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ASLEEP

a-slep' (yashen, "sleeping," radham, "deep sleep"; katheudo, "to fall asleep," aphupnoo, "to fall asleep"): A state of repose in sleep, Nature's release from weariness of body and mind, as of Jonah on shipboard (Jonah 1:5); of Christ in the tempest-tossed boat (Matthew 8:24); of the exhausted disciples in Gethsemane (Matthew 26:43 the King James Version).

Used with beautiful and comforting significance of death (koimaomai, "to put to sleep").

Sleep implies a subsequent waking, and as a symbol of death implies continued and conscious life beyond the grave. In the presence of death no truth has been so sustaining to Christian faith as this. It is the distinct product of Christ's resurrection. Paul speaks of departed believers as having "fallen asleep in Christ" (1 Corinthians 15:6, 18); as proof of the soul's immortality he terms the risen Christ "the first-fruits of them that are asleep." Lazarus and Stephen, at death, are said to have "fallen asleep" (John 11:11 Acts 7:60); so of David and the ancient patriarchs (Acts 13:36 2 Peter 3:4). The most beautiful description of death in human language and literature is Paul's characterization of the dead as "them also which sleep in Jesus" (1 Thessalonians 4:14 the King James Version). This blessed hope has wrought itself permanently into the life and creed and hymnology of the Christian church, as in the hymn often used with such comforting effect at the burial service of believers: "Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep!"

Dwight M. Pratt

Greek
2837. koimao from NG2749 -- sleep, fall asleep, die
... sleep, fall asleep, die. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: koimao from NG2749
Phonetic Spelling: (koy-mah'-o) Short Definition: I fall asleep, am asleep ...
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879. aphupnoo -- to fall asleep
... to fall asleep. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: aphupnoo Phonetic Spelling:
(af-oop-no'-o) Short Definition: I fall asleep Definition: I fall asleep. ...
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879a. aphupnoo -- to fall asleep
... to fall asleep. Transliteration: aphupnoo Short Definition: asleep. Word Origin
from apo and hupnos Definition to fall asleep NASB Word Usage fell asleep (1). ...
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3573. nustazo -- to nod in sleep, to fall asleep
... to nod in sleep, to fall asleep. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: nustazo Phonetic
Spelling: (noos-tad'-zo) Short Definition: I nod in sleep, am drowsy ...
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2518. katheudo -- to sleep
... Word Origin from kata and heudo (to sleep) Definition to sleep NASB Word Usage asleep
(8), do their sleeping (1), goes to bed (1), sleep (3), sleep do (1 ...
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69. agrupneo -- to be sleepless, wakeful
... wakeful. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: agrupneo Phonetic Spelling:
(ag-roop-neh'-o) Short Definition: I am awake Definition: I am not asleep, am awake ...
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1798. enupnion -- a dream
... vision. 1798 (from 1722 , " the sphere of" and 5258 , "sleep") -- properly,
in sleep; a while asleep (used only in Ac 2:17). 1798 ...
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2659. katanuxis -- stupefaction
... From katanusso; a prickling (sensation, as of the limbs asleep), ie (by implication,
(perhaps by some confusion with neuo or even with nux)) stupor (lethargy ...
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1797. enupniazomai -- to dream
... Cognate: 1797 (from 1798 , "dream") -- to dream while asleep; (figuratively) a
"-dream" in which the believer contemplates (meditates). See 1798 (). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
3463. yashen -- sleeping
... 3462, 3463. yashen. 3464 . sleeping. Transliteration: yashen Phonetic Spelling:
(yaw-shane') Short Definition: asleep. ... asleep, one out of sleep. ...
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7290a. radam -- to be in or fall into heavy sleep
... root Definition to be in or fall into heavy sleep NASB Word Usage cast into a dead
sleep (1), dead sleep (1), deep sleep (2), fallen sound asleep (1), fell ...
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3462. yashen -- to sleep
... Word Origin a prim. root Definition to sleep NASB Word Usage chronic (1), fell asleep
(1), remained long (1), sleep (10), sleeps (1), slept (5), supply (1). ...
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7290. radam -- to be in or fall into heavy sleep
... 7289, 7290. radam. 7290a . to be in or fall into heavy sleep. Transliteration:
radam Phonetic Spelling: (raw-dam') Short Definition: asleep. ...
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8142. shenah -- sleep
... Definition: sleep. Word Origin from yashen Definition sleep NASB Word Usage
asleep (1), sleep (22), sleep* (1). sleep. Or shena (Psa. 127 ...
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3241. Yanim -- a city in Judah
... Janum. From nuwm; asleep; Janim, a place in Palestine -- Janum (from the margin).
see HEBREW nuwm. 3240, 3241. Yanim or Yanum. 3242 . Strong's Numbers.
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Library

