MEDITATION AND STILLNESS IN THE BIBLE

 

A) VERSES AROUND MEDITATION

Joshua 1:8

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. 

Genesis 24:63

And Isaac went out to meditate in the field toward evening. And he lifted up his eyes and saw, and behold, there were camels coming.

Joshua 1:8

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.

Job 15:4

But you are doing away with the fear of God and hindering meditation before God.

Psalm 1:2

but his delight is in the law of the Lord, and on his law he meditates day and night.

Psalm 19:14

Let the words of my mouth and the meditation of my heart be acceptable in your sight, O Lord, my rock and my redeemer.

Psalm 49:3

My mouth shall speak wisdom; the meditation of my heart shall be understanding.

 Psalm 63:6

when I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

Psalm 77:3

When I remember God, I moan; when I meditate, my spirit faints. Selah

Psalm 77:6

I said, “Let me remember my song in the night; let me meditate in my heart.” Then my spirit made a diligent search:

Psalm 77:12

I will ponder all your work, and meditate on your mighty deeds.

Psalm 104:34

May my meditation be pleasing to him, for I rejoice in the Lord.

Psalm 119:15

I will meditate on your precepts and fix my eyes on your ways.

Psalm 119:23

Even though princes sit plotting against me, your servant will meditate on your statutes.

Psalm 119:27

Make me understand the way of your precepts, and I will meditate on your wondrous works.

Psalm 119:48

I will lift up my hands toward your commandments, which I love, and I will meditate on your statutes.

Psalm 119:78

Let the insolent be put to shame, because they have wronged me with falsehood; as for me, I will meditate on your precepts.

Psalm 119:97

Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day.

Psalm 119:99

I have more understanding than all my teachers, for your testimonies are my meditation.

Psalm 119:148

My eyes are awake before the watches of the night, that I may meditate on your promise.

Psalm 143:5

I remember the days of old; I meditate on all that you have done; I ponder the work of your hands.

Psalm 145:5

On the glorious splendor of your majesty, and on your wondrous works, I will meditate.


B) VERSES AROUND STILLNESS

Psalm 46:10 

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

Psalm 37:7

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;

Exodus 14:14 

The Lord will fight for you, and you have only to be silent (still in other version).

Mark 4:39 

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 62:5 

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

Psalm 23:1-6 

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.

Job 6:24 

“Teach me, and I will be silent”.

Psalm 131:2

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 91:1-16 

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Isaiah 32:17 

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

Isaiah 30:15 

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.”

Lamentations 3:24-26 

“The Lord is my portion,” says my soul, “therefore I will hope in him.” The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Psalm 4:4 

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

Zechariah 2:13 

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

Psalm 62:5-6 

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.

Isaiah 40:31 

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.

Isaiah 26:3 

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

Habakkuk 2:20

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

Ecclesiastes 3:7 

A time to tear, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

Psalm 27:14 

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

Mark 4:37-41 

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.

1 Samuel 12:16 

Now therefore stand still and see this great thing that the Lord will do before your eyes.

Psalm 37:7-9 

Be still before the Lord and wait patiently for him;

Psalm 62:1-12 

For God alone my soul waits in silence; from him comes my salvation. He only is my rock and my salvation, my fortress;
… O my soul, wait in silence, for my hope is from him. ...

Psalm 40:1

I waited patiently for the Lord; he inclined to me and heard my cry.

Luke 10:39 

And she had a sister called Mary, who sat at the Lord's feet and listened to his teaching.

Lamentations 3:25-26 

The Lord is good to those who wait for him, to the soul who seeks him. It is good that one should wait quietly for the salvation of the Lord.

Exodus 14:13-14 

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