The word “peace” appears 393 times throughout the books of the Bible. The graph below shows the locations of each appearance. It begins with Genesis in the top left and concludes with Revelation in the bottom right.
Here are the 50 most inspiring Bible scriptures on peace.
“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.”
2 Thessalonians 3:16
Now may the Lord of peace himself give you peace at all times in every way. The Lord be with you all.
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
“Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called sons of God.”
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
1 Corinthians 14:33
For God is not a God of confusion but of peace. As in all the churches of the saints.
1 Peter 3:11
Let him turn away from evil and do good; let him seek peace and pursue it.
1 Peter 5:7
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
1 Thessalonians 5:23
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.
2 Corinthians 13:11
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.
And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.
Eager to maintain the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.
But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness.
Strive for peace with everyone, and for the holiness without which no one will see the Lord.
Behold, God is my salvation; I will trust, and will not be afraid; for the Lord God is my strength and my song, and he has become my salvation.
And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.
Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.
How beautiful upon the mountains are the feet of him who brings good news, who publishes peace, who brings good news of happiness, who publishes salvation, who says to Zion, “Your God reigns.”
But he was wounded for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his stripes we are healed.
“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.
“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.”
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.
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.
For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.
Agree with God, and be at peace; thereby good will come to you.
“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.”
On the evening of that day, the first day of the week, the doors being locked where the disciples were for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said to them, “Peace be with you.”
May mercy, peace, and love be multiplied to you.
“Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!”
And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
Deceit is in the heart of those who devise evil, but those who plan peace have joy.
When a man’s ways please the Lord, he makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.
It is an honor for a man to keep aloof from strife, but every fool will be quarreling.
Great peace have those who love your law; nothing can make them stumble.
May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!
Turn away from evil and do good; seek peace and pursue it.
Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
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.
If possible, so far as it depends on you, live peaceably with all.
For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking but of righteousness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.
So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding.
May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.
May the God of peace be with you all. Amen.
Therefore, since we have been justified by faith, we have peace with God through our Lord Jesus Christ.
For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.
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Natalie Regoli is a child of God, devoted wife, and mother of two boys. She has a Master's Degree in Law from The University of Texas. Natalie has been published in several national journals and has been practicing law for 18 years.