Shalom means peace, wholeness, health, welfare, safety, rest, harmony, completeness, soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, the absence of agitation or discord. Shalom comes from the root verb shalom meaning to be complete, perfect and full.

In the Jewish culture the word “Shalom” is used as a greeting, the same way we use hello or goodbye.  The English language translates the word “shalom” as peace but it means much more than that.  Its meaning is deep and can be translated as the perfect blessing of nothing missing and nothing broken.

According to Strong’s Concordance 7965 Shalom means completeness, wholeness, health, peace, welfare, safety soundness, tranquility, prosperity, perfectness, fullness, rest, harmony, the absence of agitation or discord. Shalom comes from the root verb shalom meaning to be complete, perfect and full.

The next time you are coming or going remember to say “Shalom” it will speak a blessing on everyone you come into contact with.

~Shalom