100 Bible Verses about Hades

Luke 16:23 ESV / 113 helpful votes

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 / 90 helpful votes

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

Revelation 1:18 ESV / 86 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:31 ESV / 84 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.

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 79 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.

Psalm 16:10 ESV / 77 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:13 ESV / 74 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 16:19-31 ESV / 72 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 10:28 ESV / 68 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.

Revelation 20:14 ESV / 64 helpful votes

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

Matthew 11:23 ESV / 64 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.

Revelation 6:8 ESV / 61 helpful votes

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 19:20 ESV / 58 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.

Luke 10:15 ESV / 58 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:10 ESV / 50 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.

Matthew 25:41 ESV / 50 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.

1 Corinthians 15:55 ESV / 42 helpful votes

“O death, where is your victory? O death, where is your sting?”

2 Peter 2:4 ESV / 41 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 21:8 ESV / 36 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.”

Revelation 20:13-14 ESV / 36 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.

Luke 23:43 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Matthew 25:46 ESV / 36 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 35 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.

Isaiah 14:9 ESV / 35 helpful votes

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.

Romans 6:23 ESV / 34 helpful votes

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

James 3:6 ESV / 33 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.

Matthew 23:15 ESV / 33 helpful votes

Woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you travel across sea and land to make a single proselyte, and when he becomes a proselyte, you make him twice as much a child of hell as yourselves.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 32 helpful votes

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

Mark 9:43 ESV / 29 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.

Matthew 12:40 ESV / 28 helpful votes

For just as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.

Hosea 13:14 ESV / 28 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 18:9 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

Jude 1:7 ESV / 26 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.

1 Peter 3:19 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:5 ESV / 25 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!

Matthew 23:33 ESV / 25 helpful votes

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

Daniel 12:2 ESV / 24 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.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 24 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.

Genesis 37:35 ESV / 23 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.

Revelation 20:11-15 ESV / 22 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.

Ezekiel 31:16 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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.

Psalm 86:13 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Psalm 49:15 ESV / 22 helpful votes

But God will ransom my soul from the power of Sheol, for he will receive me. Selah

1 Peter 4:6 ESV / 21 helpful votes

For this is why the gospel was preached even to those who are dead, that though judged in the flesh the way people are, they might live in the spirit the way God does.

Luke 16:1-31 ESV / 21 helpful votes

He also said to the disciples, “There was a rich man who had a manager, and charges were brought to him that this man was wasting his possessions. And he called him and said to him, ‘What is this that I hear about you? Turn in the account of your management, for you can no longer be manager.’ And the manager said to himself, ‘What shall I do, since my master is taking the management away from me? I am not strong enough to dig, and I am ashamed to beg. I have decided what to do, so that when I am removed from management, people may receive me into their houses.’ So, summoning his master's debtors one by one, he said to the first, ‘How much do you owe my master?’ ...

Mark 9:45 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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.

Proverbs 15:24 ESV / 21 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 2:14 ESV / 20 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,

Luke 16:22 ESV / 20 helpful votes

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

Matthew 5:29 ESV / 20 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.

Ezekiel 18:4 ESV / 20 helpful votes

Behold, all souls are mine; the soul of the father as well as the soul of the son is mine: the soul who sins shall die.

Ecclesiastes 9:5 ESV / 20 helpful votes

For the living know that they will die, but the dead know nothing, and they have no more reward, for the memory of them is forgotten.

Ezekiel 18:20 ESV / 18 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.

Isaiah 38:18 ESV / 18 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.

Proverbs 9:18 ESV / 18 helpful votes

But he does not know that the dead are there, that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.

Psalm 88:10-12 ESV / 18 helpful votes

Do you work wonders for the dead? Do the departed rise up to praise you? Selah Is your steadfast love declared in the grave, or your faithfulness in Abaddon? Are your wonders known in the darkness, or your righteousness in the land of forgetfulness?

Psalm 55:15 ESV / 18 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 6:5 ESV / 18 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:15 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Jude 1:6 ESV / 17 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—

Matthew 13:42 ESV / 17 helpful votes

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

Psalm 89:48 ESV / 17 helpful votes

What man can live and never see death? Who can deliver his soul from the power of Sheol? Selah

Revelation 14:10 ESV / 16 helpful votes

He also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.

Matthew 5:29-30 ESV / 16 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. 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.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 15 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. ...

2 Thessalonians 1:9 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

2 Corinthians 5:21 ESV / 15 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.

2 Corinthians 5:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:24 ESV / 15 helpful votes

God raised him up, loosing the pangs of death, because it was not possible for him to be held by it.

Mark 9:47 ESV / 15 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,

Jonah 2:2 ESV / 15 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 14:15 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit.

Psalm 9:17 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

John 8:44 ESV / 14 helpful votes

You are of your father the devil, and your will is to do your father's desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, and has nothing to do with the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks out of his own character, for he is a liar and the father of lies.

John 3:13 ESV / 14 helpful votes

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

Matthew 22:13 ESV / 14 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.’

Leviticus 18:21 ESV / 14 helpful votes

You shall not give any of your children to offer them to Molech, and so profane the name of your God: I am the Lord.

Genesis 2:7 ESV / 14 helpful votes

Then the Lord God formed the man of dust from the ground and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life, and the man became a living creature.

Revelation 20:6 ESV / 13 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.

2 Peter 2:9 ESV / 13 helpful votes

Then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,

John 5:28-29 ESV / 13 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.

John 4:24 ESV / 13 helpful votes

God is spirit, and those who worship him must worship in spirit and truth.”

John 3:16 ESV / 13 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.

Luke 13:28 ESV / 13 helpful votes

In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth, when you see Abraham and Isaac and Jacob and all the prophets in the kingdom of God but you yourselves cast out.

Matthew 25:30 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And cast the worthless servant into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.’

Matthew 18:8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire.

Amos 9:2 ESV / 13 helpful votes

“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.

Ezekiel 31:17 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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.

Ecclesiastes 12:7 ESV / 13 helpful votes

And the dust returns to the earth as it was, and the spirit returns to God who gave it.

1 Samuel 2:6 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:10-11 ESV / 12 helpful votes

He also will drink the wine of God's wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb. 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.”

Ephesians 4:8 ESV / 12 helpful votes

Therefore it says, “When he ascended on high he led a host of captives, and he gave gifts to men.”

1 Corinthians 15:53 ESV / 12 helpful votes

For this perishable body must put on the imperishable, and this mortal body must put on immortality.

John 5:29 ESV / 12 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.

John 5:28 ESV / 12 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:3 ESV / 11 helpful votes

And they were singing a new song before the throne and before the four living creatures and before the elders. No one could learn that song except the 144,000 who had been redeemed from the earth.

2 Peter 3:10 ESV / 11 helpful votes

But the day of the Lord will come like a thief, and then the heavens will pass away with a roar, and the heavenly bodies will be burned up and dissolved, and the earth and the works that are done on it will be exposed.

Ephesians 4:9 ESV / 11 helpful votes

(In saying, “He ascended,” what does it mean but that he had also descended into the lower regions, the earth?

Ephesians 4:8-10 ESV / 11 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.)

1 Corinthians 15:1-58 ESV / 11 helpful votes

Now I would remind you, brothers, of the gospel I preached to you, which you received, in which you stand, and by which you are being saved, if you hold fast to the word I preached to you—unless you believed in vain. For I delivered to you as of first importance what I also received: that Christ died for our sins in accordance with the Scriptures, that he was buried, that he was raised on the third day in accordance with the Scriptures, and that he appeared to Cephas, then to the twelve. ...

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