Tired of turmoil dragging you down? Be comforted and uplifted with these 48 bible verses about peace to help quiet your soul.
We can all use a little peace in 2021, am I right?!
Not a surface-y, “I feel semi-calm and composed” type of peace. I’m talking a soul deep stillness coupled with genuine contentment. The kind where you know God is with you, and that you are living out His purpose and plan for you.
It’s not typical for me to choose a “word of the year” at each New Year. But for some reason, this year the word PEACE keeps coming to mind. Because without true peace, I can’t fully relish this life I’ve been given — much less help anyone else.
If you feel that aching need for God’s peace too, keep reading.
What is true peace from God?
God cannot give us happiness and peace apart from Himself, because it is not there. There is no such thing.– C.S. Lewis
Thankfully, our peace isn’t reliant on outward circumstances. It comes from another place entirely: Jesus himself.
After all, Ephesians 2:14 says, “For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility.”
Jesus is the only one who grants us true peace, and without Him, we cannot access this perfect peace.
How can I receive peace from God?
The first step is making sure you are a child of God, that you know God and that you are known by Him. Meditate on this quote from Croft Pentz: “No God, no peace. Know God, know peace.”
The first step to knowing God (and therefore peace) is reading His Word and recognizing that He loves you, you have sinned, and you need His forgiveness.
And, you need to receive God’s gift of peace and forgiveness through salvation. Acts 4:12 says, “And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”
For a free bible study that will walk you through what the Bible says on how to be saved, step-by-step, visit World Bible School.
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What is the definition of peace in the Bible?
Our modern day understanding of peace is defined as “freedom from disturbance; tranquility.”
However, the understanding of peace in the Bible different. It is a spiritual calm in one’s soul that transcends earthly circumstances, thanks to the constant presence of God for the true believer.
I love the lyrics of the old hymn Peace, Perfect Peace which encapsulate this idea so well.
Peace, perfect peace, in this dark world of sin?
The blood of Jesus whispers peace within.
Peace, perfect peace, by thronging duties pressed?
To do the will of Jesus—this is rest.
Peace, perfect peace, with sorrows surging round?
On Jesus’ bosom naught but calm is found.
Peace, perfect peace, with loved ones far away?
In Jesus’ keeping we are safe, and they.
Peace, perfect peace, our future all unknown?
Jesus we know, and He is on the throne.– Edward Henry Bickersteth, 1875
What the Bible says about peace? 48 Comforting Verses About Peace
Now, let’s get specific about what the Bible has to say about peace. Each of these verses has a special reassurance and comfort within it, and I pray you will take the ones that speak to you and study the whole chapter. Allow God to fill you with His peace.
These bible verses on peace are divided into 3 categories: God is Our Peace, Peace of Mind, and Becoming a Peacemaker.
God is our peace bible verses
These Scriptures center around a key theme: the source of peace is God Himself.
“Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.” – John 14:27
“The God of peace will soon crush Satan under your feet. The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ be with you.” – Romans 16:20
“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
“For God is not a God of confusion but of peace.” – 1 Corinthians 14:33a
“But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness…” – Galatians 5:22
“For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. And he came and preached peace to you who were far off and peace to those who were near.” – Ephesians 2:14-17
“Stand therefore, having fastened on the belt of truth, and having put on the breastplate of righteousness, and, as shoes for your feet, having put on the readiness given by the gospel of peace.” – Ephesians 6:14-15
“Be still, and know that I am God.
