Wednesday, December 25, 2013

Luke 17:28-30

Luke 17:28-30

Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot; they did eat, they drank, they bought, they sold, they planted, they builded;
But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.
Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.

a. In Luke 17:28-30 Jesus said that the day would come when it would be just as it was in Sodom. To get an accurate picture of what it was like in Sodom we have to look at the instances where Sodom is mentioned in Scripture. Each passage gives a different piece of the picture. The inspiration to study these other instances where Sodom is mentioned in Scripture is somewhat an irony. It came from reading pro-homosexual books and articles, some from the library, some I purchased and others from articles and magazines off the internet.

b. One of the arguments used by homosexual sympathizers is the false teaching that homosexuality was not a factor in God’s decision to destroy Sodom; that it was other sins that caused such a reaction from heaven. Daniel A. Helminiak, in his book What The Bible Really Says About Homosexuality, pages 39, 40, writes what is typical among those advocating homosexuality. “So what was the sin of Sodom? Abuse and offense against strangers. Insult to the traveler. Inhospitality to the needy. That is the point of the story understood in its own historical context…The prophet Ezekiel (16:48-49 states the case badly: “This was the guilt of your sister Sodom: she and her daughters had pride, surfeit of food and prosperous ease, but did not aid the poor and needy.” The sin of the Sodomites was that they refused to take in the needy travelers…There are other less direct biblical references to Sodom: Isaiah 1:10-17 and 3:9, Jeremiah 23:14 and Zephaniah 2:8-11. The sins listed in those places are injustice, oppression, partiality, adultery, lies and encouraging evildoers.”

c. To bolster this false theory, advocates for homosexuality say that of all the references to Sodom in the Bible, only the passage in Genesis 19 specifically mentions any form of homosexuality. All the other passages they say, point to other sins. As I began to study these other Scriptures, I have found that although these Scriptures do mention ‘other’ sins that Sodom was guilty of; these ‘other’ sins are also characteristics of the contemporary homosexual movement. In their effort to do away with the Scriptures that condemn homosexuality, these devils advocates have inadvertently strengthened the indictment that God condemns homosexual behavior in every time period. When we study these ‘other’ sins of Sodom we see that the homosexuality of 21st century America is no different than that of 20th century B.C. Sodom or of 7th century B.C. Israel or of 1st century A.D. Corinth. In the Bible whenever there is a resurgence of homosexuality within a culture, no matter what century, no matter what continent, there are certain characteristics within the homosexual culture that manifest. No doubt the most bizarre is the religious characteristic. In their effort to shift the sins of Sodom away from homosexuality, these devil’s advocates have recklessly pointed us toward a previously hidden but now revealed glimpse of the homosexual movement in ancient cultures mentioned in the Bible. Their effort has also provided us with a glimpse of what the homosexual movement will do in the future. So what are the pieces to the puzzle? What are the glimpses of the fuller picture of life in Sodom?

1). Sodom had homosexual pride parades. Just as the modern homosexual movement.

a). Ezekiel 16:49, 50 “Behold, this was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride, fullness of bread, and abundance of idleness was in her and in her daughters, neither did she strengthen the hand of the needy. And they were haughty, and committed abomination before me: therefore I took them away as I saw good.”

b). The first sin listed in this scripture is “pride”. Now pride itself is sin, but Sodom’s pride was IN their sin. Sodom was proud of their sin. In Isaiah there is a very revealing verse that shows us how Sodom was proud of their sin. In Isaiah 3:9 (KJV) the prophet is speaking about Jerusalem and Judah but he compares them to Sodom in the following manner. “The shew of their countenance doth witness against them; and they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not…”  The New International Version translates verse 9 this way: “The look on their faces testifies against them; they parade their sin like Sodom; they do not hide it.” The use of the word “declare/parade” is not only accurate but also very interesting. The Hebrew meaning of the word “declare” is nagad. It means “to stand boldly out against, to manifest, to announce (by word of mouth), to proclaim, to celebrate with praise”.[i] Remember that the context is sin so the various definitions fit right in with the NIV use of the word “parade”. “To boldly stand out (in their sin), to announce (their sin) by word of mouth, to proclaim (their sin), to celebrate (their sin) with praise”, are all very revealing.

c). Anyone who has witnessed a Gay Pride Parade has seen these definitions literally come alive before their eyes. In these parades the homosexual is celebrating the pride he or she has in their homosexuality. In their ignorance, the homosexual movement’s use of the word “pride” indicts them as a prophetic link to ancient Sodom in Ezekiel 16:49. “This was the iniquity of thy sister Sodom, pride,…”  Their behavior at these parades, according to Isaiah 3:9, also is a prophetic link to ancient Sodom, “…they declare their sin as Sodom, they hide it not…” The first homosexual “pride” parade was held in 1970 in New York City celebrating the 1969 Stonewall riot, which occurred the previously year, when homosexuals rioted for three days in response to a police raid on the Stonewall Inn, a homosexual hangout. Twenty nine years later in 1999, Interpride: The International Association of Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgendered Pride Coordinators listed 108 homosexual celebrations in 108 U.S. cities and 15 others in Canada. A group across the Atlantic, The European Pride Organizers Association listed 53 homosexual celebrations in 19 different European countries, for a total of 176 homosexual “pride” celebrations worldwide.  In 2004, I found at least 310 homosexual “pride” celebrations. This increase is  not only amazing but obviously a fulfillment of the prophetic word spoken by Jesus in Luke 17:28, 30: “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot…even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of Man is revealed.”

