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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
κοιμάω 'koimao' meaning 'to sleep' Strong's 2837

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Introduction 2.2

This is a word study about the meaning of the Greek word κοιμάω, 'koimao' meaning 'to sleep' Strong's 2837 in the New Testament. It gives every verse where the 'koimao' appears. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word koimao appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with yellow. If the word is in italics then there is no equivalent word for it in the Greek. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.2 Scriptures for κοιμάω 'koimao' meaning 'to sleep' Strong's 2837

Matthew 27:52 And the graves were opened; and many bodies of the saints who slept arose,
28:13 Saying, You say, His disciples came by night, and stole him away while we slept.

Luke 22:45 And when he rose up from prayer, and came to his disciples, he found them sleeping from sorrow.

John 11:11 These things he said: and after that he says to them, Our friend Lazarus sleeps; but I go, that I may awake him out of sleep.
11:12 Then said his disciples, Lord, if he sleeps, he shall do well.

Acts 7:60 And he kneeled down, and cried with a loud voice, Lord, do not lay this sin to their charge. And when he had said this, he fell asleep.
12:6 And when Herod would have brought him forth, the same night Peter was sleeping between two soldiers, bound with two chains: and the guards in front of the door kept the prison.
13:36 For David, after he had served his own generation by the will of God, fell asleep, and was laid to his fathers, and saw corruption:

1 Corinthians 7:39 The wife is bound by the law as long as her husband lives; but if her husband is dead, she is at liberty to be married to whom she will; only in the Lord.
11:30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep.
15:6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brothers at once; of whom the greater part remain until now, but some have fallen asleep.
15:18 Then also those who fell asleep in Christ have perished.
15:20 But now Christ has been raised from the dead, and he became the first-fruits of those who slept.
15:51 Behold, I tell you a mystery; We shall not all sleep, but we shall all be changed.

1 Thessalonians 4:13 But I do not wish you to be ignorant, brothers, concerning those who are asleep, that you do not sorrow, even as others who have no hope.
4:14 For if we believe that Jesus died and rose again, even so those also who sleep in Jesus will God bring with him.
4:15 For this we say to you by the word of the Lord, that we who are alive and remain to the coming of the Lord shall not go before those who are asleep.

2 Peter 3:4 And saying, Where is the promise of his coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of the creation.

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