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Scriptures on Peace

Below are scriptures related to peace. If you are in the midst of a trial that is robbing you of peace, we recommend reading and praying through these verses as a way of boosting your faith and of surrendering your life to Jesus, the Prince of Peace.

In peace I will lie down and sleep, for you alone, Lord, make me dwell in safety. (Psalm 4:8)

For he himself is our peace, who has made the two groups one and has destroyed the barrier, the dividing wall of hostility, by setting aside in his flesh the law with its commands and regulations. His purpose was to create in himself one new humanity out of the two, thus making peace. (Ephesians 2:14-15)

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid. (John 14:27)

“Do not be afraid, you who are highly esteemed,” he said. “Peace! Be strong now; be strong.” When he spoke to me, I was strengthened and said, “Speak, my lord, since you have given me strength.” (Daniel 10:19)

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

Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. (Psalm 23:4, ESV)

The Lord gives strength to his people; the Lord blesses his people with peace. (Psalm 29:11)

For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. (1 Corinthians 14:33, ESV)

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

Again Jesus said, “Peace be with you! As the Father has sent me, I am sending you.” (John 20:21)

And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:7)

He came and preached peace to you who were far away and peace to those who were near. (Ephesians 2:17)

So then, dear friends, since you are looking forward to this, make every effort to be found spotless, blameless and at peace with him. (2 Peter 3:14)

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, forbearance, kindness, goodness, faithfulness. (Galatians 5:22)

Turn from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14)

If the home is deserving, let your peace rest on it; if it is not, let your peace return to you. (Matthew 10:13)

“If you, even you, had only known on this day what would bring you peace—but now it is hidden from your eyes.” (Luke 19:42)

Let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, since as members of one body you were called to peace. And be thankful. (Colossians 3:15)

That day when evening came, he said to his disciples, “Let us go over to the other side.” Leaving the crowd behind, they took him along, just as he was, in the boat. There were also other boats with him. A furious squall came up, and the waves broke over the boat, so that it was nearly swamped. Jesus was in the stern, sleeping on a cushion. The disciples woke him and said to him, “Teacher, don’t you care if we drown?” He got up, rebuked the wind and said to the waves, “Quiet! Be still!” Then the wind died down and it was completely calm. He said to his disciples, “Why are you so afraid? Do you still have no faith?” They were terrified and asked each other, Who is this? Even the wind and the waves obey him!” (Mark 4:35-41)

“So that I come again to my father’s house in peace, then the Lord shall be my God.” (Genesis 28:21, ESV)

“I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.” (John 16:33, ESV)

You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you. (Isaiah 26:3)

If it is possible, as far as depends on you, live at peace with everyone. (Romans 12:18)

Then the Spirit clothed Amasai, chief of the thirty, and he said, “We are yours, O David, and with you, O son of Jesse! Peace, peace to you, and peace to your helpers! For your God helps you.” (1 Chronicles 12:18, ESV)

I will listen to what God the Lord says; he promises peace to his people, his faithful servants—but let them not turn to folly. (Psalm 85:8)

Peacemakers who sow in peace reap a harvest of righteousness. (James 3:18)

So letting your sinful nature control your mind leads to death. But letting the Spirit control your mind leads to life and peace. (Romans 8:6, NLT)

For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval. Let us therefore make every effort to do what leads to peace and to mutual edification. (Romans 14:17-19)

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

Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the God of love and peace will be with you. (2 Corinthians 13:11)

Prayer, Peace and the Presence of God–Compiled by Dave Butts from Prayer, Peace, and the Presence of God (C) PrayerShop Publishing. For devotional thoughts and a prayer based on each one of these verses, we encourage you to purchase the book Prayer, Peace and the Presence of God. It is available in both e-book and print formats wherever you purchase your Christian books. You can get discounts at prayershop.org.