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36 Bible Verses about Sleep, And Death

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Psalm 90:3-6

You return mankind to the dust,
saying, “Return, descendants of Adam.” For in Your sight a thousand years
are like yesterday that passes by,
like a few hours of the night. You end their lives; they sleep.
They are like grass that grows in the morning—read more.
in the morning it sprouts and grows;
by evening it withers and dries up.

Job 7:21

Why not forgive my sin
and pardon my transgression?
For soon I will lie down in the grave.
You will eagerly seek me, but I will be gone.

Job 14:10-12

But a man dies and fades away;
he breathes his last—where is he? As water disappears from the sea
and a river becomes parched and dry, so man lies down never to rise again.
They will not wake up until the heavens are no more;
they will not stir from their sleep.

Psalm 13:3

Consider me and answer, Lord my God.
Restore brightness to my eyes;
otherwise, I will sleep in death.

Matthew 9:24

“Leave,” He said, “because the girl isn’t dead, but sleeping.” And they started laughing at Him.

Mark 5:39

He went in and said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.”

Luke 8:52-53

Everyone was crying and mourning for her. But He said, “Stop crying, for she is not dead but asleep.” They started laughing at Him, because they knew she was dead.

1 Kings 2:10

Then David rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of David.

Deuteronomy 31:16

The Lord said to Moses, “You are about to rest with your fathers, and these people will soon commit adultery with the foreign gods of the land they are entering. They will abandon Me and break the covenant I have made with them.

2 Samuel 7:12

When your time comes and you rest with your fathers, I will raise up after you your descendant, who will come from your body, and I will establish his kingdom.

1 Kings 11:43

Solomon rested with his fathers and was buried in the city of his father David. His son Rehoboam became king in his place.

1 Kings 14:20

The length of Jeroboam’s reign was 22 years. He rested with his fathers, and his son Nadab became king in his place.

1 Kings 16:6

Baasha rested with his fathers and was buried in Tirzah. His son Elah became king in his place.

1 Kings 22:50

Jehoshaphat rested with his fathers and was buried with them in the city of his ancestor David. His son Jehoram became king in his place.

2 Kings 14:16

Jehoash rested with his fathers, and he was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel. His son Jeroboam became king in his place.

2 Kings 15:7

Azariah rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David. His son Jotham became king in his place.

2 Kings 16:20

Ahaz rested with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, and his son Hezekiah became king in his place.

2 Kings 20:21

Hezekiah rested with his fathers, and his son Manasseh became king in his place.

2 Kings 21:18

Manasseh rested with his fathers and was buried in the garden of his own house, the garden of Uzza. His son Amon became king in his place.

John 11:11-14

He said this, and then He told them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I’m on My way to wake him up.” Then the disciples said to Him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will get well.” Jesus, however, was speaking about his death, but they thought He was speaking about natural sleep. read more.
So Jesus then told them plainly, “Lazarus has died.

John 5:28-29

Do not be amazed at this, because a time is coming when all who are in the graves will hear His voice and come out—those who have done good things, to the resurrection of life, but those who have done wicked things, to the resurrection of judgment.

Job 14:13-15

If only You would hide me in Sheol
and conceal me until Your anger passes.
If only You would appoint a time for me
and then remember me. When a man dies, will he come back to life?
If so, I would wait all the days of my struggle
until my relief comes. You would call, and I would answer You.
You would long for the work of Your hands.

Luke 16:22-23

One day the poor man died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham’s side.The rich man also died and was buried. And being in torment in Hades, he looked up and saw Abraham a long way off, with Lazarus at his side.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

We do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, so that you will not grieve like the rest, who have no hope. Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep through Jesus. For we say this to you by a revelation from the Lord: We who are still alive at the Lord’s coming will certainly have no advantage over those who have fallen asleep.read more.
For the Lord Himself will descend from heaven with a shout, with the archangel’s voice, and with the trumpet of God, and the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are still alive will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air and so we will always be with the Lord. Therefore encourage one another with these words.

Jeremiah 51:57

I will make her princes and sages drunk,
along with her governors, officials, and warriors.
Then they will fall asleep forever
and never wake up.
This is the King’s declaration;
Yahweh of Hosts is His name.

Psalm 7:3-5

Yahweh my God, if I have done this,
if there is injustice on my hands, if I have done harm to one at peace with me
or have plundered my adversary without cause, may an enemy pursue and overtake me;
may he trample me to the ground
and leave my honor in the dust.Selah

Psalm 76:5

The brave-hearted have been plundered;
they have slipped into their final sleep.
None of the warriors was able to lift a hand.

Jeremiah 51:39

While they are flushed with heat, I will serve them a feast,
and I will make them drunk so that they revel.
Then they will fall asleep forever
and never wake up.
This is the Lord’s declaration.

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