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48 Bible Verses about Sleeplessness

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Proverbs 6:1-4

My child, if you have pledged to your neighbor, [if] you have bound {yourself} to the stranger, [if] you are snared by the sayings of your mouth, [if] you are caught by the sayings of your mouth, do this, then, my child, and save yourself, for you have come into {the palm of your neighbor's hand}: Go, humble yourself, plead with your neighbor.read more.
Do not give sleep to your eyes, or slumber to your eyelids.

Jeremiah 45:3

'You said, "Woe please to me, for Yahweh has added sorrow to my pain. I am weary in my groaning and I do not find rest." '

Job 7:4-5

When I lie down, I say, 'When shall I rise?' But [the] night is long, and I have my fill of tossing until dawn. My body is clothed [with] maggots and clods of dust; my skin hardens, then it gives way [again].

Job 33:19

"And he is reproved with pain on his bed, even [with] the strife of his bones continually,

Revelation 14:11

And the smoke of their torture went up {forever and ever}, and those who worshiped the beast and his image did not have rest day and night, {along with anyone who received} the mark of his name.

Proverbs 4:14-16

In the path of the wicked do not go; do not walk in the way of those who do evil. Avoid it; do not transgress it; turn away from it and pass by. For they will not sleep if they have not done wrong, and they are robbed of their sleep if they do not cause stumbling.

Isaiah 5:27

None [is] weary, and none among him stumbles; none slumbers and none sleeps. And no loincloth on his waist is opened, and no thong of his sandals is drawn away.

Psalm 132:4-5

I will give no sleep to my eyes, [no] slumber to my eyelids, until I find a place for Yahweh, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob."

Isaiah 62:6

I have appointed watchmen upon your walls, Jerusalem; all day and all night they shall never be silent. You who profess Yahweh have no rest.

Acts 12:12

And [when he] realized [this], he went to the house of Mary, the mother of John (who is also called Mark), where many [people] were gathered together and were praying.

1 Samuel 16:15-23

So the servants of Saul said to him, "Look please, an evil spirit from God [is] tormenting you. Please, let our lord command your servants [who are] before you! Let them seek a man skilled in playing on the lyre. {When} the evil spirit from God [is] upon you, he can play {on it} and {you will feel better}." So Saul said to his servants, "Please select a man {who plays a stringed instrument well} and bring [him] to me."read more.
One of the servants answered and said, "Look, I have seen a son of Jesse the Bethlehemite [who is] skillful in playing a stringed instrument, a {brave man, a warrior, prudent in speech, and handsome}. And Yahweh [is] with him." So Saul sent messengers to Jesse and said, "Send me David your son who [is] with the sheep." And Jesse took a donkey [loaded with] bread and a skin of wine and one {young goat} and sent [them] to Saul by the hand of David his son. So David came to Saul and {entered his service}. He loved him greatly and {he became Saul's armor bearer}. Then Saul sent [word] to Jesse, saying, "Please let David stand before me, because he has found favor {in my sight}." So whenever the [evil] spirit from God came to Saul, David would take the stringed instrument and play it with his hand. Then {it would bring relief} for Saul; {he would feel better} and the evil spirit would depart from him.

Job 7:4

When I lie down, I say, 'When shall I rise?' But [the] night is long, and I have my fill of tossing until dawn.

Job 7:11-15

"Even I will not restrain my mouth; I will speak in my spirit's anguish; I will complain in my inner self's bitterness. Am I [the] sea, or a sea monster, that you set a guard over me? When I say, 'My bed will comfort me, and my couch will ease my complaint,'read more.
then you terrify me with dreams, and with visions you terrify me. So my inner self will choose strangling-- death more than my {existence}.

Daniel 6:18

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night in fasting, and no food was brought in before him and his sleep fled from him.

Hebrews 3:11

As I swore in my anger, '{They will never enter} into my rest.'"

Hebrews 4:1-5

Therefore let us fear, [while there] remains a promise of entering into his rest, that none of you appear to fall short of [it]. {For we also have had the good news proclaimed to us}, just as those also [did], but the message {they heard} did not benefit them, [because they] were not united with those who heard [it] in faith. For we who have believed enter into rest, just as he has said, "As I swore in my anger, '{They will never enter} into my rest.'" And yet these works have been accomplished from the foundation of the world.read more.
For he has spoken somewhere about the seventh [day] in this way: "And God rested on the seventh day from all his works," and in this [passage] again, '{They will never enter} into my rest.'"

