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Peace Scriptures

The world is full of different religions and paths to faith, and there are holy books and scriptures for most of them. Today I’ll share scriptures about peace.

The Zoroastrian scripture, Avesta, say, “With the Good Mind, we may bring the world peace and happiness, of which Thou, O Lord, art indeed the first possessor.”

The first truth of Jainism in the Agam Sutra is, “Non-injury to all living beings is the only religion.”

Gordon B. Hinkley wrote in the Ensign published by the Latter Day Saints, “It is our responsibility and our opportunity to be at peace in our minds and in our hearts, and to know that he is God, that this is his work, and that he will not permit it to fail.”

In the Old Testament studied by both Jews and Christians, Micah 5:1-5, we read, “One who is to rule in Israel…shall be one of peace.”

In Matthew 5:9 in the Christian New Testament, Jesus said in his Sermon on the Mount, “Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.” Later, in John 14:27, Jesus told his followers, “Peace I leave with you, my peace I give to you.”

The Guru Granth Sahib of Sikhism, Ang 1122, says, “He does not consider my faults; He has blessed me with Perfect Peace.”

The Ba’hai book, Kitab-i-Aadas, says, “The earth is but one country, and (hu)mankind its citizens.”

Similarly, from the wisdom of Shintoism: “Do not forget that the world is one great family.”

A quote from Confucius: “First there must be order and harmony within your own mind. Then this order will spread to your family, then to the community, and finally to your entire kingdom. Only then can you have peace and harmony.”

Psalms 34:14 says, “Seek peace, and pursue it.”

Qu’ran 59:23 includes “the Peace” as one of the names of God: “He is God, other than whom there is no other god, the King, the Holy, the Peace...”

Lao Tzu reminds us to turn away from seeking material things in the Tao Te Ching, when he wrote, “Where there is no desire, all things are at peace.”

The Buddhist holy book, Tripitaka, teaches us, “Inner peace begins the moment you choose not to allow another person or event to control your emotions.”

The Vedas, holy book of Hinduism, says, “May the waters flow peacefully…May we all be in peace, peace, and only peace.”

In the Torah, holy book of Judaism, Numbers 6:26 reads, “May the Lord bestow favor on you, and grant you peace.”

Again in the New Testament, in the second letter to the Corinthians 13:11, we read, “Finally, brothers and sisters, rejoice! Strive for full restoration, encourage one another, be of one mind, live in peace. And the love of God and peace be with you.”

I hope these scriptures speak to your heart, and that you find peace. You deserve it! I love you just the way you are, no mask required.