 12 Therefore say, ‘Behold, I give to him my covenant of peace. 13 It shall be to him, and to his offspring after him, the covenant of an everlasting priesthood, because he was jealous for his God, and made atonement for the children of Israel.’ ” (Numbers 25:10–13)

33 So their blood will return on the head of Joab and on the head of his offspring forever. But for David, for his offspring, for his house, and for his throne, there will be peace forever from The LORD. (1 Kings 2:33)

10 "For the mountains may depart, and the hills be removed, but my loving kindness will not depart from you, and my covenant of peace will not be removed,” says The LORD who has mercy on you. (Isaiah 54:10)

20 “Therefore the Lord The LORD says to them: ‘Behold, I, even I, will judge between the fat sheep and the lean sheep. 21 Because you thrust with side and with shoulder, and push all the diseased with your horns, until you have scattered them abroad, 22 therefore I will save my flock, and they will no more be a prey. I will judge between sheep and sheep. 23 I will set up one shepherd over them, and he will feed them, even my servant David. He will feed them, and he will be their shepherd. 24 I, The LORD, will be their God, and my servant David prince among them. I, The LORD, have spoken it. 25 “ ‘I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause evil animals to cease out of the land. They will dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods. 26 I will make them and the places around my hill a blessing. I will cause the shower to come down in its season. There will be showers of blessing. 27 The tree of the field will yield its fruit, and the earth will yield its increase, and they will be secure in their land. Then they will know that I am The LORD, when I have broken the bars of their yoke, and have delivered them out of the hand of those who made slaves of them. 28 They will no more be a prey to the nations, neither will the animals of the earth devour them; but they will dwell securely, and no one will make them afraid. 29 I will raise up to them a plantation for renown, and they will no more be consumed with famine in the land, and not bear the shame of the nations any more. 30 They will know that I, The LORD, their God am with them, and that they, the house of Israel, are my people, says the Lord The LORD. 31 You my sheep, the sheep of my pasture, are men, and I am your God,’ says the Lord The LORD.” (Ezekiel 34:20–31)

20 "The sticks on which you write will be in your hand before their eyes.” ’ 21 Say to them, ‘The LORD God says: “Behold, I will take the children of Israel from among the nations where they have gone, and will gather them on every side, and bring them into their own land. 22 I will make them one nation in the land, on the mountains of Israel. One king will be king to them all. They will no longer be two nations. They won’t be divided into two kingdoms any more at all. 23 They won’t defile themselves any more with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will save them out of all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. So they will be my people, and I will be their God. 24 “ ‘ “My servant David will be king over them. They all will have one shepherd. They will also walk in my ordinances and observe my statutes, and do them. 25 They will dwell in the land that I have given to Jacob my servant, in which your fathers lived. They will dwell therein, they, and their children, and their children’s children, forever. David my servant will be their prince forever. 26 Moreover I will make a covenant of peace with them. It will be an everlasting covenant with them. I will place them, multiply them, and will set my sanctuary among them forever more. 27 My tent also will be with them. I will be their God, and they will be my people. 28 The nations will know that I am The LORD who sanctifies Israel, when my sanctuary is among them forever more.” ’ (Ezekiel 37:20–28)

Execute Judgment Of Peace

The bible verses below say that God would like us to execute judgment of truth and peace. It also says that God hates evil plans and lies.

16 "These are the things that you shall do: speak every man the truth with his neighbor. Execute the judgment of truth and peace in your gates, 17 and let none of you devise evil in your hearts against his neighbor, and love no false oath; for all these are things that I hate,” says The LORD. (Zechariah 8:16–17)

Peace As Greetings In The Bible

The following passages are from the bible of how peace are used in greetings.

Peace As A Common Greeting

6 among whom you are also called to belong to Jesus Christ; 7 to all who are in Rome, beloved of God, called to be saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Romans 1:6–7)

3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Corinthians 1:3)

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Corinthians 1:2)

3 Grace to you and peace from God the Father and our Lord Jesus Christ, (Galatians 1:3)

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 1:2)

23 Peace be to the brothers, and love with faith, from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Ephesians 6:23)

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philippians 1:2)

2 to the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Colossians 1:2)

1 Paul, Silvanus, and Timothy, to the assembly of the Thessalonians in God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (1 Thessalonians 1:1)

2 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (2 Thessalonians 1:2)

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ according to the commandment of God our Savior and the Lord Jesus Christ our hope, 2 to Timothy, my true child in faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God our Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (1 Timothy 1:1-2)

1 Paul, an apostle of Jesus Christ through the will of God, according to the promise of the life which is in Christ Jesus, 2 to Timothy, my beloved child: Grace, mercy, and peace, from God the Father and Christ Jesus our Lord. (2 Timothy 1:1-2)

