100 Bible Verses about Stillness

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 195 helpful votes

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

Exodus 14:14 ESV / 126 helpful votes

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent.”

Isaiah 40:31 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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.

Exodus 14:13 ESV / 67 helpful votes

And Moses said to the people, “Fear not, stand firm, and see the salvation of the Lord, which he will work for you today. For the Egyptians whom you see today, you shall never see again.

2 Chronicles 20:17 ESV / 66 helpful votes

You will not need to fight in this battle. Stand firm, hold your position, and see the salvation of the Lord on your behalf, O Judah and Jerusalem.’ Do not be afraid and do not be dismayed. Tomorrow go out against them, and the Lord will be with you.”

Job 37:14 ESV / 65 helpful votes

“Hear this, O Job; stop and consider the wondrous works of God.

Psalm 119:18 ESV / 59 helpful votes

Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.

1 Samuel 12:7 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Now therefore stand still that I may plead with you before the Lord concerning all the righteous deeds of the Lord that he performed for you and for your fathers.

Psalm 37:7 ESV / 49 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 / 44 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,

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 43 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

John 16:33 ESV / 40 helpful votes

I have said these things to you, that in me you may have peace. In the world you will have tribulation. But take heart; I have overcome the world.”

Psalm 131:1-3 ESV / 39 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me. But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me. O Israel, hope in the Lord from this time forth and forevermore.

John 14:27 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 37 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. ...

1 Kings 19:12 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And after the earthquake a fire, but the Lord was not in the fire. And after the fire the sound of a low whisper.

Mark 4:39 ESV / 35 helpful votes

And he awoke and rebuked the wind and said to the sea, “Peace! Be still!” And the wind ceased, and there was a great calm.

Psalm 131:1 ESV / 35 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of David. O Lord, my heart is not lifted up; my eyes are not raised too high; I do not occupy myself with things too great and too marvelous for me.

Psalm 62:5 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 32 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Habakkuk 2:20 ESV / 31 helpful votes

But the Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silence before him.”

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Romans 12:2 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Do not be conformed to this world, but be transformed by the renewal of your mind, that by testing you may discern what is the will of God, what is good and acceptable and perfect.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 29 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Psalm 23:4 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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.

Jeremiah 29:11 ESV / 25 helpful votes

For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 24 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

John 3:16 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 3:6 ESV / 24 helpful votes

In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Proverbs 3:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding.

Psalm 127:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Behold, children are a heritage from the Lord, the fruit of the womb a reward.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 22 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

John 14:6 ESV / 22 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

Romans 5:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

John 10:10 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Micah 6:8 ESV / 21 helpful votes

He has told you, O man, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God?

Colossians 3:23 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Whatever you do, work heartily, as for the Lord and not for men,

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Ephesians 3:20 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Now to him who is able to do far more abundantly than all that we ask or think, according to the power at work within us,

John 1:1 ESV / 20 helpful votes

In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.

Joshua 1:9 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Have I not commanded you? Be strong and courageous. Do not be frightened, and do not be dismayed, for the Lord your God is with you wherever you go.”

Joshua 1:8 ESV / 20 helpful votes

This Book of the Law shall not depart from your mouth, but you shall meditate on it day and night, so that you may be careful to do according to all that is written in it. For then you will make your way prosperous, and then you will have good success.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

Romans 1:16 ESV / 19 helpful votes

For I am not ashamed of the gospel, for it is the power of God for salvation to everyone who believes, to the Jew first and also to the Greek.

Acts 2:38 ESV / 19 helpful votes

And Peter said to them, “Repent and be baptized every one of you in the name of Jesus Christ for the forgiveness of your sins, and you will receive the gift of the Holy Spirit.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 19 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Genesis 1:1 ESV / 19 helpful votes

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth.

1 John 4:8 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

John 15:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Greater love has no one than this, that someone lay down his life for his friends.

Matthew 22:37 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And he said to him, “You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.

Matthew 5:16 ESV / 18 helpful votes

In the same way, let your light shine before others, so that they may see your good works and give glory to your Father who is in heaven.

Zechariah 2:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Be silent, all flesh, before the Lord, for he has roused himself from his holy dwelling.

Proverbs 4:23 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Keep your heart with all vigilance, for from it flow the springs of life.

Psalm 131:2 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But I have calmed and quieted my soul, like a weaned child with its mother; like a weaned child is my soul within me.

Psalm 118:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes

This is the day that the Lord has made; let us rejoice and be glad in it.

Psalm 62:1-12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken. How long will all of you attack a man to batter him, like a leaning wall, a tottering fence? They only plan to thrust him down from his high position. They take pleasure in falsehood. They bless with their mouths, but inwardly they curse. Selah For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. ...

Psalm 27:14 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Wait for the Lord; be strong, and let your heart take courage; wait for the Lord!

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Zephaniah 1:7 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Be silent before the Lord God! For the day of the Lord is near; the Lord has prepared a sacrifice and consecrated his guests.

