100 Bible Verses about Hell

Revelation 21:8 ESV / 187 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 / 127 helpful votes

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

Matthew 10:28 ESV / 117 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 20:15 ESV / 92 helpful votes

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

Romans 6:23 ESV / 75 helpful votes

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

Revelation 20:14 ESV / 70 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 / 69 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,

Matthew 13:50 ESV / 55 helpful votes

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

2 Thessalonians 1:9 ESV / 52 helpful votes

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

Psalm 145:20 ESV / 44 helpful votes

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

Revelation 14:11 ESV / 42 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.”

Hebrews 10:26-31 ESV / 39 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.”

Matthew 5:22 ESV / 36 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 20:10 ESV / 33 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.

Daniel 12:2 ESV / 28 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.

Mark 9:48 ESV / 27 helpful votes

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

2 Peter 2:4 ESV / 26 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;

Matthew 23:33 ESV / 26 helpful votes

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

Luke 16:19-31 ESV / 25 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.

Luke 12:5 ESV / 24 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!

Luke 16:23 ESV / 23 helpful votes

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

Matthew 12:36 ESV / 23 helpful votes

I tell you, on the day of judgment people will give account for every careless word they speak,

John 5:28 ESV / 22 helpful votes

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

Matthew 25:41 ESV / 22 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.

James 4:12 ESV / 21 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?

John 3:36 ESV / 20 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.

Jude 1:7 ESV / 19 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 20:13-15 ESV / 18 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 13:41-42 ESV / 18 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.

Revelation 19:20 ESV / 17 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.

Matthew 7:13 ESV / 17 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.

Revelation 20:1-15 ESV / 16 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.

Acts 3:23 ESV / 16 helpful votes

And it shall be that every soul who does not listen to that prophet shall be destroyed from the people.’

John 5:29 ESV / 16 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 ESV / 15 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.

Galatians 6:8 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.

Acts 2:27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

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

Matthew 24:51 ESV / 15 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.

Matthew 16:26-27 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For what will it profit a man if he gains the whole world and forfeits his soul? Or what shall a man give in return for his soul? For the Son of Man is going to come with his angels in the glory of his Father, and then he will repay each person according to what he has done.

Matthew 5:30 ESV / 15 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.

Isaiah 59:2 ESV / 15 helpful votes

But your iniquities have made a separation between you and your God, and your sins have hidden his face from you so that he does not hear.

Psalm 37:9-11 ESV / 15 helpful votes

For the evildoers shall be cut off, but those who wait for the Lord shall inherit the land. In just a little while, the wicked will be no more; though you look carefully at his place, he will not be there. But the meek shall inherit the land and delight themselves in abundant peace.

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.

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.

Hebrews 9:27 ESV / 13 helpful votes

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

Hebrews 6:4-8 ESV / 13 helpful votes

For it is impossible, in the case of those who have once been enlightened, who have tasted the heavenly gift, and have shared in the Holy Spirit, and have tasted the goodness of the word of God and the powers of the age to come, and then have fallen away, to restore them again to repentance, since they are crucifying once again the Son of God to their own harm and holding him up to contempt. For land that has drunk the rain that often falls on it, and produces a crop useful to those for whose sake it is cultivated, receives a blessing from God. But if it bears thorns and thistles, it is worthless and near to being cursed, and its end is to be burned.

Ezekiel 18:4 ESV / 13 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 9:10 ESV / 13 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.

Matthew 18:9 ESV / 12 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 18:8 ESV / 12 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 / 11 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 3:12 ESV / 11 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.”

Revelation 2:11 ESV / 10 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.’

Matthew 13:49-50 ESV / 10 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.

Ezekiel 28:19 ESV / 10 helpful votes

All who know you among the peoples are appalled at you; you have come to a dreadful end and shall be no more forever.”

Psalm 115:17 ESV / 10 helpful votes

The dead do not praise the Lord, nor do any who go down into silence.

Job 34:10 ESV / 10 helpful votes

“Therefore, hear me, you men of understanding: far be it from God that he should do wickedness, and from the Almighty that he should do wrong.

Acts 2:31 ESV / 9 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.

Luke 3:17 ESV / 9 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.”

Mark 9:48-49 ESV / 9 helpful votes

‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.’ For everyone will be salted with fire.

Ecclesiastes 9:5 ESV / 9 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.

Job 14:13 ESV / 9 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!

Revelation 1:18 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Isaiah 14:15-17 ESV / 8 helpful votes

But you are brought down to Sheol, to the far reaches of the pit. Those who see you will stare at you and ponder over you: ‘Is this the man who made the earth tremble, who shook kingdoms, who made the world like a desert and overthrew its cities, who did not let his prisoners go home?’

