'Underworld' in the Bible
And all his sons and all his daughters came to give him comfort, but he would not be comforted, saying with weeping, I will go down to the underworld to my son. So great was his father's sorrow for him.
And he said, I will not let my son go down with you; for his brother is dead and he is all I have: if evil overtakes him on the journey, then through you will my grey head go down to the underworld in sorrow.
If now you take this one from me, and some evil comes to him, you will make my grey head go down in sorrow to the underworld.
When he sees that the boy is not with us, he will come to his death, and our father's grey head will go down in sorrow to the underworld.
But if the Lord does something new, opening the earth to take them in, with everything which is theirs, and they go down living into the underworld, then it will be clear to you that the Lord has not been honoured by these men.
So they and all theirs went down living into the underworld, and the earth was shut over them, and they were cut off from among the meeting of the people.
For my wrath is a flaming fire, burning to the deep parts of the underworld, burning up the earth with her increase, and firing the deep roots of the mountains.
The Lord is the giver of death and life: sending men down to the underworld and lifting them up.
So be guided by your wisdom, and let not his white head go down to the underworld in peace.
But do not let him be free from punishment, for you are a wise man; and it will be clear to you what you have to do with him; see that his white head goes down to the underworld in blood.
He passed his son through the fire and practiced divination and omen reading. He set up a ritual pit to conjure up underworld spirits, and appointed magicians to supervise it. He did a great amount of evil in the sight of the Lord, provoking him to anger.
So Saul died because he was unfaithful to the Lord and did not obey the Lord's instructions; he even tried to conjure up underworld spirits.
He passed his sons through the fire in the Valley of Ben-Hinnom and practiced divination, omen reading, and sorcery. He set up a ritual pit to conjure up underworld spirits and appointed magicians to supervise it. He did a great amount of evil in the sight of the Lord and angered him.
A cloud comes to an end and is gone; so he who goes down into the underworld comes not up again.
They are higher than heaven; what is there for you to do? deeper than the underworld, and outside your knowledge;
If only you would keep me safe in the underworld, putting me in a secret place till your wrath is past, giving me a fixed time when I might come to your memory again!
If I am waiting for the underworld as my house, if I have made my bed in the dark;
Will they go down with me into the underworld? Will we go down together into the dust?
Their days come to an end without trouble, and suddenly they go down to the underworld.
Snow waters become dry with the heat: so do sinners go down into the underworld.
The shades in the underworld are shaking; the waters and those living in them.
The underworld is naked before God; the place of destruction lies uncovered.
To keep back his soul from the underworld, and his life from destruction.
And his soul comes near to the underworld, and his life to the angels of death.
And if he has mercy on him, and says, Let him not go down to the underworld, I have given the price for his life:
He kept my soul from the underworld, and my life sees the light in full measure.
Keeping back his soul from the underworld, so that he may see the light of life.
Let them be covered together in the dust; let their faces be dark in the secret place of the underworld.
For in death there is no memory of you; in the underworld who will give you praise?
The sinners and all the nations who have no memory of God will be turned into the underworld.
For you will not let my soul be prisoned in the underworld; you will not let your loved one see the place of death.
My cry goes up to you, O Lord, my Rock; do not keep back your answer from me, so that I may not become like those who go down into the underworld.
Let me not be shamed, O Lord, for I have made my prayer to you; let the sinners be shamed, and let their mouths be shut in the underworld.
So that he might have eternal life, and never see the underworld.
Death will give them their food like sheep; the underworld is their fate and they will go down into it; their flesh is food for worms; their form is wasted away; the underworld is their resting-place for ever.
Let the hand of death come on them suddenly, and let them go down living into the underworld; because evil is in their houses and in their hearts.
But you, O God, will send them down into the underworld; the cruel and the false will be cut off before half their days are ended; but I will have faith in you.
But those who seek my life to destroy itWill [be destroyed and] go into the depths of the earth [into the underworld].
My voice went up to him, and I was lifted up from the underworld.
Let me not be covered by the flowing waters; let not the deep waters go over my head, and let me not be shut up in the underworld.
You, who have sent great and bitter troubles on me, will give me life again, lifting me up from the deep waters of the underworld.
O Lord, God of my salvation, I have been crying to you for help by day and by night:
Is your loyal love told in the grave, [or] your faithfulness in the underworld?
What man now living will not see death? will he be able to keep back his soul from the underworld? (Selah.)
He sent his word and made them well, and kept them safe from the underworld.
The dead do not give praise to the Lord; or those who go down to the underworld.
The nets of death were round me, and the pains of the underworld had me in their grip; I was full of trouble and sorrow.
If I go up to heaven, you are there: or if I make my bed in the underworld, you are there.
Let us overcome them living, like the underworld, and in their strength, as those who go down to death;
Her feet go down to death, and her steps to the underworld;
Her house is the way to the underworld, going down to the rooms of death.
But he does not see that the dead are there, that her guests are in the deep places of the underworld.
Before the Lord are the underworld and destruction: how much more, then, the hearts of the children of men!
Acting wisely is the way of life, guiding a man away from the underworld.
Give him blows with the rod, and keep his soul safe from the underworld
The underworld and Abaddon are never full, and the eyes of man have never enough.
One who has been the cause of a man's death will go in flight to the underworld: let no man give him help.
The underworld, and the woman without a child; the earth which never has enough water, and the fire which never says, Enough.
Put me as a sign on your heart, as a sign on your arm; love is strong as death, and wrath bitter as the underworld: its coals are coals of fire; violent are its flames.
