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48 Bible Verses about Sleeplessness

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Proverbs 6:1-4

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.

Jeremiah 45:3

'You have said, Woe is me, because the Lord has added misery to my pain! I am worn out with groaning and have found no rest.

Job 7:4-5

When I lie down I think: When will I get up? But the evening drags on endlessly, and I toss and turn until dawn. My flesh is clothed with maggots and encrusted with dirt. My skin forms scabs and then oozes.

Job 33:19

A person may be disciplined on his bed with pain and constant distress in his bones,

Revelation 14:11

and the smoke of their torment will go up forever and ever. There is no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and his image, or anyone who receives the mark of his name.

Proverbs 4:14-16

Don't set foot on the path of the wicked; don't proceed in the way of evil ones. Avoid it; don't travel on it. Turn away from it, and pass it by. For they can't sleep unless they have done what is evil; they are robbed of sleep unless they make someone stumble.

Isaiah 5:27

None of them grows weary or stumbles; no one slumbers or sleeps. No belt is loose, and no sandal strap broken.

Psalm 132:4-5

I will not allow my eyes to sleep or my eyelids to slumber until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling for the Mighty One of Jacob."

Isaiah 62:6

Jerusalem, I have appointed watchmen on your walls; they will never be silent, day or night. You, who remind the Lord, no rest for you!

Acts 12:12

When he realized this, he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John Mark, where many had assembled and were praying.

1 Samuel 16:15-23

so Saul's servants said to him, "You see that an evil spirit from God is tormenting you. Let our lord command your servants here in your presence to look for someone who knows how to play the harp. Whenever the evil spirit from God [troubles] you, that person can play the harp, and you will feel better." Then Saul commanded his servants, "Find me someone who plays well and bring him to me."read more.
One of the young men answered, "I have seen a son of Jesse of Bethlehem who knows how to play [the harp]. He is also a valiant man, a warrior, eloquent, handsome, and the Lord is with him." Then Saul dispatched messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me your son David, who is with the sheep." So Jesse took a donkey loaded with bread, a skin of wine, and one young goat and sent them by his son David to Saul. When David came to Saul and entered his service, Saul admired him greatly, and David became his armor-bearer. Then Saul sent word to Jesse: "Let David remain in my service, for I am pleased with him." Whenever the spirit from God [troubled] Saul, David would pick up his harp and play, and Saul would then be relieved, feel better, and the evil spirit would leave him.

Job 7:4

When I lie down I think: When will I get up? But the evening drags on endlessly, and I toss and turn until dawn.

Job 7:11-15

Therefore I will not restrain my mouth. I will speak in the anguish of my spirit; I will complain in the bitterness of my soul. Am I the sea or a sea monster, that You keep me under guard? When I say: My bed will comfort me, and my couch will ease my complaint,read more.
then You frighten me with dreams, and terrify me with visions, so that I prefer strangling, death rather than life in this body.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting. No diversions were brought to him, and he could not sleep.

Hebrews 3:11

So I swore in My anger, "They will not enter My rest."

Hebrews 4:1-5

Therefore, while the promise remains of entering His rest, let us fear so that none of you should miss it. For we also have received the good news just as they did; but the message they heard did not benefit them, since they were not united with those who heard it in faith (for we who have believed enter the rest), in keeping with what He has said: So I swore in My anger, they will not enter My rest. And yet His works have been finished since the foundation of the world,read more.
for somewhere He has spoken about the seventh day in this way: And on the seventh day God rested from all His works. Again, in that passage [He says], They will never enter My rest.

Deuteronomy 28:67

In the morning you will say, 'If only it were evening!' and in the evening you will say, 'If only it were morning!'-because of the dread you will have in your heart and because of what you will see.

Isaiah 21:4

My heart staggers; horror terrifies me. He has turned my last glimmer of hope into sheer terror.

Isaiah 23:12

He said, "You will not rejoice any more, ravished young woman, daughter of Sidon. Get up and cross over to Cyprus- even there you will have no rest!"

Isaiah 57:20-21

But the wicked are like the storm-tossed sea, for it cannot be still, and its waters churn up mire and muck. There is no peace for the wicked," says my God.

Lamentations 5:5

We are closely pursued; we are tired, and no one offers us rest.

Daniel 2:1

In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams that troubled him, and sleep deserted him.

Zechariah 4:1

The angel who was speaking with me then returned and roused me as one awakened out of sleep.

1 Samuel 3:1-10

The boy Samuel served the Lord in Eli's presence. In those days the word of the Lord was rare and prophetic visions were not widespread. One day Eli, whose eyesight was failing, was lying in his room. Before the lamp of God had gone out, Samuel was lying down in the tabernacle of the Lord where the ark of God was located.read more.
Then the Lord called Samuel, and he answered, "Here I am." He ran to Eli and said, "Here I am; you called me." "I didn't call," Eli replied. "Go and lie down." So he went and lay down. Once again the Lord called, "Samuel!" Samuel got up, went to Eli, and said, "Here I am; you called me." "I didn't call, my son," he replied. "Go and lie down." Now Samuel had not yet experienced the Lord, because the word of the Lord had not yet been revealed to him. Once again, for the third time, the Lord called Samuel. He got up, went to Eli, and said, "Here I am; you called me." Then Eli understood that the Lord was calling the boy. He told Samuel, "Go and lie down. If He calls you, say, 'Speak, Lord, for Your servant is listening.' " So Samuel went and lay down in his place. The Lord came, stood there, and called as before, "Samuel, Samuel!" Samuel responded, "Speak, for Your servant is listening."

