As we prepare to close our eyes and rest for the night, we must remember that we are not alone.
Our loving God watches over and cares for us, even as we sleep. In times of stress or anxiety, it can be easy to forget this truth, but the Bible reminds us of it repeatedly.
By reflecting on God’s love for us and His presence in our lives, we can find peace and comfort in our hearts as we drift off to sleep.
Bible Verse Before Sleeping At Night
Reflecting on a particular verse or passage before going to sleep can help calm the mind, provide guidance and wisdom, and foster a sense of peace and security.
Whether reciting a familiar verse or exploring a new one, reading and reflecting on scripture can be a meaningful way to connect with God and strengthen one’s spiritual practice.
In this article, we’ll look at some essential and famous Bible verses before sleeping at night that can be used before sleeping at night and delve into their meanings and significance.
Proverbs 3:24 (ESV) – Don’t Be Afraid
If you lie down, you will not be afraid; when you lie down, your sleep will be sweet.
Psalm 127:2 (ESV) – God Is Our Provider
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 4:8 (ESV) – Our Safety Is In The Name Of The Lord
In peace I will both lie down and sleep; for you alone, O Lord, make me dwell in safety.
Matthew 11:28 (ESV) – Come To Jesus; he Saves
Come to me, all who labor and are heavy laden, and I will give you rest.
Isaiah 41:10 (ESV) – God Is With Us
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 23:1-5 (ESV) – We Lack Nothing Via The Grace Of God
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. …
Psalm 3:5 (ESV) – The Lord Sustains Us
I lay down and slept; I woke again, for the Lord sustained me.
Philippians 4:6 (ESV) – Be Prayerful
Do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
Romans 8:26 (ESV) God’s Spirit Helps Us In Our Weakness
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.
John 14:27 (ESV) – Christ Gave Us Peace
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 11:28-30 (ESV)
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.”
Jeremiah 31:26 (ESV)
At this I awoke and looked, and my sleep was pleasant to me.
Isaiah 26:3-4 (ESV)
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.
Revelation 11:1-19 (ESV) –
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. …
Ecclesiastes 5:12 (ESV)
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.
Proverbs 20:13 (ESV)
Love not sleep, lest you come to poverty; open your eyes, and you will have plenty of bread.
Proverbs 6:9-10 (ESV)
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,
Proverbs 6:9 (ESV)
How long will you lie there, O sluggard? When will you arise from your sleep?
Proverbs 1:33 (ESV)
But whoever listens to me will dwell secure and will be at ease, without dread of disaster.”
Psalm 121:1-8 (ESV)
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. …
Psalm 91:1 (ESV)
He who dwells in the shelter of the Most High will abide in the shadow of the Almighty.
Psalm 34:18 (ESV)
The Lord is near to the brokenhearted and saves the crushed in spirit.
Psalm 29:11 (ESV)
May the Lord give strength to his people! May the Lord bless his people with peace!
1 Peter 5:7 (ESV)
Casting all your anxieties on him, because he cares for you.
James 1:17 (ESV)
Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change.
1 Thessalonians 5:6-8 (ESV)
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.
Colossians 1:1-29 (ESV)
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, …
Philippians 4:6-7 (ESV)
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.
Ephesians 5:14 (ESV)
For anything that becomes visible is light. Therefore it says, “Awake, O sleeper, and arise from the dead, and Christ will shine on you.”
Acts 12:6 (ESV)
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.
John 11:11 (ESV)
After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.”
Luke 22:46 (ESV)
And he said to them, “Why are you sleeping? Rise and pray that you may not enter into temptation.”
Luke 1:37 (ESV)
For nothing will be impossible with God.”
Matthew 26:45 (ESV)
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.
Matthew 25:5 (ESV)
As the bridegroom was delayed, they all became drowsy and slept.
Matthew 11:29 (ESV)
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 9:24 (ESV)
He said, “Go away, for the girl is not dead but sleeping.” And they laughed at him.
Matthew 8:24 (ESV)
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 6:34 (ESV)
“Therefore do not be anxious about tomorrow, for tomorrow will be anxious for itself. Sufficient for the day is its own trouble.
Matthew 6:33-34 (ESV)
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 6:27 (ESV)
And which of you by being anxious can add a single hour to his span of life?
