Bible Verses Before Bed – 49 Verses That Will Help You Sleep Peacefully…

Reading the Bible before bed is a great practice for every Christian…

No matter what you’re going through at that period of time (good or bad), there’s a verse in scripture that you can read and reflect upon…

For example, if you’re looking for peace of mind or more trust in the Lord, there are many Bible verses that can be helpful.

In addition to that, if you’re looking to give God praise, there are verses that can help guide you in that area as well.  

And if you’re simply looking to thank God for his blessings and get a good night’s sleep, there are, of course, many verses that can help you there.  

If you’d like to get started, but don’t know where to start, here’s a list of Bible Verses that can be particularly helpful before bed…

Bible Verses Before Bed…

Proverbs 3:24

“If thou sleep, thou shalt not fear: thou shalt rest, and thy sleep shall be sweet.”

Philippians 4:13

I can do all these things in him who strengtheneth me.”

bible verses before bed

Psalm 131:2

“Surely I have behaved and quieted myself, as a child that is weaned of his mother: my soul is even as a weaned child.”

Psalm 119:148

“Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.”

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Psalm 46:10

“Be still, and know that I am God: I will be exalted among the heathen, I will be exalted in the earth.”

2 Corinthians 13:13

“The grace of our Lord Jesus Christ, and the charity of God, and the communication of the Holy Ghost be with you all. Amen.”

Proverbs 20:13

“Love not sleep, lest poverty oppress thee: open thy eyes, and be filled with bread.”

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Psalm 4:8

“I will both lay me down in peace, and sleep: for thou, Lord, only makest me dwell in safety.”

Psalm 63:5-8

“My soul shall be satisfied as with marrow and fatness; and my mouth shall praise thee with joyful lips: When I remember thee upon my bed, and meditate on thee in the night watches. Because thou hast been my help, therefore in the shadow of thy wings will I rejoice. My soul followeth hard after thee: thy right hand upholdeth me.” [source]

1 John 3:1

“Behold what manner of charity the Father hath bestowed upon us, that we should be called, and should be the sons of God. Therefore the world knoweth not us, because it knew not him.”

John 3:16

“For God so loved the world, as to give his only begotten Son; that whosoever believeth in him, may not perish, but may have life everlasting.”

Colossians 3:16

Let the word of Christ dwell in you abundantly, in all wisdom: teaching and admonishing one another in psalms, hymns, and spiritual canticles, singing in grace in your hearts to God.”

Matthew 11:28-30

Come to me, all you that labour, and are burdened, and I will refresh you. Take up my yoke upon you, and learn of me, because I am meek, and humble of heart: and you shall find rest to your souls. For my yoke is sweet and my burden light.”

bible verses about sleep and rest

Psalm 132:4-5

“I will not give sleep to mine eyes, or slumber to mine eyelids, Until I find out a place for the Lord, an habitation for the mighty God of Jacob.”

Psalm 19:14

“Let the words of my mouth, and the meditation of my heart, be acceptable in thy sight, O Lord, my strength, and my redeemer.”

Ephesians 6:18

“By all prayer and supplication praying at all times in the spirit; and in the same watching with all instance and supplication for all the saints”

1 John 5:14

“And this is the confidence which we have towards him: That, whatsoever we shall ask according to his will, he heareth us.”

Jeremiah 33:3

“Cry to me and I will hear thee: and I will show thee great things, and sure things which thou knowest not.”

Psalm 91:5

“Thou shalt not be afraid for the terror by night; nor for the arrow that flieth by day”

bible verses to help me sleep

Psalm 3:5

“I laid me down and slept; I awaked; for the Lord sustained me.”

Psalm 91:11

“For he shall give his angels charge over thee, to keep thee in all thy ways.”

Matthew 6:9-13

Thus therefore shall you pray: Our Father who art in heaven, hallowed be thy name. Thy kingdom come. Thy will be done on earth as it is in heaven. Give us this day our supersubstantial bread. And forgive us our debts, as we also forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. But deliver us from evil. Amen.”

