100 Bible Verses about Gates Of Hell

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 385 helpful votes

And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Revelation 1:18 ESV / 248 helpful votes

And the living one. I died, and behold I am alive forevermore, and I have the keys of Death and Hades.

Isaiah 38:10 ESV / 186 helpful votes

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.

Job 38:17 ESV / 154 helpful votes

Have the gates of death been revealed to you, or have you seen the gates of deep darkness?

Psalm 107:18 ESV / 120 helpful votes

They loathed any kind of food, and they drew near to the gates of death.

Revelation 20:14 ESV / 106 helpful votes

Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.

Psalm 9:13 ESV / 105 helpful votes

Be gracious to me, O Lord! See my affliction from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death,

Matthew 25:46 ESV / 77 helpful votes

And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”

Luke 16:19-26 ESV / 75 helpful votes

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. ...

Ephesians 6:12 ESV / 63 helpful votes

For we do not wrestle against flesh and blood, but against the rulers, against the authorities, against the cosmic powers over this present darkness, against the spiritual forces of evil in the heavenly places.

Revelation 20:10-15 ESV / 60 helpful votes

And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever. Then I saw a great white throne and him who was seated on it. From his presence earth and sky fled away, and no place was found for them. And I saw the dead, great and small, standing before the throne, and books were opened. Then another book was opened, which is the book of life. And the dead were judged by what was written in the books, according to what they had done. 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. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. ...

Matthew 25:41 ESV / 59 helpful votes

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.

Revelation 20:13-14 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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. Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire.

Psalm 9:17 ESV / 55 helpful votes

The wicked shall return to Sheol, all the nations that forget God.

Revelation 20:1-3 ESV / 51 helpful votes

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years, and threw him into the pit, and shut it and sealed it over him, so that he might not deceive the nations any longer, until the thousand years were ended. After that he must be released for a little while.

Psalm 116:3 ESV / 51 helpful votes

The snares of death encompassed me; the pangs of Sheol laid hold on me; I suffered distress and anguish.

Proverbs 15:24 ESV / 49 helpful votes

The path of life leads upward for the prudent, that he may turn away from Sheol beneath.

Revelation 20:1-2 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Then I saw an angel coming down from heaven, holding in his hand the key to the bottomless pit and a great chain. And he seized the dragon, that ancient serpent, who is the devil and Satan, and bound him for a thousand years,

Revelation 4:11 ESV / 44 helpful votes

“Worthy are you, our Lord and God, to receive glory and honor and power, for you created all things, and by your will they existed and were created.”

John 8:31-32 ESV / 43 helpful votes

So Jesus said to the Jews who had believed him, “If you abide in my word, you are truly my disciples, and you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.”

Matthew 16:1-28 ESV / 43 helpful votes

And the Pharisees and Sadducees came, and to test him they asked him to show them a sign from heaven. He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’ And in the morning, ‘It will be stormy today, for the sky is red and threatening.’ You know how to interpret the appearance of the sky, but you cannot interpret the signs of the times. An evil and adulterous generation seeks for a sign, but no sign will be given to it except the sign of Jonah.” So he left them and departed. When the disciples reached the other side, they had forgotten to bring any bread. ...

Numbers 16:30 ESV / 43 helpful votes

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.”

Matthew 23:33 ESV / 42 helpful votes

You serpents, you brood of vipers, how are you to escape being sentenced to hell?

Psalm 55:15 ESV / 41 helpful votes

Let death steal over them; let them go down to Sheol alive; for evil is in their dwelling place and in their heart.

Psalm 18:5 ESV / 41 helpful votes

The cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

2 Peter 1:21 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For no prophecy was ever produced by the will of man, but men spoke from God as they were carried along by the Holy Spirit.

2 Timothy 2:15 ESV / 39 helpful votes

Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who has no need to be ashamed, rightly handling the word of truth.

Matthew 16:19 ESV / 39 helpful votes

I will give you the keys of the kingdom of heaven, and whatever you bind on earth shall be bound in heaven, and whatever you loose on earth shall be loosed in heaven.”

Psalm 16:10 ESV / 39 helpful votes

For you will not abandon my soul to Sheol, or let your holy one see corruption.

2 Peter 2:4 ESV / 38 helpful votes

For if God did not spare angels when they sinned, but cast them into hell and committed them to chains of gloomy darkness to be kept until the judgment;

Acts 3:21 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Whom heaven must receive until the time for restoring all the things about which God spoke by the mouth of his holy prophets long ago.

Revelation 21:4 ESV / 36 helpful votes

He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Ephesians 2:20 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone,

Luke 16:26 ESV / 36 helpful votes

And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’

Matthew 28:19 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit,

Matthew 15:1-39 ESV / 36 helpful votes

Then Pharisees and scribes came to Jesus from Jerusalem and said, “Why do your disciples break the tradition of the elders? For they do not wash their hands when they eat.” He answered them, “And why do you break the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition? For God commanded, ‘Honor your father and your mother,’ and, ‘Whoever reviles father or mother must surely die.’ But you say, ‘If anyone tells his father or his mother, “What you would have gained from me is given to God,” ...