2). Sodom and Gomorrah exercised a false and lying philosophy within their communities that strengthened the hands of evildoers. Their lying philosophy taught evildoers not to abandon their wickedness. Just as the modern homosexual movement.

a). Jeremiah 23:14 I have seen also in the prophets of Jerusalem an horrible thing: they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness: they are all of them unto me as Sodom, and the inhabitants thereof as Gomorrah.

b). In this passage we see the Lord comparing the prophets of Jerusalem with the people of Sodom and Gomorrah. They are like them in that, “they commit adultery, and walk in lies: they strengthen also the hands of evildoers, that none doth return from his wickedness…”
c). The evildoers do not repent because they are strengthened in their evil by lies. In Ezekiel 13:22 there is a comparative passage that expands on this thought: “Because with lies ye have made the heart of the righteous sad whom I have not made sad; and strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life”. In this passage, the lies they are telling are making “the heart of the righteous sad”. These lies have “strengthened the hands of the wicked, that he should not return from his wicked way, by promising him life.” This of course can be applied to any sin, but there is no doubt that a contemporary application of this passage is the invention of the term ‘sexual orientation’ and the mythology that supports it. The so called science surrounding this lying vanity has blinded hundreds of thousands of homosexuals from the truth that there is hope for them in Jesus Christ; they can be forgiven and changed.

3). Sodom and Gomorrah as well as Moab and Ammon slandered God’s people. Just as the modern homosexual movement.

a). Zephaniah 2:8-10 I have heard the reproach of Moab, and the revilings of the children of Ammon, whereby they have reproached my people, and magnified themselves against their border. Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel, Surely Moab shall be as Sodom, and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah, even the breeding of nettles, and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation: the residue of my people shall spoil them, and the remnant of my people shall possess them. This shall they have for their pride, because they have reproached and magnified themselves against the people of the LORD of hosts.

b). This passage becomes applicable to the contemporary debate when the Hebrew definitions are studied. The Hebrew word for “reproach” in verse 8 is (cherpah * 2781) and it means a scornful insult. The Hebrew word for “revilings” in verse 8 is (guddupah * 1421) and it means “to use abusive, slanderous language about someone, to scornfully insult.” The Hebrew word for “reproached” in verse 8 is (cherupah * 2778) and it means “to find fault particularly with out reason.”  Within the context of this verse, the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah the nations of Moab and Ammon were guilty of the following sins. They scornfully insulted the people of God, using abusive and slanderous language against them, finding fault with them without reason. They boasted and magnified themselves in pride. For these sins they were to receive the similar judgment of Sodom and Gomorrah. And true to the prophetic element of the scripture, they are also characteristics of the modern homosexual movement, secularly and within the church world.

c). Perfect examples of slandering God’s people can be found in the accusations against Dan Kathy of Chick-Fil-a, Kirk Cameron and just recently Phil Robertson, all accused of hate speech or bigoted behavior for their comments about homosexuality or marriage which mirrored Biblical Christianity. The modern homosexual movement is just like the homosexual movements in Sodom and Gomorrah and Moab and Ammon because they slandered God people, scornfully insulted them and attempted to find fault particularly without reason.

(1). The mayors of Boston, Chicago and San Francisco all stood in agreement to not allow Chick-Fil-a into their cities. The mayor of Boston even declared, “We are indeed full of pride for our support of same sex marriage and our work to expand freedom for all people.” Wow! It’s all the same spirit. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chick-fil-A_same-sex_marriage_controversy

(2). Actor Kirk Cameron was accused of “hate speech” because of his remarks concerning homosexuality. http://www.breitbart.com/Big-Journalism/2012/03/20/Ann-Curry-Ambush-Kirk-Cameron

(3). Phil Robertson the patriarch of Duck Dynasty was recently fired from A & E for his recent remarks about homosexuality. A few sponsors followed their lead and within a few days all backtracked. Phil Robertson will return to the show and the sponsors have reversed their decisions as well.

d). In the last few decades, homosexual advocates have sharpened their efforts learned over the last five decades to come up with strategic plans to change America’s view of homosexuality.  From their book After The Ball, published in 1989,Marshall Kirk and Hunter Madsen put forth their strategies. The first five are: One, Talk about gays and gayness as loudly and as often as possible. Two, Portray gays as victims, not as aggressive challengers, Three: Give protectors a just cause. Four, Make gays look good. Five, Make the victimizers look bad. Marshal Kirk and Hunter Madsen detail the fifth strategy, which is to make those opposed to homosexuality look bad.  “At a later stage of the media campaign for gay rights-long after other gay ads have become commonplace-it will be time to get tough with remaining opponents. To be blunt, they must be vilified. (This will be all the more necessary because, by that time, the entrenched enemy will have quadrupled its output of vitriol and disinformation.) Our goal is here is twofold. First, we seek to replace the mainstream's self-righteous pride about its homophobia with shame and guilt. Second, we intend to make the antigays look so nasty that average Americans will want to dissociate themselves from such types.”

e). In the last 45 years or so, hell has belched out the devilish wisdom, that if a Christian reaction (or any unacceptable reaction to homosexuality), is packaged as an emotional and mental weakness or sickness people will be intimidated from saying what they really feel because they don’t want to be seen as mentally and emotionally weak or sick. Hence we get the word ‘homophobia’, the fear of homosexuals or homosexuality. This “slanderous language” and “fault finding” is being marketed to intimidate modern culture to accept sexual perversion and used as a sledgehammer to intimidate the Church from calling homosexuality a sin.

