100 Bible Verses about Hell

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 814 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 25:46 ESV / 640 helpful votes

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

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 611 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 / 570 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:15 ESV / 562 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:10 ESV / 542 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 5:22 ESV / 445 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 14:11 ESV / 433 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 25:41 ESV / 431 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 13:50 ESV / 421 helpful votes

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

John 3:16-18 ESV / 420 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. 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.

2 Thessalonians 1:9 ESV / 398 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 Peter 2:4 ESV / 339 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;

Jude 1:7 ESV / 329 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 20:14 ESV / 325 helpful votes

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

Mark 9:43-48 ESV / 325 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.’

Revelation 19:20 ESV / 265 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.

Mark 9:48 ESV / 249 helpful votes

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

John 3:16 ESV / 237 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 16:19-31 ESV / 236 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. ...

Daniel 12:2 ESV / 227 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 23:33 ESV / 225 helpful votes

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

Mark 9:43 ESV / 218 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.

Luke 16:23 ESV / 205 helpful votes

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

Luke 12:5 ESV / 199 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 3:12 ESV / 197 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.”

Matthew 5:29 ESV / 186 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.

John 3:36 ESV / 184 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.

Matthew 5:30 ESV / 177 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.

Psalm 16:10 ESV / 171 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 167 helpful votes

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

Acts 2:27 ESV / 161 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 10:26-31 ESV / 160 helpful votes

For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries. Anyone who has set aside the law of Moses dies without mercy on the evidence of two or three witnesses. How much worse punishment, do you think, will be deserved by the one who has spurned the Son of God, and has profaned the blood of the covenant by which he was sanctified, and has outraged the Spirit of grace? For we know him who said, “Vengeance is mine; I will repay.” And again, “The Lord will judge his people.” ...

Acts 2:31 ESV / 160 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.

Psalm 145:20 ESV / 159 helpful votes

The Lord preserves all who love him, but all the wicked he will destroy.

Matthew 16:18 ESV / 154 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 / 152 helpful votes

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

Matthew 8:12 ESV / 150 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.”

Matthew 13:41-42 ESV / 149 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.

Matthew 7:13 ESV / 147 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.

2 Peter 3:9 ESV / 145 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.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 143 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 18:9 ESV / 140 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.

Matthew 13:42 ESV / 140 helpful votes

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

Psalm 9:17 ESV / 137 helpful votes

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

Jude 1:13 ESV / 135 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.

Matthew 18:8 ESV / 135 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.

Revelation 14:10 ESV / 129 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 7:13-14 ESV / 129 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.

Matthew 7:21-23 ESV / 126 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.’

Proverbs 15:24 ESV / 126 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:6 ESV / 125 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.

John 5:29 ESV / 125 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 20:13-15 ESV / 121 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. And if anyone's name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.

Matthew 24:51 ESV / 118 helpful votes

And will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Ecclesiastes 9:5 ESV / 117 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.

Luke 10:15 ESV / 114 helpful votes

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

Luke 3:17 ESV / 114 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.”

Isaiah 66:24 ESV / 112 helpful votes

“And they shall go out and look on the dead bodies of the men who have rebelled against me. For their worm shall not die, their fire shall not be quenched, and they shall be an abhorrence to all flesh.”

Psalm 86:13 ESV / 109 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 2:17 ESV / 108 helpful votes

These are waterless springs and mists driven by a storm. For them the gloom of utter darkness has been reserved.

Proverbs 23:14 ESV / 105 helpful votes

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

Psalm 139:8 ESV / 103 helpful votes

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

Proverbs 9:18 ESV / 102 helpful votes

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

Ecclesiastes 9:10 ESV / 99 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.

Revelation 20:14-15 ESV / 98 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.

Ezekiel 18:20 ESV / 98 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.

Luke 23:43 ESV / 97 helpful votes

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

Ezekiel 18:4 ESV / 97 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.

Jude 1:12-13 ESV / 96 helpful votes

These are hidden reefs at your love feasts, as they feast with you without fear, shepherds feeding themselves; waterless clouds, swept along by winds; fruitless trees in late autumn, twice dead, uprooted; 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.

John 5:28 ESV / 94 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 5:14 ESV / 93 helpful votes

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.

Ezekiel 31:17 ESV / 92 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.

Acts 4:12 ESV / 91 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.”

Revelation 20:12-13 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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.

Matthew 5:29-30 ESV / 89 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.

Proverbs 15:11 ESV / 89 helpful votes

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

Psalm 37:20 ESV / 88 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.

Luke 16:24 ESV / 87 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.’

James 3:6 ESV / 84 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.

Isaiah 14:9 ESV / 81 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.

Psalm 146:4 ESV / 80 helpful votes

When his breath departs, he returns to the earth; on that very day his plans perish.

Revelation 2:11 ESV / 79 helpful votes

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches. The one who conquers will not be hurt by the second death.’

John 5:28-29 ESV / 79 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.

James 4:12 ESV / 78 helpful votes

There is only one lawgiver and judge, he who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?

Jeremiah 7:31 ESV / 78 helpful votes

And they have built the high places of Topheth, which is in the Valley of the Son of Hinnom, to burn their sons and their daughters in the fire, which I did not command, nor did it come into my mind.

Numbers 16:33 ESV / 78 helpful votes

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.

Acts 24:15 ESV / 77 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.

John 3:13 ESV / 76 helpful votes

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

1 John 4:8 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Anyone who does not love does not know God, because God is love.

Matthew 13:49-50 ESV / 71 helpful votes

So it will be at the close of the age. The angels will come out and separate the evil from the righteous and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

Isaiah 47:14 ESV / 71 helpful votes

Behold, they are like stubble; the fire consumes them; they cannot deliver themselves from the power of the flame. No coal for warming oneself is this, no fire to sit before!

2 Samuel 22:5-6 ESV / 65 helpful votes

“For the waves of death encompassed me, the torrents of destruction assailed me; the cords of Sheol entangled me; the snares of death confronted me.

Matthew 23:15 ESV / 64 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.

Matthew 18:8-9 ESV / 64 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. 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.

John 3:16-17 ESV / 63 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 11:23 ESV / 63 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 20:13-14 ESV / 62 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.

1 Timothy 1:17 ESV / 58 helpful votes

To the King of ages, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory forever and ever. Amen.

Isaiah 38:18 ESV / 57 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.

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