For this cause the underworld has made wide its throat, opening its mouth without limit: and her glory, and the noise of her masses, and her loud-voiced feasters, will go down into it.
Make a request to the Lord your God for a sign, a sign in the deep places of the underworld, or in the high heavens.
They will say to you, "Seek oracles at the pits used to conjure up underworld spirits, from the magicians who chirp and mutter incantations. Should people not seek oracles from their gods, by asking the dead about the destiny of the living?"
The underworld is moved at your coming: the shades of the dead are awake before you, even the strong ones of the earth; all the kings of the world have got up from their seats.
‘Your pomp and magnificence have been brought down to Sheol,Along with the music of your harps;The maggots [which prey on the dead] are spread out under you [as a bed]And worms are your covering [Babylonian rulers].’
But you will come down to the underworld, even to its inmost parts.
But you, like a birth before its time, are stretched out with no resting-place in the earth; clothed with the bodies of the dead who have been put to the sword, who go down to the lowest parts of the underworld; a dead body, crushed under foot.
The Egyptians will panic, and I will confuse their strategy. They will seek guidance from the idols and from the spirits of the dead, from the pits used to conjure up underworld spirits, and from the magicians.
Because you have said, We have made death our friend, and with the underworld we have made an agreement; when the overflowing waters come through they will not come near us; for we are looking to false words for help, taking cover in what is untrue:
And the help you were looking for from death will come to nothing, and your agreement with the underworld will be broken; when the overflowing waters come through, then you will be overcome by them.
You will fall; while lying on the ground you will speak; from the dust where you lie, your words will be heard. Your voice will sound like a spirit speaking from the underworld; from the dust you will chirp as if muttering an incantation.
I said, In the quiet of my days I am going down into the underworld: the rest of my years are being taken away from me.
See, in place of peace my soul had bitter sorrow. but you have kept back my soul from the underworld; for you have put all my sins out of your memory.
For the underworld is not able to give you praise, death gives you no honour: for those who go down into the underworld there is no hope in your mercy.
I have not given my word in secret, in a place in the underworld; I did not say to the seed of Jacob, Go into a waste land to make request of me: I the Lord say what is true, my word is righteousness.
The prisoner, bent under his chain, will quickly be made free, and will not go down into the underworld, and his bread will not come to an end.
And you went to Melech with oil and much perfume, and you sent your representatives far off, and went as low as the underworld.
then I will bring you down to be with those who descend to the Pit, to the people of antiquity. I will make you dwell in the underworld like the ancient ruins, with those who descend to the Pit, so that you will no longer be inhabited or display your splendor in the land of the living.
They will send you down to the underworld, and your death will be the death of those who are put to the sword in the heart of the seas.
This happened so that no trees planted beside water would become great in height and set their tops among the clouds, and so that no other well-watered trees would reach them in height. For they have all been consigned to death, to the underworld, among the people who descend to the Pit.
This is what the Lord has said: The day when he goes down to the underworld, I will make the deep full of grief for him; I will keep back her streams and the great waters will be stopped: I will make Lebanon dark for him, and all the trees of the field will be feeble because of him.
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.
And they will go down with him to the underworld, to those who have been put to the sword; even those who were his helpers, living under his shade among the nations
“Who then are you like in glory and greatness among Eden’s trees? You also will be brought down to the underworld to be with the trees of Eden. You will lie among the uncircumcised with those slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his hordes”—the declaration of the Lord God.
“Son of man, wail over the hordes of Egypt and bring Egypt and the daughters of mighty nations down to the underworld, to be with those who descend to the Pit:
The strong among the great ones will say to him from the underworld, Are you more beautiful than any? go down, you and your helpers, and take your rest among those without circumcision, and those who have been put to the sword.
Whose resting-places are in the inmost parts of the underworld, who were a cause of fear in the land of the living.
Elam is therewith all her hordes around her grave.All of them are slain, fallen by the sword—those who went down to the underworld uncircumcised,who once spread their terrorin the land of the living.They bear their disgracewith those who descend to the Pit.
They have made a bed for her among the dead, and all her people are round about her resting-place: all of them without circumcision, put to death with the sword; for they were a cause of fear in the land of the living, and are put to shame with those who go down to the underworld: they have been given a place among those who have been put to the sword.
And they have been put to rest with the fighting men who came to their end in days long past, who went down to the underworld with their instruments of war, placing their swords under their heads, and their body-covers are over their bones; for their strength was a cause of fear in the land of the living.
There is Edom, her kings and all her princes, who have been given a resting-place with those who were put to the sword: they will be resting among those without circumcision, even with those who go down to the underworld.
There are the chiefs of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, who have gone down with those who have been put to the sword: they are shamed on account of all the fear caused by their strength; they are resting there without circumcision, among those who have been put to the sword, and are put to shame with those who go down to the underworld.
I will give the price to make them free from the power of the underworld, I will be their saviour from death: O death! where are your pains? O underworld! where is your destruction? my eyes will have no pity.
Even if they go deep into the underworld, my hand will take them up from there; if they go up to heaven, I will get them down:
In my trouble I was crying to the Lord, and he gave me an answer; out of the deepest underworld I sent up a cry, and you gave ear to my voice.
I went down to the foundations of [the] mountains; the Underworld--its bars [were] around me forever. But you brought up my life from [the] pit, Yahweh my God.
A curse on the cruel and false one! the man full of pride, who never has enough; who makes his desires wide as the underworld! he is like death; he is never full, but he makes all nations come to him, getting all peoples together to himself.
So that at the name of Jesus every knee may be bent, of those in heaven and those on earth and those in the underworld,
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