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Keyword Study: sheol

Definition: underworld (place to which people descend at death)
Strong's Hebrew: 7585
Original Word: שְׁאוֹל
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: sheol
Phonetic Spelling: (sheh-ole')

Occurrences in Scripture

The word “sheol” occurs a total of sixty-six times in scripture:

Genesis 37:35 – All his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted and said, “No, I shall go down to Sheol to my son, mourning.” Thus his father wept for him. English Standard Version

Genesis 42:38 – But he said, “My son shall not go down with you, for his brother is dead, and he is the only one left. If harm should happen to him on the journey that you are to make, you would bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to Sheol.” English Standard Version

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.'“ 30 So if I come to your servant my father and the boy is not with us–his life is wrapped up with the boy's life– 31 when he sees that the boy is not with us, he will die. Then your servants will have brought the gray hairs of your servant our father down to Sheol in sorrow. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Numbers 16:30 – But if the LORD brings about something unprecedented, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them along with all that belongs to them so that they go down alive into Sheol, then you will know that these men have despised the LORD.” 31 Just as he finished speaking all these words, the ground beneath them split open. 32 The earth opened its mouth and swallowed them and their households, all Korah's people, and all their possessions. 33 They went down alive into Sheol with all that belonged to them. The earth closed over them, and they vanished from the assembly. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Deuteronomy 32:22 – For fire has been kindled because of My anger and burns to the depths of Sheol; it devours the land and its produce, and scorches the foundations of the mountains.“ Holman Christian Standard Bible

1 Samuel 2:6 – The LORD brings death and gives life; He sends some to Sheol, and He raises others up. Holman Christian Standard Bible

2 Samuel 22:6 – The ropes of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. Holman Christian Standard Bible

1 Kings 2:6 – Act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray head descend to Sheol in peace.” 7 Show loyalty to the sons of Barzillai the Gileadite and let them be among those who eat at your table because they supported me when I fled from your brother Absalom.“ 8 Keep an eye on Shimei son of Gera, the Benjaminite from Bahurim who is with you. He uttered malicious curses against me the day I went to Mahanaim. But he came down to meet me at the Jordan River, and I swore to him by the LORD: 'I will never kill you with the sword.' 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.” Holman Christian Standard Bible

Job 7:9 – As a cloud fades away and vanishes, so the one who goes down to Sheol will never rise again. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Job 11:8 – They are higher than the heavens–what can you do? They are deeper than Sheol–what can you know? Holman Christian Standard Bible

Job 14:13 – If only You would hide me in Sheol and conceal me until Your anger passes. If only You would appoint a time for me and then remember me. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Job 17:13 – If I await Sheol as my home, spread out my bed in darkness, 14 and say to corruption: You are my father, and to the maggot: My mother or my sister, 15 where then is my hope? Who can see any hope for me? 16 Will it go down to the gates of Sheol, or will we descend together to the dust? Holman Christian Standard Bible

Job 21:13 – They spend their days in prosperity and go down to Sheol in peace. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Job 24:19 – As dry ground and heat snatch away the melted snow, so Sheol steals those who have sinned. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Job 26:6Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 6:5 – For there is no remembrance of You in death; who can thank You in Sheol? Holman Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 9:17 – The wicked will return to Sheol–all the nations that forget God. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 16:10 – For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption. English Standard Version

Psalm 18:5 – The ropes of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 30:3 – LORD, You brought me up from Sheol; You spared me from among those going down to the Pit. Holman Christian Standard Bible

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. Holman Christian Standard Bible

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. 15 But God will redeem my life from the power of Sheol, for He will take me. Selah Holman Christian Standard Bible

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. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 86:13 – For Your faithful love for me is great, and You deliver my life from the depths of Sheol. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 88:3 – For I have had enough troubles, and my life is near Sheol. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 89:48 – What man can live and never see death? Who can save himself from the power of Sheol? Selah Holman Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 116:3 – The ropes of death were wrapped around me, and the torments of Sheol overcame me; I encountered trouble and sorrow. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 139:8 – If I go up to heaven, You are there; if I make my bed in Sheol, You are there. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Psalm 141:7 – As when one plows and breaks up the soil, turning up rocks, so our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Proverbs 1:12 – Let's swallow them alive, like Sheol, still healthy as they go down to the Pit. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Proverbs 5:5 – Her feet go down to death; her steps head straight for Sheol. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Proverbs 7:27 – Her house is the road to Sheol, descending to the chambers of death. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Proverbs 9:18 – But he doesn't know that the departed spirits are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Proverbs 15:11Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD– how much more, human hearts. 24 For the discerning the path of life leads upward, so that he may avoid going down to Sheol. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Proverbs 23:14 – Strike him with a rod, and you will rescue his life from Sheol. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Proverbs 27:20Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and people's eyes are never satisfied. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Proverbs 30:16Sheol; a childless womb; earth, which is never satisfied with water; and fire, which never says, “Enough!” Holman Christian Standard Bible

