Psalm 86 13. Verse 12. I will praise thee, O Lord my God, with all my heart; and I will glorify thy name forevermore.

Verse 13. For great is thy mercy toward me; and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me; I found TROUBLE and SORROW.

Psalm 116 3.

Psalm 139: 8. Verse 7. Whither shall I go from thy Spirit? or whither shall I flee from thy presence?

Verse 8. If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

Prov. 5 5.
Prov. 7 27.

Her feet go down to death, her steps take hold on hell.
Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers

of death.

Prov. 9 18. But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell.

Prov. 15: 11. Hell and destruction are before the Lord; how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

Verse 24. The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

Prov. 23 14. Verse 13. Withhold not correction from the child for if thou beatest him with the rod he shall not die.

Verse 14. Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell.

Prov. 27: 20. Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Isaiah 5 14. : Verse 13. Therefore my people are gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge; and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

Verse 14. Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure; and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he that rejoiceth, shall descend into it.

Isa. 14: 9. Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming it stirreth up the dead for thee

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All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become art thou become like unto us?

Verse 10. weak as we? Verse 11. Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

Isa 14 15. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the


Isa. 28: 15. Because ye have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with hell are we at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come unto us; for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves.

Verse 18. And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with hell shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then ye shall be trodden down by it.

Isa. 579. And thou wentest to the king with ointment, and didst increase thy perfumes, and didst send thy messengers far off, and didst debase thyself even unto hell.

Ezek. 31: 16, 17. I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to hell with them that descend into the pit : They also went down into hell with him, unto them that be slain with the sword.

Ezek. 32: 21, 27. The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of hell with them that help him lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword

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And they shall not lie with

the mighty that are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to hell with their weapons of war; and they have laid their swords under their heads; but their iniquities shall be upon their bones, though they were the terror of the mighty in the land of the living.

Verse 28. Yea, thou shalt be broken in the midst of the uncircumcised, and shalt lie with them that are slain with the sword.

Amos 92. Though they dig into hell, thence shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down.

Jonah 2: 2. Verse 1. Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly;

Verse 2. And said, I cried by reason of mine affliction unto the Lord, and he heard me; out of the belly of hell cried I, and thou heardest my voice.

Hab. 25. Yea, also, because he transgresseth by wine, he is a proud man, neither keepeth at home, who enlargeth his desire as hell, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied.


All the places in the OLD TESTAMENT where the Hebrew word SHEOL occurs, and is rendered GRAVE in the common English Version.

Gen. 37: 35. I (Jacob) will go down into the grave unto my son mourning.

Gen. 42 38. If mischief befall him (Benjamin) by the way in which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. Gen. 44: 31. And thy servants (Judah) shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave.

1 Sam. 2: 6. The Lord killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

Kings 2 6. Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.

Verse 9. But his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood. Job 7 9. As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away, so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

Job 14: 13. O that thou wouldst hide me in the grave, that thou wouldst keep me secret until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldst appoint ine a set time, and remember me.


If I wait, the grave is my house I have made my bed in

Job 17: 13. the darkness. Job 21: 13. to the grave.

They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down

Job 24: 19. Drought and heat consume the snow-waters; so doth the grave those which have sinned.

Psalm 65. For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks.

Psalm 30 3. O Lord, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave:


thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.

Psalm 31 17. Let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.

Psalm 49: 14, 15. Like sheep they are laid in the we death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morn

ing; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling. But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave; for he shall receive me. Psalm 88: 3. For my soul is full of troubles, and my life draweth nigh unto the grave.

Psalm 89: 48. What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave?

Psalm 141 7.

Our bones are scattered at the grave's mouth, as when

one who cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

Prov. 1: 12. as those that go Prov. 30 16. filled with water; Eccl. 9: 10.

Let us swallow them up alive, as the grave; and whole, down into the pit.

The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not and the fire, that saith not, It is enough.

Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave whither thou goest.

Cant. 8 6. Set me as a seal upon thine heart, as a seal upon thine arm for love is strong as death jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals chereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

Isaiah 14: 11. Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols; the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.

