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Sleep

SLEEP (Heb. shēnâh, yāshēn, shākhav, Gr. hypnos). A word used in a number of ways in the Bible. Its most natural use is to refer to physical rest (1Sam.26.7; Jonah.1.5-Jonah.1.6). Most cases of physical sleep were natural ones, but some were supernaturally imposed to accomplish a divine purpose (Gen.2.21; Gen.15.12). Believers’ rest in sleep is considered a gift from God (Ps.127.2).