Daniel 2:1 (ESV)
In the second year of the reign of Nebuchadnezzar, Nebuchadnezzar had dreams; his spirit was troubled, and his sleep left him.
Jeremiah 31:25-26 (ESV)
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.
Isaiah 30:15 (ESV)
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,
Isaiah 26:3 (ESV)
You keep him in perfect peace whose mind is stayed on you, because he trusts in you.
Psalm 13:3 (ESV)
Consider and answer me, O Lord my God; light up my eyes, lest I sleep the sleep of death,
Psalm 3:3 (ESV)
But you, O Lord, are a shield about me, my glory, and the lifter of my head.
Psalm 3:3-6 (ESV)
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.
Job 14:12 (ESV)
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.
Job 11:19 (ESV)
You will lie down, and none will make you afraid; many will court your favor.
Esther 6:1 (ESV)
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.
1 Kings 19:5 (ESV)
And he lay down and slept under a broom tree. And behold, an angel touched him and said to him, “Arise and eat.”
Genesis 15:12 (ESV)
As the sun was going down, a deep sleep fell on Abram. And behold, dreadful and great darkness fell upon him.
Genesis 2:21 (ESV)
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.
Proverbs 19:15 (ESV)
Slothfulness casts into a deep sleep, and an idle person will suffer hunger.
Proverbs 6:10-11 (ESV)
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.
Proverbs 3:1 (ESV)
My son, do not forget my teaching, but let your heart keep my commandments,
Psalm 132:4 (ESV)
I will not give sleep to my eyes or slumber to my eyelids,
Psalm 132:4-5 (ESV)
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 121:3-4 (ESV)
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 121:3 (ESV)
He will not let your foot be moved; he who keeps you will not slumber.
Psalm 112:8 (ESV)
His heart is steady; he will not be afraid, until he looks in triumph on his adversaries.
Psalm 91:1-16 (ESV)
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 76:5 (ESV)
The stouthearted were stripped of their spoil; they sank into sleep; all the men of war were unable to use their hands.
Psalm 62:2 (ESV)
He alone is my rock and my salvation, my fortress; I shall not be greatly shaken.
Psalm 56:3 (ESV)
When I am afraid, I put my trust in you.
Psalm 55:22 (ESV)
Cast your burden on the Lord, and he will sustain you; he will never permit the righteous to be moved.
Psalm 46:10 (ESV)
“Be still, and know that I am God. I will be exalted among the nations, I will be exalted in the earth!”
Psalm 46:1 (ESV)
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.
Psalm 30:1-15 (ESV)
A Psalm of David. A song at the dedication of the temple. I will extol you, O Lord, for you have drawn me up and have not let my foes rejoice over me. O Lord my God, I cried to you for help, and you have healed me.
O Lord, you have brought up my soul from Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit. Sing praises to the Lord, O you his saints, and give thanks to his holy name.
For his anger is but for a moment, and his favor is for a lifetime. Weeping may tarry for the night, but joy comes with the morning. …
Psalm 27:1-5 (ESV)
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid? When evildoers assail me to eat up my flesh, my adversaries and foes, it is they who stumble and fall.
Though an army encamp against me, my heart shall not fear; though war arise against me, yet I will be confident. One thing have I asked of the Lord, that will I seek after: that I may dwell in the house of the Lord all the days of my life, to gaze upon the beauty of the Lord and to inquire in his temple.
For he will hide me in his shelter in the day of trouble; he will conceal me under the cover of his tent; he will lift me high upon a rock. …
Psalm 27:1 (ESV)
Of David. The Lord is my light and my salvation; whom shall I fear? The Lord is the stronghold of my life; of whom shall I be afraid?
Psalm 16:9 (ESV)
Therefore my heart is glad, and my whole being rejoices; my flesh also dwells secure.
Including Bible verses in our routine before bed can be a potent way to strengthen our faith and find solace in God’s word.
Before bed, we must think about a specific verse or passage to help us find peace and security, calm our minds, and gain wisdom.
Reading and thinking about the scriptures in this article can be a powerful way to connect with God and develop our spiritual practice, whether you recite a well-known verse or investigate a new one.
So let’s try incorporating a Bible verse into our bedtime ritual and see how it affects our faith and life.