Hebrew: sheol = Hell
Numbers 16:33 So they and all that belonged to them went down alive into Sheol, and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly. Job 17:16
Will it go down to the bars of Sheol? Shall we descend together into the dust?” Genesis 37:34-35….. “No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him. Translated “Hell” (31 times) 2 Samuel 22:5-6 “For the waves of death encompassed me, the torrents of destruction assailed me;6 the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. Proverbs 23:13-14 Do not withhold discipline from a child; if you strike him with a rod, he will not die.14 If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol. 2 Peter 2:4 For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment; Matthew 10:28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Torment will be physical Luke 16:24 And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ Jude 12-13..,………., for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever. Revelation 14:11 And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.” Revelation 19:20…….These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur. Revelation 20:10 And they marched up over the broad plain of the earth and surrounded the camp of the saints and the beloved city, but fire came down from heaven and consumed them, Hell is the place of torment for the lost (unsaved).
Because everyone has sinned no one deserves to live with the Holy and righteous Heavenly Father (Romans 3:10; 3:23). But God is a loving Father and He offers salvation from death to all, and for those that reject the offer, God’s justice will be executed and the wage of sin will be paid in Hell. Torment will be mental Luke 16:25 And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’ Torment will be spiritual 2 Thessalonians 1:5-9………… They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might, Torment will be just – at different degrees God’s judgment will be less for some Matthew 11:20-24……. You will be brought down to Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
But I tell you that it will be more tolerable on the day of judgment for the land of Sodom than for you.” God will have greater judgment for some Luke 11:32 The men of Nineveh will rise up at the judgment with this generation and condemn it, for they repented at the preaching of Jonah, and behold, something greater than Jonah is here. God’s judgment will be double for others Revelation 18:5-6 for her sins are heaped high as heaven, and God has remembered her iniquities. Pay her back as she herself has paid back others, and repay her double for her deeds; mix a double portion for her in the cup she mixed. Escape from Hell is offered to everyone To learn more about how you can escape Hell and instead spend eternity in Heaven with God when your time on Earth is done.
What Coming to Jesus Is * Confessing your sins and seeing your sinfulness and realizing your desperate need for the Savior * Trusting in Jesus as your personal Savior * Believing with your heart and not just your head * Relying on, fully trusting in, leaning upon, and resting in — Him * Believing that He is your Savior first and allowing the Holy Spirit to help you make Him your Lord too * Believing that there is no other way to the Father in Heaven except by Jesus Christ alone.
NO ONE IS SAVED BY WORKS. NO ONE IS SAVED BY THEIR OWN EFFORTS. IT IS BY GRACE ALONE, IN FAITH ALONE, BY JESUS ALONE. IT IS A GIFT OF GOD
(EPH 2:8-9). John 3:16 “For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life.” Acts 4:12 “Salvation is found in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given to mankind by which we must be saved.” Acts 16:30-31 “what must I do to be saved?” They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus, and you will be saved—you and your household.” Romans 10:9-10 “If you declare with your mouth, “Jesus is Lord,” and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For it is with your heart that you believe and are justified, and it is with your mouth that you profess your faith and are saved.”