Ecclesiastes 9:10 – Whatever your hands find to do, do with all your strength, because there is no work, planning, knowledge, or wisdom in Sheol where you are going. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Song of Solomon 8:6 – Set me as a seal on your heart, as a seal on your arm. For love is as strong as death; ardent love is as unrelenting as Sheol. Love's flames are fiery flames– the fiercest of all. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Isaiah 5:14 – Therefore Sheol enlarges its throat and opens wide its enormous jaws, and down go Zion's dignitaries, her masses, her crowds, and those who carouse in her! Holman Christian Standard Bible

Isaiah 7:11 – Ask for a sign from the LORD your God–from the depths of Sheol to the heights of heaven.“ Holman Christian Standard Bible

Isaiah 14:9Sheol 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. 10 They all respond to you, saying:” You too have become as weak as we are; you have become like us! 11 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.“ 12 Shining morning star, how you have fallen from the heavens! You destroyer of nations, you have been cut down to the ground. 13 You said to yourself:” I will ascend to the heavens; I will set up my throne above the stars of God. I will sit on the mount of the gods' assembly, in the remotest parts of the North. 14 I will ascend above the highest clouds; I will make myself like the Most High.“ 15 But you will be brought down to Sheol into the deepest regions of the Pit. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Isaiah 28:15 – For you said, “We have cut a deal with Death, and we have made an agreement with Sheol; when the overwhelming scourge passes through, it will not touch us, because we have made falsehood our refuge and have hidden behind treachery.” 16 Therefore the Lord GOD said:” Look, I have laid a stone in Zion, a tested stone, a precious cornerstone, a sure foundation; the one who believes will be unshakable. 17 And I will make justice the measuring line and righteousness the mason's level.“ Hail will sweep away the false refuge, and water will flood your hiding place. 18 Your deal with Death will be dissolved, and your agreement with Sheol will not last. When the overwhelming scourge passes through, you will be trampled. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Isaiah 38:10 – I said: In the prime of my life I must go to the gates of Sheol; I am deprived of the rest of my years. 11 I said: I will never see the LORD, the LORD in the land of the living; I will not look on humanity any longer with the inhabitants of what is passing away. 12 My dwelling is plucked up and removed from me like a shepherd's tent. I have rolled up my life like a weaver; He cuts me off from the loom. You make an end of me from day until night. 13 I thought until the morning: He will break all my bones like a lion; You make an end of me day and night. 14 I chirp like a swallow or a crane; I moan like a dove. My eyes grow weak looking upward. Lord, I am oppressed; support me. 15 What can I say? He has spoken to me, and He Himself has done it. I walk along slowly all my years because of the bitterness of my soul, 16 Lord, because of these promises people live, and in all of them is the life of my spirit as well; You have restored me to health and let me live. 17 Indeed, it was for my own welfare that I had such great bitterness; but Your love has delivered me from the Pit of destruction, for You have thrown all my sins behind Your back. 18 For Sheol cannot thank You; Death cannot praise You. Those who go down to the Pit cannot hope for Your faithfulness. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Isaiah 57:9 – You went to the king with oil and multiplied your perfumes; you sent your couriers far away and sent them down even to Sheol. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Ezekiel 31:15 – 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. 16 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. 17 They too descended with it to Sheol, to those slain by the sword. As its allies they had lived in its shade among the nations.” Holman Christian Standard Bible

Ezekiel 32:21 – Warrior leaders will speak from the middle of Sheol about him and his allies: They have come down; the uncircumcised lie slain by the sword. 22 Assyria is there with all her company; her graves are all around her. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword. 23 Her graves are set in the deepest regions of the Pit, and her company is all around her burial place. All of them are slain, fallen by the sword– those who once spread terror in the land of the living. 24 Elam is there with 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 terror in the land of the living. They bear their disgrace with those who descend to the Pit. 25 Among the slain they prepare a resting place for Elam with all her hordes. Her graves are all around her. All of them are uncircumcised, slain by the sword, although their terror was once spread in the land of the living. They bear their disgrace with those who descend to the Pit. They are placed among the slain. 26 Meshech and Tubal are there, with all their hordes. Their graves are all around them. All of them are uncircumcised, slain by the sword, although their terror was once spread in the land of the living. 27 They do not lie down with the fallen warriors of the uncircumcised, who went down to Sheol with their weapons of war, whose swords were placed under their heads. The punishment for their sins rested on their bones, although the terror of these warriors was once in the land of the living. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Hosea 13:14 – I will ransom them from the power of Sheol. I will redeem them from death. Death, where are your barbs? Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from My eyes. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Amos 9:2 – If they dig down to Sheol, from there My hand will take them; if they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down. Holman Christian Standard Bible

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. Holman Christian Standard Bible

Habakkuk 2:5 – Moreover, wine betrays; an arrogant man is never at rest. He enlarges his appetite like Sheol, and like Death he is never satisfied. He gathers all the nations to himself; he collects all the peoples for himself. Holman Christian Standard Bible

sheol.txt · Last modified: 2019/07/09 16:00 by Stephen Webb