'Sleep' in the Bible
so the LORD God caused a deep sleep to overshadow the man.
As the sun began to set, Abram was overcome with deep sleep, and suddenly a frightening and terrifying darkness descended on him.
In response, Leah asked her, "Wasn't it enough that you've taken away my husband? Now you also want to take my son's mandrakes!" But Rachel replied, "Okay, let's let Jacob sleep with you tonight in exchange for your son's mandrakes."
After he had fallen back to sleep, he had a second dream, in which seven ears of plump, fruit-filled grain grew up on a single stalk.
for it's his only covering; it's his outer garment, for what else can he sleep in? And when he cries out to me, I'll hear him, for I am gracious.
If he is a poor man, don't go to sleep with his collateral in your possession.
Be sure to return his garment to him at sunset so that he may sleep with it, and he will bless you. It will be a righteous deed in the presence of the LORD your God.
When she cried out, "The Philistines are attacking you, Samson!" he woke from his sleep and told himself, "I'll go out like I did at other times like this and shake myself free." But he didn't know that the LORD had abandoned him.
So David took the spear and the jug of water at Saul's head, and they left. No one saw, and no one knew, because no one was awake. They were all asleep, because a deep sleep from the LORD had fallen over them.
Then he lay down and went to sleep under the juniper tree. All of a sudden, there was an angel, who kept grabbing him and telling him, "Get up! Eat!"
At the same time I told the people, "Let's have everyone sleep at night inside Jerusalem with their servants, so they can guard us at night and work during the day.
That night the king could not sleep, so he gave instructions to bring the book of records, the chronicles, and they were read to the king.
Disquieting thoughts from dreams at night; when deep sleep falls on everyone.
When you sleep, there'll be nothing to fear; and many will court your favor.
so also a person lies down and does not get up; they won't awaken until the heavens are no more, nor will they arise from their sleep."
then let my wife cook for another person and may someone else sleep with her,
in a dream or night vision, when a deep sleep falls on mankind while they sleep on their beds.
Is the wild ox willing to serve you? Will he sleep at night near your feeding trough?
I lie down and sleep, I wake up, because the LORD sustains me.
I will lie down and sleep in peace, for you alone, LORD, enable me to live securely. To the Director: For flutes. A Davidic Psalm
Look at me! Answer me, LORD, my God! Give light to my eyes! Otherwise, I will sleep in death;
Brave men were plundered while they slumbered in their sleep. All the men of the army were immobilized.
At the sound of your battle cry, God of Jacob, both horse and chariot rider fell into deep sleep.
The LORD awoke as though from sleep, like a mighty warrior stimulated by wine.
It is useless to get up early and to stay up late, eating the food of exhausting labor truly he gives sleep to those he loves.
When you sit down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be pleasant.
For they cannot sleep unless they are doing evil, and they are robbed of their sleep unless they cause someone to stumble.
Don't allow yourself to sleep or even to close your eyes.
How long will you lie down, lazy man? When will you get up from your sleep?
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,
During your travels wisdom will lead you; she will watch over you while you rest; and when you are startled from your sleep, she will commune with you.
Laziness puts one to sleep, and an idle person will go hungry.
Do not love sleep or you'll become poor, keep your eyes open and you'll have plenty of food.
"A little sleep! A little slumber! A little folding of my hands to rest!"
Sweet is the sleep of a working man, whether he eats a little or a lot, but the excess wealth of the rich will not allow him to rest.
When I dedicated myself to experience wisdom and to observe what is undertaken on earth even going without sleep day and night
For the LORD has poured out upon you a spirit of deep sleep he has closed your eyes, you prophets, he has covered your heads, you seers!"
His watchmen are blind; they are all without knowledge. They are all dumb dogs they cannot bark. They keep on dreaming and lying around, and they're lovers of sleep!
Then I awoke and looked around, and I had had a pleasant sleep.
When they're excited I'll serve them their banquet, and make them drunk until they're merry. They'll sleep forever and won't wake up," declares the LORD.
I'll make their leaders, their wise men, their governors, their deputies, and their warriors drunk so that they sleep forever and don't wake up," declares the King whose name is the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
"Now as for you, you are to sleep on your left side, symbolically bearing the punishment of the house of Israel while you're counting the days you'll be sleeping on your left side to bear symbolically the punishment for their sin.
I've assigned you to sleep this way for 390 days, representing the years they've been sinning, as you bear symbolically the punishment of the house of Israel.
When you have completed this, you are to sleep on your right side, symbolically bearing the iniquity of Judah for 40 days. Each day that I've assigned to you represents one year.
"I'm going to enter into a covenant with them, one of peace, and I'll eliminate wild beasts from the land so they can live securely in the wilderness and sleep in the forests.
During the second year of Nebuchadnezzar's reign, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams that troubled him. As a result, he couldn't sleep.
Then the king retired to his palace to spend the night fasting. He enjoyed no entertainment, and he couldn't sleep.
which means, "God with us." When Joseph got up from his sleep, he did as the angel of the Lord had commanded him and took Mary as his wife.
Now Peter and the men with him had been overcome by sleep. When they woke up, they saw Jesus' glory and the two men standing with him.
A young man named Eutychus, who was sitting in a window, began to sink off into a deep sleep as Paul kept speaking longer and longer. Overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third floor and was picked up dead.
As it is written, "To this day God has put them into deep sleep. Their eyes do not see, and their ears do not hear."
This is necessary because you know the times it's already time for you to wake up from sleep, because our salvation is nearer now than when we became believers.