100 Bible Verses about Sleeping

Psalm 4:8 ESV / 91 helpful votes

In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.

Proverbs 3:24 ESV / 27 helpful votes

If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

Psalm 127:2 ESV / 25 helpful votes

It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Proverbs 20:13 ESV / 21 helpful votes

Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.

John 14:27 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Peace I leave with you; my peace I give to you. Not as the world gives do I give to you. Let not your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid.

Matthew 8:24 ESV / 18 helpful votes

And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.

Proverbs 6:9 ESV / 18 helpful votes

How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 17 helpful votes

Then I was given a measuring rod like a staff, and I was told, “Rise and measure the temple of God and the altar and those who worship there, but do not measure the court outside the temple; leave that out, for it is given over to the nations, and they will trample the holy city for forty-two months. And I will grant authority to my two witnesses, and they will prophesy for 1,260 days, clothed in sackcloth.” These are the two olive trees and the two lampstands that stand before the Lord of the earth. And if anyone would harm them, fire pours from their mouth and consumes their foes. If anyone would harm them, this is how he is doomed to be killed. ...

Psalm 121:3-4 ESV / 17 helpful votes

He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber. Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 16 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.

Psalm 3:5 ESV / 16 helpful votes

I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.

Ecclesiastes 5:12 ESV / 15 helpful votes

Sweet is the sleep of a laborer, whether he eats little or much, but the full stomach of the rich will not let him sleep.

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls. For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.

Matthew 9:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

He said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him.

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 13 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.

Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you. Trust in the Lord forever, for the Lord God is an everlasting rock.

Psalm 132:4 ESV / 13 helpful votes

I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 12 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Romans 8:26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Likewise the Spirit helps us in our weakness. For we do not know what to pray for as we ought, but the Spirit himself intercedes for us with groanings too deep for words.

John 11:11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.”

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Fear not, for I am with you; be not dismayed, for I am your God; I will strengthen you, I will help you, I will uphold you with my righteous right hand.

Psalm 56:3 ESV / 12 helpful votes

When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.

Luke 1:37 ESV / 11 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Daniel 2:1 ESV / 11 helpful votes

In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him.

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.

Psalm 29:11 ESV / 11 helpful votes

May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!

Titus 1:2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

In hope of eternal life, which God, who never lies, promised before the ages began

Ephesians 5:14 ESV / 10 helpful votes

For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”

John 11:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.”

Matthew 26:45 ESV / 10 helpful votes

Then he came to the disciples and said to them, “Sleep and take your rest later on. See, the hour is at hand, and the Son of Man is betrayed into the hands of sinners.

Matthew 6:27 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?

Jeremiah 31:26 ESV / 10 helpful votes

At this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me.

Proverbs 6:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:1-2 ESV / 10 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Of Solomon. Unless the Lord builds the house, those who build it labor in vain. Unless the Lord watches over the city, the watchman stays awake in vain. It is in vain that you rise up early and go late to rest, eating the bread of anxious toil; for he gives to his beloved sleep.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 10 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty. I will say to the Lord, “My refuge and my fortress, my God, in whom I trust.” For he will deliver you from the snare of the fowler and from the deadly pestilence. He will cover you with his pinions, and under his wings you will find refuge; his faithfulness is a shield and buckler. You will not fear the terror of the night, nor the arrow that flies by day, ...

Job 14:12 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So a man lies down and rises not again; till the heavens are no more he will not awake or be roused out of his sleep.

Esther 6:1 ESV / 10 helpful votes

On that night the king could not sleep. And he gave orders to bring the book of memorable deeds, the chronicles, and they were read before the king.

1 Kings 19:5 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.”

Genesis 2:21 ESV / 10 helpful votes

So the Lord God caused a deep sleep to fall upon the man, and while he slept took one of his ribs and closed up its place with flesh.

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For God gave us a spirit not of fear but of power and love and self-control.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 ESV / 9 helpful votes

So then let us not sleep, as others do, but let us keep awake and be sober. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be sober, having put on the breastplate of faith and love, and for a helmet the hope of salvation.

Mark 5:39 ESV / 9 helpful votes

And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.”

Matthew 25:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me, for I am gentle and lowly in heart, and you will find rest for your souls.

Jeremiah 31:25-26 ESV / 9 helpful votes

For I will satisfy the weary soul, and every languishing soul I will replenish.” At this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me.

Proverbs 19:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.

Proverbs 6:10-11 ESV / 9 helpful votes

A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

Proverbs 6:9-10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep? A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,

Proverbs 1:33 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”

Psalm 132:4-5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:5 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Blessed is the man who fills his quiver with them! He shall not be put to shame when he speaks with his enemies in the gate.

Psalm 91:1 ESV / 9 helpful votes

He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.

Psalm 46:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes

“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”

Psalm 16:9 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.

Psalm 13:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,

Psalm 3:3-6 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head. I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me. I will not be afraid of many thousands of people who have set themselves against me all around.

Psalm 3:3 ESV / 9 helpful votes

But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.

Job 33:15 ESV / 9 helpful votes

In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds,

Genesis 15:12 ESV / 9 helpful votes

As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him.