4 to Titus, my true child according to a common faith: Grace, mercy, and peace from God the Father and the Lord Jesus Christ our Savior. (Titus 1:4)

1 Peter, an apostle of Jesus Christ, to the chosen ones who are living as foreigners in the Dispersion in Pontus, Galatia, Cappadocia, Asia, and Bithynia, 2 according to the foreknowledge of God the Father, in sanctification of the Spirit, that you may obey Jesus Christ and be sprinkled with his blood: Grace to you and peace be multiplied.  (1 Peter 1:1-2)

14 Greet one another with a kiss of love. Peace be to all of you who are in Christ Jesus. Amen. (1 Peter 5:14)3

3 Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love. (2 John 3)

13 I had many things to write to you, but I am unwilling to write to you with ink and pen; 14 but I hope to see you soon. Then we will speak face to face. Peace be to you. The friends greet you. Greet the friends by name. (3 John 13–14)

1 Jude, a servant of Jesus Christ, and brother of James, to those who are called, sanctified by God the Father, and kept for Jesus Christ: 2 May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you. (Jude 1–2)

4 John, to the seven assemblies that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from God, who is and who was and who is to come; and from the seven Spirits who are before his throne; 5 and from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of the kings of the earth. To him who loves us, and washed us from our sins by his blood— 6 and he made us to be a Kingdom, priests to his God and Father—to him be the glory and the dominion forever and ever. Amen. (Revelation 1:4–6)

22 We have brought down other money in our hand to buy food. We don’t know who put our money in our sacks.” 23 He said, “Peace be to you. Don’t be afraid. Your God, and the God of your father, has given you treasure in your sacks. I received your money.” He brought Simeon out to them. (Genesis 43:22–23)

23 The LORD said to him, “Peace be to you! Don’t be afraid. You shall not die.” 24 Then Gideon built an altar there to The LORD, and called it “The LORD is Peace.” To this day it is still in Ophrah of the Abiezrites. (Judges 6:23–24)

5 David sent ten young men; and David said to the young men, “Go up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name. 6 Tell him, ‘Long life to you! Peace be to you! Peace be to your house! Peace be to all that you have! (1 Samuel 25:5–6)

3Grace, mercy, and peace will be with us, from God the Father and from the Lord Jesus Christ, the Son of the Father, in truth and love (2 John 1:3)

25 Then King Darius wrote to all the peoples, nations, and languages who dwell in all the earth: “Peace be multiplied to you. (Daniel 6:25)

18 Then one like the appearance of a man touched me again, and he strengthened me. 19 He said, “Greatly beloved man, don’t be afraid. Peace be to you. Be strong. Yes, be strong.” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened, and said, “Let my lord speak, for you have strengthened me.” (Daniel 10:18–19)

3 Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ. (Philemon 3)

4 Carry no purse, nor wallet, nor sandals. Greet no one on the way. 5 Into whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house.’ 6 If a son of peace is there, your peace will rest on him; but if not, it will return to you. (Luke 10:4–6)

Peace As A Blessing To Others

Peace is also used as a blessing to others in these bible verses below.

18 Moses went and returned to Jethro his father-in-law, and said to him, “Please let me go and return to my brothers who are in Egypt, and see whether they are still alive.” Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.” (Exodus 4:18)

22 The LORD spoke to Moses, saying, 23 “Speak to Aaron and to his sons, saying, ‘This is how you shall bless the children of Israel.’ You shall tell them, 24 ‘The LORD bless you, and keep you. 25 The LORD make his face to shine on you, and be gracious to you. 26 The LORD lift up his face toward you, and give you peace.' " (Numbers 6:22–26)

17 Then Eli answered, “Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of him.” (1 Samuel 1:17)

42 Jonathan said to David, “Go in peace, because we have both sworn in The LORD’s name, saying, ‘The LORD is between me and you, and between my offspring and your offspring, forever.’ ” He arose and departed; and Jonathan went into the city. (1 Samuel 20:42)

19 He said to him, “Go in peace.” So he departed from him a little way. (2 Kings 5:19)

Peace As A Greeting From Angels About Jesus

When Lord Jesus was born, angels appeared to the shepherd and they cried out the following blessing in the bible verse below. 

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

Jesus And His Greeting Of Peace

Jesus also greeted his disciples with peace. Peace is something so good that Jesus wishes us to have.

