11 After saying these things, he said to them, “Our friend Lazarus (A)has fallen asleep, but I go to awaken him.” 12 The disciples said to him, “Lord, if he has fallen asleep, he will recover.” 13 Now Jesus had spoken of his death, but they thought that he meant taking rest in sleep.

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60 And (A)falling to his knees he cried out with a loud voice, (B)“Lord, do not hold this sin against them.” And when he had said this, (C)he fell asleep.

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36 For David, after he had (A)served the purpose of God in his own generation, (B)fell asleep and (C)was laid with his fathers and saw corruption,

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Then he appeared to more than five hundred brothers at one time, most of whom are still alive, though some have fallen asleep.

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

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

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The Coming of the Lord

13 But we do not want you to be uninformed, brothers, about those who are asleep, (A)that you may not grieve as others do (B)who have no hope. 14 For (C)since we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so, through Jesus, God will bring with him (D)those who have fallen asleep. 15 For this we declare to you (E)by a word from the Lord,[a] that (F)we who are alive, who are left until (G)the coming of the Lord, will not precede those who have fallen asleep.

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Footnotes

  1. 1 Thessalonians 4:15 Or by the word of the Lord

(A)They will say, “Where is the promise of (B)his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”

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