50 Scriptures on Rest (ESV)

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  1. Hebrews 4:10 - "for whoever has entered God's rest..."
  2. Hebrews 4:3 - "For we who have believed enter..."
  3. Matthew 11:28 - "Come to me, all who labor..."
  4. Exodus 35:2 - "Six days work shall be done,..."
  5. Joshua 21:44 - "And the LORD gave them rest..."
  6. 1 Kings 5:4 - "But now the LORD my God..."
  7. Isaiah 32:18 - "My people will abide in a..."
  8. Exodus 23:12 - ""Six days you shall do your..."
  9. Isaiah 62:7 - "and give him no rest until..."
  10. Exodus 34:21 - ""Six days you shall work, but..."
  11. Job 11:18 - "And you will feel secure, because..."
  12. Leviticus 25:4 - "but in the seventh year there..."
  13. Isaiah 48:22 - ""There is no peace," says the..."
  14. Psalm 62:5 - "For God alone, O my soul,..."
  15. Exodus 33:14 - "And he said, "My presence will..."
  16. Genesis 2:2 - "And on the seventh day God..."
  17. Isaiah 30:15 - "For thus said the Lord GOD,..."
  18. Psalm 116:7 - "Return, O my soul, to your..."
  19. Psalm 4:8 - "In peace I will both lie..."
  20. Hebrews 4:9 - "So then, there remains a Sabbath..."
  21. Proverbs 4:16 - "For they cannot sleep unless they..."
  22. Deuteronomy 12:9 - "for you have not as yet..."
  23. 1 Corinthians 2:5 - "that your faith might not rest..."
  24. Psalm 132:4 - "I will not give sleep to..."
  25. Mark 6:31 - "And he said to them, "Come..."
  26. Exodus 16:23 - "he said to them, "This is..."
  27. Jeremiah 31:2 - "Thus says the LORD: "The people..."
  28. Leviticus 23:32 - "It shall be to you a..."
  29. Psalm 132:14 - ""This is my resting place forever;..."
  30. Exodus 31:15 - "Six days shall work be done,..."
  31. Isaiah 14:7 - "The whole earth is at rest..."
  32. Micah 2:10 - "Arise and go, for this is..."
  33. Isaiah 28:12 - "to whom he has said, "This..."
  34. Job 3:17 - "There the wicked cease from troubling,..."
  35. Luke 11:24 - ""When the unclean spirit has gone..."
  36. Hebrews 4:8 - "For if Joshua had given them..."
  37. Ruth 3:18 - "She replied, "Wait, my daughter, until..."
  38. Psalm 127:2 - "It is in vain that you..."
  39. Isaiah 66:1 - "Thus says the LORD: "Heaven is..."
  40. Psalm 125:3 - "For the scepter of wickedness shall..."
  41. Job 3:26 - "I am not at ease, nor..."
  42. Psalm 55:6 - "And I say, "Oh, that I..."
  43. Proverbs 24:33 - "A little sleep, a little slumber,..."
  44. Leviticus 23:3 - ""Six days shall work be done,..."
  45. Zechariah 1:11 - "And they answered the angel of..."
  46. 1 Chronicles 22:9 - "Behold, a son shall be born..."
  47. Ecclesiastes 4:6 - "Better is a handful of quietness..."
  48. Joshua 1:15 - "until the LORD gives rest to..."
  49. Exodus 23:11 - "but the seventh year you shall..."
  50. Matthew 10:13 - "And if the house is worthy,..."

1. Hebrews 4:10

10 for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.

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2. Hebrews 4:3

3 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.

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3. Matthew 11:28

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

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4. Exodus 35:2

2 Six days work shall be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.

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5. Joshua 21:44

44 And the LORD gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their fathers. Not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the LORD had given all their enemies into their hands.

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6. 1 Kings 5:4

4 But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side. There is neither adversary nor misfortune.

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7. Isaiah 32:18

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

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8. Exodus 23:12

12 "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.

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9. Isaiah 62:7

7 and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth.

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10. Exodus 34:21

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

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11. Job 11:18

18 And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.

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12. Leviticus 25:4

4 but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the LORD. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.

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13. Isaiah 48:22

22 "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."

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14. Psalm 62:5

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

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15. Exodus 33:14

14 And he said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

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16. Genesis 2:2

2 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.