f). What homophobia really looks like is being demonstrated by cities such as New York, whose leaders ordered police officers not to enforce public nudity laws on June 26, 1994, for the Stonewall 25 parade. As a result, along with 120,000 plus marchers, were marchers from the group ‘Radical Faeries”, who marched down Fifth Avenue totally naked in full view of police officers (World Magazine, 7/2/94). The real reason for the orders was fear that the homosexual community would react violently to enforcement of the law. After all, the parade was a celebration of a riot 25 years previous, by homosexuals against police enforcing the law.  Another example of genuine homophobia was reported by the San Francisco Chronicle in a letter to the Editor in its 9/30/93 edition. The letter was from a San Francisco police officer who was assigned to patrol the city’s ‘Folsom Street Fair. In the letter, the officer wrote, “Being in full uniform and walking the streets of the Fair, I observed couples in bondage attire, men and women displaying their body parts, i.e., bare breasts, bare genitals and buttocks. There was also a flogging demonstration. Worst of all, I observed male couples, totally naked, engaging in acts of mutual masturbation and oral sex.” When repeatedly asked why he wasn’t arresting these people, he writes, “At least a dozen times I had to painstakingly explain that we were to take a position of “high tolerance” and not create an incident.”

4). Sodom and Gomorrah’s homosexuality had a religious element to it just as the modern homosexual movement.

a). Isaiah 1:10-20 Hear the word of the LORD, ye rulers of Sodom; give ear unto the law of our God, ye people of Gomorrah. To what purpose is the multitude of your sacrifices unto me? saith the LORD: I am full of the burnt offerings of rams, and the fat of fed beast; and I delight not in the blood of bullocks, or of lambs, or of he goats. When ye come to appear before me, who hath required this at your hand, to tread my courts? Bring no more vain oblations; incense is an abomination unto me; the new moons and Sabbaths, the calling of assemblies, I cannot away with; it is iniquity, even the solemn meeting. Your new moons and your appointed feasts my soul hateth: they are a trouble unto me; I am weary to bear them. And when ye spread forth your hands, I will hide mine eyes from you: yea, when ye make many prayers, I will not hear: your hands are full of blood. Wash you, make your clean; put away the evil of your doings from before mine eyes; cease to do evil; Learn to do well; seek judgment, relive the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow. Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red as crimson, they shall be as wool. If ye be willing and obedient, ye shall eat the good of the land: But if ye refuse and rebel, ye shall be devoured with the sword: for the mouth of the LORD hath spoken it.

b). This link is one of the most fascinating of all, it is the religious one. In the passage from Isaiah we see that Sodom and Gomorrah had “a multitude” of sacrifices. They had their “solemn meeting”, their “calling of assemblies”, and they said “many prayers”. But all their religious ceremonies were in God’s eyes and in his words, “abomination” and “iniquity”. Yet with all the condemnation from the Lord for their behavior, the only sins listed are in verse 17, “Learn to do well; seek judgment; relieve the oppressed, judge the fatherless, plead for the widow”, and verse 15, with the phrase, “your hands are full of blood”. Except for the mention of blood on their hands, in verse 15, which is not explained, it appears these sins do not justify the reaction of wiping these cities off the map; but when we look at the whole indictment against Sodom shown in all the passages that mention Sodom, we see the justification of God’s judgment. This passage in Isaiah is only one piece of the picture that shows its vain religious ceremony. Another piece is given in Jude 7 in the New Testament. “ Even as Sodom and Gomorrah and the cities about them in like manner, giving themselves over to fornication and going after strange flesh, are set forth for an example suffering the vengeance of eternal fire.” The Greek word for “going”, according to Zodiates Word Study Dictionary, is aperchomai and it means “to go after someone, to follow as companions or disciples.” The Greek word for “after”, from the same source is opiso and it means “following as a disciple or otherwise.” We can see that Jude was using the same terminology. The “cities of the plain” were religious disciples of perversion.

c). Just as there was a religious element to Sodom’s homosexuality and a religious element to the contemporary movement, there was a religious element to ancient Israel’s homosexual movement. In Deuteronomy 23:17, 18 God warned Israel. “There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.” Unger’s Bible Dictionary says of the term “sodomite” “They were not inhabitants of Sodom or their descendants; but men consecrated to the unnatural vice of Sodom as a religious rite.” But this is not the only scriptural evidence of a religious element to homosexuality in ancient Israel. In fact the same Hebrew word for sodomite used in Deuteronomy 23 is used in at least two more occasions. One is 1 Kings 14:24: “And there were also sodomites in the land: and they did according to all the abominations of the nations which the LORD cast out before the children of Israel.” The time this was occurring was about 930 B.C., during the beginning of Rehoboam’s reign as King of Judah. This verse gives us a couple facts, these homosexuals were not only in the land of Israel but they also engaged in every behavior the Canaanites engaged in previous to the LORD kicking them out, which implies a religious element to Canaanite homosexuality.  About 300 years later Josiah became King of Judah. Josiah was no doubt the greatest King of Judah. During his reign he implemented godly reforms, one of which was he destroyed the places where homosexuals engaged in their behavior. 2 Kings 23:7 says, “And he brake down the houses of the sodomites, that were by the house of the LORD, where the women wove hangings for the grove.” 300 years previous they were just “in the land”, now they “were by the house of the LORD”. In fact the New American Standard Version says of this verse, they “were IN the house of the LORD”. These “houses” according to Gesenius Hebrew Lexicon were nothing more than “a moveable house, a tent”. If they were in the temple or next to the temple is open to debate, but a couple facts remain, there was a religious element to ancient Israel’s homosexuality, and in the 300 years between Rehoboam and Josiah, Judah’s spiritual culture had degenerated to the degree they allowed homosexuality to infiltrate the temple worship. Just as it was a gradual change in Judah’s spiritual culture, and ours, I believe it was a gradual change in Sodom’s culture as well.

