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If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
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.
Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?
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.”
A little sleep, a little slumber, a little folding of the hands to rest,
The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.”
And behold, there arose a great storm on the sea, so that the boat was being swamped by the waves; but he was asleep.
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.
He said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him.
They shall build houses and inhabit them; they shall plant vineyards and eat their fruit. They shall not build and another inhabit; they shall not plant and another eat; for like the days of a tree shall the days of my people be, and my chosen shall long enjoy the work of their hands. They shall not labor in vain or bear children for calamity, for they shall be the offspring of the blessed of the Lord, and their descendants with them.
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.
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.
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.
“Let not your hearts be troubled. Believe in God; believe also in me. In my Father's house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you? And if I go and prepare a place for you, I will come again and will take you to myself, that where I am you may be also.
For since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep.
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?”
And when he had entered, he said to them, “Why are you making a commotion and weeping? The child is not dead but sleeping.”
After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.”
And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
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;
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.
As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.
Blessed are those whose way is blameless, who walk in the law of the Lord! Blessed are those who keep his testimonies, who seek him with their whole heart, who also do no wrong, but walk in his ways! You have commanded your precepts to be kept diligently. Oh that my ways may be steadfast in keeping your statutes!
And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.”
The tombs also were opened. And many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised,
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,
I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
In a dream, in a vision of the night, when deep sleep falls on men, while they slumber on their beds,
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.
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.
The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.
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.
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Cite this page: Editor: Stephen Smith. Publication date: Oct 30, 2014. Publisher: OpenBible.info.