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17 Bible Verses about Pits As A Term For Graves

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Isaiah 14:15

none the less art thou brought down to Sheol, to the recesses of the pit.

Job 33:18-22

He keepeth back his soul from the pit, and his life from passing away by the sword. He is chastened also with pain upon his bed, and with constant strife in his bones; And his life abhorreth bread, and his soul dainty food;read more.
His flesh is consumed away from view, and his bones that were not seen stick out; And his soul draweth near to the pit, and his life to the destroyers.

Psalm 28:1

{A Psalm of David.} Unto thee, Jehovah, do I call; my rock, be not silent unto me, lest, if thou keep silence toward me, I become like them that go down into the pit.

Psalm 30:3-9

Jehovah, thou hast brought up my soul from Sheol, thou hast quickened me from among those that go down to the pit. Sing psalms unto Jehovah, ye saints of his, and give thanks in remembrance of his holiness. For a moment is passed in his anger, a life in his favour; at even weeping cometh for the night, and at morn there is rejoicing.read more.
As for me, I said in my prosperity, I shall never be moved. Jehovah, by thy favour thou hadst made my mountain to stand strong: thou didst hide thy face; I was troubled. I called to thee, Jehovah, and unto the Lord did I make supplication: What profit is there in my blood, in my going down to the pit? shall the dust praise thee? shall it declare thy truth?

Psalm 55:23

And thou, O God, wilt bring them down into the pit of destruction: bloody and deceitful men shall not live out half their days. But as for me, I will confide in thee.

Psalm 69:15

Let not the flood of waters overflow me, neither let the deep swallow me up; and let not the pit shut its mouth upon me.

Psalm 88:4

I am reckoned with them that go down into the pit; I am as a man that hath no strength:

Psalm 103:4

Who redeemeth thy life from the pit, who crowneth thee with loving-kindness and tender mercies;

Psalm 143:7

Answer me speedily, O Jehovah; my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, or I shall be like unto them that go down into the pit.

Proverbs 1:12

let us swallow them up alive as Sheol, and whole, as those that go down into the pit;

Isaiah 14:19

but thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, covered with the slain those thrust through with the sword, that go down to the stones of the pit: like a carcase trodden under foot.

Isaiah 38:17-18

Behold, instead of peace I had bitterness upon bitterness; but thou hast in love delivered my soul from the pit of destruction; for thou hast cast all my sins behind thy back. For not Sheol shall praise thee, nor death celebrate thee; they that go down into the pit do not hope for thy truth.

Ezekiel 26:20

then will I bring thee down, with them that go down to the pit, to the people of old time, and will cause thee to dwell in the lower parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I will set glory in the land of the living.

Ezekiel 28:8

They shall bring thee down to the pit, and thou shalt die the deaths of those that are slain in the heart of the seas.

Ezekiel 31:14-16

to the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves in their stature, nor set their top amidst the thick boughs, and that none of them that drink water stand up in his height by himself; for they are all given over unto death in the lower parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit. Thus saith the Lord Jehovah: In the day when he went down to Sheol, I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed; and I made Lebanon black for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him. I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to Sheol, with them that go down into the pit; and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the lower parts of the earth.

Ezekiel 32:23-25

their graves are set in the sides of the pit, and his assemblage is round about his grave; all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who caused terror in the land of the living. There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, who are gone down uncircumcised unto the lower parts of the earth, who caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their confusion with them that go down to the pit. They have set him a bed in the midst of the slain, with all his multitude: their graves are round about him, all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword, though their terror was caused in the land of the living; and they have borne their confusion with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that are slain.

Jonah 2:6

I went down to the bottoms of the mountains; The bars of the earth closed upon me for ever: But thou hast brought up my life from the pit, O Jehovah my God.

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