100 Bible Verses about Going To Hell

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 404 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.”

Matthew 25:41 ESV / 321 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.

Matthew 25:46 ESV / 301 helpful votes

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

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 266 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.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 236 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 1:9 ESV / 235 helpful votes

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

Mark 9:43 ESV / 222 helpful votes

And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire.

Jude 1:7 ESV / 195 helpful votes

Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.

Revelation 20:15 ESV / 179 helpful votes

And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

John 3:36 ESV / 174 helpful votes

Whoever believes in the Son has eternal life; whoever does not obey the Son shall not see life, but the wrath of God remains on him.

Romans 2:6-8 ESV / 172 helpful votes

He will render to each one according to his works: to those who by patience in well-doing seek for glory and honor and immortality, he will give eternal life; but for those who are self-seeking and do not obey the truth, but obey unrighteousness, there will be wrath and fury.

2 Peter 2:4 ESV / 167 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;

Revelation 20:10 ESV / 163 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.

Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 155 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. ...

Mark 9:48 ESV / 151 helpful votes

‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’

Revelation 14:11 ESV / 144 helpful votes

And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 143 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.

Ezekiel 18:20 ESV / 129 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.

John 14:6 ESV / 126 helpful votes

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

John 5:29 ESV / 113 helpful votes

And come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Revelation 19:20 ESV / 110 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.

John 3:16 ESV / 109 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.

Matthew 23:33 ESV / 98 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:14 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

1 John 5:12 ESV / 93 helpful votes

Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.

Daniel 12:2 ESV / 88 helpful votes

And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt.

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 87 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.

Romans 10:13 ESV / 85 helpful votes

For “everyone who calls on the name of the Lord will be saved.”

Luke 23:43 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Matthew 13:50 ESV / 85 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:23 ESV / 81 helpful votes

And in Hades, being in torment, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham far off and Lazarus at his side.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 80 helpful votes

The Lord is not slow to fulfill his promise as some count slowness, but is patient toward you, not wishing that any should perish, but that all should reach repentance.

Acts 4:12 ESV / 80 helpful votes

And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Luke 16:24 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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.’

Matthew 5:29 ESV / 74 helpful votes

If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.

Matthew 3:12 ESV / 74 helpful votes

His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

Psalm 9:17 ESV / 73 helpful votes

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

Psalm 16:10 ESV / 71 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 70 helpful votes

And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment,

Matthew 8:12 ESV / 70 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.”

Acts 2:27 ESV / 68 helpful votes

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

Luke 10:15 ESV / 67 helpful votes

And you, Capernaum, will you be exalted to heaven? You shall be brought down to Hades.

Revelation 1:18 ESV / 66 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:5 ESV / 63 helpful votes

But I will warn you whom to fear: fear him who, after he has killed, has authority to cast into hell. Yes, I tell you, fear him!

Revelation 20:6 ESV / 62 helpful votes

Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.

Jude 1:13 ESV / 58 helpful votes

Wild waves of the sea, casting up the foam of their own shame; wandering stars, for whom the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved forever.

Mark 9:43-48 ESV / 57 helpful votes

And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. 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, ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’

Proverbs 15:24 ESV / 57 helpful votes

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

Matthew 13:42 ESV / 56 helpful votes

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

John 3:13 ESV / 53 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:31 ESV / 50 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.

John 5:28 ESV / 50 helpful votes

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 50 helpful votes

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ And then will I declare to them, ‘I never knew you; depart from me, you workers of lawlessness.’

Matthew 5:30 ESV / 50 helpful votes

And if your right hand causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body go into hell.

Proverbs 23:14 ESV / 50 helpful votes

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

1 Peter 3:18-20 ESV / 49 helpful votes

For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit, in which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison, because they formerly did not obey, when God's patience waited in the days of Noah, while the ark was being prepared, in which a few, that is, eight persons, were brought safely through water.

Matthew 7:13-14 ESV / 49 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.

Revelation 20:11-15 ESV / 48 helpful votes

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. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Ephesians 1:7 ESV / 48 helpful votes

In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,

1 Peter 3:19 ESV / 47 helpful votes

In which he went and proclaimed to the spirits in prison,

John 5:28-29 ESV / 47 helpful votes

Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.

Matthew 13:41-42 ESV / 47 helpful votes

The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers, and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Psalm 6:5 ESV / 46 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:14-15 ESV / 45 helpful votes

Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 44 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. Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. ...

Matthew 22:13 ESV / 44 helpful votes

Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Matthew 11:23 ESV / 44 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.

Luke 3:17 ESV / 43 helpful votes

His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.”

1 Samuel 2:6 ESV / 43 helpful votes

The Lord kills and brings to life; he brings down to Sheol and raises up.