Psalm 86:13 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Psalm 16:10 ESV / 8 helpful votes

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

Jude 1:13 ESV / 7 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.

1 Corinthians 15:13-18 ESV / 7 helpful votes

But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, then our preaching is in vain and your faith is in vain. We are even found to be misrepresenting God, because we testified about God that he raised Christ, whom he did not raise if it is true that the dead are not raised. For if the dead are not raised, not even Christ has been raised. And if Christ has not been raised, your faith is futile and you are still in your sins.

Romans 5:6-10 ESV / 7 helpful votes

For while we were still weak, at the right time Christ died for the ungodly. For one will scarcely die for a righteous person—though perhaps for a good person one would dare even to die— but God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us. Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God. For if while we were enemies we were reconciled to God by the death of his Son, much more, now that we are reconciled, shall we be saved by his life.

Acts 4:12 ESV / 7 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.”

John 3:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

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

Psalm 68:2 ESV / 7 helpful votes

As smoke is driven away, so you shall drive them away; as wax melts before fire, so the wicked shall perish before God!

Job 21:13 ESV / 7 helpful votes

They spend their days in prosperity, and in peace they go down to Sheol.

2 Peter 2:1 ESV / 6 helpful votes

But false prophets also arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you, who will secretly bring in destructive heresies, even denying the Master who bought them, bringing upon themselves swift destruction.

Isaiah 34:7 ESV / 6 helpful votes

Wild oxen shall fall with them, and young steers with the mighty bulls. Their land shall drink its fill of blood, and their soil shall be gorged with fat.

Revelation 20:12-13 ESV / 5 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.

1 John 5:16 ESV / 5 helpful votes

If anyone sees his brother committing a sin not leading to death, he shall ask, and God will give him life—to those who commit sins that do not lead to death. There is sin that leads to death; I do not say that one should pray for that.

Hebrews 2:14 ESV / 5 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,

2 Timothy 4:1 ESV / 5 helpful votes

I charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus, who is to judge the living and the dead, and by his appearing and his kingdom:

Acts 24:15 ESV / 5 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 8:44 ESV / 5 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.

Luke 16:1-31 ESV / 5 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?’

Isaiah 38:18 ESV / 5 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.

Isaiah 14:9 ESV / 5 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.

Isaiah 8:20 ESV / 5 helpful votes

To the teaching and to the testimony! If they will not speak according to this word, it is because they have no dawn.

Isaiah 8:19 ESV / 5 helpful votes

And when they say to you, “Inquire of the mediums and the necromancers who chirp and mutter,” should not a people inquire of their God? Should they inquire of the dead on behalf of the living?

Ecclesiastes 9:6 ESV / 5 helpful votes

Their love and their hate and their envy have already perished, and forever they have no more share in all that is done under the sun.

Psalm 49:15 ESV / 5 helpful votes

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

Genesis 37:35 ESV / 5 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.

1 Corinthians 15:3 ESV / 4 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,

Luke 12:47-48 ESV / 4 helpful votes

And that servant who knew his master's will but did not get ready or act according to his will, will receive a severe beating. But the one who did not know, and did what deserved a beating, will receive a light beating. Everyone to whom much was given, of him much will be required, and from him to whom they entrusted much, they will demand the more.

Luke 10:15 ESV / 4 helpful votes

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

Matthew 23:15 ESV / 4 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.

Jonah 2:2 ESV / 4 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.

Ezekiel 18:20 ESV / 4 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 14:22-30 ESV / 4 helpful votes

“I will rise up against them,” declares the Lord of hosts, “and will cut off from Babylon name and remnant, descendants and posterity,” declares the Lord. “And I will make it a possession of the hedgehog, and pools of water, and I will sweep it with the broom of destruction,” declares the Lord of hosts. The Lord of hosts has sworn: “As I have planned, so shall it be, and as I have purposed, so shall it stand, that I will break the Assyrian in my land, and on my mountains trample him underfoot; and his yoke shall depart from them, and his burden from their shoulder.” This is the purpose that is purposed concerning the whole earth, and this is the hand that is stretched out over all the nations.

2 Samuel 22:5-6 ESV / 4 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.

Revelation 20:11 ESV / 3 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.

2 Peter 3:4 ESV / 3 helpful votes

They will say, “Where is the promise of his coming? For ever since the fathers fell asleep, all things are continuing as they were from the beginning of creation.”

Psalm 6:5 ESV / 3 helpful votes

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

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