Bible Verses About Rest

39 Powerful Bible Verses About Rest

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There are many Bible verses about the importance of rest. These verses encourage believers to take time for themselves and relax. They remind us that if we are busy working hard, we are not doing God’s work. The Bible also encourages us to give ourselves time to mourn and be sad.

In the Old Testament, the book of Leviticus contains a command to rest on the seventh day of every week (from Genesis 2:2–3). The Israelites were to abstain from work on that day and then celebrate it as a day of rest.

Bible Verses About Rest

matthew 11 28 30 kjv bible verses about rest

Matthew 11:28-30 KJV

Come unto me, all ye that labour and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.

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Psalm 4:8 KJV

I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, LORD, only makest me dwell in safety.

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Hebrews 4:9-11 KJV

There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of God. For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as God did from his. Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

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Psalm 127:2 KJV

It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.

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Isaiah 26:3 KJV

Thou wilt keep him in perfect peace, whose mind is stayed on thee: because he trusteth in thee.

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Philippians 4:6-7 KJV

Be careful for nothing; but in every thing by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known unto God. And the peace of God, which passeth all understanding, shall keep your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.

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Genesis 2:2-3 KJV

And on the seventh day God ended his work which he had made; and he rested on the seventh day from all his work which he had made. And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

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Exodus 20:8-10 KJV

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

isaiah 14 3 kjv bible verses about rest

Isaiah 14:3-4 KJV

And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve, That thou shalt take up this proverb against the king of Babylon, and say, How hath the oppressor ceased! the golden city ceased!

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Psalm 55:6 KJV

And I said, Oh that I had wings like a dove! for then would I fly away, and be at rest.

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2 Corinthians 2:13-14 KJV

I had no rest in my spirit, because I found not Titus my brother: but taking my leave of them, I went from thence into Macedonia. Now thanks be unto God, which always causeth us to triumph in Christ, and maketh manifest the savour of his knowledge by us in every place.

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Mark 6:31 KJV

And he said unto them, Come ye yourselves apart into a desert place, and rest a while: for there were many coming and going, and they had no leisure so much as to eat.

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Mark 2:27 KJV

And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath:

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Mark 6:32 KJV

And they departed into a desert place by ship privately.

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Exodus 23:12 KJV

Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.

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Exodus 33:14 KJV

And he said, My presence shall go with thee, and I will give thee rest.

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Isaiah 57:1-2 KJV

The righteous perisheth, and no man layeth it to heart: and merciful men are taken away, none considering that the righteous is taken away from the evil to come. He shall enter into peace: they shall rest in their beds, each one walking in his uprightness.

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Psalm 37:7 KJV

Rest in the LORD, and wait patiently for him: fret not thyself because of him who prospereth in his way, because of the man who bringeth wicked devices to pass.

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John 16:33 KJV

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.

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Isaiah 40:30-31 KJV

Even the youths shall faint and be weary, and the young men shall utterly fall: But they that wait upon the LORD shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

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Ephesians 4:22-24 KJV

That ye put off concerning the former conversation the old man, which is corrupt according to the deceitful lusts; And be renewed in the spirit of your mind; And that ye put on the new man, which after God is created in righteousness and true holiness.

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Romans 12:2 KJV

And be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind, that ye may prove what is that good, and acceptable, and perfect, will of God.

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Psalm 51:10-12 KJV

Create in me a clean heart, O God; and renew a right spirit within me. Cast me not away from thy presence; and take not thy holy spirit from me. Restore unto me the joy of thy salvation; and uphold me with thy free spirit.

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Matthew 11:29 KJV

Take my yoke upon you, and learn of me; for I am meek and lowly in heart: and ye shall find rest unto your souls.

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Jeremiah 31:25 KJV

For I have satiated the weary soul, and I have replenished every sorrowful soul.

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2 Corinthians 5:17 KJV

Therefore if any man be in Christ, he is a new creature: old things are passed away; behold, all things are become new.

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Acts 3:19 KJV

Repent ye therefore, and be converted, that your sins may be blotted out, when the times of refreshing shall come from the presence of the Lord;

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Proverbs 3:23-24 KJV

Then shalt thou walk in thy way safely, and thy foot shall not stumble. When thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid: yea, thou shalt lie down, and thy sleep shall be sweet.

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Isaiah 14:3 KJV

And it shall come to pass in the day that the LORD shall give thee rest from thy sorrow, and from thy fear, and from the hard bondage wherein thou wast made to serve,

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Psalm 3:5 KJV

I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the LORD sustained me.

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Mark 5:34 KJV

And he said unto her, Daughter, thy faith hath made thee whole; go in peace, and be whole of thy plague.

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1 Kings 5:4 KJV

But now the LORD my God hath given me rest on every side, so that there is neither adversary nor evil occurrent.

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Genesis 2:3 KJV

And God blessed the seventh day, and sanctified it: because that in it he had rested from all his work which God created and made.

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John 4:6 KJV

Now Jacob’s well was there. Jesus therefore, being wearied with his journey, sat thus on the well: and it was about the sixth hour.

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Psalm 23:1-3 KJV

The LORD is my shepherd; I shall not want. He maketh me to lie down in green pastures: he leadeth me beside the still waters. He restoreth my soul: he leadeth me in the paths of righteousness for his name’s sake.

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Psalm 62:1 KJV

Truly my soul waiteth upon God: from him cometh my salvation.

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Exodus 23:25 KJV

And ye shall serve the LORD your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

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Hebrews 4:3 KJV

For we which have believed do enter into rest, as he said, As I have sworn in my wrath, if they shall enter into my rest: although the works were finished from the foundation of the world.

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Mark 4:38-39 KJV

And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? And he arose, and rebuked the wind, and said unto the sea, Peace, be still. And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

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