d). Looking forward into our contemporary circumstance, it seems incredible that anyone would accept that Christianity and homosexuality are compatible, but many do. They are grossly deceived, but they still believe it. In this incredible scenario I am reminded of Ecclesiastes 1:9. “The thing that hath been, it is that which shall be, and the thing which is done is that which shall be done; and there is no new thing under the sun.”In our modern religious culture and I use that term loosely, there is a religious element to homosexuality. One only has the look at the ecclesiastical territory given up in the last 40 years within the mainline denominations, United Church of Christ, United Methodist Church, Presbyterian Church (USA), The Episcopal Church to name a few to know.

e). Within the evangelical churches you also have the same cancer eating away at the churches with groups espousing themselves to be Progressive Christianity. Groups such as Sojourners and Red Letter Christians are a couple of the many that preach a variety of false doctrines that undermine Biblical Christianity. All preach in one form or another against the inspiration of Scripture, and all embrace a fornication friendly gospel, accepting sexual orientation in its different varieties, homosexual, bisexual and transgendered. This fornication friendly gospel, because it denies the inspiration of the Scriptures, allows them to deny the power and authority of the verses which command believers to crucify ungodly lusts. Instead they preach these same sex lusts are to be embraced and celebrated as God given natural human components. We must realize, they say, that the Scriptures were written by ignorant and provincial men who did not know what we know now about modern sexual science. Besides aligning themselves with the false prophets of Jerusalem in Jeremiah 23:14 and Ezekiel 13:22, these deceived individuals are joined with the latter day ministers spoken of by Paul 2 Timothy 3 & 4. Their errors are clearly warned about in the Scriptures, which they, because of demonic influence (1 Timothy 4:1) fall into.

5). Contemporary America is falling into the same deception that engulfed 15th century B.C. Canaan. 15th Century B.C. Canaan codified their immorality into their legal systems.

a). Leviticus 18:1-4 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
Speak unto the children of Israel, and say unto them, I am the LORD your God.
After the doings of the land of Egypt, wherein ye dwelt, shall ye not do: and after the doings of the land of Canaan, whither I bring you, shall ye not do: neither shall ye walk in their ordinances.
Ye shall do my judgments, and keep mine ordinances, to walk therein: I am the LORD your God.

b). An interesting fact about this passage is that the use of the Hebrew word for “ordinance” used in describing the “ordinances” of God and the “ordinances” of Canaan are the same Hebrew word. Ordinances [2708 * [huqqah][Gesenius: that which is established or defined, law, ordinance, practice, custom, right, privilege.]

c). The rest of chapter 18 in Leviticus, particularly verses 6-23 then lists a whole range of immoral sexual practices that the cultures of Egypt and Canaan not only practiced but made ordinances concerning them. It looks as if there were laws on the books in Egypt and in the Canaanite nations regarding their incest, their child sacrifice, their homosexuality, their bestiality. They codified their immorality into their legal systems, they legislated their immorality. America is more and more becoming a Canaanite nation. We are codifying our immorality into our legal system, we are legislating our immorality in the same way the Canaanite nations did. When Roe v. Wade became the law of the land, we codified child sacrifice into our legal system, just as Canaan did in Leviticus 18:21. When Lawrence v. Texas was decided, all the remaining state laws criminalizing homosexual behavior were throw out and we codified homosexual behavior into our legal system just as Canaan did in Leviticus 18:22. In our efforts to not legislate morality, we are legislating immorality.

d). Summary: As the spirit of homosexuality continues to attempt to capture American culture there are a number of things we will witness.

(1). Families and local and communities and churches not grounded in the Scripture will splinter. While some family and local community members and church members continue to draw near to Christ pursuing to be in lock step with Biblical Christianity, other family, community and church members will be in lock step with popular culture embracing its toleration of everything except Biblical Christianity.

(2). The persecution from the homosexual culture and the sympathetic popular culture is here and will increase. It is taking the form of social and political snubs, peer pressure and a few court cases. The lawsuits against Christians who run businesses who do not cater to homosexuals will increase.

(3). As ungodly judicial decisions impose homosexual marriage upon the individual states or a Supreme Court decision decrees it the law of the land, financial penalties and perhaps jail time will be imposed by civil courts upon those who because of their relationship with God cannot yield. Look for pensions and retirements social security benefits to be suspended by local, state and federal governments. Insane and absurd judicial decrees and restraints will increase causing horrible hardships upon those who oppose this immorality, particularly Christians who espouse Biblical Christianity. Just as Jesus said, “Likewise also as it was in the days of Lot… Even thus shall it be in the day when the Son of man is revealed.”




Monday, December 23, 2013

1 John 5:17



1 John 5:17

All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

a. It is true that all unrighteousness is sin, but to say that God views all sin alike is to ignore a large body of Scripture, including the present verse and the verse immediately preceding it. It is obvious in these verses alone that there is a difference in the seriousness of sins.

1). 1 John 5:16, 17 If any man see his brother sin a sin which is not unto death, he shall ask, and he shall give him life for them that sin not unto death. There is a sin unto death: I do not say that he shall pray for it.
All unrighteousness is sin: and there is a sin not unto death.

b. Under the Old Covenant there were some sins that required the death penalty, such as heterosexual immorality, and homosexual immorality.

1). Deuteronomy 22:22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband, then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from Israel.

2). Leviticus 20:13 If a man also lie with mankind, as he lieth with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination: they shall surely be put to death; their blood shall be upon them.