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17. Isaiah 30:15

15 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,

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18. Psalm 116:7

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

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19. Psalm 4:8

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

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20. Hebrews 4:9

9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God,

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21. Proverbs 4:16

16 For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.

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22. Deuteronomy 12:9

9 for you have not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance that the LORD your God is giving you.

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23. 1 Corinthians 2:5

5 that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

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24. Psalm 132:4

4 I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,

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25. Mark 6:31

31 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.

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26. Exodus 16:23

23 he said to them, "This is what the LORD has commanded: 'Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till the morning.'"

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27. Jeremiah 31:2

2 Thus says the LORD: "The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest,

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28. Leviticus 23:32

32 It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict yourselves. On the ninth day of the month beginning at evening, from evening to evening shall you keep your Sabbath."

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29. Psalm 132:14

14 "This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

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30. Exodus 31:15

15 Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day shall be put to death.

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31. Isaiah 14:7

7 The whole earth is at rest and quiet; they break forth into singing.

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32. Micah 2:10

10 Arise and go, for this is no place to rest, because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction.

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33. Isaiah 28:12

12 to whom he has said, "This is rest; give rest to the weary; and this is repose"; yet they would not hear.

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34. Job 3:17

17 There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.

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35. Luke 11:24

24 "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.'

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36. Hebrews 4:8

8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on.

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37. Ruth 3:18

18 She replied, "Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out, for the man will not rest but will settle the matter today."

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38. Psalm 127:2

2 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.

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39. Isaiah 66:1

1 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?

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40. Psalm 125:3

3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong.

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41. Job 3:26

26 I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, but trouble comes."

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42. Psalm 55:6

6 And I say, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest;

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43. Proverbs 24:33

33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,

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44. Leviticus 23:3

3 "Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to the LORD in all your dwelling places.

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45. Zechariah 1:11

11 And they answered the angel of the LORD who was standing among the myrtle trees, and said, 'We have patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth remains at rest.'

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46. 1 Chronicles 22:9

9 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.

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47. Ecclesiastes 4:6

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

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48. Joshua 1:15

15 until the LORD gives rest to your brothers as he has to you, and they also take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and shall possess it, the land that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise."

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49. Exodus 23:11

11 but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the beasts of the field may eat. You shall do likewise with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard.

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50. Matthew 10:13

13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

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Table of Contents

  1. Psalm 62:5
  2. Psalm 116:7
  3. Psalm 4:8
  4. Psalm 132:4
  5. Psalm 132:14
  6. Psalm 127:2
  7. Psalm 125:3
  8. Psalm 55:6
  9. Genesis 2:2
  10. Exodus 16:23
  11. Exodus 23:11
  12. Exodus 23:12
  13. Exodus 31:15
  14. Exodus 33:14
  15. Exodus 34:21
  16. Exodus 35:2
  17. Leviticus 23:3
  18. Leviticus 23:32
  19. Leviticus 25:4
  20. Deuteronomy 12:9
  21. Joshua 1:15
  22. Joshua 21:44
  23. Ruth 3:18
  24. 1 Kings 5:4
  25. 1 Chronicles 22:9
  26. Job 3:17
  27. Job 3:26
  28. Job 11:18
  29. Proverbs 4:16
  30. Proverbs 24:33
  31. Ecclesiastes 4:6
  32. Isaiah 14:7
  33. Isaiah 28:12
  34. Isaiah 30:15
  35. Isaiah 32:18
  36. Isaiah 48:22
  37. Isaiah 62:7
  38. Isaiah 66:1
  39. Jeremiah 31:2
  40. Micah 2:10
  41. Zechariah 1:11
  42. Matthew 10:13
  43. Matthew 11:28
  44. Mark 6:31
  45. Luke 11:24
  46. 1 Corinthians 2:5
  47. Hebrews 4:3
  48. Hebrews 4:8
  49. Hebrews 4:9
  50. Hebrews 4:10

Psalm 62:5

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

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Psalm 116:7

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

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Psalm 4:8

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

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Psalm 132:4

4 I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,

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Psalm 132:14

14 "This is my resting place forever; here I will dwell, for I have desired it.

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Psalm 127:2

2 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.

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Psalm 125:3

3 For the scepter of wickedness shall not rest on the land allotted to the righteous, lest the righteous stretch out their hands to do wrong.

