47 Bible Verses about Rest

Exodus 33:14 ESV / 142 helpful votes

And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 126 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 85 helpful votes

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Psalm 127:2 ESV / 73 helpful votes

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Exodus 34:21 ESV / 46 helpful votes

“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest. In plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.

Mark 6:31 ESV / 44 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 37 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him; fret not yourself over the one who prospers in his way, over the man who carries out evil devices!

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 35 helpful votes

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

Jeremiah 31:25 ESV / 34 helpful votes

For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.”

Hebrews 4:1-11 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Therefore, while the promise of entering his rest still stands, let us fear lest any of you should seem to have failed to reach it. For good news came to us just as to them, but the message they heard did not benefit them, because they were not united by faith with those who listened. For we who have believed enter that rest, as he has said, “As I swore in my wrath, ‘They shall not enter my rest,’” although his works were finished from the foundation of the world. For he has somewhere spoken of the seventh day in this way: “And God rested on the seventh day from all his works.” And again in this passage he said, “They shall not enter my rest.”

Isaiah 40:28-31 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Have you not known? Have you not heard? The Lord is the everlasting God, the Creator of the ends of the earth. He does not faint or grow weary; his understanding is unsearchable. He gives power to the faint, and to him who has no might he increases strength. Even youths shall faint and be weary, and young men shall fall exhausted; but they who wait for the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings like eagles; they shall run and not be weary; they shall walk and not faint.

Romans 15:13 ESV / 26 helpful votes

May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that by the power of the Holy Spirit you may abound in hope.

Genesis 2:3 ESV / 24 helpful votes

So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

Psalm 94:12-14 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Blessed is the man whom you discipline, O Lord, and whom you teach out of your law, to give him rest from days of trouble, until a pit is dug for the wicked. For the Lord will not forsake his people; he will not abandon his heritage;

Psalm 4:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Psalm 91:1 ESV / 17 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Isaiah 66:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord: “Heaven is my throne, and the earth is my footstool; what is the house that you would build for me, and what is the place of my rest?

2 Thessalonians 1:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And to grant relief to you who are afflicted as well as to us, when the Lord Jesus is revealed from heaven with his mighty angels

Acts 3:20-21 ESV / 8 helpful votes

That times of refreshing may come from the presence of the Lord, and that he may send the Christ appointed for you, Jesus, whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.

Proverbs 6:9-11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

2 Corinthians 5:17 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation. The old has passed away; behold, the new has come.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.

Genesis 2:1-25 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Thus the heavens and the earth were finished, and all the host of them. And on the seventh day God finished his work that he had done, and he rested on the seventh day from all his work that he had done. So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation. These are the generations of the heavens and the earth when they were created, in the day that the Lord God made the earth and the heavens. When no bush of the field was yet in the land and no small plant of the field had yet sprung up—for the Lord God had not caused it to rain on the land, and there was no man to work the ground,

Matthew 8:24 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.

Ecclesiastes 4:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Better is a handful of quietness than two hands full of toil and a striving after wind.

Psalm 55:1-23 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: with stringed instruments. A Maskil of David. Give ear to my prayer, O God, and hide not yourself from my plea for mercy! Attend to me, and answer me; I am restless in my complaint and I moan, because of the noise of the enemy, because of the oppression of the wicked. For they drop trouble upon me, and in anger they bear a grudge against me. My heart is in anguish within me; the terrors of death have fallen upon me. Fear and trembling come upon me, and horror overwhelms me.

Leviticus 23:31 ESV / 5 helpful votes

You shall not do any work. It is a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwelling places.

Exodus 23:12 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Six days you shall do your work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; that your ox and your donkey may have rest, and the son of your servant woman, and the alien, may be refreshed.

Luke 10:5-6 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Whatever house you enter, first say, ‘Peace be to this house!’ And if a son of peace is there, your peace will rest upon him. But if not, it will return to you.

Mark 2:28 ESV / 4 helpful votes

So the Son of Man is lord even of the Sabbath.”

Isaiah 57:20-21 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But the wicked are like the tossing sea; for it cannot be quiet, and its waters toss up mire and dirt. There is no peace,” says my God, “for the wicked.”

Isaiah 32:17 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And the effect of righteousness will be peace, and the result of righteousness, quietness and trust forever.

Proverbs 17:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Better is a dry morsel with quiet than a house full of feasting with strife.

1 Chronicles 22:9 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Behold, a son shall be born to you who shall be a man of rest. I will give him rest from all his surrounding enemies. For his name shall be Solomon, and I will give peace and quiet to Israel in his days.

Deuteronomy 33:12 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Of Benjamin he said, “The beloved of the Lord dwells in safety. The High God surrounds him all day long, and dwells between his shoulders.”

Revelation 14:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”

John 10:10 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.

2 Samuel 7:1-29 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now when the king lived in his house and the Lord had given him rest from all his surrounding enemies, the king said to Nathan the prophet, “See now, I dwell in a house of cedar, but the ark of God dwells in a tent.” And Nathan said to the king, “Go, do all that is in your heart, for the Lord is with you.” But that same night the word of the Lord came to Nathan, “Go and tell my servant David, ‘Thus says the Lord: Would you build me a house to dwell in?

Numbers 29:35 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“On the eighth day you shall have a solemn assembly. You shall not do any ordinary work,

Numbers 29:12 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“On the fifteenth day of the seventh month you shall have a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work, and you shall keep a feast to the Lord seven days.

Leviticus 23:30 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And whoever does any work on that very day, that person I will destroy from among his people.

Leviticus 23:28 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And you shall not do any work on that very day, for it is a Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the Lord your God.

Leviticus 7:11 ESV / 3 helpful votes

“And this is the law of the sacrifice of peace offerings that one may offer to the Lord.

Mark 6:32 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And they went away in the boat to a desolate place by themselves.

Leviticus 23:36 ESV / 2 helpful votes

For seven days you shall present food offerings to the Lord. On the eighth day you shall hold a holy convocation and present a food offering to the Lord. It is a solemn assembly; you shall not do any ordinary work.

Leviticus 23:21 ESV / 2 helpful votes

And you shall make proclamation on the same day. You shall hold a holy convocation. You shall not do any ordinary work. It is a statute forever in all your dwelling places throughout your generations.

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