3). Even under the New Covenant unrepentant sexual immorality is dealt with more severely than other sins. Until the individuals repent they are excommunicated. After repentance they are welcomed back into the body.

a). 1Corinthians 5:1-13  It is reported commonly that there is fornication among you, and such fornication as is not so much as named among the Gentiles, that one should have his father's wife.
And ye are puffed up, and have not rather mourned, that he that hath done this deed might be taken away from among you.
For I verily, as absent in body, but present in spirit, have judged already, as though I were present, concerning him that hath so done this deed,
In the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, when ye are gathered together, and my spirit, with the power of our Lord Jesus Christ,
To deliver such an one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.
Your glorying is not good. Know ye not that a little leaven leaveneth the whole lump?
Purge out therefore the old leaven, that ye may be a new lump, as ye are unleavened. For even Christ our passover is sacrificed for us:
Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth.
I wrote unto you in an epistle not to company with fornicators:
Yet not altogether with the fornicators of this world, or with the covetous, or extortioners, or with idolaters; for then must ye needs go out of the world.
But now I have written unto you not to keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolator, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner; with such an one no not to eat.
For what have I to do to judge them also that are without? do not ye judge them that are within?
But them that are without God judgeth. Therefore put away from among yourselves that wicked person.

c. While other sins required a sacrifice.

1). Leviticus 5:17-19 And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.
And he shall bring a ram without blemish out of the flock, with thy estimation, for a trespass offering, unto the priest: and the priest shall make an atonement for him concerning his ignorance wherein he erred and wist it not, and it shall be forgiven him.
It is a trespass offering: he hath certainly trespassed against the LORD.

d. Jesus said that there is also different levels of punishment meted out to cultures that rejected more light or revelation of the will of God than other cultures.

1). Matthew 11:20-24 Then began he to upbraid the cities wherein most of his mighty works were done, because they repented not:
Woe unto thee, Chorazin! woe unto thee, Bethsaida! for if the mighty works, which were done in you, had been done in Tyre and Sidon, they would have repented long ago in sackcloth and ashes.
But I say unto you, It shall be more tolerable for Tyre and Sidon at the day of judgment, than for you.
And thou, Capernaum, which art exalted unto heaven, shalt be brought down to hell: for if the mighty works, which have been done in thee, had been done in Sodom, it would have remained until this day.
But I say unto you, That it shall be more tolerable for the land of Sodom in the day of judgment, than for thee.

e. In regards to God’s forgiveness, God will forgive any sin except the blasphemy of the Holy Ghost.

1). 1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins, and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.

2). Whatever the sin, to the truly repentant, God not only forgives but also forgets the sin.

a). Hebrews 10:15-17 Whereof the Holy Ghost also is a witness to us: for after that he had said before,
This is the covenant that I will make with them after those days, saith the Lord, I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them;
And their sins and iniquities will I remember no more.

3). In some cases though some sins have consequences that carry over. For example, sin or crime against civil government such as stealing, robbing a bank. If after they are convicted and sent to serve time for their crime and they repent and get saved, God of course forgives them and they are a new creature in Christ, old things are passed away and all things are new. Even though they are forgiven, they still have to pay their debt to society.

Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Hebrew and Greek words for hell



Old Testament words for hell

1. Hell [7585 * she’owl][Strong: Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates:--grave, hell, pit.][Gesenius:a hollow or subterranean place.][This Hebrew word is used a total of 63 times in the King James.]

a. Hebrew word [7585 * she’owl] translated “grave” 29 times in the King James Version.

1). Genesis 37:35 And all his sons and all his daughters rose up to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted; and he said, For I will go down into the grave unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.

2). Genesis 42:38 And he said, My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he is left alone: if mischief befall him by the way in the which ye go, then shall ye bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. 

3). Genesis 44:29 And if ye take this also from me, and mischief befall him, ye shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave. 

4). Genesis 44:31 It shall come to pass, when he seeth that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and thy servants shall bring down the gray hairs of thy servant our father with sorrow to the grave. 

5). 1 Samuel 2:6 The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.

6). 1 Kings 2:6 Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.

7). 1 Kings 2:9 Now therefore hold him not guiltless: for thou art a wise man, and knowest what thou oughtest to do unto him; but his hoar head bring thou down to the grave with blood.

8). Job 7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up no more.

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

10). Job 17:13 If I wait, the grave is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.

11). Job 21:13 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. 

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

13). Psalm 6:5 For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?

14). 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.

15). Psalm 31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O LORD; for I have called upon thee: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave. 

16). Psalm 49:14 Like sheep they are laid in the grave; death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave from their dwelling.

17). Psalm 49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.

18). Psalm 88:3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. 

19). 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? Selah.

20). Psalm 141:7 Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.

21). Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

22). Proverbs 30:16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.

23). Ecclesiastes 9:10  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.

24). Song of Solomon 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 thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.

25). 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.

26). Isaiah 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.

27). Isaiah 38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

28). Ezekiel 31:15 Thus saith the Lord GOD; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the floods thereof, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.

29). Hosea 13:14 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.

b. Hebrew word [7585 * she’owl] translated “hell” 31 times in King James Version.

1).  Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

2). 2 Samuel 22:6 The sorrows of hell compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;

3). Job 11:8 It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? Deeper than hell; what canst thou know?

4). Job 26:6 Hell is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.

5). Psalm 9:17 The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

6). Psalm 16:10 For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

7). Psalm 18:5 The sorrows of hell compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.

8). Psalm 55:15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.