Remaining and Falling Asleep
... CORINTHIANS (To II Corinthians, Chap. V) REMAINING AND FALLING ASLEEP.
'After that He was seen of above five hundred brethren at ...
/.../romans corinthians to ii corinthians chap v/remaining and falling asleep.htm

Zion Asleep.
... THE CHURCH. XLIV. ZION ASLEEP. O na bai fy mhen yn ddyfroedd ... To see Zion in the desert,.
On her journey gone asleep. In its sin the wide world lying,. ...
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"Asleep in Christ. "
... LIFE, DEATH AND FUTURITY. 549. " "Asleep in Christ.". 549. LM Mrs. Mackay.
"Asleep in Christ.". 1 Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep! ...
/.../adams/hymns for christian devotion/549 asleep in christ.htm

Jesus Asleep on a Pillow"And He was in the Hinder Part of the Ship ...
... JESUS ASLEEP ON A PILLOW"And He was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a
pillow: and they awake Him, and say unto Him, Master, carest Thou not that we ...
//christianbookshelf.org/spurgeon/till he come/jesus asleep on a pillowand.htm

Asleep in Jesus! Blessed Sleep
... III. SACRAMENTS AND RITES Burial of the Dead 413. Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep. ...
Walter Henry Hall, 1918. Margaret Mackay, 1832. Asleep in Jesus! blessed sleep! ...
/.../burial of the dead 413.htm

That Diamond had Fallen Fast Asleep is Very Evident from the ...
... Chapter 8 That Diamond had fallen fast asleep is very evident from the
strange things he now´┐Ż That Diamond had fallen fast asleep ...
/.../macdonald/at the back of the north wind/chapter 8 that diamond had.htm

The Book of John Concerning the Falling Asleep of Mary.
... The Book of John Concerning the Falling Asleep of Mary. The Account of St. John
the Theologian [2615] of the Falling Asleep of the Holy Mother of God. ...
/.../unknown/revelation of john/the book of john concerning.htm

Concerning Things Performed Over those Fallen Asleep.
... ECCLESIASTICAL HIERARCHY. CAPUT VII. I. Concerning things performed over
those fallen asleep. Section I. These things having been ...
/.../dionysius/ecclesiastical hierarchy/caput vii i concerning things.htm

Homilies of St. John Chrysostom, Archbishop of Constantinople, on ...
... John Chrysostom, archbishop of constantinople, on the epistle to the hebrews Published
after his Falling Asleep, from Notes by Constantine, Presbyter of Antioch ...
/.../homilies of st john chrysostom.htm

Hippolytus on the Twelve Apostles:
... by Domitian the king to the isle of Patmos, in which also he wrote his Gospel and
saw the apocalyptic vision; and in Trajan's time he fell asleep at Ephesus ...
/.../hippolytus on the twelve apostles .htm

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
1. (a. & adv.) In a state of sleep; in sleep; dormant.

2. (a. & adv.) In the sleep of the grave; dead.

3. (a. & adv.) Numbed, and, usually, tingling.