36 As they said these things, Jesus himself stood among them, and said to them, “Peace be to you.” 37 But they were terrified and filled with fear, and supposed that they had seen a spirit. (Luke 24:36–37)

18 Mary Magdalene came and told the disciples that she had seen the Lord, and that he had said these things to her. 19 When therefore it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and when the doors were locked where the disciples were assembled, for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood in the middle and said to them, “Peace be to you.” 20 When he had said this, he showed them his hands and his side. The disciples therefore were glad when they saw the Lord. 21 Jesus therefore said to them again, “Peace be to you. As the Father has sent me, even so I send you.” 22 When he had said this, he breathed on them, and said to them, “Receive the Holy Spirit! 23 If you forgive anyone’s sins, they have been forgiven them. If you retain anyone’s sins, they have been retained.” (John 20:18–23)

Bible Verses About Jesus And Peace

Price of peace when following Jesus

Even though Jesus' death on the cross has redeemed us and brought us peace with God, when a person makes a stand to follow Jesus, there can be opposition and strife. For example, a woman was born into a family of devout Buddhists, and when she was 19 years old, she decided to follow Jesus and be a Christian. However she experienced persecution and division from her family.

Thus, even if we may give up family peace when we follow Jesus, we actually get eternal peace and it opens up the way for our family to have that peace too. For example, later on her family became more open to the gospel and her parents even encouraged her to go back to church during a period when she was backsliding. Her parents later on even had visited the church a few times. 

Having Jesus and following him is the best thing that can happen to us. Even though the pain may be there momentarily during those persecution and division, but the eternal joy and peace will be immeasurable in comparison.

49 “I came to throw fire on the earth. I wish it were already kindled. 50 But I have a baptism to be baptized with, and how distressed I am until it is accomplished! 51 Do you think that I have come to give peace in the earth? I tell you, no, but rather division. 52 For from now on, there will be five in one house divided, three against two, and two against three. 53 They will be divided, father against son, and son against father; mother against daughter, and daughter against her mother; mother-in-law against her daughter-in-law, and daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law.” (Luke 12:49–53)

34 “Don’t think that I came to send peace on the earth. I didn’t come to send peace, but a sword. 35 For I came to set a man at odds against his father, and a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law. 36 A man’s foes will be those of his own household. 37 He who loves father or mother more than me is not worthy of me; and he who loves son or daughter more than me isn’t worthy of me. 38 He who doesn’t take his cross and follow after me isn’t worthy of me. 39 He who seeks his life will lose it; and he who loses his life for my sake will find it. (Matthew 10:34–39)

Prophecy About Jesus Being Our Peace

The following bible verses are prophecies about Jesus who will bring everlasting peace to people as Messiah or Savior.

6 For a child is born to us. A son is given to us; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. 7 Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, on David’s throne, and on his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from that time on, even forever. The zeal of The LORD of Armies will perform this. (Isaiah 9:6–7)

4 Surely he has borne our sickness and carried our suffering; yet we considered him plagued, struck by God, and afflicted. 5 But he was pierced for our transgressions. He was crushed for our iniquities. The punishment that brought our peace was on him; and by his wounds we are healed. 6 All we like sheep have gone astray. Everyone has turned to his own way; and The LORD has laid on him the iniquity of us all. (Isaiah 53:4–6)

9 Rejoice greatly, daughter of Zion! Shout, daughter of Jerusalem! Behold, your King comes to you! He is righteous, and having salvation; lowly, and riding on a donkey, even on a colt, the foal of a donkey. 10 I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim and the horse from Jerusalem. The battle bow will be cut off; and he will speak peace to the nations. His dominion will be from sea to sea, and from the River to the ends of the earth. (Zechariah 9:9–10)

27 He came in the Spirit into the temple. When the parents brought in the child, Jesus, that they might do concerning him according to the custom of the law, 28 then he received him into his arms and blessed God, and said, 29 “Now you are releasing your servant, Master, according to your word, in peace; 30 for my eyes have seen your salvation, 31 which you have prepared before the face of all peoples; 32 a light for revelation to the nations, and the glory of your people Israel.” (Luke 2:27–32)

43 All the prophets testify about him, that through his name everyone who believes in him will receive remission of sins.” (Acts 10:43)

Jesus And His Ministry Of Peace

The following bible verses are events that were recorded of Jesus by his disciples and how he brought peace to people then.

35 On that day, when evening had come, he said to them, “Let’s go over to the other side.” 36 Leaving the multitude, they took him with them, even as he was, in the boat. Other small boats were also with him. 37 A big wind storm arose, and the waves beat into the boat, so much that the boat was already filled. 38 He himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion; and they woke him up and asked him, “Teacher, don’t you care that we are dying?” 39 He awoke and rebuked the wind, and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” The wind ceased and there was a great calm. 40 He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? How is it that you have no faith?” 41 They were greatly afraid and said to one another, “Who then is this, that even the wind and the sea obey him?”  (Mark 4:35–41)

32 He looked around to see her who had done this thing. 33 But the woman, fearing and trembling, knowing what had been done to her, came and fell down before him, and told him all the truth. 34 He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well. Go in peace, and be cured of your disease.” (Mark 5:32–34)

46 But Jesus said, “Someone did touch me, for I perceived that power has gone out of me.” 47 When the woman saw that she was not hidden, she came trembling; and falling down before him declared to him in the presence of all the people the reason why she had touched him, and how she was healed immediately. 48 He said to her, “Daughter, cheer up. Your faith has made you well. Go in peace.” (Luke 8:46–48)

49 Those who sat at the table with him began to say to themselves, “Who is this who even forgives sins?” 50 He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you. Go in peace.” (Luke 7:49-50)

Titles Of Peace

Here we look at some bible verses that have peace as part of the title of a person or of God

Peace As A Title Of God

The bible verses below tell us that our God is a God of peace.

