100 Bible Verses about Sleep

Proverbs 3:24 ESV / 1,100 helpful votes

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

Psalm 4:8 ESV / 967 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 / 754 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 / 432 helpful votes

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

Psalm 3:5 ESV / 378 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:9 ESV / 230 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 6:10 ESV / 225 helpful votes

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

Psalm 121:3-4 ESV / 179 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.

Psalm 91:1-16 ESV / 167 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 132:4-5 ESV / 165 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.”

Matthew 8:24 ESV / 162 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.

Matthew 11:28-30 ESV / 126 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.”

Ecclesiastes 5:12 ESV / 109 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 9:24 ESV / 101 helpful votes

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

Psalm 23:1-6 ESV / 86 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 Thessalonians 4:13-18 ESV / 84 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. ...

Job 14:12 ESV / 84 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.

Mark 5:39 ESV / 81 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 / 76 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 26:3 ESV / 74 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:28 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Philippians 4:6-7 ESV / 56 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 35:3-6 ESV / 54 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;

John 14:27 ESV / 52 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 6:34 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

John 11:11 ESV / 51 helpful votes

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

Genesis 2:21 ESV / 49 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.

Mark 4:38 ESV / 48 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?”

Job 33:15 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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

1 Kings 19:5 ESV / 47 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.”

Jeremiah 31:26 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

2 Timothy 1:7 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 26:3-4 ESV / 43 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.

1 Peter 5:7 ESV / 42 helpful votes

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

Daniel 2:1 ESV / 39 helpful votes

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

John 14:1-3 ESV / 38 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.

Psalm 3:4-5 ESV / 38 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.

Proverbs 6:10-11 ESV / 37 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 132:4 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Job 11:19 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 19:15 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

Psalm 13:3 ESV / 34 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 / 33 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:15-16 ESV / 32 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.

Matthew 26:45 ESV / 32 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.

Proverbs 3:21-24 ESV / 32 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.

Psalm 127:1-2 ESV / 32 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.

Philippians 4:6 ESV / 31 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.

Ephesians 5:14 ESV / 31 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.”

Daniel 6:18 ESV / 31 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 65:21-23 ESV / 31 helpful votes

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.

Isaiah 41:10 ESV / 30 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.

Isaiah 30:15 ESV / 30 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 46:10 ESV / 30 helpful votes

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

Luke 8:23 ESV / 29 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 16:9 ESV / 29 helpful votes

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

Matthew 27:52 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:29 ESV / 28 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.

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 28 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.

Psalm 55:22 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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

Romans 8:6 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Acts 7:60 ESV / 25 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.

Genesis 15:12 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

1 Thessalonians 4:14 ESV / 24 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.

Psalm 127:5 ESV / 24 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.

Esther 6:1 ESV / 23 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.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 20 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,

1 Thessalonians 5:7 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Psalm 121:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Behold, he who keeps Israel will neither slumber nor sleep.

Exodus 33:14 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Romans 13:11 ESV / 19 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.

Colossians 3:15 ESV / 18 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 8:26 ESV / 18 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.

Acts 12:6 ESV / 18 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 56:3 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Luke 8:52 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And all were weeping and mourning for her, but he said, “Do not weep, for she is not dead but sleeping.”

Luke 1:37 ESV / 16 helpful votes

For nothing will be impossible with God.”

Genesis 2:3 ESV / 16 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.

Psalm 46:1 ESV / 15 helpful votes

To the choirmaster. Of the Sons of Korah. According to Alamoth. A Song. God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.

Mark 4:27 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Matthew 6:6 ESV / 14 helpful votes

But when you pray, go into your room and shut the door and pray to your Father who is in secret. And your Father who sees in secret will reward you.

Ecclesiastes 8:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

When I applied my heart to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done on earth, how neither day nor night do one's eyes see sleep,

Proverbs 31:1-31 ESV / 14 helpful votes

The words of King Lemuel. An oracle that his mother taught him: What are you doing, my son? What are you doing, son of my womb? What are you doing, son of my vows? Do not give your strength to women, your ways to those who destroy kings. It is not for kings, O Lemuel, it is not for kings to drink wine, or for rulers to take strong drink, lest they drink and forget what has been decreed and pervert the rights of all the afflicted. ...

Job 11:18 ESV / 14 helpful votes

And you will feel secure, because there is hope; you will look around and take your rest in security.

Job 7:1-21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“Has not man a hard service on earth, and are not his days like the days of a hired hand? Like a slave who longs for the shadow, and like a hired hand who looks for his wages, so I am allotted months of emptiness, and nights of misery are apportioned to me. When I lie down I say, ‘When shall I arise?’ But the night is long, and I am full of tossing till the dawn. My flesh is clothed with worms and dirt; my skin hardens, then breaks out afresh. ...

Ezekiel 34:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

“I will make with them a covenant of peace and banish wild beasts from the land, so that they may dwell securely in the wilderness and sleep in the woods.

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

1 Thessalonians 4:13-14 ESV / 11 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.

2 Corinthians 3:17 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now the Lord is the Spirit, and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is freedom.

John 11:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Then Jesus told them plainly, “Lazarus has died,

Isaiah 49:16 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Behold, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands; your walls are continually before me.

Psalm 116:7 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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

Job 7:13-14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

When I say, ‘My bed will comfort me, my couch will ease my complaint,’ then you scare me with dreams and terrify me with visions,

1 Thessalonians 4:1-18 ESV / 10 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; ...

Acts 20:9 ESV / 10 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Mark 6:31 ESV / 10 helpful votes

And he said to them, “Come away by yourselves to a desolate place and rest a while.” For many were coming and going, and they had no leisure even to eat.

Colossians 1:1-29 ESV / 9 helpful votes

Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus by the will of God, and Timothy our brother, To the saints and faithful brothers in Christ at Colossae: Grace to you and peace from God our Father. We always thank God, the Father of our Lord Jesus Christ, when we pray for you, since we heard of your faith in Christ Jesus and of the love that you have for all the saints, because of the hope laid up for you in heaven. Of this you have heard before in the word of the truth, the gospel, ...

Psalm 121:1-4 ESV / 9 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.

Revelation 14:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

And I heard a voice from heaven saying, “Write this: Blessed are the dead who die in the Lord from now on.” “Blessed indeed,” says the Spirit, “that they may rest from their labors, for their deeds follow them!”

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