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57 Bible Verses about Rest

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Hebrews 4:10

For he who has once entered [God's] rest also has ceased from [the weariness and pain] of human labors, just as God rested from those labors peculiarly His own.

Hebrews 4:3

For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world.

Joshua 21:44

The Lord gave them rest round about, just as He had sworn to their fathers. Not one of all their enemies withstood them; the Lord delivered all their enemies into their hands.

Exodus 35:2

Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day shall be to you a holy day, a Sabbath of rest to the Lord; whoever works [on that day] shall be put to death.

1 Kings 5:4

But now the Lord my God has given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil confronting me.

Exodus 23:12

Six days you shall do your work, but the seventh day you shall rest and keep Sabbath, that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your bondwoman, and the alien, may be refreshed.

Isaiah 62:7

And give Him no rest until He establishes Jerusalem and makes her a praise in the earth.

Job 11:18

And you shall be secure and feel confident because there is hope; yes, you shall search about you, and you shall take your rest in safety.

Leviticus 25:4

But in the seventh year there shall be a sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a sabbath to the Lord; you shall neither sow your field nor prune your vineyard.

Genesis 2:2

And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done; and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done.

Hebrews 4:9

So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God;

Psalm 116:7

Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

Proverbs 4:16

For they cannot sleep unless they have caused trouble or vexation; their sleep is taken away unless they have caused someone to fall.

Deuteronomy 12:9

For you have not yet come to the rest and to the inheritance which the Lord your God gives you.

Mark 6:31

And He said to them, [ As for you] come away by yourselves to a deserted place, and rest a while -- "for many were [continually] coming and going, and they had not even leisure enough to eat.

Psalm 132:4

I will not permit my eyes to sleep or my eyelids to slumber,

Exodus 16:23

He said to them, The Lord has said, Tomorrow is a solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the Lord; bake and boil what you will bake and boil today; and all that remains over put aside for you to keep until morning.

Leviticus 23:32

It shall be to you a sabbath of rest, and you shall afflict yourselves [by fasting in penitence and humility]. On the ninth day of the month from evening to evening you shall keep your sabbath.

Jeremiah 31:2

Thus says the Lord: The people who survived the sword found favor in the wilderness [place of exile] -- "when Israel sought to find rest.

Psalm 132:14

This is My resting-place forever [says the Lord]; here will I dwell, for I have desired it.

Exodus 31:15

Six days may work be done, but the seventh is the Sabbath of rest, sacred to the Lord; whoever does work on the Sabbath day shall surely be put to death.

Isaiah 14:7

The whole earth is at rest and is quiet; they break forth into singing.

Micah 2:10

Arise and depart, for this is not the rest [which was promised to the righteous in Canaan], because of uncleanness that works destruction, even a sharp and grievous destruction.

Isaiah 28:12

To these [complaining Jews the Lord] had said, This is the true rest [the way to true comfort and happiness] that you shall give to the weary, and, This is the [true] refreshing -- "yet they would not listen [to His teaching].

Job 3:17

There [in death] the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.

Luke 11:24

When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it roams through waterless places in search [of a place] of rest (release, refreshment, ease); and finding none it says, I will go back to my house from which I came.

Hebrews 4:8

[This mention of a rest was not a reference to their entering into Canaan.] For if Joshua had given them rest, He [God] would not speak afterward about another day.

Ruth 3:18

Then said she, Sit still, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out; for the man will not rest until he finishes the matter today.

Isaiah 66:1

Thus says the Lord: Heaven is My throne, and the earth is My footstool. What kind of house would you build for Me? And what kind can be My resting-place?

Psalm 125:3

For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest upon the land of the [uncompromisingly] righteous, lest the righteous (God's people) stretch forth their hands to iniquity and apostasy.

Job 3:26

I was not or am not at ease, nor had I or have I rest, nor was I or am I quiet, yet trouble came and still comes [upon me].

Proverbs 24:33

Yet a little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to sleep -- "

Leviticus 23:3

Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of rest, a holy convocation or assembly by summons. You shall do no work on that day; it is the Sabbath of the Lord in all your dwellings.

Zechariah 1:11

And the men on the horses answered the Angel of the Lord Who stood among the myrtle trees and said, We have walked to and fro through the earth [patrolling it] and behold, all the earth sits at rest [in peaceful security].

1 Chronicles 22:9

Behold, a son shall be born to you who shall be a man of peace. I will give him rest from all his enemies round about; for his name shall be Solomon [peaceable], and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days.

Ecclesiastes 4:6

Better is a handful with quietness than both hands full with painful effort, a vain striving after the wind and a feeding on it.

Joshua 1:15

Until the Lord gives your brethren rest, as He has given you, and they also possess the land the Lord your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and possess it, the land Moses the Lord's servant gave you on the sunrise side of the Jordan.

Matthew 10:13

Then if indeed that house is deserving, let come upon it your peace [that is, freedom from all the distresses that are experienced as the result of sin]. But if it is not deserving, let your peace return to you.

Exodus 23:11

But the seventh year you shall release it and let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat [what the land voluntarily yields], and what they leave the wild beasts shall eat. In like manner you shall deal with your vineyard and olive grove.

From Thematic Bible


Christ » Gifts of » Rest

the Death of saints » Leads to » Rest

2 Thessalonians 1:7

And to [ recompense] you who are so distressed and afflicted [by granting you] relief and rest along with us [your fellow sufferers] when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in a flame of fire,

Job 3:17

There [in death] the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.

