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36 Bible Verses about Sleep, And Death

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Psalm 90:3-6

Thou dost turn unto man until he is broken and thou saith, Become converted, ye sons of Adam. For a thousand years in thy sight are but as yesterday when it is past and as a watch in the night. Thou dost cause them to pass by as the waters of a river; they are as a dream, which is strong in the morning like grass.read more.
In the morning it blossoms and grows up; in the evening it is cut down and withers.

Job 7:21

And why dost thou not take away my rebellion and pass over my iniquity? For now I shall sleep in the dust; and if thou shalt seek me in the morning, I shall not be found.

Job 14:10-12

But when man shall die and be cut off, and the man shall perish, where shall he be? The waters from the sea went, and the river ran out, it dried up. So man lies down and does not rise; until there is no heaven, they shall not awake nor be raised out of their sleep.

Psalm 13:3

Consider and hear me, O LORD my God: lighten mine eyes lest I sleep the sleep of death,

Matthew 9:24

he said unto them, Give place, for the maid is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn.

Mark 5:39

And when he was come in, he said unto them, Why make ye this ado and weep? The damsel is not dead, but sleeps.

Luke 8:52-53

And all wept and bewailed her, but he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleeps. And they laughed him to scorn, knowing that she was dead.

1 Kings 2:10

And David slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David.

Deuteronomy 31:16

And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, and this people shall rise up and fornicate after the gods of the strangers of the land where they go when they shall be among them and will forsake me and break my covenant which I have made with them.

2 Samuel 7:12

And when thy days are fulfilled and thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, I will set up thy seed after thee, which shall proceed out of thy bowels, and I will establish his kingdom.

1 Kings 11:43

And Solomon slept with his fathers and was buried in the city of David, his father; and Rehoboam his son reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 14:20

And the days which Jeroboam reigned were twenty-two years, and he slept with his fathers, and Nadab, his son, reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 16:6

So Baasha slept with his fathers and was buried in Tirzah, and Elah, his son, reigned in his stead.

1 Kings 22:50

And Jehoshaphat slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David, his father, and Jehoram, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 14:16

And Jehoash slept with his fathers and was buried in Samaria with the kings of Israel; and Jeroboam, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 15:7

So Azariah slept with his fathers, and they buried him with his fathers in the city of David; and Jotham, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 16:20

And Ahaz slept with his fathers and was buried with his fathers in the city of David; and Hezekiah, his son, reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 20:21

And Hezekiah slept with his fathers, and Manasseh, his son reigned in his stead.

2 Kings 21:18

And Manasseh slept with his fathers and was buried in the garden of his own house, in the garden of Uzza; and Amon his son reigned in his stead.

John 11:11-14

Having said that he said unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleeps, but I go that I may awake him out of sleep. Then his disciples said, Lord, if he sleeps, he shall be saved. But Jesus had spoken of his death, and they thought that he had spoken of taking of rest in sleep.read more.
Then Jesus said unto them plainly, Lazarus has died.

1 Corinthians 15:6

after that, he appeared unto more than five hundred brothers at once, of whom the greater part remain unto now, but some are fallen asleep.

John 5:28-29

Marvel not at this, for an hour shall come when all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, and those that have done good shall come forth unto the resurrection of life; but those that have done evil, unto the resurrection of judgment.

Job 14:13-15

O that thou would hide me in Sheol, that thou would keep me covered until thy wrath is past, that thou would appoint me a set time and remember me! If a man dies, shall he live again? All the days of my appointed time I will wait until my transformation comes. Then thou shalt call, and I will answer thee; thou wilt have a desire towards the work of thine hands.

Luke 16:22-23

And it came to pass that the beggar died and was carried by the angels into Abraham's bosom; the rich man also died and was buried; and in Hades he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and saw Abraham afar off and Lazarus in his bosom.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning those who are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as the others who have no hope. For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so those who sleep in Jesus will God also bring with him. For this, we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not precede those who are asleep.read more.
For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trumpet of God; and the dead in Christ shall rise first; then we who are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air, and so shall we ever be with the Lord. Therefore comfort one another with these words.

Jeremiah 51:57

And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her captains, and her rulers, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep an eternal sleep and shall not wake, saith the King, whose name is the LORD of the hosts.

Psalm 7:3-5

O LORD my God, if I have done this: if there is iniquity in my hands, if I have rewarded evil unto him that was at peace with me, then let my persecutor escape without retribution. Let the enemy persecute my soul, and take it; let him tread down my life upon the earth and lay my honour in the dust. Selah.

Psalm 76:5

The stouthearted are spoiled; they have slept their sleep; and nothing was found in the hands of the men of might.

Jeremiah 51:39

In their heat I will place their feasts before them, and I will make them drunken that they may rejoice and sleep an eternal sleep and not wake, said the LORD.

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