Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world give do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. Jn 14:27

The expression peace (Hb. shalom) had a much richer connotation that the English word does since it conveyed not merely the absence of conflict and turmoil but also the notion of positive blessing, especially in terms of a right relationship with God. This may be manifested most clearly in the midst of persecution and tribulation from the world. -ESVSB

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