Isa. 38: 10. I said, in the cutting off of my days, I shall go to the gates of the grave: I am deprived of the residue of my years.

Verse 18. For the grave cannot praise thee; death cannot celebrate thee; they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

Hosea 14 14. I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be thy plagues; O grave, I will be thy destruction: repentance shall be hid from mine eyes.


All the passages in the OLD TESTAMENT wherein the word SHEOL occurs, and is rendered PIT in the common English Version.

Num. 16: 30. But if the Lord make a new thing, and the earth open her mouth, and swallow them up, with all that appertain unto them, and they go down quick into the pit, then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the Lord.

Num. 16: 33. They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.

Job 17: 16. They shall go down to the bars of the pit, when our rest together is in the dust.


All the places in the NEW TESTAMENT where the Greek word HADES occurs, and is rendered HELL, and GRAVE, in the common English version.

Matthew 11: 23. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell for if the mighty works, which have been

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done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.


Matt. 16 18. And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter and upon this rock I will build my church; and the gates of hell shall not prevail against it.

Luke 10: 15. And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted to heaven, shalt be thrust down to hell.

Luke 16 23. And in hell he lifted up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.

Acts 2: 27, 31. Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption. He, seeing this before, spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

1 Cor. 15: 55. O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

Rev. 1 18. I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive forevermore, Amen ; and have the keys of hell and of death.

Rev. 6 8. And I looked, and behold, a pale horse; and his name that sat on him was Death, and hell followed with him; and power was given unto them over the fourth part of the earth, to kill with sword, and with hunger, and with death, and with the beasts of the earth.

Rev. 20 13. And the sea gave up the dead which were in it; and death and hell delivered up the dead which were in them: and they were judged every man according to their works.

Verse 14. And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.


All the passages in the NEW TESTAMENT wherein the word GEHENNA occurs, in all of which it is rendered HELL in the common English Version.

Matthew 5: 22. But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but who soever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell-fire.

Verse 29. And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast i from thee for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should per ish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Verse 30. And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.

Matt. 10 28. And fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul; but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matt. 18 9. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee it is better for thee to enter into life with one eye, rather than having

two eyes to be cast into hell-fire.

Matt. 23 15. Woe unto you, Scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte; and when he is made, yo make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves.

Verse 33. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers! how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

Mark 9: 43. And if thy hand offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter into life maimed, than having two hands to go into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched.

Verse 45. And if thy foot offend thee, cut it off: it is better for thee to enter halt into life, than having two feet to be cast into hell, into the fire that never shall be quenched.

Verse 47. And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out: it is better for thee to enter into the kingdom of God with one eye, than having two eyes to be cast into hell-fire.

Luke 12: 5. But I will forewarn you whom you shall fear: Fear him which, after he hath killed, hath power to cast into hell; yea, I say unto you, fear him.

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James 3 6. And the tongue is a fire, a world of iniquity: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, and setteth on fire the course of nature; and it is set on fire of hell.


The only passage in the BIBLE wherein allusion is made to TARTAROS, rendered HELL in the common English Version.

2 Peter 2: 4. For if God spared not the angels that sinned, but cast them down to hell, and delivered them into chains of darkness, to be reserved unto judgment.


Statement of facts, showing that the sacred writers did not use the words SHEOL, HADES, TARTAROS, and GEHENNA, to signify a place of ENDLESS MISERY.

SHEOL. 1.This word occurs sixty-four times in the Bible, and is rendered thirty-two times hell, twenty-nine times grave, and three times pit. That it does not signify a place of endless misery is evident from the following facts.

1. The connection of those passages where it is rendered hell shows that no reference is had to a future state of existence. Therefore, there is no proof that this hell is in any other world than the one in which we live. The first time it is rendered hell, and of course the first time the word hell occurs in the Bible, is in Deut. 32: 22. By examining the hell there spoken of, it will be seen that it was the "lowest hell," and that it was to " consume the

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