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Here are all the References

In the Bible to Sheol and Hades

Where they are at without prejudicial translation

Sheol and Hades References in Old and New Testament

Sheol is used 65 times in the Old Testament.  Hades is used 9 times in the New Testament.

Many other images are used in the New Testament describing a fiery judgment for those not saved such as Gehenna which was the garbage pit of Jerusalem where fires were constantly burning or the burning up of the chaff at the harvest time, the bottomless pit, the lake of fire.  One place uses the Greek word "Tartaros" meaning the deepest abyss of Hades in 2 Peter 2:4.

Genesis 37:35 (ESV)
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.

Genesis 42:38 (ESV)
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

Genesis 44:29 (ESV)
29  If you take this one also from me, and harm happens to him, you will bring down my gray hairs in evil to

Genesis 44:31 (ESV)
31  as soon as he sees that the boy is not with us, he will die, and your servants will bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to

Numbers 16:30 (ESV)
30  But if the LORD creates something new, and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that belongs to them, and they go down alive into
Sheol, then you shall know that these men have despised the LORD.”

Numbers 16:33 (ESV)
33  So they and all that belonged to them went down alive into
Sheol, and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.

Deuteronomy 32:22 (ESV)
22  For a fire is kindled by my anger, and it burns to the depths of
Sheol, devours the earth and its increase, and sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.

1 Samuel 2:6 (ESV)
6  The LORD kills and brings to life; he brings down to
Sheol and raises up.

2 Samuel 22:6 (ESV)
6  the cords of
Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

1 Kings 2:6 (ESV)
6  Act therefore according to your wisdom, but do not let his gray head go down to
Sheol in peace.

1 Kings 2:9 (ESV)
9  Now therefore do not hold him guiltless, for you are a wise man. You will know what you ought to do to him, and you shall bring his gray head down with blood to

Job 7:9 (ESV)
9  As the cloud fades and vanishes, so he who goes down to
Sheol does not come up;

Job 11:8 (ESV)
8  It is higher than heaven—what can you do? Deeper than
Sheol—what can you know?

Job 14:13 (ESV)
13  Oh that you would hide me in
Sheol, that you would conceal me until your wrath be past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!

Job 17:13 (ESV)
13  If I hope for
Sheol as my house, if I make my bed in darkness,

Job 17:16 (ESV)
16  Will it go down to the bars of
Sheol? Shall we descend together into the dust?”

Job 21:13 (ESV)
13  They spend their days in prosperity, and in peace they go down to

Job 24:19 (ESV)
19  Drought and heat snatch away the snow waters; so does
Sheol those who have sinned.

Job 26:6 (ESV)
Sheol is naked before God, and Abaddon has no covering.

Psalm 6:5 (ESV)
5  For in death there is no remembrance of you; in
Sheol who will give you praise?

Psalm 9:17 (ESV)
17  The wicked shall return to
Sheol, all the nations that forget God.

Psalm 16:10 (ESV)
10  For you will not abandon my soul to
Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.

Psalm 18:5 (ESV)
5  the cords of
Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

Psalm 30:3 (ESV)
3  O LORD, you have brought up my soul from
Sheol; you restored me to life from among those who go down to the pit.

Psalm 31:17 (ESV)
17  O LORD, let me not be put to shame, for I call upon you; let the wicked be put to shame; let them go silently to

Psalm 49:14 (ESV)
14  Like sheep they are appointed for
Sheol; death shall be their shepherd, and the upright shall rule over them in the morning. Their form shall be consumed in Sheol, with no place to dwell.

Psalm 49:15 (ESV)
15  But God will ransom my soul from the power of
Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah

Psalm 55:15 (ESV)
15  Let death steal over them; let them go down to
Sheol alive; for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.

Psalm 86:13 (ESV)
13  For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of

Psalm 88:3 (ESV)
3  For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draws near to

Psalm 89:48 (ESV)
48  What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of
Sheol? Selah

Psalm 116:3 (ESV)
3  The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of
Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.

Psalm 139:8 (ESV)
8  If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in
Sheol, you are there!

Psalm 141:7 (ESV)
7  As when one plows and breaks up the earth, so shall our bones be scattered at the mouth of

Proverbs 1:12 (ESV)
12  like
Sheol let us swallow them alive, and whole, like those who go down to the pit;

Proverbs 5:5 (ESV)
5  Her feet go down to death; her steps follow the path to

Proverbs 7:27 (ESV)
27  Her house is the way to
Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.

Proverbs 9:18 (ESV)
18  But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of

Proverbs 15:11 (ESV)
Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the LORD; how much more the hearts of the children of man!

Proverbs 15:24 (ESV)
24  The path of life leads upward for the prudent, that he may turn away from
Sheol beneath.