9). Psalm 86:13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. 
10). Psalm 116:3 The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.

11). Psalm 139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, behold, thou art there.

12). Proverbs 5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. 

13). Proverbs 7:27 Her house is the way to hell, going down to the chambers of death.

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

15). Proverbs 15:11 Hell and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?

16). Proverbs 15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell beneath.

17). Proverbs 23:14 Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. 

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

19). Isaiah 5:14 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.

20). Isaiah 14:9 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.

21). Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

22). Isaiah 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:

23). Isaiah 28:18 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.

24). Isaiah 57:9 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. 

25). Ezekiel 31:16 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: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.

26). Ezekiel 31:17 They also went down into hell with him unto them that be slain with the sword; and they that were his arm, that dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.

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

28). Ezekiel 32:27 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.

29). Amos 9:2 Though they dig into hell, thence shall mine hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, thence will I bring them down:

30). Jonah 2:2 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.

31). Habakkuk 2:5 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, but gathereth unto him all nations, and heapeth unto him all people:

c. Hebrew word [7585 * she’owl] translated “pit” 3 times.

1). Numbers 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.

2). Numbers 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.

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

d. The English words “grave”, and “hell” translated from the Hebrew “she’owl” used in relationship with the “pit” five times in King James.

1). 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.

2). Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit:

3). Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit.

4). Isaiah 38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

5). Isaiah 31:16 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: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.

2. Pit [953 * bowr][Strong: a pit hole (especially one used as a cistern or a prison):--cistern, dungeon, fountain, pit, well.]

  1. Hebrew word “bowr” translated “pit” 39 times in the King James Version.

1). Genesis 37:20 Come now therefore, and let us slay him, and cast him into some pit, and we will say, Some evil beast hath devoured him: and we shall see what will become of his dreams.

2). Genesis 37:22 And Reuben said unto them, Shed no blood, but cast him into this pit that is in the wilderness, and lay no hand upon him; that he might rid him out of their hands, to deliver him to his father again.

3). Genesis 37:24 And they took him, and cast him into a pit: and the pit was empty, there was no water in it.

4). Genesis 37:28 Then there passed by Midianites merchantmen; and they drew and lifted up Joseph out of the pit, and sold Joseph to the Ishmeelites for twenty pieces of silver: and they brought Joseph into Egypt.

5). Genesis 37:29 And Reuben returned unto the pit; and, behold, Joseph was not in the pit; and he rent his clothes.

6). Exodus 21:33 And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein;

7). Exodus 21:34 The owner of the pit shall make it good, and give money unto the owner of them; and the dead beast shall be his.

8). Leviticus 11:36 Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.

9). 1 Samuel 13:6 When the men of Israel saw that they were in a strait, (for the people were distressed,) then the people did hide themselves in caves, and in thickets, and in rocks, and in high places, and in pits. 

10). 2 Samuel 23:20 And Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man, of Kabzeel, who had done many acts, he slew two lionlike men of Moab: he went down also and slew a lion in the midst of a pit in time of snow:
11). 2 Kings 10:14 And he said, Take them alive. And they took them alive, and slew them at the pit of the shearing house, even two and forty men; neither left he any of them.

12). 1 Chronicles 11:22 Benaiah the son of Jehoiada, the son of a valiant man of Kabzeel, who had done many acts; he slew two lionlike men of Moab: also he went down and slew a lion in a pit in a snowy day.

13). Psalm 7:15 He made a pit, and digged it, and is fallen into the ditch which he made.

14). Psalm 28:1 Unto thee will I cry, O LORD my rock; be not silent to me: lest, if thou be silent to me, I become like them that go down into the pit. 

15). 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. 

16). Psalm 40:2 He brought me up also out of an horrible pit, out of the miry clay, and set my feet upon a rock, and established my goings.

17). Psalm 88:4 I am counted with them that go down into the pit: I am as a man that hath no strength:

18). Psalm 88:6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

19). Psalm 143:7 Hear me speedily, O LORD: my spirit faileth: hide not thy face from me, lest I be like unto them that go down into the pit. 

20). Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those that go down into the pit: 

21). Proverbs 28:17 A man that doeth violence to the blood of any person shall flee to the pit; let no man stay him.

22). Ecclesiastes 6:12 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. 

23). Isaiah 14:15 Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, to the sides of the pit. 

24). Isaiah 14:19 But thou art cast out of thy grave like an abominable branch, and as the raiment of those that are slain, thrust through with a sword, that go down to the stones of the pit; as a carcase trodden under feet.

25). Isaiah 24:22 And they shall be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut up in the prison, and after many days shall they be visited.

26). Isaiah 38:18 For the grave cannot praise thee, death can not celebrate thee: they that go down into the pit cannot hope for thy truth.

27). Isaiah 51:1 Hearken to me, ye that follow after righteousness, ye that seek the LORD: look unto the rock whence ye are hewn, and to the hole of the pit whence ye are digged.

28). Jeremiah 41:7 And it was so, when they came into the midst of the city, that Ishmael the son of Nethaniah slew them, and cast them into the midst of the pit, he, and the men that were with him.

29). Jeremiah 41:9 Now the pit wherein Ishmael had cast all the dead bodies of the men, whom he had slain because of Gedaliah, was it which Asa the king had made for fear of Baasha king of Israel: and Ishmael the son of Nethaniah filled it with them that were slain.

30). Ezekiel 26:20 When I shall bring thee down with them that descend into the pit, with the people of old time, and shall set thee in the low parts of the earth, in places desolate of old, with them that go down to the pit, that thou be not inhabited; and I shall set glory in the land of the living;

31). Ezekiel 31:14 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit. 