Matthew 16:2 ESV / 35 helpful votes

He answered them, “When it is evening, you say, ‘It will be fair weather, for the sky is red.’

Revelation 20:10 ESV / 34 helpful votes

And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

John 1:42 ESV / 34 helpful votes

He brought him to Jesus. Jesus looked at him and said, “You are Simon the son of John. You shall be called Cephas” (which means Peter).

Matthew 11:23 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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.

Acts 2:27 ESV / 33 helpful votes

For you will not abandon my soul to Hades, or let your Holy One see corruption.

Matthew 17:1-27 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And after six days Jesus took with him Peter and James, and John his brother, and led them up a high mountain by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became white as light. And behold, there appeared to them Moses and Elijah, talking with him. And Peter said to Jesus, “Lord, it is good that we are here. If you wish, I will make three tents here, one for you and one for Moses and one for Elijah.” He was still speaking when, behold, a bright cloud overshadowed them, and a voice from the cloud said, “This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased; listen to him.” ...

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 32 helpful votes

And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Psalm 9:13-14 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Be gracious to me, O Lord! See my affliction from those who hate me, O you who lift me up from the gates of death, that I may recount all your praises, that in the gates of the daughter of Zion I may rejoice in your salvation.

Ephesians 1:22-23 ESV / 28 helpful votes

And he put all things under his feet and gave him as head over all things to the church, which is his body, the fullness of him who fills all in all.

Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 28 helpful votes

“There was a rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate was laid a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who desired to be fed with what fell from the rich man's table. Moreover, even the dogs came and licked his sores. The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried, and in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. ...

Matthew 24:3-24 ESV / 28 helpful votes

As he sat on the Mount of Olives, the disciples came to him privately, saying, “Tell us, when will these things be, and what will be the sign of your coming and of the end of the age?” And Jesus answered them, “See that no one leads you astray. For many will come in my name, saying, ‘I am the Christ,’ and they will lead many astray. And you will hear of wars and rumors of wars. See that you are not alarmed, for this must take place, but the end is not yet. For nation will rise against nation, and kingdom against kingdom, and there will be famines and earthquakes in various places. ...

Job 17:16 ESV / 28 helpful votes

Will it go down to the bars of Sheol? Shall we descend together into the dust?”

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 27 helpful votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Ezekiel 18:20 ESV / 27 helpful votes

The soul who sins shall die. The son shall not suffer for the iniquity of the father, nor the father suffer for the iniquity of the son. The righteousness of the righteous shall be upon himself, and the wickedness of the wicked shall be upon himself.

Proverbs 15:11 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Sheol and Abaddon lie open before the Lord; how much more the hearts of the children of man!

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 26 helpful votes

The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

Ephesians 2:19-22 ESV / 26 helpful votes

So then you are no longer strangers and aliens, but you are fellow citizens with the saints and members of the household of God, built on the foundation of the apostles and prophets, Christ Jesus himself being the cornerstone, in whom the whole structure, being joined together, grows into a holy temple in the Lord. In him you also are being built together into a dwelling place for God by the Spirit.

Acts 20:28 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Pay careful attention to yourselves and to all the flock, in which the Holy Spirit has made you overseers, to care for the church of God, which he obtained with his own blood.

Acts 2:31 ESV / 26 helpful votes

He foresaw and spoke about the resurrection of the Christ, that he was not abandoned to Hades, nor did his flesh see corruption.

Revelation 19:20 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.

2 Thessalonians 1:9 ESV / 25 helpful votes

They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

Matthew 13:50 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Matthew 13:42 ESV / 25 helpful votes

And throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Proverbs 23:14 ESV / 25 helpful votes

If you strike him with the rod, you will save his soul from Sheol.

Matthew 7:13-14 ESV / 24 helpful votes

“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Jeremiah 19:1-15 ESV / 24 helpful votes

Thus says the Lord, “Go, buy a potter's earthenware flask, and take some of the elders of the people and some of the elders of the priests, and go out to the Valley of the Son of Hinnom at the entry of the Potsherd Gate, and proclaim there the words that I tell you. You shall say, ‘Hear the word of the Lord, O kings of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem. Thus says the Lord of hosts, the God of Israel: Behold, I am bringing such disaster upon this place that the ears of everyone who hears of it will tingle. Because the people have forsaken me and have profaned this place by making offerings in it to other gods whom neither they nor their fathers nor the kings of Judah have known; and because they have filled this place with the blood of innocents, and have built the high places of Baal to burn their sons in the fire as burnt offerings to Baal, which I did not command or decree, nor did it come into my mind— ...

Revelation 21:14 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And the wall of the city had twelve foundations, and on them were the twelve names of the twelve apostles of the Lamb.

Revelation 20:5 ESV / 23 helpful votes

The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection.

