The act of dying; the end of life; the total and permanent cessation of all the vital functions of an organism. The state of being dead: to lie still in death.
1. Decease, demise, passing, departure
1. Birth, life.
“Give light to my eyes, or I will sleep in death…” (Psalms 13: 3)
“Multitudes who sleep in the dust of the earth will awake: some to everlasting life, others to shame and everlasting contempt (Daniel 2: 2)
“We will not all sleep, but we will all be changed—in a flash, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. (1 Corinthians 15:51)