Deuteronomy 28:67

In the morning you shall say, '{If only it was evening}!' and in the evening you shall say '{If only it was morning}!' because of the dread of your heart that you shall feel, and because of the sight of your eyes that you shall see.

Isaiah 21:4

My {mind} staggers; fear terrifies me; the twilight {I desired} {brought} me fear.

Isaiah 23:12

And he said, "You will not {continue} to exult, crushed one, {virgin} daughter of Sidon. Arise, cross over [to] Cyprus! There will be no rest for you even there."

Isaiah 57:20-21

But the wicked [are] like the churning sea, that is not able to keep quiet, and its waters toss up mire and mud. There is no peace," says my God, "for the wicked."

Lamentations 5:5

We are driven on our necks; we are weary, there is no rest for us.

Daniel 2:1

Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him.

Zechariah 4:1

And the angel [who was] talking with me returned, and he wakened me as one who is wakened from his sleep.

1 Samuel 3:1-10

Now the boy Samuel was serving Yahweh {in the presence} of Eli. The word of Yahweh was rare in those days; visions were not widespread. {And then} one day when Eli was lying in his place (now his eyes had begun [to grow] weak so that he was not able to see) and the lamp of God had not yet gone out, Samuel was lying in the temple of Yahweh where the ark of God [was].read more.
Then Yahweh called out to Samuel and he said, "Here I am!" And he ran to Eli and said, "Here I am, because you called me." But he said, "I did not call [you]. Go back and lie down." So he went and lay down. And Yahweh called Samuel again, so Samuel got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am, because you called me." And he said, "I did not call you, my son. Go back [and] lie down." Now Samuel did not yet know Yahweh, and the word of Yahweh had not yet been revealed to him. Again Yahweh called Samuel a third time, so he got up and went to Eli and said, "Here I am, because you called me." Then Eli realized that Yahweh was calling the boy. So Eli said to Samuel "Go lie down. {If he calls} to you, then you must say, 'Speak Yahweh, because your servant [is] listening.'" So Samuel went and lay down in his place. Then Yahweh came and stood [there] and called out {as before}, "Samuel! Samuel!" And Samuel said, "Speak, because your servant [is] listening."

Daniel 2:29

"[As for you], king, your thoughts on your bed {turned to} what [it was] that would be {in the future}, and the revealer of mysteries has made known to you what that would be.

Matthew 27:19

And [while] he was sitting on the judgment seat, his wife sent [a message] to him, saying, "{Have nothing to do with that righteous man}, for I have suffered much as a result of a dream today because of him.")

Matthew 26:36-46

Then Jesus went with them to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to the disciples, "Sit here while I go over there [and] pray." And taking along Peter and the two sons of Zebedee, he began to be distressed and troubled. Then he said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake with me."read more.
And going forward a little he fell down on his face, praying and saying, "My Father, if it is possible, let this cup pass from me. Nevertheless, not as I will, but as you [will]." And he came to the disciples and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "So, were you not able to stay awake with me one hour? Stay awake and pray that you will not enter into temptation. The spirit [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak!" Again for the second time he went away [and] prayed, saying, "My Father, if this cannot pass unless I drink it, your will must be done." And he came again [and] found them sleeping, {for they could not keep their eyes open}. And leaving them again, he went away [and] prayed for the third [time], saying the same thing again. Then he came to the disciples and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? Behold, the hour is near, and the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up, let us go! Behold, the one who is betraying me is approaching!"

Mark 14:32-42

And they came to a place {named} Gethsemane, and he said to his disciples, "Sit here while I pray." And he took along Peter and James and John with him, and he began to be distressed and troubled. And he said to them, "My soul is deeply grieved, to the point of death. Remain here and stay awake."read more.
And going forward a little he fell to the ground and began to pray that, if it were possible, the hour would pass from him. And he said, "Abba, Father, all [things] [are] possible for you! Take away this cup from me! Yet not what I will, but what you [will]." And he came and found them sleeping, and he said to Peter, "Simon, are you sleeping? Were you not able to stay awake one hour? Stay awake and pray that you will not enter into temptation. The spirit [is] willing, but the flesh [is] weak!" And again he went away [and] prayed, saying the same thing. And again he came [and] found them sleeping, {for they could not keep their eyes open}, and they did not know what to reply to him. And he came the third [time] and said to them, "Are you still sleeping and resting? It is enough! The hour has come. Behold, the Son of Man is being betrayed into the hands of sinners. Get up, let us go! Behold, the one who is betraying me is approaching!"