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 42 helpful votes

For our sake he made him to be sin who knew no sin, so that in him we might become the righteousness of God.

Romans 2:1-29 ESV / 42 helpful votes

Therefore you have no excuse, O man, every one of you who judges. For in passing judgment on another you condemn yourself, because you, the judge, practice the very same things. We know that the judgment of God rightly falls on those who practice such things. Do you suppose, O man—you who judge those who practice such things and yet do them yourself—that you will escape the judgment of God? Or do you presume on the riches of his kindness and forbearance and patience, not knowing that God's kindness is meant to lead you to repentance? But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God's righteous judgment will be revealed. ...

Psalm 139:8 ESV / 42 helpful votes

If I ascend to heaven, you are there! If I make my bed in Sheol, you are there!

Proverbs 15:11 ESV / 41 helpful votes

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

James 3:6 ESV / 40 helpful votes

And the tongue is a fire, a world of unrighteousness. The tongue is set among our members, staining the whole body, setting on fire the entire course of life, and set on fire by hell.

Acts 24:15 ESV / 38 helpful votes

Having a hope in God, which these men themselves accept, that there will be a resurrection of both the just and the unjust.

Job 14:13 ESV / 38 helpful votes

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!

Deuteronomy 28:47-48 ESV / 37 helpful votes

Because you did not serve the Lord your God with joyfulness and gladness of heart, because of the abundance of all things, therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the Lord will send against you, in hunger and thirst, in nakedness, and lacking everything. And he will put a yoke of iron on your neck until he has destroyed you.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 36 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.

Luke 16:22 ESV / 36 helpful votes

The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham's side. The rich man also died and was buried,

Ephesians 2:8-9 ESV / 35 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast.

2 Corinthians 5:8 ESV / 34 helpful votes

Yes, we are of good courage, and we would rather be away from the body and at home with the Lord.

John 6:66-71 ESV / 34 helpful votes

After this many of his disciples turned back and no longer walked with him. So Jesus said to the Twelve, “Do you want to go away as well?” Simon Peter answered him, “Lord, to whom shall we go? You have the words of eternal life, and we have believed, and have come to know, that you are the Holy One of God.” Jesus answered them, “Did I not choose you, the Twelve? And yet one of you is a devil.” ...

Genesis 37:35 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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.

Jude 1:6 ESV / 33 helpful votes

And the angels who did not stay within their own position of authority, but left their proper dwelling, he has kept in eternal chains under gloomy darkness until the judgment of the great day—

Revelation 20:4 ESV / 32 helpful votes

Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years.

2 Thessalonians 1:8-9 ESV / 32 helpful votes

In flaming fire, inflicting vengeance on those who do not know God and on those who do not obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus. They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,

Romans 5:8 ESV / 32 helpful votes

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

James 4:7 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.

Ephesians 4:8-10 ESV / 31 helpful votes

Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.” (In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth? He who descended is the one who also ascended far above all the heavens, that he might fill all things.)

Ephesians 2:8-10 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For by grace you have been saved through faith. And this is not your own doing; it is the gift of God, not a result of works, so that no one may boast. For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus for good works, which God prepared beforehand, that we should walk in them.

Romans 13:4 ESV / 31 helpful votes

For he is God's servant for your good. But if you do wrong, be afraid, for he does not bear the sword in vain. For he is the servant of God, an avenger who carries out God's wrath on the wrongdoer.

Revelation 1:1 ESV / 30 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,

John 3:18 ESV / 30 helpful votes

Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not believed in the name of the only Son of God.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 30 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.

1 Timothy 4:10 ESV / 29 helpful votes

For to this end we toil and strive, because we have our hope set on the living God, who is the Savior of all people, especially of those who believe.

Psalm 37:20 ESV / 29 helpful votes

But the wicked will perish; the enemies of the Lord are like the glory of the pastures; they vanish—like smoke they vanish away.

John 10:15 ESV / 27 helpful votes

Just as the Father knows me and I know the Father; and I lay down my life for the sheep.

Psalm 55:15 ESV / 27 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.

Revelation 20:4-6 ESV / 26 helpful votes

Then I saw thrones, and seated on them were those to whom the authority to judge was committed. Also I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for the testimony of Jesus and for the word of God, and those who had not worshiped the beast or its image and had not received its mark on their foreheads or their hands. They came to life and reigned with Christ for a thousand years. The rest of the dead did not come to life until the thousand years were ended. This is the first resurrection. Blessed and holy is the one who shares in the first resurrection! Over such the second death has no power, but they will be priests of God and of Christ, and they will reign with him for a thousand years.

1 Corinthians 15:3 ESV / 26 helpful votes

For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures,

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