Proverbs 23:14 (ESV)
14  If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from

Proverbs 27:20 (ESV)
Sheol and Abaddon are never satisfied, and never satisfied are the eyes of man.

Proverbs 30:16 (ESV)
Sheol, the barren womb, the land never satisfied with water, and the fire that never says, “Enough.”

Ecclesiastes 9:10 (ESV)
10  Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might, for there is no work or thought or knowledge or wisdom in
Sheol, to which you are going.

Isaiah 5:14 (ESV)
14  Therefore
Sheol has enlarged its appetite and opened its mouth beyond measure, and the nobility of Jerusalem and her multitude will go down, her revelers and he who exults in her.

Isaiah 7:11 (ESV)
11  “Ask a sign of the LORD your God; let it be deep as
Sheol or high as heaven.”

Isaiah 14:9 (ESV)
Sheol beneath is stirred up to meet you when you come; it rouses the sHades to greet you, all who were leaders of the earth; it raises from their thrones all who were kings of the nations.

Isaiah 14:11 (ESV)
11  Your pomp is brought down to
Sheol, the sound of your harps; maggots are laid as a bed beneath you, and worms are your covers.

Isaiah 14:15 (ESV)
15  But you are brought down to
Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.

Isaiah 28:15 (ESV)
15  Because you have said, “We have made a covenant with death, and with
Sheol we have an agreement, when the overwhelming whip passes through it will not come to us, for we have made lies our refuge, and in falsehood we have taken shelter”;

Isaiah 28:18 (ESV)
18  Then your covenant with death will be annulled, and your agreement with
Sheol will not stand; when the overwhelming scourge passes through, you will be beaten down by it.

Isaiah 38:10 (ESV)
10  I said, In the middle of my days I must depart; I am consigned to the gates of
Sheol for the rest of my years.

Isaiah 38:18 (ESV)
18  For
Sheol does not thank you; death does not praise you; those who go down to the pit do not hope for your faithfulness.

Isaiah 57:9 (ESV)
9  You journeyed to the king with oil and multiplied your perfumes; you sent your envoys far off, and sent down even to

Ezekiel 31:15 (ESV)
15  “Thus says the Lord GOD: On the day the cedar went down to
Sheol I caused mourning; I closed the deep over it, and restrained its rivers, and many waters were stopped. I clothed Lebanon in gloom for it, and all the trees of the field fainted because of it.

Ezekiel 31:16 (ESV)
16  I made the nations quake at the sound of its fall, when I cast it down to
Sheol with those who go down to the pit. And all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, were comforted in the world below.

Ezekiel 31:17 (ESV)
17  They also went down to
Sheol with it, to those who are slain by the sword; yes, those who were its arm, who lived under its shadow among the nations.

Ezekiel 32:21 (ESV)
21  The mighty chiefs shall speak of them, with their helpers, out of the midst of
Sheol: ‘They have come down, they lie still, the uncircumcised, slain by the sword.’

Ezekiel 32:27 (ESV)
27  And they do not lie with the mighty, the fallen from among the uncircumcised, who went down to
Sheol with their weapons of war, whose swords were laid under their heads, and whose iniquities are upon their bones; for the terror of the mighty men was in the land of the living.

Hosea 13:14 (ESV)
14  Shall I ransom them from the power of
Sheol? Shall I redeem them from Death? O Death, where are your plagues? O Sheol, where is your sting? Compassion is hidden from my eyes.

Amos 9:2 (ESV)
2  “If they dig into
Sheol, from there shall my hand take them; if they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down.

Jonah 2:2 (ESV)
2  saying, “I called out to the LORD, out of my distress, and he answered me; out of the belly of
Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.

Habakkuk 2:5 (ESV)
5  “Moreover, wine is a traitor, an arrogant man who is never at rest. His greed is as wide as
Sheol; like death he has never enough. He gathers for himself all nations and collects as his own all peoples.”

Matthew 11:23 (ESV)
23  And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You will be brought down to
Hades. For if the mighty works done in you had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.

Luke 10:15 (ESV)
15  And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to

Luke 16:23 (ESV)
23  and in
Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.

Acts 2:27 (ESV)
27  For you will not abandon my soul to
Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.

Acts 2:31 (ESV)
31  he foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to
Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.

Revelation 1:18 (ESV)
18  and the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and

Revelation 6:8 (ESV)
8  And I looked, and behold, a pale horse! And its rider’s name was Death, and
Hades followed him. And they were given authority over a fourth of the earth, to kill with sword and with famine and with pestilence and by wild beasts of the earth.

Revelation 20:13 (ESV)
13  And the sea gave up the dead who were in it, Death and
Hades gave up the dead who were in them, and they were judged, each one of them, according to what they had done.

Revelation 20:14 (ESV)
14  Then Death and
Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.