Luke 22:47-53

[While] he was still speaking, behold, [there came] a crowd, and the one named Judas, one of the twelve, leading them. And he approached Jesus to kiss him. But Jesus said to him, "Judas, are you betraying the Son of Man with a kiss?" And [when] those around him saw what was about to happen, they said, "Lord, should we strike with the sword?"read more.
And a certain one of them struck the slave of the high priest and cut off his right ear. But Jesus answered [and] said, "{Stop! No more of this!}" And he touched [his] ear [and] healed him. And Jesus said to the chief priests and officers of the temple and elders who had come out against him, "Have you come out with swords and clubs, as against a robber? Every day [when] I was with you in the temple [courts], you did not stretch out [your] hands against me! But this is your hour and the domain of darkness!"

Psalm 57:8

Awake, my glory; Awake, harp and lyre. I will awake [the] dawn.

Proverbs 6:10

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands for rest--

Isaiah 51:9

Awake! Awake; put on strength, O arm of Yahweh! Awake as [in] days of long ago, [the] generations of a long time back! [Are] you not the one who cut Rahab in pieces, [the] one who pierced [the] sea-dragon?

Psalm 121:3-4

He will not allow your foot to be moved; he who protects you will not slumber. Look, he will not slumber and he will not sleep-- he who protects Israel.

Isaiah 40:28-31

Have you not known, or have you not heard? Yahweh [is] the God of eternity, [the] creator [of] the ends of the earth! He is not faint, and he does not grow weary! There is no searching his understanding. [He] gives power to the weary, and he increases power for {the powerless}. Even young people will be faint and grow weary, and [the] young will stumble, exhausted.read more.
But those who wait for Yahweh shall renew [their] strength. They shall go up [with] wings like eagles; they shall run and not grow weary; they shall walk and not be faint.

Leviticus 26:6

And I will give peace in the land, and you shall lie down, and there shall not be {anybody who makes you afraid}, and I will remove harmful animals from the land, and {no sword shall pass through your land}.

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Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the laborer [is] pleasant, whether he eats little or much, but the wealth of the rich man does not allow him to rest.

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Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the laborer [is] pleasant, whether he eats little or much, but the wealth of the rich man does not allow him to rest.

Care » Business Cares Result in » Sleeplessness

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the laborer [is] pleasant, whether he eats little or much, but the wealth of the rich man does not allow him to rest.

business Cares » Sleeplessness

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the laborer [is] pleasant, whether he eats little or much, but the wealth of the rich man does not allow him to rest.

Sleeplessness » Common causes of loss of sleep » Old age

Ecclesiastes 12:4

When the doors on the street are shut, when the sound of the grinding mill is low; one rises up to the sound of the bird, and all the daughters of song are brought low.

Daniel 2:1

Now in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams; and his spirit was troubled and his sleep left him.

Sleeplessness » Common causes of loss of sleep » Sickness

Job 7:4-5

When I lie down, I say, 'When shall I rise?' But [the] night is long, and I have my fill of tossing until dawn. My body is clothed [with] maggots and clods of dust; my skin hardens, then it gives way [again].

Sleeplessness » Common causes of loss of sleep » Care of wealth

Ecclesiastes 5:12

The sleep of the laborer [is] pleasant, whether he eats little or much, but the wealth of the rich man does not allow him to rest.

Sleeplessness » Common causes of loss of sleep » Grief and remorse

Daniel 6:18-19

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night in fasting, and no food was brought in before him and his sleep fled from him. Then the king got up at daybreak, at first light, and he went {in haste} to {the lion pit}.

Sleeplessness » Common causes of loss of sleep » Burdens of state

Esther 6:1

During that night the king's sleep escaped [him], and he gave orders to bring the {scroll of records and chronicles}, and they were read before the king.