32). Ezekiel 31:16 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: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.

33). Ezekiel 32:18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit. 

34). Ezekiel 32:23 Whose graves are set in the sides of the pit, and her company is round about her grave: all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which caused terror in the land of the living.

35). Ezekiel 32:24 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit. 

36). Ezekiel 32:25 They have set her a bed in the midst of the slain with all her multitude: her graves are round about him: all of them uncircumcised, slain by the sword: though their terror was caused in the land of the living, yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit: he is put in the midst of them that be slain.

37). Ezekiel 32:29 There is Edom, her kings, and all her princes, which with their might are laid by them that were slain by the sword: they shall lie with the uncircumcised, and with them that go down to the pit. 

38). Ezekiel 32:30 There be the princes of the north, all of them, and all the Zidonians, which are gone down with the slain; with their terror they are ashamed of their might; and they lie uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword, and bear their shame with them that go down to the pit. 

39). Zechariah 9:11 As for thee also, by the blood of thy covenant I have sent forth thy prisoners out of the pit wherein is no water.

b. Hebrew word [953 * bowr] translated “dungeon” 12 times in King James.

1). Genesis 40:15 For indeed I was stolen away out of the land of the Hebrews: and here also have I done nothing that they should put me into the dungeon. 

2). Genesis 41:14 Then Pharaoh sent and called Joseph, and they brought him hastily out of the dungeon: and he shaved himself, and changed his raiment, and came in unto Pharaoh.

3). Exodus 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

4). Jeremiah 37:16 When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;

5). Jeremiah 38:6 Then took they Jeremiah, and cast him into the dungeon of Malchiah the son of Hammelech, that was in the court of the prison: and they let down Jeremiah with cords. And in the dungeon there was no water, but mire: so Jeremiah sunk in the mire.

6). Jeremiah 38:7 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king’s house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin;

7). Jeremiah 38:9 My lord the king, these men have done evil in all that they have done to Jeremiah the prophet, whom they have cast into the dungeon; and he is like to die for hunger in the place where he is: for there is no more bread in the city.

8). Jeremiah 38:10 Then the king commanded Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, saying, Take from hence thirty men with thee, and take up Jeremiah the prophet out of the dungeon, before he die.

9). Jeremiah 38:11 So Ebedmelech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.

10). Jeremiah 38:13 So they drew up Jeremiah with cords, and took him up out of the dungeon: and Jeremiah remained in the court of the prison.

11). Lamentations 3:53 They have cut off my life in the dungeon, and cast a stone upon me.

12). Lamentations 3:55 I called upon thy name, O LORD, out of the low dungeon. 

c. Hebrew word [953 * bowr] translated in the King James along with another Hebrew word “dungeon” four times.

1).  Exodus 12:29 And it came to pass, that at midnight the LORD smote all the firstborn in the land of Egypt, from the firstborn of Pharaoh that sat on his throne unto the firstborn of the captive that was in the dungeon; and all the firstborn of cattle.

2). Jeremiah 37:16 When Jeremiah was entered into the dungeon, and into the cabins, and Jeremiah had remained there many days;

3). Jeremiah 38:7 Now when Ebedmelech the Ethiopian, one of the eunuchs which was in the king’s house, heard that they had put Jeremiah in the dungeon; the king then sitting in the gate of Benjamin;

4). Jeremiah 38:11 So Ebedmelech took the men with him, and went into the house of the king under the treasury, and took thence old cast clouts and old rotten rags, and let them down by cords into the dungeon to Jeremiah.

d. Hebrew word [953 * bowr] translated “well” 10 times in King James.

1). Deuteronomy 6:11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;

2). 1 Samuel 19:22 Then went he also to Ramah, and came to a great well that is in Sechu: and he asked and said, Where are Samuel and David? And one said, Behold, they be at Naioth in Ramah.

3). 2 Samuel 3:26 And when Joab was come out from David, he sent messengers after Abner, which brought him again from the well of Sirah: but David knew it not.

4). 2 Samuel 23:15 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, which is by the gate!

5). 2 Samuel 23:16 And the three mighty men brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: nevertheless he would not drink thereof, but poured it out unto the LORD.

6). 1 Chronicles 11:17 And David longed, and said, Oh that one would give me drink of the water of the well of Bethlehem, that is at the gate!

7). 1 Chronicles 11:18 And the three brake through the host of the Philistines, and drew water out of the well of Bethlehem, that was by the gate, and took it, and brought it to David: but David would not drink of it, but poured it out to the LORD,

8). 2 Chronicles 26:10 Also he built towers in the desert, and digged many wells: for he had much cattle, both in the low country, and in the plains: husbandmen also, and vine dressers in the mountains, and in Carmel: for he loved husbandry.

9). Nehemiah 9:25 And they took strong cities, and a fat land, and possessed houses full of all goods, wells digged, vineyards, and oliveyards, and fruit trees in abundance: so they did eat, and were filled, and became fat, and delighted themselves in thy great goodness.

10). Proverbs 5:15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

e. Hebrew word [953 * bowr] translated “cistern” four times.

1). 2 Kings 18:31 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me, and then eat ye every man of his own vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his cistern: 

2). Proverbs 5:15 Drink waters out of thine own cistern, and running waters out of thine own well.

3). Ecclesiastes 12:6 Or ever the silver cord be loosed, or the golden bowl be broken, or the pitcher be broken at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern. 

4). Isaiah 36:16 Hearken not to Hezekiah: for thus saith the king of Assyria, Make an agreement with me by a present, and come out to me: and eat ye every one of his vine, and every one of his fig tree, and drink ye every one the waters of his own cistern;

f. Hebrew word [953 * bowr] translated “fountain” one time.

