'Peace' in the Bible
But you will go to your fathers in peace and be buried at a ripe old age.
You will not harm us, just as we have not harmed you but have only done what was good to you, sending you away in peace. You are now blessed by the Lord.”
They got up early in the morning and swore an oath to each other. Then Isaac sent them on their way, and they left him in peace.
Then Joseph said, “I swear that I will not do this. The man in whose possession the cup was found will be my slave. The rest of you can go in peace to your father.”
Then Moses went back to his father-in-law Jethro and said to him, “Please let me return to my relatives in Egypt and see if they are still living.”Jethro said to Moses, “Go in peace.”
I will give peace to the land, and you will lie down with nothing to frighten you. I will remove dangerous animals from the land, and no sword will pass through your land.
may Yahweh look with favor on youand give you peace.
Therefore declare: I grant him My covenant of peace.
“So I sent messengers with an offer of peace to Sihon king of Heshbon from the Wilderness of Kedemoth, saying,
“When you approach a city to fight against it, you must make an offer of peace.
If it accepts your offer of peace and opens its gates to you, all the people found in it will become forced laborers for you and serve you.
However, if it does not make peace with you but wages war against you, lay siege to it.
Never seek their peace or prosperity as long as you live.
You will find no peace among those nations, and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot. There the Lord will give you a trembling heart, failing eyes, and a despondent spirit.
When someone hears the words of this oath, he may consider himself exempt, thinking, ‘I will have peace even though I follow my own stubborn heart.’ This will lead to the destruction of the well-watered land as well as the dry land.
So Joshua established peace with them and made a treaty to let them live, and the leaders of the community swore an oath to them.
Now Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had captured Ai and completely destroyed it, treating Ai and its king as he had Jericho and its king, and that the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were living among them.
“Come up and help me. We will attack Gibeon, because they have made peace with Joshua and the Israelites.”
No city made peace with the Israelites except the Hivites who inhabited Gibeon; all of them were taken in battle.
Meanwhile, Sisera had fled on foot to the tent of Jael, the wife of Heber the Kenite, because there was peace between Jabin king of Hazor and the family of Heber the Kenite.
But the Lord said to him, “Peace to you. Don’t be afraid, for you will not die.”
He also told the men of Penuel, “When I return in peace, I will tear down this tower!”
whatever comes out of the doors of my house to greet me when I return in peace from the Ammonites will belong to the Lord, and I will offer it as a burnt offering.”
The priest told them, “Go in peace. The Lord is watching over the journey you are going on.”
“Peace to you,” said the old man. “I’ll take care of everything you need. Only don’t spend the night in the square.”
The whole congregation sent a message of peace to the Benjaminites who were at the rock of Rimmon.
Eli responded, “Go in peace, and may the God of Israel grant the petition you’ve requested from Him.”
The cities from Ekron to Gath, which they had taken from Israel, were restored; Israel even rescued their surrounding territories from Philistine control. There was also peace between Israel and the Amorites.
Samuel did what the Lord directed and went to Bethlehem. When the elders of the town met him, they trembled and asked, “Do you come in peace?”
“In peace,” he replied. “I’ve come to sacrifice to the Lord. Consecrate yourselves and come with me to the sacrifice.” Then he consecrated Jesse and his sons and invited them to the sacrifice.
If my father intends to bring evil on you, may God punish Jonathan and do so severely if I do not tell you and send you away so you may go in peace. May the Lord be with you, just as He was with my father.
Then say this: ‘Long life to you, and peace to you, to your family, and to all that is yours.
Then David accepted what she had brought him and said, “Go home in peace. See, I have heard what you said and have granted your request.”
Abner said to David, “Let me now go and I will gather all Israel to my lord the king. They will make a covenant with you, and you will rule over all you desire.” So David dismissed Abner, and he went in peace.
Just then David’s soldiers and Joab returned from a raid and brought a large amount of plundered goods with them. Abner was not with David in Hebron because David had dismissed him, and he had gone in peace.
When Joab and all his army arrived, Joab was informed, “Abner son of Ner came to see the king, the king dismissed him, and he went in peace.”
When all the kings who were Hadadezer’s subjects saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with Israel and became their subjects. After this, the Arameans were afraid to ever help the Ammonites again.
The king also said to Zadok the priest, “Look, return to the city in peace and your two sons with you: your son Ahimaaz and Abiathar’s son Jonathan.
and bring all the people back to you. When everyone returns except the man you’re seeking, all the people will be at peace.”
“You also know what Joab son of Zeruiah did to me and what he did to the two commanders of Israel’s army, Abner son of Ner and Amasa son of Jether. He murdered them in a time of peace to avenge blood shed in war. He spilled that blood on his own waistband and on the sandals of his feet.
Act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray head descend to Sheol in peace.
Their blood will come back on Joab’s head and on the head of his descendants forever, but for David, his descendants, his dynasty, and his throne, there will be peace from the Lord forever.”
for he had dominion over everything west of the Euphrates from Tiphsah to Gaza and over all the kings west of the Euphrates. He had peace on all his surrounding borders.
The Lord gave Solomon wisdom, as He had promised him. There was peace between Hiram and Solomon, and the two of them made a treaty.
So he said, “If they have marched out in peace, take them alive, and if they have marched out for battle, take them alive.”
