25 Bible Verses About Sleep (ESV)

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This is a hand-curated and ranked list of the most relevant Bible verses about Sleep (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Bible Verses About Sleep

487

Proverbs 3:24

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

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Psalm 4:8

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

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329

Psalm 127:2

  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.

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166

Proverbs 20:13

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

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148

Psalm 3:5

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

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98

Proverbs 6:10

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

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93

Proverbs 6:9

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

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72

Psalm 132:4-5

  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.”

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70

Psalm 121:3-4

  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.

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65

Psalm 91

91:1   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,
  nor the pestilence that stalks in darkness,
    nor the destruction that wastes at noonday.
  A thousand may fall at your side,
    ten thousand at your right hand,
    but it will not come near you.
  You will only look with your eyes
    and see the recompense of the wicked.
  Because you have made the LORD your dwelling place—
    the Most High, who is my refuge—
10   no evil shall be allowed to befall you,
    no plague come near your tent.
11   For he will command his angels concerning you
    to guard you in all your ways.
12   On their hands they will bear you up,
    lest you strike your foot against a stone.
13   You will tread on the lion and the adder;
    the young lion and the serpent you will trample underfoot.
14   “Because he holds fast to me in love, I will deliver him;
    I will protect him, because he knows my name.
15   When he calls to me, I will answer him;
    I will be with him in trouble;
    I will rescue him and honor him.
16   With long life I will satisfy him
    and show him my salvation.”

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64

Matthew 8:24

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

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42

Matthew 11:28-30

28 Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest. 29 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. 30 For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light.”

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40

Matthew 9:24

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

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36

Ecclesiastes 5:12

12 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.

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33

Job 14:12

12   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.

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31

Mark 5:39

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

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30

Psalm 23

A Psalm of David.

23:1   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.
  Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me
    all the days of my life,
  and I shall dwell in the house of the LORD
    forever.

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30

John 11:12

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

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29

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

13 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. 14 For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep. 15 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. 16 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. 17 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. 18 Therefore encourage one another with these words.

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26

Isaiah 26:3

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

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22

Isaiah 35:3-6

  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;

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21

Matthew 11:28

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

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20

Mark 4:38

38 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?”

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20

Job 33:15

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

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18

John 11:11

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

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