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What Does the Bible Say About Peace?

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Are you lacking peace in your life? Do you know that “true peace” isn’t the absence of “something!” Peace is found in the presence of “someone“…God. In God’s word you can read what does the Bible say about peace to gain understanding.


Can you begin to understand the unending peace the Bible describes? The peace I’m referring to is one our spirit craves and can be explained best in two bible verses from Philippians.


Be anxious for nothing, 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 minds through Christ Jesus. Philippians 4:6-7


Having God’s peace means unending Peace that surpasses ALL things. This seems like it’s beyond our grasp doesn’t it sweet friends? I have handpicked bible verses about peace below that are sealed in God’s promises to fill us with His peace.

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The Bible is filled with verses upon verses that can bring peace in the middle of chaos, worries, struggles, fear, and even death. God simply wants us to ask, and His word promises us the peace of God that passes all understanding.


Where the problem lies and I’m being totally honest is I allow too much self to get into the way. Can you relate? We allow so much worry and life to take that peace in our minds and hearts away, don’t we?


But it will not be this way forever friends. Heaven is waiting for those who are born again followers of Jesus Christ, Heaven is very real and I can’t fathom the kind of peace God’s word says it will be in my human mind.


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


What is God’s peace according to the bible?


Peace in the Bible: What Does the Bible Say About Peace? Let’s break down God’s unending peace first, shall we? Describe different types of peace, how many times it appears in the Bible, etc…


Hebrew word for peace, šālôm, translated in the Septuagint most often by the Greek word, eirēnē, has a wide semantic range including the notions of totality or completeness, success, fulfillment, wholeness, harmony, security and well being.


What is the meaning of spiritual peace?


Inner Peace:


Inner peace refers to a state of being mentally and spiritually at peace, with enough knowledge and understanding to keep oneself strong in the face of discord or stress. Being “at peace” is considered by many to be healthy and the opposite of being stressed or anxious.


How many times is peace is mentioned in the Bible?


According to Quora Source


A quick check shows the King James Version at 429 uses of the single word “peace” while the New International Version only uses it in its translation 230 times.


The NIV in these places substitutes different words that make more sense in English. Some of the words used are safety, silence, quiet rest, still, treaty, satisfy, ease, fellowship, etc.


Depending on what translation of the Bible you are using. What Does the Bible Say About Peace?


Number of times peace appears in the Bible:


  • ASV – 428 times
  • BBE – 417 times
  • DB – 390 times
  • EJB – 405 times
  • ESV – 356 times
  • GWT – 359 times
  • KJV – 420 times
  • LITV – 323 times
  • NHEB – 398 times
  • NIV – 263 times
  • NLT – 350 times
  • NSB – 346 times
  • RSV – 349 times
  • WEB – 400 times
  • YLT – 386 times

What is the True Meaning of Peace?


The definition of peace means being free from disturbance. From a biblical perspective, the absence of conflict is only the beginning of peace. When you are in Christ, you can rest in unending peace.


True peace includes personal wholeness, righteousness, political justice, and prosperity for all creation. … “Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you…


Life Group personal view: What Does the Bible Say About Peace?


Recently during my Lifegroup meeting, the question was asked, when you are meditating about God what do you see, hear, and feel?


I must say one of the things for me would have to be envisioning Jesus welcoming me at Heaven’s gate wrapping his arms around me saying…


Well Done my Good and Faithful Servant


CAN YOU SENSE GOD’S PEACE IN THIS TOO?


You will keep him in perfect peace, Whose mind is stayed on You Because he trusts in You. Isaiah 26:3


I can feel even now such a sweet peace about it! I can not describe the feeling I have and do it justice. This morning as I was getting ready for work a song came on Spotify App that I haven’t heard before.


I started swaying back and forth in a dance with my Savior and My Goodness beloved I started envisioning that and I felt the Holy Spirit’s presence so strong within me and I long for that day to be a reality.


Another mentioned while praying to God it’s as if he’s sheltering them from all sides.


What is the peace of God?


God’s peace is unlike no other. It’s as though the world can crumbling apart all around us yet in Christ will still have a serene peace that can only be found in a relationship in Jesus.