Endowments » Seven gifts of Christ to believers » Rest

Gifts » Seven gifts of Christ to believers » Rest

the Gifts of God » Spiritual » Rest

2 Thessalonians 1:7

And to [ recompense] you who are so distressed and afflicted [by granting you] relief and rest along with us [your fellow sufferers] when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in a flame of fire,

Rest » The annual feasts, added rest days

Numbers 29:7

And you shall have on the tenth day of this seventh month a holy [summoned] assembly; [it is the great Day of Atonement, a day of humiliation] and you shall humble and abase yourselves; you shall not do any work in it.

Leviticus 23:28

And you shall do no work on this day, for it is the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God.

Numbers 29:1

On the first day of the seventh month [on New Year's Day of the civil year], you shall have a holy [summoned] assembly; you shall do no servile work. It is a day of blowing of trumpets for you [everyone blowing who wishes, proclaiming that the glad New Year has come and that the great Day of Atonement and the Feast of Tabernacles are now approaching].

Leviticus 23:21

You shall make proclamation the same day, summoning a holy assembly; you shall do no servile work that day. It shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

Numbers 28:18

On the first day there shall be a holy [summoned] assembly; you shall do no servile work that day.

Rest » Recommended by jesus

Mark 6:31-32

And He said to them, [ As for you] come away by yourselves to a deserted place, and rest a while -- "for many were [continually] coming and going, and they had not even leisure enough to eat. And they went away in a boat to a solitary place by themselves.

Matthew 8:24

And suddenly, behold, there arose a violent storm on the sea, so that the boat was being covered up by the waves; but He was sleeping.

Matthew 8:18

Now Jesus, when He saw the great throngs around Him, gave orders to cross to the other side [of the lake].

Rest » Spiritual

Hebrews 4:1-11

Therefore, while the promise of entering His rest still holds and is offered [today], let us be afraid [ to distrust it], lest any of you should think he has come too late and has come short of [reaching] it. For indeed we have had the glad tidings [Gospel of God] proclaimed to us just as truly as they [the Israelites of old did when the good news of deliverance from bondage came to them]; but the message they heard did not benefit them, because it was not mixed with faith (with the leaning of the entire personality on God in absolute trust and confidence in His power, wisdom, and goodness) by those who heard it; neither were they united in faith with the ones [Joshua and Caleb] who heard (did believe). For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world. read more.
For in a certain place He has said this about the seventh day: And God rested on the seventh day from all His works. And [they forfeited their part in it, for] in this [passage] He said, They shall not enter My rest. Seeing then that the promise remains over [from past times] for some to enter that rest, and that those who formerly were given the good news about it and the opportunity, failed to appropriate it and did not enter because of disobedience, Again He sets a definite day, [a new] Today, [and gives another opportunity of securing that rest] saying through David after so long a time in the words already quoted, Today, if you would hear His voice and when you hear it, do not harden your hearts. [This mention of a rest was not a reference to their entering into Canaan.] For if Joshua had given them rest, He [God] would not speak afterward about another day. So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God; For he who has once entered [God's] rest also has ceased from [the weariness and pain] of human labors, just as God rested from those labors peculiarly His own. Let us therefore be zealous and exert ourselves and strive diligently to enter that rest [of God, to know and experience it for ourselves], that no one may fall or perish by the same kind of unbelief and disobedience [into which those in the wilderness fell].

Rest » Days of

Exodus 23:12

Six days you shall do your work, but the seventh day you shall rest and keep Sabbath, that your ox and your donkey may rest, and the son of your bondwoman, and the alien, may be refreshed.

Rest » Heavenly

2 Thessalonians 1:7

And to [ recompense] you who are so distressed and afflicted [by granting you] relief and rest along with us [your fellow sufferers] when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with His mighty angels in a flame of fire,

the Reward of saints » Described as » Rest

Hebrews 4:9

So then, there is still awaiting a full and complete Sabbath-rest reserved for the [true] people of God;

Seven » Gifts of Christ » Rest

Spiritual » Rest » Lost by stubbornness

Isaiah 28:12

To these [complaining Jews the Lord] had said, This is the true rest [the way to true comfort and happiness] that you shall give to the weary, and, This is the [true] refreshing -- "yet they would not listen [to His teaching].

Spiritual » Rest » True response found in God

Isaiah 14:3

When the Lord has given you rest from your sorrow and pain and from your trouble and unrest and from the hard service with which you were made to serve,

Psalm 116:7

Return to your rest, O my soul, for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

Spiritual » Rest » The divine presence gives

Psalm 23:2

He makes me lie down in [fresh, tender] green pastures; He leads me beside the still and restful waters.

Spiritual » Rest » Eternal

Spiritual » Rest » Found in Christ's service

Spiritual » Rest » Appropriated by faith

Hebrews 4:3

For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world.

Spiritual » Rest » Vainly sought in escape from trouble

Topics on Rest

Coming To Rest

41;6;31

And He said to them, [ As for you] come away by yourselves to a deserted place, and rest a while -- "for many were [continually] coming and going, and they had not even leisure enough to eat.

God Giving Rest

2;33;14

And the Lord said, My Presence shall go with you, and I will give you rest.

Lying Down To Rest

19;4;8

In peace I will both lie down and sleep, for You, Lord, alone make me dwell in safety and confident trust.

Rest, Eternal

58;4;3-4

For we who have believed (adhered to and trusted in and relied on God) do enter that rest, in accordance with His declaration that those [who did not believe] should not enter when He said, As I swore in My wrath, They shall not enter My rest; and this He said although [His] works had been completed and prepared [and waiting for all who would believe] from the foundation of the world.

Rest, Physical

43;4;6

And Jacob's well was there. So Jesus, tired as He was from His journey, sat down [to rest] by the well. It was then about the sixth hour (about noon).

Rest, Spiritual

25;5;19-22

But You, O Lord, remain and reign forever; Your throne endures from generation to [all] generations.

Work, And Rest

2;20;11

For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. That is why the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it [set it apart for His purposes].