Bible Verses About Peace

What does the Bible say about peace? Read the best Bible verses on peace that have been researched and retrieved from more than twenty popular translations of God's word! These specially selected quotes will broaden and deepen your understanding of the meaning of this important Biblical subject.

God Represents It

1Corinthians 14:33, NCV

God is not a God of confusion but a God of peace.

Philippians 4:9, HCSB

Do what you have learned and received and heard and seen in me [Apostle Paul], and the God of peace will be with you.

2Thessalonians 3:16, NASB

Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance.

Hebrews 7:1 - 2, NIV

This Melchizedek [a physical manifestation of Jesus Christ] was king of Salem and priest of God Most High. He met Abraham returning from the defeat of the kings and blessed him, and Abraham gave him a tenth of everything. First, his name means "king of righteousness"; then also, "king of Salem" means "king of peace."

Isaiah 9:6 - 7, HBFV

For unto us a Child [Jesus Christ] is born, unto us a Son is given; and the government shall be upon His shoulder; and His name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The Mighty God, The Everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.

Of the increase of His government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and over His kingdom, to order it and to establish it with judgment and with righteousness from henceforth, even forever. The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

Ephesians 2:13 - 15, 17, HBFV

But now in Christ Jesus, you who were once far off are made near by the blood of Christ. For He is our peace, Who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of partition, having annulled in His flesh the enmity, the law of commandments contained in the decrees of men, so that in Himself He might create both into one new man, making peace . . .

Now when He came, He preached the gospel - peace to you who were far off and to those who were near.

Jesus Versus the World

John 14:27, HBFV

Peace I [Jesus] leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give it to you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it fear . . .

John 16:33, ISV

I [Jesus] have told you this so that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have trouble, but be courageous - I have overcome the world!

The Gospel Message

Romans 10:15, Darby

And how shall they preach unless they have been sent? According as it is written, How beautiful the feet of them that announce glad tidings of peace, of them that announce glad tidings of good things!

Acts 10:34 - 36, HBFV

Then Peter opened his mouth and said, "Of a truth I perceive that God is not a respecter of persons, but in every nation the one who fears Him and works righteousness is acceptable to Him. The word that He sent to the children of Israel, preaching the gospel of peace through Jesus Christ (He is Lord of all) . . ."

Ephesians 6:13 - 15, TEV

So put on God's armor now! Then when the evil day comes, you will be able to resist the enemy's attacks; and after fighting to the end, you will still hold your ground.

So stand ready, with truth as a belt tight around your waist, with righteousness as your breastplate, and as your shoes the readiness to announce the Good News of peace.

A Unique Gift

Galatians 5:22, NET

But the fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness . . .

Psalm 119:165, CEV

You [God] give peace of mind to all who love your Law. Nothing can make them fall.

Isaiah 53:5, ASV

But he [Jesus Christ] was wounded for our transgressions, he was bruised for our iniquities; the chastisement of our peace was upon him; and with his stripes we are healed.

Hebrews 12:11, NIV

No discipline seems pleasant at the time, but painful. Later on, however, it produces a harvest of righteousness and peace for those who have been trained by it.

Christians Must Pursue It

Psalm 34:14, TEV

Turn away from evil and do good; strive for peace with all your heart.

1Peter 3:10 - 11, ESV

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.

Matthew 5:9, HBFV

[Jesus taught] Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the sons of God.

Romans 12:18, ERV

Do the best you can to live in peace with everyone.

Romans 14:17, NLT

For the Kingdom of God is not a matter of what we eat or drink, but of living a life of goodness and peace and joy in the Holy Spirit.

Romans 14:19, ASV

So then let us follow after things which make for peace, and things whereby we may edify one another.

Ephesians 4:1, 3, HBFV

Therefore, I [Apostle Paul], the prisoner of the Lord, am exhorting you to walk worthily of the calling to which you were called . . . being diligent to keep the unity of the Spirit in the bond of peace.

James 3:18, HBFV

Now the fruit of righteousness is sown in peace for those who make peace.

Hebrews 12:14, NIV

Make every effort to live in peace with all men and to be holy; without holiness no one will see the Lord.

2Timothy 2:22, TEV

Avoid the passions of youth, and strive for righteousness, faith, love, and peace, together with those who with a pure heart call out to the Lord for help.

End Time Warning

1Thessalonians 5:1 - 3, HBFV

Now then, concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, there is no need that I write to you; For you yourselves understand perfectly that the day of the Lord will come exactly as a thief comes by night.

For when they say, "Peace and security," then sudden destruction will come upon them, as travail comes upon a woman who is with child; and they shall by no means escape.

Revelation 6:1 - 4, HBFV

And I looked when the Lamb opened one of the seals; and I heard one of the four living creatures say, like the sound of thunder, "Come and see." And I looked, and behold, there was a white horse . . .

And when He opened the second seal, I heard the second living creature say, "Come and see." And another horse went out that was red; and power was given to the one sitting on it to take peace from the earth . . .

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