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Psalm 55:6

6 And I say, "Oh, that I had wings like a dove! I would fly away and be at rest;

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Genesis 2:2

2 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.

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Exodus 16:23

23 he said to them, "This is what the LORD has commanded: 'Tomorrow is a day of solemn rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD; bake what you will bake and boil what you will boil, and all that is left over lay aside to be kept till the morning.'"

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Exodus 23:11

11 but the seventh year you shall let it rest and lie fallow, that the poor of your people may eat; and what they leave the beasts of the field may eat. You shall do likewise with your vineyard, and with your olive orchard.

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Exodus 23:12

12 "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.

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Exodus 31:15

15 Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on the Sabbath day shall be put to death.

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Exodus 33:14

14 And he said, "My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."

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Exodus 34:21

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

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Exodus 35:2

2 Six days work shall be done, but on the seventh day you shall have a Sabbath of solemn rest, holy to the LORD. Whoever does any work on it shall be put to death.

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Leviticus 23:3

3 "Six days shall work be done, but on the seventh day is a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work. It is a Sabbath to the LORD in all your dwelling places.

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Leviticus 23:32

32 It shall be to you a Sabbath of solemn rest, and you shall afflict yourselves. On the ninth day of the month beginning at evening, from evening to evening shall you keep your Sabbath."

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Leviticus 25:4

4 but in the seventh year there shall be a Sabbath of solemn rest for the land, a Sabbath to the LORD. You shall not sow your field or prune your vineyard.

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Deuteronomy 12:9

9 for you have not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance that the LORD your God is giving you.

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Joshua 1:15

15 until the LORD gives rest to your brothers as he has to you, and they also take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving them. Then you shall return to the land of your possession and shall possess it, the land that Moses the servant of the LORD gave you beyond the Jordan toward the sunrise."

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Joshua 21:44

44 And the LORD gave them rest on every side just as he had sworn to their fathers. Not one of all their enemies had withstood them, for the LORD had given all their enemies into their hands.

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Ruth 3:18

18 She replied, "Wait, my daughter, until you learn how the matter turns out, for the man will not rest but will settle the matter today."

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1 Kings 5:4

4 But now the LORD my God has given me rest on every side. There is neither adversary nor misfortune.

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1 Chronicles 22:9

9 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.

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Job 3:17

17 There the wicked cease from troubling, and there the weary are at rest.

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Job 3:26

26 I am not at ease, nor am I quiet; I have no rest, but trouble comes."

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Job 11:18

18 And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.

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Proverbs 4:16

16 For they cannot sleep unless they have done wrong; they are robbed of sleep unless they have made someone stumble.

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Proverbs 24:33

33 A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,

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Ecclesiastes 4:6

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

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Isaiah 14:7

7 The whole earth is at rest and quiet; they break forth into singing.

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Isaiah 28:12

12 to whom he has said, "This is rest; give rest to the weary; and this is repose"; yet they would not hear.

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Isaiah 30:15

15 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,

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Isaiah 32:18

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

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Isaiah 48:22

22 "There is no peace," says the LORD, "for the wicked."

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Isaiah 62:7

7 and give him no rest until he establishes Jerusalem and makes it a praise in the earth.

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Isaiah 66:1

1 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?

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Jeremiah 31:2

2 Thus says the LORD: "The people who survived the sword found grace in the wilderness; when Israel sought for rest,

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Micah 2:10

10 Arise and go, for this is no place to rest, because of uncleanness that destroys with a grievous destruction.

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Zechariah 1:11

11 And they answered the angel of the LORD who was standing among the myrtle trees, and said, 'We have patrolled the earth, and behold, all the earth remains at rest.'

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Matthew 10:13

13 And if the house is worthy, let your peace come upon it, but if it is not worthy, let your peace return to you.

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Matthew 11:28

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

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Mark 6:31

31 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.

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Luke 11:24

24 "When the unclean spirit has gone out of a person, it passes through waterless places seeking rest, and finding none it says, 'I will return to my house from which I came.'

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1 Corinthians 2:5

5 that your faith might not rest in the wisdom of men but in the power of God.

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Hebrews 4:3

3 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.

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Hebrews 4:8

8 For if Joshua had given them rest, God would not have spoken of another day later on.

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Hebrews 4:9

9 So then, there remains a Sabbath rest for the people of God,

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Hebrews 4:10

10 for whoever has entered God's rest has also rested from his works as God did from his.

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