In the King James translation of the Bible, sheol and hades are translated hell 41 times, grave 32 times and pit 3 times and frequently when translated hell, the margin reads, “or, the
grave,” or vice vera. — Psalm 49:15; 55:15; 86:13; Isaiah 14:9; Jonah 2:2; 1 Corinthians 15:55; Revelation 20:13.
Contrary to the idea that any part of hell is a place of fire, torture, shrieks, etc., the Bible says: “There is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in Sheol, where you are going.” – “in death there is no memory of you. In Sheol, who shall give you thanks?” – “For Sheol can’t praise you, death can’t celebrate you.” — Ecclesiastes 9:10; Psalm 6:5; Isaiah 38:18.
Good people, as well as bad, go to sheol (hell) at death: E.g., Jacob went down to sheol (Genesis 37:35); Job prayed to go to sheol, to be hidden there, until the resurrection (Job 14:13). Nor do the good go to an alleged section of sheol called “paradise” at death. (Paradise is never depicted as a section of sheol or hades.) Instead of going to paradise at death, David expected to be in condition in sheol where he could not give thanks to Yahweh and we further read that “Sheol can’t praise you, death can’t celebrate you.” These descriptions of the righteous in sheol do not reflect the added-on idea that paradise was ever a compartment in sheol. — Psalm 6:5; Isaiah 38:18.
Jesus made his human soul “an offering for sin”; he “poured out his soul to death” (Isaiah 53:10, 12; Matthew 26:38), and descended into the Bible hell, but “his soul was not left in hell
[sheol/hades - a state of unknowing].” Thus, Jesus’ soul was in the Bible hell while he was dead, but it did not remain there. His, “soul”, however in coming out of sheol, was not the sacrificed human soul, a little lower than the angels, which was offered once for all time on
behalf of mankind, but was the exalted glorified soul, for he was put to death in the flesh, but made alive in the spirit. — Psalm 16:10; Acts 2:27,31,33; 5:31; Philippians 2:9; Hebrews 2:9; 1 Peter 3:18.
Jesus is not suffering for eternity to pay the wages of sin, but he died once for sin. God through Christ ransoms all, not from eternal torture or eternal conscious suffering, but “from the power of the grave [sheol]” (Hosea 13:14, King James Version). None, however, actually come forth from sheol/hades until Jesus calls them in the resurrection awakening at His Second Advent (John 14:3; 1 Corinthians 15:21-23, 52), when (and not previously) the apostle Paul and others receive their crowns of life and rewards, and the world receives its new judgment day. — 2 Timothy 4:8; 1 Peter 1:5; 5:4; Luke 14:14.
.Pss.139 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: If I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.Prov.15 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: How much more then the hearts of the children of men? The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath..Prov.27 Hell and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.Isa.5 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 Hell from beneath is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming: It stirreth up the dead for thee, even all the chief ones of the earth; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations. Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.Isa.28 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: 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.Matt.5 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 whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.Matt.10
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.16 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.Matt.18
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.23Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hellthan yourselves. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?:.Luke.16 And in hell he lift up his eyes, being in torments, and seeth Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.Acts.2 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.Jas.3And 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.2Pet.2 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;Rev.1 I am he that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys of hell and of death.