The wicked will return to Sheol, Even all the nations who forget God.
Let me not be put to shame, O LORD, for I call upon You; Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol.
And with whom was He angry for forty years? Was it not with those who sinned, whose bodies fell in the wilderness?
Nevertheless, with most of them God was not well-pleased; for they were laid low in the wilderness.
"Drought and heat consume the snow waters, So does Sheol those who have sinned.
Her house is the way to Sheol, Descending to the chambers of death.
But he does not know that the dead are there, That her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
None who go to her return again, Nor do they reach the paths of life.
For her house sinks down to death And her tracks lead to the dead;
Her feet go down to death, Her steps take hold of Sheol.
But she who gives herself to wanton pleasure is dead even while she lives.
"Our father died in the wilderness, yet he was not among the company of those who gathered themselves together against the LORD in the company of Korah; but he died in his own sin, and he had no sons.
For this reason many among you are weak and sick, and a number sleep.
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