5535 sleep, and death
Scripture often uses sleep as an image of death, indicating that believers will be awakened to resurrection on the last day.
Death described in the imagery of sleep
Death as resting with the ancestors 1Ki 2:10 See also Dt 31:16; 2Sa 7:12; 1Ki 11:43 Solomon; 1Ki 14:20,31; 1Ki 16:6; 1Ki 22:50 Jehoshaphat; 2Ki 14:16; 2Ki 15:7; 2Ki 16:20; 2Ki 20:21 Hezekiah; 2Ki 21:18 Manasseh
Death is not the end of existence