Consider then the wars of men, this strife between the nations; for there are many
who speak of peace while yet they seek to war, being themselves as those confused
and filled with empty words; be not yourself as one entangled in the snares of violent
But be to them a light which shines and seeks to be a friend, lifting up before their
eyes the honor of your peace; speaking not with condemnation, neither filled with
bitter judgment, but gently standing forth as one who chooses peace instead.
Therefore, let your heart be filled with peace towards all men, and thus shall you
add life unto the body. For whosoever shall sow in peace, shall harvest to their
joy an abundance of righteousness. For this cause has God called us to live in peace,
and to refrain our hand from war.
Mark well the goodly man. Behold always the paths of the righteous, for the end of
all their ways is peace and joy. For God shall keep in perfect peace the one whose
mind is stayed on him. These shall he bear safely over deep troubles; perplexities
shall surely flee away, for in God have they placed all their trust.
Who shall move the godly from their place seeing that God himself has established
all their ways? Keep your eye, therefore, upon the Holy One, and turn you neither
to the left nor the right; then shall his peace enfold you round about, and with
much assurance shall you dwell beside the Lord your God.
Therefore, if you would be a follower of the Anointed One, live in peace with all
men, being filled continually with love and mercy, seeking ever the righteous way.
And give to no man evil for evil, insult for insult, injury for injury; but in blessing
only lift high the hand of peace. By such means shall you secure to your soul the
glory of God, and you shall become as the children of the Most High, and the Holy
Spirit shall make rich her abode with you, to dress you round about with peace and
Blessed are you which publish peace throughout the land, and who make reconcile the
children of men one with another, for you shall be called the children of God, and
the end of all your ways shall he establish in peace and blessing.
Thus through the passing of the generations shall the seeds of peace be firmly planted;
going always from lesser to greater; moving and pressing onward even until the nations
of man are made to live in hope and joy forever.
Embrace, therefore, the spirit within you, and this most firmly be; taming well the
words you speak whereby you might set free the spirit within you; causing that you
should fear no longer, but find instead that inward peace which no man can take from