1 Corinthians 12:3 ESV / 23 helpful votes

Therefore I want you to understand that no one speaking in the Spirit of God ever says “Jesus is accursed!” and no one can say “Jesus is Lord” except in the Holy Spirit.

John 20:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven them; if you withhold forgiveness from any, it is withheld.”

Jonah 2:2 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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.

Isaiah 22:22 ESV / 23 helpful votes

And I will place on his shoulder the key of the house of David. He shall open, and none shall shut; and he shall shut, and none shall open.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 22 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.

Matthew 8:12 ESV / 21 helpful votes

While the sons of the kingdom will be thrown into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Mark 9:47 ESV / 20 helpful votes

And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell,

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 19 helpful votes

But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.

Revelation 21:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

On the east three gates, on the north three gates, on the south three gates, and on the west three gates.

Revelation 21:12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

It had a great, high wall, with twelve gates, and at the gates twelve angels, and on the gates the names of the twelve tribes of the sons of Israel were inscribed—

John 16:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

When the Spirit of truth comes, he will guide you into all the truth, for he will not speak on his own authority, but whatever he hears he will speak, and he will declare to you the things that are to come.

Psalm 86:13 ESV / 18 helpful votes

For great is your steadfast love toward me; you have delivered my soul from the depths of Sheol.

Revelation 20:13 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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.

Luke 23:43 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And he said to him, “Truly, I say to you, today you will be with me in paradise.”

Matthew 16:17-18 ESV / 17 helpful votes

And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Revelation 21:2 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And I saw the holy city, new Jerusalem, coming down out of heaven from God, prepared as a bride adorned for her husband.

Colossians 2:15 ESV / 16 helpful votes

He disarmed the rulers and authorities and put them to open shame, by triumphing over them in him.

Revelation 21:7 ESV / 15 helpful votes

The one who conquers will have this heritage, and I will be his God and he will be my son.

John 3:16 ESV / 14 helpful votes

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Proverbs 7:27 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.

Matthew 6:13 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And lead us not into temptation, but deliver us from evil.

Isaiah 62:1-12 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For Zion's sake I will not keep silent, and for Jerusalem's sake I will not be quiet, until her righteousness goes forth as brightness, and her salvation as a burning torch. The nations shall see your righteousness, and all the kings your glory, and you shall be called by a new name that the mouth of the Lord will give. You shall be a crown of beauty in the hand of the Lord, and a royal diadem in the hand of your God. You shall no more be termed Forsaken, and your land shall no more be termed Desolate, but you shall be called My Delight Is in Her, and your land Married; for the Lord delights in you, and your land shall be married. For as a young man marries a young woman, so shall your sons marry you, and as the bridegroom rejoices over the bride, so shall your God rejoice over you. ...

Revelation 21:25 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And its gates will never be shut by day—and there will be no night there.

Ephesians 2:2 ESV / 12 helpful votes

In which you once walked, following the course of this world, following the prince of the power of the air, the spirit that is now at work in the sons of disobedience—

Luke 16:23-26 ESV / 12 helpful votes

And in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side. And he called out, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus to dip the end of his finger in water and cool my tongue, for I am in anguish in this flame.’ But Abraham said, ‘Child, remember that you in your lifetime received your good things, and Lazarus in like manner bad things; but now he is comforted here, and you are in anguish. And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.’

Isaiah 38:18 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For Sheol does not thank you; death does not praise you; those who go down to the pit do not hope for your faithfulness.

Psalm 6:5 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For in death there is no remembrance of you; in Sheol who will give you praise?

Hebrews 2:14 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Since therefore the children share in flesh and blood, he himself likewise partook of the same things, that through death he might destroy the one who has the power of death, that is, the devil,

Romans 10:8-10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But what does it say? “The word is near you, in your mouth and in your heart” (that is, the word of faith that we proclaim); because, if you confess with your mouth that Jesus is Lord and believe in your heart that God raised him from the dead, you will be saved. For with the heart one believes and is justified, and with the mouth one confesses and is saved.

John 21:25 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now there are also many other things that Jesus did. Were every one of them to be written, I suppose that the world itself could not contain the books that would be written.

John 17:2 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Since you have given him authority over all flesh, to give eternal life to all whom you have given him.

John 14:26 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you.

John 3:13 ESV / 11 helpful votes

No one has ascended into heaven except he who descended from heaven, the Son of Man.

Matthew 16:13-18 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now when Jesus came into the district of Caesarea Philippi, he asked his disciples, “Who do people say that the Son of Man is?” And they said, “Some say John the Baptist, others say Elijah, and others Jeremiah or one of the prophets.” He said to them, “But who do you say that I am?” Simon Peter replied, “You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.” And Jesus answered him, “Blessed are you, Simon Bar-Jonah! For flesh and blood has not revealed this to you, but my Father who is in heaven. ...

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

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.

Suggest a Verse


Visit the Bible online to search for words if you don’t know the specific passage your’re looking for.