Thesaurus
Asleep (50 Occurrences)
... 2. (a. & adv.) In the sleep of the grave; dead. 3. (a. & adv.) Numbed, and,
usually, tingling. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. ASLEEP. ...
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Wake (34 Occurrences)
... Mark 4:38 And he was in the hinder part of the ship, asleep on a pillow: and they
awake him, and say unto him, Master, carest thou not that we perish? ...
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Single (65 Occurrences)
... Matthew 26:40 Then He came to the disciples and found them asleep, and He said to
Peter, "Alas, none of you could keep awake with me for even a single hour! ...
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Awake (83 Occurrences)
... Matthew 26:40 Then He came to the disciples and found them asleep, and He said to
Peter, "Alas, none of you could keep awake with me for even a single hour! ...
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Sleep (136 Occurrences)
... See DREAM. SLEEP, DEEP. (tardemah, verb radham, from a root meaning "to be deaf"):
The verb radham has no further meaning than "to be fast asleep" (Judges 4:21 ...
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Fallen (233 Occurrences)
... (DBY YLT). Matthew 27:52 The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints
who had fallen asleep were raised; (WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV). ...
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Jael (6 Occurrences)
... Some critics suggest that Sisera was not asleep when murdered, and thus
try to convert Jael's treachery into strategy. But to kill ...
/j/jael.htm - 14k

Wailing (44 Occurrences)
... Mark 5:39 When he had entered in, he said to them, "Why do you make an uproar
and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep." (See NIV). ...
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Tired (51 Occurrences)
... Multi-Version Concordance Tired (51 Occurrences). Matthew 26:43 He came and
again found them asleep, for they were very tired. (WEY BBE). ...
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During (182 Occurrences)
... (WEY). Matthew 28:13 telling them to say, "His disciples came during the
night and stole his body while we were asleep." (WEY NIV). ...
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Bible Concordance
Asleep (50 Occurrences)

Matthew 8:24 Behold, a violent storm came up on the sea, so much that the boat was covered with the waves, but he was asleep.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV)

Matthew 9:24 and He said, "Go out of the room; the little girl is not dead, but asleep." And they laughed at Him.
(WEY NAS NIV)

Matthew 13:15 for the heart of this people has grown fat, and they have heard heavily with their ears, and they have closed their eyes as asleep, lest they should see with the eyes, and hear with the ears, and understand with the heart, and should be converted, and I should heal them.
(DBY)

Matthew 25:5 The bridegroom was a long time in coming, so that meanwhile they all became drowsy and fell asleep.
(WEY NIV)

Matthew 26:40 And he cometh unto the disciples, and findeth them asleep, and saith unto Peter, What, could ye not watch with me one hour?
(KJV WEY WBS)

Matthew 26:43 And he came and found them asleep again: for their eyes were heavy.
(KJV WEY WBS)

Matthew 27:52 The tombs were opened, and many bodies of the saints who had fallen asleep were raised;
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Matthew 28:13 telling them to say, "His disciples came during the night and stole his body while we were asleep."
(WEY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 4:27 he spends days and nights, now awake, now asleep, while the seed sprouts and grows tall, he knows not how.
(WEY)

Mark 4:38 He himself was in the stern, asleep on the cushion, and they woke him up, and told him, "Teacher, don't you care that we are dying?"
(WEB KJV WEY ASV WBS NAS RSV)

Mark 5:39 When he had entered in, he said to them, "Why do you make an uproar and weep? The child is not dead, but is asleep."
(WEB WEY NAS NIV)

Mark 13:36 Beware lest He should arrive unexpectedly and find you asleep.
(WEY NAS RSV)

Mark 14:37 Then He came and found them asleep, and He said to Peter, "Simon, are you asleep? Had you not strength to keep awake a single hour?
(WEY NAS RSV NIV)

Mark 14:40 And when he returned, he found them asleep again, (for their eyes were heavy,) neither wist they what to answer him.
(KJV WEY WBS)

Luke 8:23 But as they sailed, he fell asleep. A wind storm came down on the lake, and they were taking on dangerous amounts of water.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Luke 8:52 The people were all weeping aloud and beating their breasts for her; but He said, "Leave off wailing; for she is not dead, but asleep."
(WEY NAS NIV)

Luke 22:45 When he rose up from his prayer, he came to the disciples, and found them sleeping because of grief,
(See NIV)

John 11:11 He said these things, and after that, he said to them, "Our friend, Lazarus, has fallen asleep, but I am going so that I may awake him out of sleep."
(WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

John 11:12 The disciples therefore said, "Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover."
(WEB WEY ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV)

