100 Bible Verses about Sleep

Proverbs 3:24 ESV / 2,592 helpful votes

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

Psalm 4:8 ESV / 2,566 helpful votes

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

Psalm 127:2 ESV / 2,256 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 / 1,618 helpful votes

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

Psalm 3:5 ESV / 1,446 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:9 ESV / 1,307 helpful votes

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

Matthew 8:24 ESV / 1,230 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.

John 14:27 ESV / 1,139 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.

Psalm 121:3-4 ESV / 1,127 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.

Ecclesiastes 5:12 ESV / 1,014 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 / 985 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.”

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 931 helpful votes

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

Psalm 132:4 ESV / 854 helpful votes

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

Matthew 9:24 ESV / 849 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:10 ESV / 834 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 826 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.

Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV / 801 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 776 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.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 743 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, ...

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 733 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 / 730 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:26 ESV / 717 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.

Matthew 6:34 ESV / 703 helpful votes

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

Psalm 132:4-5 ESV / 702 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 29:11 ESV / 689 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:15 ESV / 688 helpful votes

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

Psalm 34:18 ESV / 688 helpful votes

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

Revelation 11:1-19 ESV / 646 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. ...

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 644 helpful votes

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

Job 14:12 ESV / 632 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.

Jeremiah 31:26 ESV / 628 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 626 helpful votes

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

Ephesians 5:14 ESV / 618 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.”

1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV / 609 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. ...

Mark 5:39 ESV / 605 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.”

John 11:12 ESV / 601 helpful votes

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

John 11:11 ESV / 600 helpful votes

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

Matthew 26:45 ESV / 598 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 596 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,

Psalm 127:5 ESV / 589 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 46:10 ESV / 581 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:10-11 ESV / 579 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.

Psalm 16:9 ESV / 572 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:21 ESV / 571 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.

Job 33:15 ESV / 570 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 35:3-6 ESV / 569 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;

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 565 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 561 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. ...

Daniel 2:1 ESV / 560 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 19:5 ESV / 558 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.”

Psalm 91:1 ESV / 553 helpful votes

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

Psalm 13:3 ESV / 548 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 1:33 ESV / 547 helpful votes

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

Genesis 15:12 ESV / 540 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 535 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.

Esther 6:1 ESV / 535 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.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 532 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 481 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,

Luke 1:37 ESV / 470 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Matthew 6:27 ESV / 460 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:33-34 ESV / 452 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.

Matthew 25:5 ESV / 442 helpful votes

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

Psalm 3:3 ESV / 439 helpful votes

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

Jeremiah 31:25-26 ESV / 432 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.

Psalm 3:3-6 ESV / 427 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.

1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 ESV / 425 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.

Luke 22:46 ESV / 392 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:9-10 ESV / 361 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,

Romans 13:11 ESV / 352 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.

Psalm 121:3 ESV / 328 helpful votes

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

Psalm 76:5 ESV / 327 helpful votes

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

Mark 4:38 ESV / 310 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?”

Psalm 91:1-5 ESV / 299 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,

Psalm 16:8 ESV / 287 helpful votes

I have set the Lord always before me; because he is at my right hand, I shall not be shaken.

Psalm 127:1-2 ESV / 285 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 3:4-5 ESV / 283 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.

Psalm 116:7 ESV / 277 helpful votes

Return, O my soul, to your rest; for the Lord has dealt bountifully with you.

Job 11:19 ESV / 274 helpful votes

You will lie down, and none will make you afraid; many will court your favor.

Acts 20:9 ESV / 273 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.

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 ESV / 269 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.

Romans 8:6 ESV / 260 helpful votes

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

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 253 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:3 ESV / 251 helpful votes

So God blessed the seventh day and made it holy, because on it God rested from all his work that he had done in creation.

Proverbs 3:21-24 ESV / 240 helpful votes

My son, do not lose sight of these— keep sound wisdom and discretion, and they will be life for your soul and adornment for your neck. Then you will walk on your way securely, and your foot will not stumble. If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.

1 Thessalonians 4:14 ESV / 238 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.

Acts 12:6 ESV / 233 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.

Psalm 63:6 ESV / 232 helpful votes

When I remember you upon my bed, and meditate on you in the watches of the night;

Proverbs 6:9-11 ESV / 225 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, and poverty will come upon you like a robber, and want like an armed man.

Matthew 27:52 ESV / 223 helpful votes

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

Daniel 6:18 ESV / 223 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.

Luke 8:23 ESV / 221 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.

Psalm 91:1-2 ESV / 221 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.”

Psalm 121:1-8 ESV / 220 helpful votes

A Song of Ascents. I lift up my eyes to the hills. From where does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth. 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. The Lord is your keeper; the Lord is your shade on your right hand. ...

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 219 helpful votes

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.

Acts 7:60 ESV / 214 helpful votes

And falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, he fell asleep.

John 14:1-3 ESV / 212 helpful votes

“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.

1 Thessalonians 5:7 ESV / 211 helpful votes

For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, are drunk at night.

James 4:8 ESV / 209 helpful votes

Draw near to God, and he will draw near to you. Cleanse your hands, you sinners, and purify your hearts, you double-minded.

Exodus 33:14 ESV / 207 helpful votes

And he said, “My presence will go with you, and I will give you rest.”

1 Thessalonians 4:15-16 ESV / 201 helpful votes

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.

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