Fifth in a series on “peace” from the Bible.
Ken Sande said “God taught His people to use the word “peace” (Hebrew “shalom”) as a standard form of greeting and parting”. Shalom is a standard form of greeting among Jews today in Israel.
“The LORD said to him, “Peace to you, do not fear; you shall not die.”” Judges 6:23
“He said, “In peace; I have come to sacrifice to the LORD. …” 1 Samuel 16:5
“… He Himself stood in their midst and said to them, “Peace be to you.”” Luke 24:36
“Then Eli answered and said, “Go in peace; and may the God of Israel grant your petition that you have asked of Him.”” 1 Samuel 1:17
“He (Elisha) said to him (Naaman), “Go in peace.” So he departed from him” 2 Kings 5:19
“And He said to the woman, “Your faith has saved you; go in peace.” Luke 7:50
“And He said to her, “Daughter, your faith has made you well; go in peace.”” Luke 8:48
There are 18 verses in Paul’s, Peter’s and Jude Epistles that contain some form of “Grace and peace to you from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ” below are 4 examples.
“to all who are beloved of God in Rome, called as saints: Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ.” Romans 1:7
“Now may the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace in believing, so that you will abound in hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.” Romans 15:13
“Grace to you and peace from God our Father and the Lord Jesus Christ,” Galatians 1:3
“Now may the Lord of peace Himself continually grant you peace in every circumstance. The Lord be with you all!” 2 Thessalonians 3:16
Henry Luke May 2016