Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Bible References

Let us not

Proverbs 19:15
Laziness induces deep sleep,
and a lazy person will go hungry.
Isaiah 56:10
Israel’s watchmen are blind, all of them,
they know nothing;
all of them are mute dogs,
they cannot bark;
they dream, lie down,
and love to sleep.
Jonah 1:6
The captain approached him and said, “What are you doing sound asleep? Get up! Call to your god. Maybe this god will consider us, and we won’t perish.”
Matthew 13:25
But while people were sleeping, his enemy came, sowed weeds among the wheat, and left.
Matthew 25:5
Since the groom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
Mark 14:37
Then He came and found them sleeping. “Simon, are you sleeping?” He asked Peter. “Couldn’t you stay awake one hour?
Luke 22:46
“Why are you sleeping?” He asked them. “Get up and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation.”
Romans 13:11
Besides this, knowing the time, it is already the hour for you to wake up from sleep, for now our salvation is nearer than when we first believed.
1 Corinthians 15:34
Come to your senses and stop sinning, for some people are ignorant about God. I say this to your shame.
Ephesians 5:14
for what makes everything clear is light. Therefore it is said:

Get up, sleeper, and rise up from the dead,
and the Messiah will shine on you.


Matthew 24:42
Therefore be alert, since you don’t know what day your Lord is coming.
Matthew 25:13
“Therefore be alert, because you don’t know either the day or the hour.
Matthew 26:38
Then He said to them, “My soul is swallowed up in sorrow —to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with Me.”
Mark 13:34
It is like a man on a journey, who left his house, gave authority to his slaves, gave each one his work, and commanded the doorkeeper to be alert.
Mark 14:38
Stay awake and pray so that you won’t enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak.”
Luke 12:37
Those slaves the master will find alert when he comes will be blessed. I assure you: He will get ready, have them recline at the table, then come and serve them.
Luke 21:36
But be alert at all times, praying that you may have strength to escape all these things that are going to take place and to stand before the Son of Man.”
Luke 22:46
“Why are you sleeping?” He asked them. “Get up and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation.”
Acts 20:31
Therefore be on the alert, remembering that night and day for three years I did not stop warning each one of you with tears.
1 Corinthians 16:13
Be alert, stand firm in the faith, act like a man, be strong.
Ephesians 6:18
Pray at all times in the Spirit with every prayer and request, and stay alert in this with all perseverance and intercession for all the saints.
Colossians 4:2
Devote yourselves to prayer; stay alert in it with thanksgiving.
2 Timothy 4:5
But as for you, be serious about everything, endure hardship, do the work of an evangelist, fulfill your ministry.
1 Peter 4:7
Now the end of all things is near; therefore, be serious and disciplined for prayer.
Revelation 3:2
Be alert and strengthen what remains, which is about to die, for I have not found your works complete before My God.
Revelation 16:15
“Look, I am coming like a thief. The one who is alert and remains clothed so that he may not go around naked and people see his shame is blessed.”

General references

Leviticus 11:16
the ostrich,
the short-eared owl, the gull,
any kind of hawk,
Proverbs 24:33
a little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest,
Matthew 25:13
“Therefore be alert, because you don’t know either the day or the hour.
Mark 13:33
Watch! Be alert! For you don’t know when the time is coming.
Luke 12:40
You also be ready, because the Son of Man is coming at an hour that you do not expect.”

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