Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake:(A) some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt.(B)

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The valiant(A) lie plundered,
    they sleep their last sleep;(B)
not one of the warriors
    can lift his hands.

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11 After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend(A) Lazarus has fallen asleep;(B) but I am going there to wake him up.”

12 His disciples replied, “Lord, if he sleeps, he will get better.” 13 Jesus had been speaking of his death, but his disciples thought he meant natural sleep.(C)

14 So then he told them plainly, “Lazarus is dead,

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60 Then he fell on his knees(A) and cried out, “Lord, do not hold this sin against them.”(B) When he had said this, he fell asleep.(C)

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36 “Now when David had served God’s purpose in his own generation, he fell asleep;(A) he was buried with his ancestors(B) and his body decayed.

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30 That is why many among you are weak and sick, and a number of you have fallen asleep.(A)

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After that, he appeared to more than five hundred of the brothers and sisters at the same time, most of whom are still living, though some have fallen asleep.(A)

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18 Then those also who have fallen asleep(A) in Christ are lost.

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20 But Christ has indeed been raised from the dead,(A) the firstfruits(B) of those who have fallen asleep.(C)

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Believers Who Have Died

13 Brothers and sisters, we do not want you to be uninformed(A) about those who sleep in death,(B) so that you do not grieve like the rest of mankind, who have no hope.(C) 14 For we believe that Jesus died and rose again,(D) and so we believe that God will bring with Jesus those who have fallen asleep in him.(E) 15 According to the Lord’s word, we tell you that we who are still alive, who are left until the coming of the Lord,(F) will certainly not precede those who have fallen asleep.(G) 16 For the Lord himself will come down from heaven,(H) with a loud command, with the voice of the archangel(I) and with the trumpet call of God,(J) and the dead in Christ will rise first.(K)

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