20 And the God of peace will quickly crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you. (Romans 16:20)

1 For this Melchizedek, king of Salem, priest of God Most High, who met Abraham returning from the slaughter of the kings and blessed him, 2 to whom also Abraham divided a tenth part of all (being first, by interpretation, “king of righteousness”, and then also “king of Salem”, which means “king of peace”, 3 without father, without mother, without genealogy, having neither beginning of days nor end of life, but made like the Son of God), remains a priest continually. (Hebrews 7:1–3)

20 Now may the God of peace, who brought again from the dead the great shepherd of the sheep with the blood of an eternal covenant, our Lord Jesus, 21 make you complete in every good work to do his will, working in you that which is well pleasing in his sight, through Jesus Christ, to whom be the glory forever and ever. Amen. (Hebrews 13:20–21)

Peacemakers Are Children Of God

Jesus said this in the beatitude bible verse below that peacemakers are called children of God. Let's strive to be peacemakers where there is strife.

9 Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called children of God. (Matthew 5:9)

Prophecy About The Peace In Future

The bible verses below tell us about the prophecy of how God will bring peace in the future.

1 A shoot will come out of the stock of Jesse, and a branch out of his roots will bear fruit. 2 The LORD’s Spirit will rest on him: the spirit of wisdom and understanding, the spirit of counsel and might, the spirit of knowledge and of the fear of The LORD. 3 His delight will be in the fear of The LORD. He will not judge by the sight of his eyes, neither decide by the hearing of his ears; 4 but he will judge the poor with righteousness, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked. 5 Righteousness will be the belt around his waist, and faithfulness the belt around his waist. 6 The wolf will live with the lamb, and the leopard will lie down with the young goat, the calf, the young lion, and the fattened calf together; and a little child will lead them. 7 The cow and the bear will graze. Their young ones will lie down together. The lion will eat straw like the ox. 8 The nursing child will play near a cobra’s hole, and the weaned child will put his hand on the viper’s den. 9 They will not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain; for the earth will be full of the knowledge of The LORD, as the waters cover the sea. (Isaiah 11:1–9)

20 “No more will there be an infant who only lives a few days, nor an old man who has not filled his days; for the child will die one hundred years old, and the sinner being one hundred years old will be accursed. 21 They will build houses and inhabit them. They will plant vineyards and eat their fruit. 22 They will not build and another inhabit. They will not plant and another eat; for the days of my people will be like the days of a tree, and my chosen will long enjoy the work of their hands. 23 They will not labor in vain nor give birth for calamity; for they are the offspring of The LORD’s blessed and their descendants with them. 24 It will happen that before they call, I will answer; and while they are yet speaking, I will hear. 25 The wolf and the lamb will feed together. The lion will eat straw like the ox. Dust will be the serpent’s food. They will not hurt nor destroy in all my holy mountain,” says The LORD. (Isaiah 65:20–25)

4 He will judge between the nations, and will decide concerning many peoples. They shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more. (Isaiah 2:4)

What Is Anti-Peace?

The following are some other bible verses that tell us what will have no peace.

Foolish Arguments Are Anti-Peace

9 If a wise man goes to court with a foolish man, the fool rages or scoffs, and there is no peace. (Proverbs 29:9)

Wicked People Are Anti-Peace

22 “There is no peace”, says The LORD, “for the wicked.” (Isaiah 48:22)

Bible Verses About Prayers For Peace

The following are some bible verses about prayers for peace.

We can be praying for us to live in peace.

6 Pray for the peace of Jerusalem. Those who love you will prosper. 7 Peace be within your walls, and prosperity within your palaces. 8 For my brothers’ and companions’ sakes, I will now say, “Peace be within you.” (Psalm 122:6–8)

1 I exhort therefore, first of all, that petitions, prayers, intercessions, and givings of thanks be made for all men, 2 for kings and all who are in high places, that we may lead a tranquil and quiet life in all godliness and reverence. (1 Timothy 2:1–2)

Prayer For Peace

Thanks for reading this post. You are invited to use the below prayer for peace as a guide to pray.

bible verses about peace

Bible version: the public domain World English Bible (WEB) has been used throughout this post. The WEB translation of "Yahweh" has been changed to "the LORD" which is more familiar to most readers.

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