Daniel 2:29

Your Majesty, while you were in your bed, thoughts came [to your mind] about what will happen in the future. The revealer of mysteries has let you know what will happen.

Matthew 27:19

While he was sitting on the judge's bench, his wife sent word to him, "Have nothing to do with that righteous man, for today I've suffered terribly in a dream because of Him!"

Matthew 26:36-46

Then Jesus came with them to a place called Gethsemane, and He told the disciples, "Sit here while I go over there and pray." Taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, He began to be sorrowful and deeply distressed. Then He said to them, "My soul is swallowed up in sorrow -to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with Me."read more.
Going a little farther, He fell facedown and prayed, "My Father! If it is possible, let this cup pass from Me. Yet not as I will, but as You will." Then He came to the disciples and found them sleeping. He asked Peter, "So, couldn't you stay awake with Me one hour? Stay awake and pray, so that you won't enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." Again, a second time, He went away and prayed, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, Your will be done." And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. After leaving them, He went away again and prayed a third time, saying the same thing once more. Then He came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Look, the time is near. The Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up; let's go! See-My betrayer is near."

Mark 14:32-42

Then they came to a place named Gethsemane, and He told His disciples, "Sit here while I pray." He took Peter, James, and John with Him, and He began to be deeply distressed and horrified. Then He said to them, "My soul is swallowed up in sorrow -to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake."read more.
Then He went a little farther, fell to the ground, and began to pray that if it were possible, the hour might pass from Him. And He said, " Abba , Father! All things are possible for You. Take this cup away from Me. Nevertheless, not what I will, but what You will." Then He came and found them sleeping. "Simon, are you sleeping?" He asked Peter. "Couldn't you stay awake one hour? Stay awake and pray so that you won't enter into temptation. The spirit is willing, but the flesh is weak." Once again He went away and prayed, saying the same thing. And He came again and found them sleeping, because they could not keep their eyes open. They did not know what to say to Him. Then He came a third time and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Enough! The time has come. Look, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up; let's go! See-My betrayer is near."

Luke 22:47-53

While He was still speaking, suddenly a mob was there, and one of the Twelve named Judas was leading them. He came near Jesus to kiss Him, but Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?" When those around Him saw what was going to happen, they asked, "Lord, should we strike with the sword?"read more.
Then one of them struck the high priest's slave and cut off his right ear. But Jesus responded, "No more of this!" And touching his ear, He healed him. Then Jesus said to the chief priests, temple police, and the elders who had come for Him, "Have you come out with swords and clubs as if I were a criminal? Every day while I was with you in the temple complex, you never laid a hand on Me. But this is your hour-and the dominion of darkness."

Psalm 57:8

Wake up, my soul! Wake up, harp and lyre! I will wake up the dawn.

Proverbs 6:10

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the arms to rest,

Isaiah 51:9

Wake up, wake up! Put on the strength of the Lord's power. Wake up as in days past, as in generations of long ago. Wasn't it You who hacked Rahab to pieces, who pierced the sea monster?

Psalm 121:3-4

He will not allow your foot to slip; your Protector will not slumber. Indeed, the Protector of Israel does not slumber or sleep.

Isaiah 40:28-31

Do you not know? Have you not heard? Yahweh is the everlasting God, the Creator of the whole earth. He never grows faint or weary; there is no limit to His understanding. He gives strength to the weary and strengthens the powerless. Youths may faint and grow weary, and young men stumble and fall,read more.
but those who trust in the Lord will renew their strength; they will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary; they will walk and not faint.

Leviticus 26:6

I will give peace to the land, and you will lie down with nothing to frighten [you]. I will remove dangerous animals from the land, and no sword will pass through your land.

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Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep.

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Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep.

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Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep.

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Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep.

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Ecclesiastes 12:4

and the doors at the street are shut while the sound of the mill fades; when one rises at the sound of a bird, and all the daughters of song grow faint.

Daniel 2:1

In the second year of his reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams that troubled him, and sleep deserted him.

Sleeplessness » Common causes of loss of sleep » Sickness

Job 7:4-5

When I lie down I think: When will I get up? But the evening drags on endlessly, and I toss and turn until dawn. My flesh is clothed with maggots and encrusted with dirt. My skin forms scabs and then oozes.

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Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the worker is sweet, whether he eats little or much; but the abundance of the rich permits him no sleep.

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Daniel 6:18-19

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting. No diversions were brought to him, and he could not sleep. At the first light of dawn the king got up and hurried to the lions' den.

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Esther 6:1

That night sleep escaped the king, so he ordered the book recording daily events to be brought and read to the king.

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