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30 Bible Verses about Sheol

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Genesis 37:35

All his sons and daughters tried to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. "No," he said. "I will go down to Sheol to my son, mourning." And his father wept for him.

Genesis 44:29

If you also take this one from me and anything happens to him, you will bring my gray hairs down to Sheol in sorrow.'

1 Kings 2:9

So don't let him go unpunished, for you are a wise man. You know how to deal with him to bring his gray head down to Sheol with blood."

Psalm 18:5

The ropes of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

Proverbs 1:12

Let's swallow them alive, like Sheol, still healthy as they go down to the Pit.

Ezekiel 31:15-17

"This is what the Lord God says: I caused grieving on the day the cedar went down to Sheol. I closed off the underground deep because of it: I held back the rivers of the deep, and [its] abundant waters were restrained. I made Lebanon mourn on account of it, and all the trees of the field fainted because of it. I made the nations quake at the sound of its downfall, when I threw it down to Sheol [to be] with those who descend to the Pit. Then all the trees of Eden, all the well-watered trees, the choice and best of Lebanon, were comforted in the underworld. They too descended with it to Sheol, to those slain by the sword. As its alliesthey had lived in its shade among the nations.

Jonah 2:2

I called to the Lord in my distress, and He answered me. I cried out for help in the belly of Sheol; You heard my voice.

Psalm 88:11-12

Will Your faithful love be declared in the grave, Your faithfulness in Abaddon? Will Your wonders be known in the darkness, or Your righteousness in the land of oblivion?

Job 3:13-19

For then I would have laid down in peace; I would be asleep. Then I would be at rest with the kings and counselors of the earth, who rebuilt ruined cities for themselves, or with princes who had gold, who filled their houses with silver.read more.
Or [why] was I not hidden like a miscarried child, like infants who never see daylight? There the wicked cease to make trouble, and there the weary find rest. The captives are completely at ease; they do not hear the voice of [their] oppressor. Both the small and the great are there, and the slave is set free from his master.

Job 7:9

As a cloud fades away and vanishes, so the one who goes down to Sheol will never rise again.

Job 17:13-16

If I await Sheol as my home, spread out my bed in darkness, and say to the Pit: You are my father, and to the worm: My mother or my sister, where then is my hope? Who can see [any] hope for me?read more.
Will it go down to the gates of Sheol, or will we descend together to the dust?

Psalm 6:5

For there is no remembrance of You in death; who can thank You in Sheol?

Isaiah 14:9-11

Sheol below is eager to greet your coming. He stirs up the spirits of the departed for you- all the rulers of the earth. He makes all the kings of the nations rise from their thrones. They all respond to you, saying: "You too have become as weak as we are; you have become like us! Your splendor has been brought down to Sheol, [along with] the music of your harps. Maggots are spread out under you, and worms cover you."

Isaiah 38:18

For Sheol cannot thank You; Death cannot praise You. Those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness.

Numbers 16:33

They went down alive into Sheol with all that belonged to them. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly.

Job 24:19

As dry ground and heat snatch away the melted snow, so Sheol [steals] those who have sinned.

Psalm 31:17

Lord, do not let me be disgraced when I call on You. Let the wicked be disgraced; let them be silent in Sheol.

Psalm 49:14

Like sheep they are headed for Sheol; Death will shepherd them. The upright will rule over them in the morning, and their form will waste away in Sheol, far from their lofty abode.

Psalm 55:15

Let death take them by surprise; let them go down to Sheol alive, because evil is in their homes and within them.

Isaiah 14:15

But you will be brought down to Sheol into the deepest regions of the Pit.

Job 14:13

If only You would hide me in Sheol and conceal me until Your anger passes, that You would appoint a time for me and then remember me.

Psalm 30:3

Lord, You brought me up from Sheol; You spared me from among those going down to the Pit.

Psalm 86:13

For Your faithful love for me is great, and You deliver my life from the depths of Sheol.

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