So Micaiah said:I saw all Israel scattered on the hillslike sheep without a shepherd.And the Lord said,“They have no master;let everyone return home in peace.”
So he said to him, “Go in peace.”After Naaman had traveled a short distance from Elisha,
Now the watchman was standing on the tower in Jezreel. He saw Jehu’s troops approaching and shouted, “I see troops!”Joram responded, “Choose a rider and send him to meet them and have him ask, ‘Do you come in peace?’”
So a horseman went to meet Jehu and said, “This is what the king asks: ‘Do you come in peace?’”Jehu replied, “What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me.”The watchman reported, “The messenger reached them but hasn’t started back.”
So he sent out a second horseman, who went to them and said, “This is what the king asks: ‘Do you come in peace?’”Jehu answered, “What do you have to do with peace? Fall in behind me.”
When Joram saw Jehu he asked, “Do you come in peace, Jehu?”He answered, “What peace can there be as long as there is so much prostitution and witchcraft from your mother Jezebel?”
As Jehu entered the gate, she said, “Do you come in peace, Zimri, killer of your master?”
“Don’t listen to Hezekiah, for this is what the king of Assyria says: ‘Make peace with me and surrender to me. Then every one of you may eat from his own vine and his own fig tree, and every one may drink water from his own cistern
Then Hezekiah said to Isaiah, “The word of the Lord that you have spoken is good,” for he thought: Why not, if there will be peace and security during my lifetime?
therefore, I will indeed gather you to your fathers, and you will be gathered to your grave in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster that I am bringing on this place.’”Then they reported to the king.
David went out to meet them and said to them, “If you have come in peace to help me, my heart will be united with you, but if you have come to betray me to my enemies even though my hands have done no wrong, may the God of our ancestors look on it and judge.”
Then the Spirit took control of Amasai, chief of the Thirty, and he said:We are yours, David,we are with you, son of Jesse!Peace, peace to you,and peace to him who helps you,for your God helps you.So David received them and made them leaders of his troops.
When Hadadezer’s subjects saw that they had been defeated by Israel, they made peace with David and became his subjects. After this, the Arameans were never willing to help the Ammonites again.
But a son will be born to you; he will be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his surrounding enemies, for his name will be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel during his reign.
Abijah rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of David. His son Asa became king in his place. During his reign the land experienced peace for 10 years.
He also removed the high places and the incense altars from all the cities of Judah, and the kingdom experienced peace under him.
Because the land experienced peace, Asa built fortified cities in Judah. No one made war with him in those days because the Lord gave him rest.
In those times there was no peace for those who went about their daily activities because the residents of the lands had many conflicts.
So Micaiah said:I saw all Israel scattered on the hillslike sheep without a shepherd.And the Lord said,“They have no master;let each return home in peace.”
Jehoshaphat king of Judah returned to his home in Jerusalem in peace.
‘I will indeed gather you to your fathers, and you will be gathered to your grave in peace. Your eyes will not see all the disaster that I am bringing on this place and on its inhabitants.’”Then they reported to the king.
So do not give your daughters to their sons in marriage or take their daughters for your sons. Never seek their peace or prosperity, so that you will be strong, eat the good things of the land, and leave it as an inheritance to your sons forever.”
He sent letters with messages of peace and faithfulness to all the Jews who were in the 127 provinces of the kingdom of Ahasuerus,
Now I would certainly be lying down in peace;I would be asleep.Then I would be at rest
For you will have a covenant with the stones of the field,and the wild animals will be at peace with you.
Dreadful sounds fill his ears;when he is at peace, a robber attacks him.
They spend their days in prosperityand go down to Sheol in peace.
Come to terms with God and be at peace;in this way good will come to you.
I will both lie down and sleep in peace,for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.
if I have done harm to one at peace with meor have plundered my adversary without cause,
The Lord gives His people strength;the Lord blesses His people with peace.
Turn away from evil and do what is good;seek peace and pursue it.
Watch the blameless and observe the upright,for the man of peace will have a future.
My friend acts violentlyagainst those at peace with him;he violates his covenant.
I will listen to what God will say;surely the Lord will declare peaceto His people, His godly ones,and not let them go back to foolish ways.
Faithful love and truth will join together;righteousness and peace will embrace.
Abundant peace belongs to thosewho love Your instruction;nothing makes them stumble.
I have lived too longwith those who hate peace.
I am for peace; but when I speak,they are for war.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem:“May those who love you prosper;
may there be peace within your walls,prosperity within your fortresses.”
Because of my brothers and friends,I will say, “Peace be with you.”
But as for those who turn aside to crooked ways,the Lord will banish them with the evildoers.Peace be with Israel.
and will see your children’s children!Peace be with Israel.
Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil,but those who promote peace have joy.
When a man’s ways please the Lord,He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.
Better a dry crust with peacethan a house full of feasting with strife.
a time to love and a time to hate;a time for war and a time for peace.
W I am a walland my breasts like towers.So in his eyes I have becomelike one who finds peace.
For a child will be born for us,a son will be given to us,and the government will be on His shoulders.He will be namedWonderful Counselor, Mighty God,Eternal Father, Prince of Peace.
You will keep the mind that is dependent on Youin perfect peace,for it is trusting in You.
Lord, You will establish peace for us,for You have also done all our work for us.
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