30 Bible Verses about Sheol
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What valiant man can live and not see death? Who can deliver himself from the power of Sheol. Interlude
All his sons and daughters showed up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. He kept saying, "Leave me alone! I'll go down to the next world, still mourning for my son." So Joseph's father wept for him.
"This is what the Lord GOD says: "On the day that it descended into Sheol, I shut down its water supplies, covered over its deep water, and shut down its rivers. As a result its abundant water sources dried up, and I caused Lebanon to mourn for it. All the trees of the field wilted because of it. I made the nations tremble when they heard that Assyria was falling, descending into Sheol to join those who go down into the Pit. Then all of the trees of Eden in the world below were comforted, including the choicest and best of Lebanon, all of whom were well-watered. They also went down with it into Sheol, to those who had been killed violently and to those who had trusted in its strength by living in its shadow among the nations.
He said: "I called out to the LORD from the midst of affliction directed at me, and he answered me. From the depths of death I cried out for help; and you heard my cry.
Can your gracious love be declared in the grave or your faithfulness in Abaddon? Can your awesome deeds be known in darkness or your righteousness in the land of oblivion?
"If I had died, I would be lying down by now, undisturbed, asleep, and at rest, along with kings and counselors of the earth, who used to build for themselves what are now only ruins, or princes who amassed gold for themselves, and who kept filling their houses with silver.read more.
"Or why was I not buried like a stillborn child, like babies who never saw the light? In that place, the wicked stop causing trouble, and there, those whose strength is exhausted are at rest. In that place, those who once were prisoners will be at ease together; they won't hear the voice of oppressors. The unimportant and the important are both there, and the servant is free from his master.
"If my hope were that my house is the afterlife itself, if I were to make my bed in darkness, if I call out to the Pit, "You're my father!' or say to the worm, "My mother!' or "My sister!' where would my hope be? "And speaking of my hope, who would notice it?read more.
Will it go down to the bars that lock the doors of the afterlife? Will we descend together into the dust?"
"The afterlife below is all astir to meet you when you arrive; it rouses up the spirits of the dead to greet you everyone who used to be world leaders. It has raised up from their thrones all who used to be kings of the nations. In answer, all of them will tell you, "You've also become as weak as we are! You have become just like us!' Your pomp has been brought down to Sheol, along with the noise of your harps. Maggots are spread out beneath you, and worms are your covering."
Like sheep, they are destined for the realm of the dead, with death as their shepherd. The upright will have dominion over them in the morning; their strength will be consumed in the afterlife, so that they have no home.
For you will not leave my soul in Sheol, you will not allow your holy one to experience corruption.
God will truly redeem me from the power of Sheol. He will surely receive me! Interlude