Friends, God in every sense of the word is our Daddy our Heavenly Father and we are his children. He is protecting, sheltering, kind, leading, comforting…The list can go on and on.


Peace I leave with you, My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid. John 14:27


I know some reading this will think and say my earthly father has NOT been there for me so why would God be any different?


Trust me, if you don’t have a relationship with your biological daddy your spiritual daddy will NEVER leave or forsake you EVER!


God’s Peace = Unending Peace


You and I will eventually have someone who will let us down in one way or another. It’s a given because we are human and flawed this side of eternity.


Now may the Lord of peace Himself give you peace always in every way. The Lord be with you all. 2 Thessalonians 3:16


Another mentioned when we finally see Jesus face to face they envision seeing a brightness brighter than the sun.


What is unending peace?


ALL of our cares, worries, doubts, and questions of “why did you allow me to carry this burden” and countless other questions, will NOT matter anymore. We will be in Heaven!


I have heard ALL my life about the streets of pure gold, pearly gates, walls of jasper…etc. Now, it’s not that I don’t look forward to seeing these things.


WOW!!! Nothing else will compare or matter! Read Revelation Chapters 21 and 22 as referenced above on What Does the Bible Say About Peace?


Another mentioned being reunited with all of our loved ones who have gone on to Heaven before us. I have many family members that I can not wait to see again.


I have to be one hundred percent honest though seeing my first grandchild Tyler that was taken way too soon again…PRICELESS!


I can just see him waiting for me and wrapping his arms around me as the tears stream down my face.


I can picture Tyler saying to me “Mamaw…


  • Why did you blame God for taking me for so long?
  • Why did you grieve for me so much?
  • I’ve been here waiting for you!
  • I’ve been in a better place!

What does the bible say about peace when we get to heaven?


Can you envision seeing God? The Great I Am?


WHAT DOES THE BIBLE SAY ABOUT PEACE? IT’S UNENDING!

Not ONE being will be able to stand before the almighty God! All will bow face down to the ground in reverence of his Power.


For some, that day will be dark because they have denied God and rejected His son for their salvation therefore they will be doomed to Hell for all eternity.


Sweet friends, I am begging do not let this be you! Have your heart and soul ready to meet God. Don’t let there be any doubts whatsoever, where you will be spending your eternity!


Don’t take “Angie’s” word for it.


God’s word states ALL will bow and confess Jesus is Lord regardless of whether you believe in His existence or not…YOU WILL BOW!!


Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name. Philippians 2:9


So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth. Philippians 2:10


And every tongue confesses that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father. Philippians 2:11


Lights in the World


Therefore, my beloved, as you have always obeyed, so now, not only as in my presence but much more in my absence, work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. Philippians 2:12


What are your thoughts when reading these verses so far?


Bible verses about peace


Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you. 1 Peter 5:7


Mark the blameless and behold the upright, for there is a future for the man of peace. Psalms 37:37


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


And a harvest of righteousness is sown in peace by those who make peace. James 3:18


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


So then let us pursue what makes for peace and for mutual upbuilding. Romans 14:19


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


In Closing on What Does the Bible Say About Peace?


I mentioned at the beginning of this post a song I heard while getting ready for work and felt God’s Peace so strongly!


I have it for you below. Find a quiet place, just you and God, Close your eyes while listening to this, Envision your savior standing before you, What do you feel and What do you see?


LISTEN TO THIS AND LET GOD’S PEACE FILL YOUR HEART AND SOUL

Do you feel God’s Peace as I do?


If you found this helpful check out more of our what does the Bible say about posts:


  1. What Does the Bible Say About Forgiveness?
  2. What Does the Bible Say About Unity?
  3. What Does the Bible Say About Hope?
  4. What Does the Bible Say About Tithing?
  5. What Does the Bible Say About God’s Love?
  6. What Does the Bible Say About Hope for the Future?

much love, your sister in Christ, Angie

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  1. This was valuable information and insight into the peace of God! Thank you for being a vessel to share it.

    1. Hello there. I’m honored you found this post about the Peace of God helpful and it’s my privilege to share the hope in a relationship with Jesus.

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