I will be exalted among the nations,
I will be exalted in the earth!” – Psalm 46:10
“And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.” – Colossians 3:15
“Now may the God of peace himself sanctify you completely, and may your whole spirit and soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.” – 1 Thessalonians 5:23
“And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm. He said to them, “Why are you so afraid? Have you still no faith?” – Mark 4:39-40
“My son, do not forget my teaching,
but let your heart keep my commandments,
for length of days and years of life
and peace they will add to you.” – Proverbs 3:1-2
“Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.” – Romans 5:1
“So shall my word be that goes out from my mouth; it shall not return to me empty, but it shall accomplish that which I purpose, and shall succeed in the thing for which I sent it. For you shall go out in joy and be led forth in peace; the mountains and the hills before you shall break forth into singing, and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands.” – Isaiah 55:12
“For to us a child is born,
to us a son is given;
and the government shall be upon his shoulder,
and his name shall be called
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.” – Isaiah 9:6
“But he was pierced for our transgressions;
he was crushed for our iniquities;
upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace,
and with his wounds we are healed.” – Isaiah 53:5
“Let me hear what God the Lord will speak,
for he will speak peace to his people, to his saints;
but let them not turn back to folly.” – Psalm 85:8
“The Lord bless you and keep you;
the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you;
the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.” – Numbers 6:24-26
“May the Lord give strength to his people!
May the Lord bless his people with peace!” – Psalm 29:11
“O Lord, you will ordain peace for us,
for you have indeed done for us all our works.” – Isaiah 26:12
“For the mountains may depart
and the hills be removed,
but my steadfast love shall not depart from you,
and my covenant of peace shall not be removed,”
says the Lord, who has compassion on you.” – Isaiah 54:10
Peace of mind bible verses
The following bible verses explore how God grants us peace of mind, even in the midst of difficulty.
“You keep him in perfect peace
whose mind is stayed on you,
because he trusts in you.” – Isaiah 26:3
“I will both lie down in peace, and sleep; for You alone, O LORD, make me dwell in safety.” – Psalm 4:8
“Humble yourselves, therefore, under the mighty hand of God so that at the proper time he may exalt you, casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.” – 1 Peter 5:6-7
“Set your minds on things that are above, not on things that are on earth.” – Colossians 3:2
“Great peace have those who love your law;
nothing can make them stumble.” – Psalm 119:165
“And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.” – Isaiah 32:17
“For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.” – Romans 8:6
“…for God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.” – 2 Timothy 1:7
“Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.” – Philippians 4:6-7
“Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things. What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.” – Philippians 4:8-9
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?” – John 14:1-2
Becoming a peacemaker bible verses
As Christians, we have a responsibility to pursue peace and spread it to everyone we meet. Learn what God says about the importance of being a peacemaker.
“Whoever desires to love life
and see good days,
let him keep his tongue from evil
and his lips from speaking deceit;
let him turn away from evil and do good;
let him seek peace and pursue it.” – 1 Peter 3:10-11
“If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.” – Romans 12:18
“But the meek shall inherit the land
and delight themselves in abundant peace.” – Psalm 37:11
“Mark the blameless and behold the upright,
for there is a future for the man of peace.” – Psalm 37:37
“There is no peace,” says the Lord, “for the wicked.” – Isaiah 48:22
“For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.” – Romans 14:17
“So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.” – Romans 14:19
“First of all, then, I urge that supplications, prayers, intercessions, and thanksgivings be made for all people, for kings and all who are in high positions, that we may lead a peaceful and quiet life, godly and dignified in every way.” – 1 Timothy 2:1-2
“Finally, brothers, rejoice. Aim for restoration, comfort one another, agree with one another, live in peace; and the God of love and peace will be with you.” – 2 Corinthians 13:11
“It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife,
but every fool will be quarreling.” – Provers 20:3
“Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.” – Hebrews 12:14
“…eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.” – Ephesians 4:3
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.” – Matthew 5:9
“Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil,
but those who plan peace have joy.” – Proverbs 12:20
“But the wisdom from above is first pure, then peaceable, gentle, open to reason, full of mercy and good fruits, impartial and sincere. And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace.” – James 3:17-18
“How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who proclaims peace, who brings glad tidings of good things, who proclaims salvation, who says to Zion, ‘Your God reigns!’” – Isaiah 52:7
Which bible verses about peace and comfort help you the most? Do you have any to add to this list?