Isaiah 32:17 ESV / 16 helpful votes

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

Psalm 62:1 ESV / 16 helpful votes

To the choirmaster: according to Jeduthun. A Psalm of David. For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation.

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Mark 1:35 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And rising very early in the morning, while it was still dark, he departed and went out to a desolate place, and there he prayed.

Psalm 4:4 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Be angry, and do not sin; ponder in your own hearts on your beds, and be silent. Selah

Numbers 9:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

And Moses said to them, “Wait, that I may hear what the Lord will command concerning you.”

Romans 12:12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Rejoice in hope, be patient in tribulation, be constant in prayer.

Psalm 62:5-6 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For God alone, O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be shaken.

Psalm 46:1-11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble. Therefore we will not fear though the earth gives way, though the mountains be moved into the heart of the sea, though its waters roar and foam, though the mountains tremble at its swelling. Selah There is a river whose streams make glad the city of God, the holy habitation of the Most High. God is in the midst of her; she shall not be moved; God will help her when morning dawns. ...

Isaiah 32:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

My people will abide in a peaceful habitation, in secure dwellings, and in quiet resting places.

Psalm 23:1-3 ESV / 11 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.

Revelation 1:1-20 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John, who bore witness to the word of God and to the testimony of Jesus Christ, even to all that he saw. Blessed is the one who reads aloud the words of this prophecy, and blessed are those who hear, and who keep what is written in it, for the time is near. John to the seven churches that are in Asia: Grace to you and peace from him who is and who was and who is to come, and from the seven spirits who are before his throne, and from Jesus Christ the faithful witness, the firstborn of the dead, and the ruler of kings on earth. To him who loves us and has freed us from our sins by his blood ...

Psalm 4:8 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Numbers 6:24-26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The Lord bless you and keep you; the Lord make his face to shine upon you and be gracious to you; the Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace.

Zephaniah 3:17 ESV / 9 helpful votes

The Lord your God is in your midst, a mighty one who will save; he will rejoice over you with gladness; he will quiet you by his love; he will exult over you with loud singing.

Isaiah 30:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Egypt's help is worthless and empty; therefore I have called her “Rahab who sits still.”

2 Corinthians 12:2 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I know a man in Christ who fourteen years ago was caught up to the third heaven—whether in the body or out of the body I do not know, God knows.

Romans 3:23 ESV / 8 helpful votes

For all have sinned and fall short of the glory of God,

Proverbs 3:5-6 ESV / 8 helpful votes

Trust in the Lord with all your heart, and do not lean on your own understanding. In all your ways acknowledge him, and he will make straight your paths.

Psalm 130:5 ESV / 8 helpful votes

I wait for the Lord, my soul waits, and in his word I hope;

Psalm 116:7 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Ruth 2:12 ESV / 8 helpful votes

The Lord repay you for what you have done, and a full reward be given you by the Lord, the God of Israel, under whose wings you have come to take refuge!”

Acts 17:11 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Now these Jews were more noble than those in Thessalonica; they received the word with all eagerness, examining the Scriptures daily to see if these things were so.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Isaiah 37:16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“O Lord of hosts, God of Israel, enthroned above the cherubim, you are the God, you alone, of all the kingdoms of the earth; you have made heaven and earth.

Proverbs 18:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

If one gives an answer before he hears, it is his folly and shame.

Psalm 107:29-30 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He made the storm be still, and the waves of the sea were hushed. Then they were glad that the waters were quiet, and he brought them to their desired haven.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

Psalm 65:7 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Who stills the roaring of the seas, the roaring of their waves, the tumult of the peoples,

Deuteronomy 32:1-52 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak, and let the earth hear the words of my mouth. May my teaching drop as the rain, my speech distill as the dew, like gentle rain upon the tender grass, and like showers upon the herb. For I will proclaim the name of the Lord; ascribe greatness to our God! “The Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are justice. A God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and upright is he. They have dealt corruptly with him; they are no longer his children because they are blemished; they are a crooked and twisted generation. ...

Romans 8:28 ESV / 6 helpful votes

And we know that for those who love God all things work together for good, for those who are called according to his purpose.

Isaiah 53:5 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But he was pierced for our transgressions; he was crushed for our iniquities; upon him was the chastisement that brought us peace, and with his wounds we are healed.

Isaiah 45:21 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Declare and present your case; let them take counsel together! Who told this long ago? Who declared it of old? Was it not I, the Lord? And there is no other god besides me, a righteous God and a Savior; there is none besides me.

Proverbs 14:30 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A tranquil heart gives life to the flesh, but envy makes the bones rot.

Psalm 130:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Out of the depths I cry to you, O Lord!

Psalm 91:2 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.”

Isaiah 43:18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“Remember not the former things, nor consider the things of old.

Romans 8:38-39 ESV / 4 helpful votes

For I am sure that neither death nor life, nor angels nor rulers, nor things present nor things to come, nor powers, nor height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God in Christ Jesus our Lord.

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