Bible Verses About Peace
Read and meditate on this list of Scripture from the Holy Bible, and begin seeing the change in your heart and mind.
2 Thessalonians 3:16 - Now the Lord of peace himself give you peace always by all means. The Lord [be] with you all.
John 16:33 - These things I have spoken unto you, that in me ye might have peace. In the world ye shall have tribulation: but be of good cheer; I have overcome the world.
Philippians 4:6 - Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God.
Isaiah 26:3 - Thou wilt keep [him] in perfect peace, [whose] mind [is] stayed [on thee]: because he trusteth in thee.
1 Peter 5:7 - Casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you.
Matthew 5:9 - Blessed [are] the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Romans 12:18 - If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men.
Matthew 10:34-36 - Think not that I am come to send peace on earth: I came not to send peace, but a sword.
1 Peter 3:11 - Let him eschew evil, and do good; let him seek peace, and ensue it.
Romans 15:13 - Now the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, that ye may abound in hope, through the power of the Holy Ghost.
Hebrews 12:14 - Follow peace with all [men], and holiness, without which no man shall see the Lord:
1 Peter 5:6-7 - Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time:
Psalms 4:8 - I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.
Proverbs 12:20 - Deceit [is] in the heart of them that imagine evil: but to the counsellors of peace [is] joy.
Isaiah 12:2 - Behold, God [is] my salvation; I will trust, and not be afraid: for the LORD JEHOVAH [is] my strength and [my] song; he also is become my salvation.
1 Corinthians 14:33 - For God is not [the author] of confusion, but of peace, as in all churches of the saints.
What does the Bible say about peace?
In the tenth chapter of Matthew’s Gospel, our Lord Jesus Christ says: “Do not think that I came to bring peace on earth. I did not come to bring peace but a sword” (Matthew 10:34).
And we say to ourselves, “I thought He was the Prince of Peace. I thought the reason that He came on that first Christmas was to bring peace; and here He says, ‘I came to bring a sword.'” Then He goes on to explain. “I have come to ‘set a man against his father, a daughter against her mother, and a daughter-in-law against her mother-in-law’; and ‘a man’s enemies will be those of his own household.'” (Matthew 10:35-36).
In other words, He says some will believe Him and some will reject Him. This will bring division. “He who loves father or mother more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who loves son or daughter more than Me is not worthy of Me. And he who does not take his cross and follow after Me is not worthy of Me. He who finds his life will lose it, and he who loses his life for My sake will find it” (Matthew 10:37-39).
That’s a hard saying, in a way. Jesus is teaching His disciples and telling us that when you come to Him, you must love Him supremely. He must be first in every relationship. He’s asking to take control of every area of your life.
The third peace that the Scriptures mention is future peace. The Bible promises that there will be a time when the whole world is going to have peace. It seems that the world is heading toward Armageddon. We’re not going to have peace—permanent peace—until the Prince of Peace comes.
And He is coming. One of these days the sky is going to break open and the Lord Jesus Christ will come back. He will set up His reign upon this planet, and we’re going to have peace and social justice. What a wonderful time that’s going to be.
Isaiah prophesied, “The government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end” (Isaiah 9:6-7). Think of it: no fighting, no war, no hatred, no violence. It will all be peace.
Do you know Christ? Are you sure He’s in your heart? Perhaps you have been thinking, I want to be sure I have peace with God. I want to be sure that I’m ready for death. I want my sins forgiven. I want my guilt removed. I want to be with Christ when He comes and sets up His Kingdom.
It can be yours, and it’s free. You don’t have to work for it. “For by grace you have been saved through faith, and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not of works” (Ephesians 2:8-9).