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36 Bible Verses about Sleep, And Death

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Psalm 90:3-6

You return people to dust merely by saying, "Return, you mortals!" One thousand years in your sight are but a single day that passes by, just like a night watch. You will sweep them away while they are asleep by morning they are like growing more.
In the morning it blossoms and is renewed, but toward evening, it fades and withers.

Job 7:21

Why haven't you pardoned my transgression and taken away my iniquity? Now I'm about to lie down in the dust. You will seek me diligently, but I won't be around!"

Job 14:10-12

"But when a person dies and wastes away, when a person breathes his last, where will he be? As water disappears from the sea, or water evaporates from a river, so also a person lies down and does not get up; they won't awaken until the heavens are no more, nor will they arise from their sleep."

Psalm 13:3

Look at me! Answer me, LORD, my God! Give light to my eyes! Otherwise, I will sleep in death;

Matthew 9:24

he said, "Go away! The young lady hasn't died, but is sleeping." But they ridiculed him with laughter.

Mark 5:39

He entered the house and asked them, "Why all this confusion and crying? The child isn't dead. She's sleeping."

Luke 8:52-53

Now everyone was crying and wailing for her. But Jesus said, "Stop crying! She's not dead. She's sleeping." They laughed and laughed at him, because they knew she was dead.

1 Kings 2:10

After this, David died, as had his ancestors, and he was buried in the City of David.

Deuteronomy 31:16

Then the LORD told Moses, "Look! You are about to join your ancestors. Afterwards, this people will rebel and commit prostitution with the foreign gods of the land that they are about to enter to possess. They will abandon me and break my covenant that I made with them.

2 Samuel 7:12

""The LORD also announces to you: "The LORD will himself build a house for you. When your life is complete and you go to join your ancestors, I will raise up your offspring after you, who will come forth from your body, and I will fortify his kingdom.

1 Kings 11:43

Then Solomon died, as had his ancestors, and he was buried in the city of his father David. His son Rehoboam reigned in his place.

1 Kings 14:20

Jeroboam reigned for 22 years and then died, as had his ancestors, and his son Nadab reigned in his place.

1 Kings 16:6

Eventually, Baasha died, as had his ancestors, and he was buried in Tirzah. His son Elah was installed as king in his place.

1 Kings 22:50

Later, Jehoshaphat died, as did his ancestors, and he was buried alongside his ancestors in the City of David. Jehoram his son became king in his place.

2 Kings 14:16

Jehoash died, as had his ancestors, and he was buried in Samaria alongside the kings of Israel. His son Jeroboam reigned in his place.

2 Kings 15:7

Later, Azariah died, as had his ancestors, and they buried him with his ancestors in the City of David. His son Jotham then reigned in his place.

2 Kings 16:20

Later, Ahaz died, as did his ancestors, and was buried alongside his ancestors in the City of David. His son Hezekiah reigned in his place.

2 Kings 20:21

Hezekiah died, as did his ancestors, and his son Manasseh became king in his place.

2 Kings 21:18

Manasseh died, as did his ancestors, and he was buried in the garden at his home in the Garden of Uzza. His son Amon became king in his place.

John 11:11-14

These were the things he said. Then after this, he told them, "Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I'm leaving to wake him up." So the disciples told him, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will get well." Jesus, however, had been speaking about his death, but they thought that he was speaking about resting or more.
Then Jesus told them plainly, "Lazarus has died.

John 5:28-29

Don't be amazed at this, because the time is approaching when everyone in their graves will hear the Son of Man's voice and will come out those who have done what is good to the resurrection that leads to life, and those who have practiced what is evil to the resurrection that ends in condemnation.

Job 14:13-15

"Won't you keep me safe in the afterlife? Conceal me until your anger subsides. Set an appointment for me, then remember me. If a human being dies, will he live again? I will endure the entire time of my assigned service, until I am changed. You'll call and I'll answer you; you'll long for your creatures that your hands have made.

Psalm 17:15

But as for me, justified, I will behold your face; when I awake, your presence will satisfy me. To the Director: By the servant of the LORD, David, who spoke the words of this song to the LORD on the day when the LORD delivered him from the hands of all his enemies and from the hand of Saul.

Luke 16:22-23

"One day, the beggar died and was carried away by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried. In the afterlife, where he was in constant torment, he looked up and saw Abraham far away and Lazarus by his side.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

But we do not want you to be ignorant, brothers, about those who have died, so that you may not grieve like other people who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so through Jesus God will bring those who have died with him. For we declare to you what the Lord has told us to say: We who are alive and remain until the coming of the Lord will by no means precede those who have died. read more.
With a shout of command, with the archangel's call, and with the sound of God's trumpet, the Lord himself will come down from heaven, and the dead who belong to the Messiah will rise first. Then we who are alive and remain will be caught up in the clouds together with them to meet the Lord in the air. And so we will be with the Lord forever. So then, encourage one another with these words.

Jeremiah 51:57

I'll make their leaders, their wise men, their governors, their deputies, and their warriors drunk so that they sleep forever and don't wake up," declares the King whose name is the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.

Psalm 7:3-5

LORD, my God, if I have done this thing, if there is injustice on my hands, if I have rewarded those who did me good with evil, if I have plundered my enemy without justification, then, let my enemy pursue me, let him overtake me, and let him trample my life to the ground. Interlude Let him put my honor into the dust.

Psalm 76:5

Brave men were plundered while they slumbered in their sleep. All the men of the army were immobilized.

Jeremiah 51:39

When they're excited I'll serve them their banquet, and make them drunk until they're merry. They'll sleep forever and won't wake up," declares the LORD.

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