Death Referred to as Sleeping


Acts 7:60 He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, ďLord, donít hold this sin against them!Ē When he had said this, he fell asleep.

Acts 13:36 For David, after he had in his own generation served the counsel of God, fell asleep, and was laid with his fathers, and saw decay.

1 Corinthians 11:30 For this cause many among you are weak and sickly, and not a few sleep.

1 Corinthians 15:6 Then he appeared to over five hundred brothers at once, most of whom remain until now, but some have also fallen asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:18 Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.

1 Corinthians 15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep.

1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery. We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But we donít want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who have fallen asleep, so that you donít grieve like the rest, who have no hope.

1 Thessalonians 4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so God will bring with him those who have fallen asleep in Jesus.

1 Thessalonians 4:15 For this we tell you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive, who are left to the coming of the Lord, will in no way precede those who have fallen asleep.

1 Thessalonians 5:10 who died for us, that, whether we wake or sleep, we should live together with him.

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