Acts 7:60 He kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, "Lord, don't hold this sin against them!" When he had said this, he fell asleep.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 12:6 Now when Herod was on the point of taking him out of prison, that very night Peter was asleep between two soldiers, bound with two chains, and guards were on duty outside the door.
(WEY)

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.
(WEB WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

Acts 20:9 A certain young man named Eutychus sat in the window, weighed down with deep sleep. As Paul spoke still longer, being weighed down by his sleep, he fell down from the third story, and was taken up dead.
(See NIV)

1 Corinthians 7:39 A wife is bound for whatever time her husband lives; but if the husband be fallen asleep, she is free to be married to whom she will, only in the Lord.
(DBY)

1 Corinthians 11:30 On this account many among you are weak and infirm, and a good many are fallen asleep.
(DBY NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:18 Then they also who are fallen asleep in Christ have perished.
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead. He became the first fruits of those who are asleep.
(WEB WEY ASV DBY NAS RSV NIV)

1 Corinthians 15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery: We shall not all fall asleep, but we shall all be changed,
(DBY)

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But we don't want you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who have fallen asleep, so that you don't grieve like the rest, who have no hope.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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.
(WEB ASV DBY YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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.
(WEB KJV ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

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

2 Peter 2:3 In covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words: whose sentence now from of old doesn't linger, and their destruction will not slumber.
(See NAS RSV)

2 Peter 3:4 and saying, "Where is the promise of his coming? For, from the day that the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation."
(WEB KJV WEY ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Genesis 41:5 He slept and dreamed a second time: and behold, seven heads of grain came up on one stalk, healthy and good.
(See NAS RSV NIV)

Judges 4:21 Then Jael Heber's wife took a nail of the tent, and took an hammer in her hand, and went softly unto him, and smote the nail into his temples, and fastened it into the ground: for he was fast asleep and weary. So he died.
(KJV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)

1 Samuel 26:7 So David and Abishai came to the people by night: and, behold, Saul lay sleeping within the place of the wagons, with his spear stuck in the ground at his head; and Abner and the people lay around him.
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 26:12 So David took the spear and the jar of water from Saul's head; and they went away: and no man saw it, nor knew it, neither did any awake; for they were all asleep, because a deep sleep from Yahweh was fallen on them.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS RSV)

1 Kings 3:20 and she riseth in the middle of the night, and taketh my son from beside me -- and thy handmaid is asleep -- and layeth it in her bosom, and her dead son she hath laid in my bosom;
(YLT NIV)

1 Kings 18:27 And it cometh to pass, at noon, that Elijah playeth on them, and saith, 'Call with a loud voice, for he 'is' a god, for he is meditating, or pursuing, or on a journey; it may be he is asleep, an doth awake.'
(YLT NAS RSV)

1 Kings 19:5 He lay down and slept under a juniper tree; and behold, an angel touched him, and said to him, "Arise and eat!"
(See NIV)

Job 3:13 For now should I have lain down and been quiet. I should have slept, then I would have been at rest,
(See NIV)

Psalms 76:6 From Thy rebuke, O God of Jacob, Both rider and horse have been fast asleep.
(YLT)

Psalms 78:65 Then the Lord awaked as one out of sleep, Like a mighty man that shouteth by reason of wine.
(See JPS)

Psalms 90:5 Thou hast inundated them, they are asleep, In the morning as grass he changeth.
(YLT NAS)

Song of Songs 5:2 I was asleep, but my heart was awake. It is the voice of my beloved who knocks: "Open to me, my sister, my love, my dove, my undefiled; for my head is filled with dew, and my hair with the dampness of the night."
(WEB ASV NAS)

Song of Songs 7:9 Your mouth like the best wine, that goes down smoothly for my beloved, gliding through the lips of those who are asleep.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS NAS)

Jonah 1:5 Then the mariners were afraid, and cried every man to his god. They threw the cargo that was in the ship into the sea, to lighten it. But Jonah had gone down into the innermost parts of the ship, and he was laying down, and was fast asleep.
(WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV)

Nahum 3:18 Your shepherds slumber, king of Assyria. Your nobles lie down. Your people are scattered on the mountains, and there is no one to gather them.
(See RSV)

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