Proverbs 6:9-10

“How long wilt thou sleep, O sluggard? when wilt thou rise out of thy sleep? Thou wilt sleep a little, thou wilt slumber a little, thou wilt fold thy hands a little to sleep

1 Thessalonians 2:13

Therefore, we also give thanks to God without ceasing: because, that when you had received of us the word of the hearing of God, you received it not as the word of men, but (as it is indeed) the word of God, who worketh in you that have believed.”

Psalm 1:2

“But his delight is in the law of the Lord; and in his law doth he meditate day and night.”

Psalm 119:97-102

“O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day. Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine enemies: for they are ever with me. I have more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation. I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts. I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word. I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught me.”

good night bible verse quotes

Matthew 6:34

“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.”

Romans 5:6-8

“For why did Christ, when as yet we were weak, according to the time, die for the ungodly? For scarce for a just man will one die; yet perhaps for a good man some one would dare to die. But God commendeth his charity towards us; because when as yet we were sinners, according to the time, Christ died for us; much more therefore, being now justified by his blood, shall we be saved from wrath through him.” [source]

Revelation 21:4

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes: and death shall be no more, nor mourning, nor crying, nor sorrow shall be any more, for the former things are passed away.”

Joshua 1:9

“Behold I command thee, take courage, and be strong. Fear not and be not dismayed: because the Lord thy God is with thee in all things whatsoever thou shalt go to.”

Psalm 121:1-4

“I will lift up mine eyes unto the hills, from whence cometh my help. My help cometh from the Lord, which made heaven and earth. He will not suffer thy foot to be moved: he that keepeth thee will not slumber. Behold, he that keepeth Israel shall neither slumber nor sleep.”

Acts 10:43

“To him all the prophets give testimony, that by his name all receive remission of sins, who believe in him.”

bible verse before sleep

1 Thessalonians 5:18

“In all things give thanks; for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you all.”

Job 11:18

“And thou shalt have confidence, hope being set before thee, and being buried thou shalt sleep secure.”

Nahum 1:7

“The Lord is good and giveth strength in the day of trouble: and knoweth them that hope in him.”

Philippians 4:6-7

“Be nothing solicitous; but in every thing, by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your petitions be made known to God. And the peace of God, which surpasseth all understanding, keep your hearts and minds in Christ Jesus.”

1 Corinthians 10:31

“Therefore, whether you eat or drink, or whatsoever else you do, do all to the glory of God.”

Psalm 127:2

“It is vain for you to rise up early, to sit up late, to eat the bread of sorrows: for so he giveth his beloved sleep.”

1 Peter 5:7

“Casting all your care upon him, for he hath care of you.”

bible verse about sleeping peacefully

John 14:27

Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, do I give unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, nor let it be afraid.”

1 Thessalonians 5:17

“Pray without ceasing.”

Acts 17:27

“That they should seek God, if happily they may feel after him or find him, although he be not far from every one of us”

Job 14:12

“So man when he is fallen asleep shall not rise again; till the heavens be broken, he shall not awake, nor rise up out of his sleep.”

Psalm 37:5

“Commit thy way unto the Lord; trust also in him; and he shall bring it to pass.”

Proverbs 16:3

“Lay open thy works to the Lord: and thy thoughts shall be directed.”

Philippians 4:8

“For the rest, brethren, whatsoever things are true, whatsoever modest, whatsoever just, whatsoever holy, whatsoever lovely, whatsoever of good fame, if there be any virtue, if any praise of discipline, think on these things.

bible verses for night prayer

James 1:17

“Every best gift, and every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no change, nor shadow of alteration.”

Psalm 116:7

“Return unto thy rest, O my soul; for the Lord hath dealt bountifully with thee.”

Final Thoughts…

I hope these Bible verses were helpful to you before going to bed…

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I hope this helps you out, and God be with you!