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The Sleep of Death
Deut. 3 1:16 And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers.
2 Sam. 7:12 Thou shalt sleep with thy fathers.
1 Kings 2:10 So David slept with his fathers, and was buried.
Acts 13:36 For David,. . . fell on sleep, and was laid unto his fathers and saw corruption.
2 Peter 3:4 For since the fathers fell asleep...
35 additional texts in the books of Chronicles and Kings referring to death as a sleep can be found under the word slept in Strong's Unabridged KJV Concordance.
Job 3:13 I should have slept: then had I been at rest.
Job 7:21 Now shall I sleep in the dust.
Job 14:12 So man lieth down, and riseth not: . . . they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
Psalm 13:3 Lest I sleep the sleep of death.
Jer. 51:39 Sleep a perpetual sleep, and not wake.
Dan. 12:2 Them that sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.
Matt. 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints which slept arose.
Luke 8:49, 50, 52 There cometh one saying to him, Thy daughter is dead; trouble not the master. Jesus answered, Fear not: she shall be made whole. . . But he said, Weep not; she is not dead, but sleepeth.
See also Matt. 9:24, and Mark 5:39.
John 11:11, 14 He saith unto them, Our friend Lazarus sleepeth; . . . Then said Jesus unto them plainly, Lazarus is dead.
Acts 7:59, 60 And they stoned Stephen, . . . he fell asleep.
1 Cor. 15:6 But some are fallen asleep.
1 Cor. 15:18 Then they also which are fallen asleep in Christ.
1 Cor. 15:20 But now is Christ become the firstfruits of them that slept.
1 Cor. 15:51 We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.
Eph. 5:14 Awake thou that sleepest, and arise from the dead.
1 Thess. 4:13 But I would not have you to be ignorant, brethren. concerning them which are asleep.
1 Thess. 4:14 Them also which sleep in Jesus will God bring with Him.
1 Thess. 4:15 Them which are asleep.
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