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36 Bible Verses about Sleep, And Death
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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.
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.
Many of those who sleep in the dust
of the earth will awake,
some to eternal life,
and some to shame and eternal contempt.
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.
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.
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.
Then I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write: The dead who die in the Lord from now on are blessed.”“Yes,” says the Spirit, “let them rest from their labors, for their works follow them!”
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.
Then he knelt down and cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not charge them with this sin!” And saying this, he fell asleep.
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.
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.
But I will see Your face in righteousness;
when I awake, I will be satisfied with Your presence.
Your dead will live; their bodies will rise.
Awake and sing, you who dwell in the dust!
For you will be covered with the morning dew,
and the earth will bring out the departed spirits.
Those who are wise will shine
like the bright expanse of the heavens,
and those who lead many to righteousness,
like the stars forever and ever.
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.
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.
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.
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