'Asleep' in the Bible
So the Lord God caused the man to fall into a deep sleep, and while he was asleep, he took part of the man's side and closed up the place with flesh.
When the man was asleep, he removed one of the man's ribs and closed up the flesh where it had been. Then the LORD God formed the rib that he had taken from the man into a woman and brought her to the man.
When the sun went down, Abram fell sound asleep, and great terror overwhelmed him.
He reached a certain place where he decided to camp because the sun had gone down. He took one of the stones and placed it near his head. Then he fell asleep in that place
He fell asleep and dreamed a second time: Seven heads of grain, plump and ripe, came up on one stalk.
Yet when they had devoured them, it could not be detected that they had eaten them, because they were still as thin and emaciated as before. Then I awoke [but again I fell asleep and dreamed].
Before the men fell asleep, she went up on the roof
Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
Then she let him fall asleep on her lap and called a man to shave off the seven braids on his head. In this way, she made him helpless, and his strength left him.
That night, David and Abishai came to the troops, and Saul was lying there asleep in the inner circle of the camp with his spear stuck in the ground by his head. Abner and the troops were lying around him.
So David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's bolster; and they gat them away, and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither awaked: for they were all asleep; because a deep sleep from the LORD was fallen upon them.
She got up in the middle of the night and took my son from my side while your servant was asleep. She laid him at her breast, and she put her dead son in my arms.
And it cometh to pass, at noon, that Elijah playeth on them, and saith, 'Call with a loud voice, for he is a god, for he is meditating, or pursuing, or on a journey; it may be he is asleep, an doth awake.'
He stretched out and fell asleep under the shrub. All of a sudden an angelic messenger touched him and said, "Get up and eat."
Now I would certainly be lying down in peace;I would be asleep.Then I would be at rest
Wake up! Why are you asleep, Lord? Get up! Don't cast us off forever!
The bravehearted were plundered; they "fell asleep." All the warriors were helpless.
From Thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both rider and horse have been fast asleep.
Then the Lord awoke like [one who had been] asleep, [awoke] like a warrior who had been drunk with wine.
You will sweep them away while they are asleep by morning they are like growing grass.
I was asleep, but my heart was awake. There's a sound! My beloved is knocking. "Open up for me, my sister, my darling, my dove, my perfect one. For my head is drenched with dew, my hair with the dampness of the night."
And the roof of thy mouth like the best wine for my beloved, that goeth down sweetly, causing the lips of those that are asleep to speak.
The evergreens also rejoice over your demise, as do the cedars of Lebanon, singing, 'Since you fell asleep, no woodsman comes up to chop us down!'
When their appetites are all stirred up, I will set out a banquet for them. I will make them drunk so that they will pass out, they will fall asleep forever, they will never wake up," says the Lord.
"I will make her officials and wise men drunk, along with her governors, leaders, and warriors. They will fall asleep forever and never wake up," says the King whose name is the Lord who rules over all.
Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man unto his god, and cast forth the wares that were in the ship into the sea, to lighten it of them. But Jonah was gone down into the sides of the ship; and he lay, and was fast asleep.
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.”
Hey king of Assyria! Your shepherds are asleep and your nobles are lying down! Your people lie scattered on the mountains, and there is no one to gather them together.
Then the angel who had been speaking with me returned and woke me up as if I had been asleep.
And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was asleep.
He said, “Leave; for the girl has not died, but is asleep.” And they began laughing at Him.
for the heart of this people has grown fat, and they have heard heavily with their ears, and they have closed their eyes as asleep, lest they should see with the eyes, and hear with the ears, and understand with the heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
Since the groom was delayed, they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
and the tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who have fallen asleep, arose,
saying, 'Say ye, that his disciples having come by night, stole him -- we being asleep;
he spends days and nights, now awake, now asleep, while the seed sprouts and grows tall, he knows not how.
And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish?
He went in and said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but asleep.”
Otherwise, he may come suddenly and find you asleep.
When he went back, he found his disciples asleep. "Simon, are you asleep?" he asked Peter. "You couldn't stay awake for one hour, could you?
And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.
But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy.
Everyone was crying and mourning for her. But He said, “Stop crying, for she is not dead but asleep.”
When he got up from prayer, he went to the disciples and found them asleep from sorrow.
He said this, and then He told them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I’m on My way to wake him up.”
Then the disciples said to Him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will get well.”
And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, lay not this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
Now when Herod was on the point of taking him out of prison, that very night Peter was asleep between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards were on duty outside the door.
For David, after serving his own generation in God’s plan, fell asleep, was buried with his fathers, and decayed.
A young man named Eutychus, who was sitting in the window, was sinking into a deep sleep while Paul continued to speak for a long time. Fast asleep, he fell down from the third story and was picked up dead.
A wife is bound for whatever time her husband lives; but if the husband be fallen asleep, she is free to be married to whom she will, only in the Lord.
This is why many are sick and ill among you, and many have fallen asleep.
After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.
Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ are perished.
But now Christ has been raised from the dead, the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep.
Listen! I am telling you a mystery:We will not all fall asleep,but we will all be changed,
But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren, concerning them which are asleep, that ye sorrow not, even as others which have no hope.
Since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, in the same way God will bring with Him those who have fallen asleep through Jesus.
For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep.
Therefore, let's not fall asleep like others do, but let's stay awake and be sober.
who died for us, so that whether we are awake or asleep, we will live together with Him.
and in their greed they will exploit you with false words; their judgment from long ago is not idle, and their destruction is not asleep.
And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? for since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.