What the scriptures say about
REST
n. Sleep, Relief, Motionless | v. Relax, Be at east, Cease motion
Also see: Sabbath
References:
Easton's Bible Dictionary | International Standard Bible Encyclopedia | Thompson Chain Reference

REST in scriptures [BibleGateway Search]

select Cross Reference Bible links
Genesis 2:2-3 - God finished his work of creation, and rested. He blessed the 7th day, and made it holy.
Psalm 37:7 - Rest in Yahwey (Lord), and wait patiently for him.
Matthew 11:28 "Come to me (Jesus), all you who labor and are heavily burdened, and I will give you rest."


REST [Easton's Bible Dictionary]

# Gr. katapausis, equivalent to the Hebrew word Noah (Hebrews 4:1).

# Gr. anapausis, "rest from weariness" (Matthew 11:28).

# Gr. anesis, "relaxation" (2 Thessalonians 1:7).

# Gr. sabbatismos, a Sabbath rest, a rest from all work (Hebrews 4:9; RSV, "sabbath"), a rest like that of God when he had finished the work of creation.


REST [International Standard Bible Encyclopedia]

(nuach, menuchah, "cessation from motion," "peace," "quiet," etc.; anapausis, [@katapausis):
"Rest" in the above sense is of frequent occurrence, and is the translation of several words with various applications and shades of meaning, chiefly of the words given above. It is applied to God
as ceasing from the work of creating on the 7th day (Genesis 2:2 f);

as having His place of rest in the midst of His people in the temple (1 Chronicles 28:2; Psalms 132:8,14);

as resting in His love among His people (Zephaniah 3:17, the Revised Version margin "Hebrew, 'be silent' ").

The 7th day was to be one of rest (Exodus 16:23; 31:15; see SABBATH); the land also was to have its rest in the 7th year (Leviticus 25:4 f).

Yahweh promised His people rest in the land He should give them; this they looked forward to and enjoyed (Deuteronomy 12:9; Joshua 11:23).

"To rest on" often means to come upon to abide, as of the Spirit of Yahweh (Numbers 11:25 f; Isaiah 11:2), of wisdom (Proverbs 14:33), of anger (Ecclesiastes 7:9). There is again the "rest" of the grave (Job 3:13,17-18; Isaiah 57:2; Daniel 12:13).

Rest is sometimes equivalent to trust, reliance (2 Chronicles 14:11, the Revised Version (British and American) "rely"). Hence, rest in Yahweh (Psalms 37:7, etc.); "rest" in the spiritual sense is not, however, prominent in the Old Testament.

In the New Testament Christ's great offer is rest to the soul (Matthew 11:28).

In Hebrews 4:1 ff, it is argued from God's having promised His people a "rest" -- a promise not realized in Canaan (Hebrews 4:8) -- that there remains for the people of God "a Sabbath rest" (sabbatismos, Hebrews 4:9).

For "rest" the Revised Version (British and American) has "solemn rest" (Exodus 16:23; 31:15, etc.), "resting-place" (Psalms 132:8,14; Isaiah 11:10), "peace" (Acts 9:31), "relief" (2 Corinthians 2:13; 7:5), etc.

See also REMNANT .

W. L. Walker


REST [Thompson Chain Reference]
REST

    Physical Enjoined
        Exodus 23:12
        Exodus 31:15
        Exodus 34:21
        Exodus 35:2
        Leviticus 23:3
        Mark 6:31
        SEE Sabbath 
    
    Spiritual
    * The Divine Presence Gives
          o Exodus 33:14
          o Psalms 23:2
    * Vainly Sought in Escape from Trouble
          o Psalms 55:6
    * True Response found in God
          o Psalms 116:7
          o Isaiah 14:3
    * Lost by Stubbornness
          o Isaiah 28:12
          o Isaiah 30:15
    * Found in Christ's Service
          o Matthew 11:29
    * Appropriated by Faith
          o Hebrews 4:3
    * Eternal
          o Revelation 14:13
    * Future Rest of the Saints
    * SEE Rest, Future
    * SEE Quietness
    * SEE Satisfaction
    * SEE Contentment

    PEACE
        Spiritual
            Psalms 4:8
            Luke 1:78
            Luke 1:79
            Luke 2:13
            Luke 2:14
            John 20:19
            Romans 8:6
            Romans 14:17
            Galatians 1:3
            Galatians 5:22
            Galatians 5:23
            2 Thessalonians 3:16
            SEE Quietness

        Promised to Believers
            The Gift of God
                Psalms 29:11
            Abundant
                Psalms 119:165
                Proverbs 3:17
            Perfect
                Isaiah 26:3
            Like a River
                Isaiah 48:18
                Isaiah 54:13
                Ezekiel 34:25
            Legacy of Christ
                John 14:27
                John 16:33
            Passeth Understanding
                Philippians 4:7
        Bestowed through Christ
            Isaiah 53:5
            Acts 10:36
            Romans 5:1
            Ephesians 2:14
            Colossians 1:20
        Duty of Seeking
            Job 22:21
            Psalms 34:14
            Isaiah 27:5
            Colossians 3:15
            1 Peter 3:11
            SEE Quietness
        God of
            Romans 15:33
            Romans 16:20
            2 Corinthians 13:11
            Philippians 4:9
            1 Thessalonians 5:23
            Hebrews 13:20
        To be Cultivated in the Church
            1 Corinthians 14:33
            2 Corinthians 13:11
            Ephesians 4:3
            Philippians 4:2
            1 Thessalonians 5:13
            2 Timothy 2:22
        For Peace
            SEE Peace
        Peace Invoked
            SEE Peace
            SEE Quietness
            SEE Strife
UNREST

    The Result of the Sinful Life
        Deuteronomy 28:67
        Job 7:3
        Psalms 38:8
        Ecclesiastes 2:23
        Isaiah 21:4
        Isaiah 23:12
        Isaiah 57:20
        Lamentations 5:5
        Revelation 14:11
        SEE Dissatisfaction
        SEE Remorse
        SEE Unsatisfied
    No Peace for the Worldly and Wicked
        2 Chronicles 15:5
        Isaiah 48:22
        Isaiah 59:8
        Ezekiel 7:25
        Ezekiel 13:10
        Zechariah 8:10
        Romans 3:17
        SEE Dissatisfaction
        SEE Misery
    Needless Fear on the Part of Christians, examples of
        Matthew 14:30
        Matthew 17:6
        Mark 4:38
        Mark 5:33
        Mark 16:5
        Luke 1:12
        SEE Doubters
    
WORLDLY CARE
        Folly of
            Profitless
                Psalms 39:6
                Ecclesiastes 1:13
            The Sinners' Portion
                Ecclesiastes 2:26
                Ecclesiastes 4:6
            Drives away Sleep
                Ecclesiastes 8:16
            Indicates a Distrust of Providence
                Matthew 6:31
                Matthew 6:32
            Chokes the "Word"
                Matthew 13:7
                Matthew 13:22
            Mars the Peace of Home
                Luke 10:40
        Forbidden
            Psalms 127:2
            Matthew 6:25
            Matthew 13:22
            Luke 10:41
            Luke 12:29
            Luke 21:34
            1 Corinthians 7:32
            Philippians 4:6
            1 Peter 5:7

Business

    SEE Business 

Family

    SEE Family
    SEE Anxiety, Forbidden


Rest, Future THE REWARDS OF THE FAITHFUL (Rest from the Labour of Life ) Job 3:17 Isaiah 57:2 2 Thessalonians 1:7 Hebrews 4:9 Revelation 6:11 Revelation 14:13

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