'Sleep' in the Bible
And Jehovah Elohim caused a deep sleep to fall upon Man; and he slept. And he took one of his ribs and closed up flesh in its stead.
And as the sun was just going down, a deep sleep fell upon Abram; and behold, a horror, a great darkness, fell upon him.
And Jacob awoke from his sleep, and said, Surely Jehovah is in this place, and I knew it not.
Thus it was with me: in the day the heat consumed me, and the frost by night; and my sleep fled from mine eyes.
in any case thou shalt return him the pledge at the going down of the sun, that he may sleep in his own upper garment and bless thee; and it shall be righteousness unto thee before Jehovah thy God.
And Jehovah said to Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the strange gods of the land into which they enter, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
So while he slept, Deli'lah took the seven locks of his head and wove them into the web. And she made them tight with the pin, and said to him, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" But he awoke from his sleep, and pulled away the pin, the loom, and the web.
She made him sleep upon her knees; and she called a man, and had him shave off the seven locks of his head. Then she began to torment him, and his strength left him.
And she said, "The Philistines are upon you, Samson!" And he awoke from his sleep, and said, "I will go out as at other times, and shake myself free." And he did not know that the LORD had left him.
And David took the spear and the cruse of water from Saul's head; and they went away, and no man saw it, and none knew it, and none awaked, for they were all asleep; for a deep sleep from Jehovah had fallen upon them.
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.
Otherwise it shall come to pass when my lord the king shall sleep with his fathers, that I and my son Solomon will be counted offenders.
On that night sleep fled from the king. And he commanded to bring the book of records of the chronicles; and they were read before the king.
In thoughts from visions of the night, when deep sleep falleth on men: --
So man lieth down, and riseth not again; till the heavens be no more, they do not awake, nor are raised out of their sleep.
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falleth upon men, in slumberings upon the bed;
In peace will I both lay me down and sleep; for thou, Jehovah, alone makest me to dwell in safety.
Consider, answer me, O Jehovah my God! lighten mine eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death;
The stout-hearted are made a spoil, they have slept their sleep; and none of the men of might have found their hands.
At thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, both chariot and horse are cast into a dead sleep.
Then the Lord awoke as one out of sleep, like a mighty man that shouteth aloud by reason of wine;
Thou carriest them away as with a flood; they are as a sleep: in the morning they are like grass that groweth up:
Behold, he that keepeth Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.
It is vain for you to rise up early, to lie down late, to eat the bread of sorrows: so to his beloved one he giveth sleep.
I will not give sleep to mine eyes, slumber to mine eyelids,
when thou liest down, thou shalt not be afraid, but thou shalt lie down and thy sleep shall be sweet.
For they sleep not except they have done mischief, and their sleep is taken away unless they have caused some to fall.
Give not sleep to thine eyes, nor slumber to thine eyelids:
How long, sluggard, wilt thou lie down? When wilt thou arise out of thy sleep?
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest!
Slothfulness casteth into a deep sleep, and the idle soul shall suffer hunger.
Love not sleep, lest thou come to poverty; open thine eyes, and thou shalt be satisfied with bread.
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest!
The sleep of the labourer is sweet, whether he have eaten little or much; but the fulness of the rich doth not suffer him to sleep.
When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done upon the earth (for also there is that neither day nor night seeth sleep with his eyes),
None among them is weary, none stumbleth; they slumber not, nor sleep; none hath the girdle of his loins loosed, nor the thong of his sandals broken;
For Jehovah hath poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep, and hath closed your eyes; the prophets and your chiefs, the seers, hath he covered.
Upon this I awaked, and beheld; and my sleep was sweet unto me.
When they are heated, I will prepare their drink, and I will make them drunken, that they may exult, and sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith Jehovah.
And I will make drunk her princes, and her wise men, her governors, and her rulers, and her mighty men; and they shall sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake, saith the King, whose name is Jehovah of hosts.
And I will make with them a covenant of peace, and will cause evil beasts to cease out of the land; and they shall dwell in safety in the wilderness, and sleep in the woods.
And in the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar dreamed dreams, and his spirit was troubled, and his sleep went from him.
Then the king went to his palace, and passed the night fasting; neither were concubines brought before him; and his sleep fled from him.
And many of them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame, to everlasting contempt.
And the angel that talked with me came again, and waked me, as a man that is wakened out of his sleep.
But Joseph, having awoke up from his sleep, did as the angel of the Lord had enjoined him, and took to him his wife,
Then he comes to the disciples and says to them, Sleep on now and take your rest; behold, the hour has drawn nigh, and the Son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners.
and should sleep and rise up night and day, and the seed should sprout and grow, he does not know how.
And he comes and finds them sleeping. And he says to Peter, Simon, dost thou sleep? Hast thou not been able to watch one hour?
And he comes the third time and says to them, Sleep on now, and take your rest. It is enough; the hour is come; behold, the Son of man is delivered up into the hands of sinners.
But Peter and those with him were oppressed with sleep: but having fully awoke up they saw his glory, and the two men who stood with him.
And he said to them, Why sleep ye? rise up and pray that ye enter not into temptation.
These things said he; and after this he says to them, Lazarus, our friend, is fallen asleep, but I go that I may awake him out of sleep.
But Jesus spoke of his death, but they thought that he spoke of the rest of sleep.
And the jailor being awakened out of his sleep, and seeing the doors of the prison opened, having drawn a sword was going to kill himself, thinking the prisoners had fled.
And a certain youth, by name Eutychus, sitting at the window-opening, overpowered by deep sleep, while Paul discoursed very much at length, having been overpowered by the sleep, fell from the third story down to the bottom, and was taken up dead.
This also, knowing the time, that it is already time that we should be aroused out of sleep; for now is our salvation nearer than when we believed.
So then do not let us sleep as the rest do, but let us watch and be sober;
for they that sleep sleep by night, and they that drink drink by night;