Psalm 132:1-18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. Remember, O Lord, in David's favor, all the hardships he endured, how he swore to the Lord and vowed to the Mighty One of Jacob, “I will not enter my house or get into my bed, I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids, until I find a place for the Lord, a dwelling place for the Mighty One of Jacob.” ...

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. For this we declare to you by a word from the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep. For the Lord himself will descend from heaven with a cry of command, with the voice of an archangel, and with the sound of the trumpet of God. And the dead in Christ will rise first. Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord. ...

Luke 22:46 ESV / 7 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”

Matthew 24:36 ESV / 7 helpful votes

“But concerning that day and hour no one knows, not even the angels of heaven, nor the Son, but the Father only.

Matthew 6:33-34 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you. “Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.

Isaiah 35:3-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

Strengthen the weak hands, and make firm the feeble knees. Say to those who have an anxious heart, “Be strong; fear not! Behold, your God will come with vengeance, with the recompense of God. He will come and save you.” Then the eyes of the blind shall be opened, and the ears of the deaf unstopped; then shall the lame man leap like a deer, and the tongue of the mute sing for joy. For waters break forth in the wilderness, and streams in the desert;

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For thus said the Lord God, the Holy One of Israel, “In returning and rest you shall be saved; in quietness and in trust shall be your strength.” But you were unwilling,

Psalm 121:3 ESV / 7 helpful votes

He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.

Psalm 76:5 ESV / 7 helpful votes

The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil; they sank into sleep; all the men of war were unable to use their hands.

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 7 helpful votes

A Psalm of David. The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. He makes me lie down in green pastures. He leads me beside still waters. He restores my soul. He leads me in paths of righteousness for his name's sake. Even though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil, for you are with me; your rod and your staff, they comfort me. You prepare a table before me in the presence of my enemies; you anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows. ...

1 Timothy 2:8 ESV / 6 helpful votes

I desire then that in every place the men should pray, lifting holy hands without anger or quarreling;

1 Thessalonians 4:1-18 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Finally, then, brothers, we ask and urge you in the Lord Jesus, that as you received from us how you ought to walk and to please God, just as you are doing, that you do so more and more. For you know what instructions we gave you through the Lord Jesus. For this is the will of God, your sanctification: that you abstain from sexual immorality; that each one of you know how to control his own body in holiness and honor, not in the passion of lust like the Gentiles who do not know God; ...

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And let the peace of Christ rule in your hearts, to which indeed you were called in one body. And be thankful.

Romans 8:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

For to set the mind on the flesh is death, but to set the mind on the Spirit is life and peace.

John 14:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

“If you love me, you will keep my commandments.

Matthew 24:1-51 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Jesus left the temple and was going away, when his disciples came to point out to him the buildings of the temple. But he answered them, “You see all these, do you not? Truly, I say to you, there will not be left here one stone upon another that will not be thrown down.” As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. ...

Psalm 3:4-5 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I cried aloud to the Lord, and he answered me from his holy hill. Selah I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Revelation 22:13 ESV / 4 helpful votes

I am the Alpha and the Omega, the first and the last, the beginning and the end.”

Romans 13:11 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Besides this you know the time, that the hour has come for you to wake from sleep. For salvation is nearer to us now than when we first believed.

Luke 21:25 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“And there will be signs in sun and moon and stars, and on the earth distress of nations in perplexity because of the roaring of the sea and the waves,

Luke 8:23 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And as they sailed he fell asleep. And a windstorm came down on the lake, and they were filling with water and were in danger.

Matthew 6:33 ESV / 4 helpful votes

But seek first the kingdom of God and his righteousness, and all these things will be added to you.

Daniel 6:18 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Then the king went to his palace and spent the night fasting; no diversions were brought to him, and sleep fled from him.

Isaiah 7:14 ESV / 4 helpful votes

Therefore the Lord himself will give you a sign. Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel.

Jude 1:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

It was also about these that Enoch, the seventh from Adam, prophesied, saying, “Behold, the Lord comes with ten thousands of his holy ones,

Titus 1:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

If anyone is above reproach, the husband of one wife, and his children are believers and not open to the charge of debauchery or insubordination.

1 Thessalonians 4:14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, that you may not grieve as others do who have no hope. For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.

Philippians 4:13 ESV / 3 helpful votes

I can do all things through him who strengthens me.

1 Corinthians 15:22 ESV / 3 helpful votes

For as in Adam all die, so also in Christ shall all be made alive.

Acts 20:9 ESV / 3 helpful votes

And a young man named Eutychus, sitting at the window, sank into a deep sleep as Paul talked still longer. And being overcome by sleep, he fell down from the third story and was taken up dead.

Acts 12:6 ESV / 3 helpful votes

Now when Herod was about to bring him out, on that very night, Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and sentries before the door were guarding the prison.

Mark 4:38 ESV / 3 helpful votes

But he was in the stern, asleep on the cushion. And they woke him and said to him, “Teacher, do you not care that we are perishing?”

Mark 4:27 ESV / 3 helpful votes

He sleeps and rises night and day, and the seed sprouts and grows; he knows not how.

Matthew 27:52 ESV / 3 helpful votes

The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised,

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