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38 Verses for Rest for Your Soul

2 Thessalonians 3:16 Now may the Lord of peace himself give you his peace at all times and in every situation. 

Jeremiah 6:16 “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; Then you will find a resting place for your souls.” 


Micah 6:6-8 NLT

What can we bring to the Lord?

 Should we bring him burnt offerings?

Should we bow before God Most High

    with offerings of yearling calves?

Should we offer him thousands of rams

    and ten thousand rivers of olive oil?

Should we sacrifice our firstborn children

    to pay for our sins?

No, O people, the Lord has told you what is good,

    and this is what he requires of you:

to do what is right, to love mercy,

    and to walk humbly with your God.

1 John 2:29 NASB  If you know that He is righteous, you know that everyone who practices righteousness also has been born of Him.

Proverbs 15:9 The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But He loves the one who pursues righteousness.

2 Timothy 3:16 NASB All Scripture is inspired by God and beneficial for teaching, for rebuke, for correction, for training in righteousness;

Philippians 3:9 NASB and may be found in Him, not having a righteousness of my own derived from the Law, but that which is through faith in Christ, the righteousness which comes from God on the basis of faith,

James 3:13 NASB Who among you is wise and understanding? Let him show by his good behaviour his deeds in the gentleness of wisdom.

James 1:5 NASB But if any of you lacks wisdom, let him ask of God, who gives to all generously and without reproach, and it will be given to him.

Jeremiah 23:6 NASB In His days Judah will be saved, And Israel will live securely; And this is His name by which He will be called, ‘The Lord Our Righteousness.’ 

2 Corinthians 5:21 NASB He made Him who knew no sin to be sin in our behalf, so that we might become the righteousness of God in Him.

2 Peter 1:3 NASB or His divine power has granted to us everything pertaining to life and godliness, through the true knowledge of Him who called us by His own glory and excellence

Isaiah 64:6 NASB For all of us have become like one who is unclean, And all our righteous deeds are like a filthy garment; And all of us wither like a leaf, And our wrongdoings, like the wind, take us away.

Isaiah 61:10 NASB I will rejoice greatly in the Lord, My soul will be joyful in my God; For He has clothed me with garments of salvation, He has wrapped me with a robe of righteousness, 

Titus 3:5-6 NASB  He saved us, not on the basis of deeds which we did in righteousness, but in accordance with His mercy, by the washing of regeneration and renewing by the Holy Spirit,  whom He richly poured out upon us through Jesus Christ our Saviour,

James 3:17-18 NLT But the wisdom from above is first of all pure. It is also peace loving, gentle at all times, and willing to yield to others. It is full of mercy and the fruit of good deeds. It shows no favouritism and is always sincere.  And those who are peacemakers will plant seeds of peace and reap a harvest of righteousness


Isaiah 32:17 NASB And the work of righteousness will be peace, And the service of righteousness, quietness and confidence forever.

Righteousness and peace kiss. (Psalms 85:10) 

Isaiah 54:10 NASB For the mountains may be removed and the hills may shake, But My favour will not be removed from you, Nor will My covenant of peace be shaken,” Says the Lord who has compassion on you.

Philippians 1:28 NASB  and in no way alarmed by your opponents—which is a sign of destruction for them, but of salvation for you, and this too, from God.

Isaiah 26:3 NIV You will keep in perfect peace those whose minds are steadfast, because they trust in you.

Numbers 6:24-26 NIV “‘“The Lord bless you and keep you;  the Lord make his face shine on you and be gracious to you;  the Lord turn his face toward you and give you peace.”’

Philippians 4:6-9 NLT Don’t worry about anything; instead, pray about everything. Tell God what you need, and thank him for all he has done. 7 Then you will experience God’s peace, which exceeds anything we can understand. His peace will guard your hearts and minds as you live in Christ Jesus.  And now, dear brothers and sisters, one final thing. Fix your thoughts on what is true, and honorable, and right, and pure, and lovely, and admirable. Think about things that are excellent and worthy of praise.  Keep putting into practice all you learned and received from me—everything you heard from me and saw me doing. Then the God of peace will be with you.


Romans 15:13 NIV May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Proverbs 10:28 NIV The prospect of the righteous is joy, but the hopes of the wicked come to nothing.

Proverbs 17:22 NASB A joyful heart is good medicine, But a broken spirit dries up the bones.

Nehemiah 8:10 NIV Nehemiah said, “Go and enjoy choice food and sweet drinks, and send some to those who have nothing prepared. This day is holy to our Lord. Do not grieve, for the joy of the Lord is your strength.”

1 Peter 1:8 NASB and though you have not seen Him, you love Him, and though you do not see Him now, but believe in Him, you greatly rejoice with joy inexpressible and full of glory,

Psalm 16:11 NIV You make known to me the path of life; you will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand. 

John 15:11 NIV  I have told you this so that my joy may be in you and that your joy may be complete.

John 4:36 NLT The harvesters are paid good wages, and the fruit they harvest is people brought to eternal life. What joy awaits both the planter and the harvester alike!

Philemon 1:6 NIV84 I pray that you may be active in sharing your faith, so that you will have a full understanding of every good thing we have in Christ.

Philemon 1:7 NLT Your love has given me much joy and comfort, my brother, for your kindness has often refreshed the hearts of God’s people.

Proverbs 12:20 NIV Deceit is in the hearts of those who plot evil, but those who promote peace have joy.

Romans 12:12 NIV  Be joyful in hope, patient in affliction, faithful in prayer.

Romans 14:17-18 NIV For the kingdom of God is not a matter of eating and drinking, but of righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit, because anyone who serves Christ in this way is pleasing to God and receives human approval.

Jeremiah 6:16-17 NASB This is what the Lord says: “Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; Then you will find a resting place for your souls. But they said, ‘We will not walk in it.’ And I set watchmen over you, saying, ‘Listen to the sound of the trumpet!’ But they said, ‘We will not listen.’

Isaiah 30:15 NIV This is what the Sovereign Lord, the Holy One of Israel, says:“In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strength, but you would have none of it.

“Stand by the ways and see and ask for the ancient paths, Where the good way is, and walk in it; Then you will find a resting place for your souls.” (Jeremiah 6:16)

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