Most Relevant Verses
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.
In vain you get up early and stay up late,
working hard to have enough food—
yes, He gives sleep to the one He loves.
Maintain your competence and discretion.
My son, don’t lose sight of them. They will be life for you
and adornment for your neck. Then you will go safely on your way;
your foot will not stumble.read more.
When you lie down, you will not be afraid;
you will lie down, and your sleep will be pleasant.
“There is no peace for the wicked,” says the Lord.
We must do the works of Him who sent Me while it is day. Night is coming when no one can work.
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. The night is nearly over, and the daylight is near, so let us discard the deeds of darkness and put on the armor of light.
He reached a certain place and spent the night there because the sun had set. He took one of the stones from the place, put it there at his head, and lay down in that place. And he dreamed: A stairway was set on the ground with its top reaching heaven, and God’s angels were going up and down on it.
All the many nations
going out to battle against Ariel—
all the attackers, the siege works against her,
and those who oppress her—
will then be like a dream, a vision in the night. It will be like a hungry one who dreams he is eating,
then wakes and is still hungry;
and like a thirsty one who dreams he is drinking,
then wakes and is still thirsty, longing for water.
So it will be for all the many nations
who go to battle against Mount Zion.
In the first year of Belshazzar king of Babylon, Daniel had a dream with visions in his mind as he was lying in his bed. He wrote down the dream, and here is the summary of his account.
But Leah replied to her, “Isn’t it enough that you have taken my husband? Now you also want to take my son’s mandrakes?”“Well,” Rachel said, “you can sleep with him tonight in exchange for your son’s mandrakes.” When Jacob came in from the field that evening, Leah went out to meet him and said, “You must come with me, for I have hired you with my son’s mandrakes.” So Jacob slept with her that night.
David sent messengers to get her, and when she came to him, he slept with her. Now she had just been purifying herself from her uncleanness. Afterward, she returned home.
Sarai said to Abram, “Since the Lord has prevented me from bearing children, go to my slave; perhaps through her I can build a family.” And Abram agreed to what Sarai said.
“If a man seduces a virgin who is not engaged, and he has sexual relations with her, he must certainly pay the bridal price for her to be his wife.
“If a man is discovered having sexual relations with another man’s wife, both the man who had sex with the woman and the woman must die. You must purge the evil from Israel.
Marriage must be respected by all, and the marriage bed kept undefiled, because God will judge immoral people and adulterers.
I will both lie down and sleep in peace,
for You alone, Lord, make me live in safety.
But He was in the stern, sleeping on the cushion. So they woke Him up and said to Him, “Teacher! Don’t You care that we’re going to die?”
On the night before Herod was to bring him out for execution, Peter, bound with two chains, was sleeping between two soldiers, while the sentries in front of the door guarded the prison.
He will not allow your foot to slip;
your Protector will not slumber. Indeed, the Protector of Israel
does not slumber or sleep.
I lie down and sleep;
I wake again because the Lord sustains me. I am not afraid of the thousands of people
who have taken their stand against me on every side.
“I will make a covenant of peace with them and eliminate dangerous animals in the land, so that they may live securely in the wilderness and sleep in the forest.
A word was brought to me in secret;
my ears caught a whisper of it. Among unsettling thoughts from visions in the night,
when deep sleep descends on men,
For God speaks time and again,
but a person may not notice it. In a dream, a vision in the night,
when deep sleep falls on people
as they slumber on their beds, He uncovers their ears at that time
and terrifies them with warnings,read more.
in order to turn a person from his actions
and suppress his pride. God spares his soul from the Pit,
his life from crossing the river of death.
So David took the spear and the water jug by Saul’s head, and they went their way. No one saw them, no one knew, and no one woke up; they all remained asleep because a deep sleep from the Lord came over them.
The son who gathers during summer is prudent;
the son who sleeps during harvest is disgraceful.
The sailors were afraid, and each cried out to his god. They threw the ship’s cargo into the sea to lighten the load. Meanwhile, Jonah had gone down to the lowest part of the vessel and had stretched out and fallen into a deep sleep. 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.”
When He got up from prayer and came to the disciples, He found them sleeping, exhausted from their grief. “Why are you sleeping?” He asked them. “Get up and pray, so that you won’t enter into temptation.”
and a young man named Eutychus was sitting on a window sill and sank into a deep sleep as Paul kept on speaking. When he was overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was picked up dead.
Then Delilah said to Samson, “You have mocked me all along and told me lies! Tell me how you can be tied up.”He told her, “If you weave the seven braids on my head with the web of a loom—” She fastened the braids with a pin and called to him, “Samson, the Philistines are here!” He awoke from his sleep and pulled out the pin, with the loom and the web.
My son, if you have put up security for your neighbor
or entered into an agreement with a stranger, you have been trapped by the words of your lips—
ensnared by the words of your mouth. Do this, then, my son, and free yourself,
for you have put yourself in your neighbor’s power:
Go, humble yourself, and plead with your neighbor.read more.
Don’t give sleep to your eyes
or slumber to your eyelids. Escape like a gazelle from a hunter,
like a bird from a fowler’s trap.
How long will you stay in bed, you slacker?
When will you get up from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber,
a little folding of the arms to rest, and your poverty will come like a robber,
your need, like a bandit.
Don’t love sleep, or you will become poor;
open your eyes, and you’ll have enough to eat.
For the drunkard and the glutton will become poor,
and grogginess will clothe them in rags.
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.
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