1). Jeremiah 6:7 As a fountain casteth out her waters, so she casteth out her wickedness: violence and spoil is heard in her; before me continually is grief and wounds.

3. Nether parts [8482 * tachtiy][Gesenius: low, lower, lowest, lowest (as adj), the lower parts (subst).][Strong: lowermost; as noun (feminine plural) the depths (figuratively, a pit, the womb):--low (parts, -er, -er parts, - est), nether (part).]

  1. Hebrew word [8482 * tachtiy] translated “nether parts” five times in King James.

1). Ezekiel 31:14 To the end that none of all the trees by the waters exalt themselves for their height, neither shoot up their top among the thick boughs, neither their trees stand up in their height, all that drink water: for they are all delivered unto death, to the nether parts of the earth, in the midst of the children of men, with them that go down to the pit.

2). Ezekiel 31:16 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: and all the trees of Eden, the choice and best of Lebanon, all that drink water, shall be comforted in the nether parts of the earth.

3). Ezekiel 31:18 To whom art thou thus like in glory and in greatness among the trees of Eden? Yet shalt thou be brought down with the trees of Eden unto the nether parts of the earth: thou shalt lie in the midst of the uncircumcised with them that be slain by the sword. This is Pharaoh and all his multitude, saith the Lord GOD.

4). Ezekiel 32:18 Son of man, wail for the multitude of Egypt, and cast them down, even her, and the daughters of the famous nations, unto the nether parts of the earth, with them that go down into the pit.

5). Ezekiel 32:24 There is Elam and all her multitude round about her grave, all of them slain, fallen by the sword, which are gone down uncircumcised into the nether parts of the earth, which caused their terror in the land of the living; yet have they borne their shame with them that go down to the pit.

b. Hebrew word [8482 * tachtiy] translated “lowest” four times in King James.

1). Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

2). Psalm 86:13 For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell.

3). Psalm 88:6 Thou hast laid me in the lowest pit, in darkness, in the deeps.

4). Psalm 139:15 My substance was not hid from thee, when I was made in secret, and curiously wrought in the lowest parts of the earth.

c. Hebrew word [8482 * tachtiy] translated “lower” or “lower parts” four times in King James.

1). Genesis 6:16 A window shalt thou make to the ark, and in a cubit shalt thou finish it above; and the door of the ark shalt thou set in the side thereof; with lower, second, and third stories shalt thou make it.

2). Nehemiah 4:13 Therefore set I in the lower places behind the wall, and on the higher places, I even set the people after their families with their swords, their spears, and their bows.

3). Psalm 63:9 But those that seek my soul, to destroy it, shall go into the lower parts of the earth.

4). Isaiah 44:23 Sing, O ye heavens; for the LORD hath done it: shout, ye lower parts of the earth: break forth into singing, ye mountains, O forest, and every tree therein: for the LORD hath redeemed Jacob, and glorified himself in Israel.


New Testament words for hell

1. Hell [86 * Hades][Strongs: properly, unseen, i.e. "Hades" or the place (state) of departed souls:--grave, hell.][TDNT: In Biblical Greek it is associated with Orcus, the infernal regions, a dark and dismal place in the very depths of the earth, the common receptacle of disembodied spirits. Usually Hades is just the abode of the wicked, Luk 16:23, Rev 20:13, 14; a very uncomfortable place.][Thayer: name Hades or Pluto, the god of the lower regions, Orcus, the nether world, the realm of the dead, later use of this word: the grave, death, hell.]

a. Greek word [86 * Hades] is translated “hell” ten times.

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

2). Matthew 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.

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

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

5). Acts 2:27 Because thou wilt not leave my soul in hell, neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.

6). Acts 2:31 He seeing this before spake of the resurrection of Christ, that his soul was not left in hell, neither his flesh did see corruption.

7). Revelation 1:18 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.

8). Revelation 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.

9). Revelation 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.

10). Revelation 20:14 And death and hell were cast into the lake of fire. This is the second death.

b. Greek word  [86 * Hades] is translated “grave” in the New Testament one time.

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

2. Hell [1067 * geenna][Thayer: Hell is the place of the future punishment call "Gehenna" or "Gehenna of fire". This was originally the valley of Hinnom, south of Jerusalem, where the filth and dead animals of the city were cast out and burned; a fit symbol of the wicked and their future destruction.][Strong: valley of (the son of) Hinnom; ge-henna (or Ge-Hinnom), a valley of Jerusalem, used (figuratively) as a name for the place (or state) of everlasting punishment:--hell.]

a. Greek word [1067 * geenna] is translated “hell” six times.

1). Matthew 5:29 And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, 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. 

2). Matthew 5:30 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.

3). Matthew 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.

4). Matthew 23:15 Woe 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 hell than yourselves.

5). Matthew 23:33 Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?

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

b. The Greek word [1067 * geenna] is translated with the additional word “fire” [4442 * pur][Thayer: fire][Strong: a primary word; "fire" (literally or figuratively, specially, lightning):--fiery, fire.] six times.

1). 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 whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

2). Matthew 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.

3). 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:

4). Mark 9:45 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:

5). Mark 9:47 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: 

6). 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.

3. Hell [5020 * tartaroo][Strong: from Tartaros (the deepest abyss of Hades); to incarcerate in eternal torment:--cast down to hell.][Thayer: the name of the subterranean region, doleful and dark, regarded by the ancient Greeks as the abode of the wicked dead, where they suffer punishment for their evil deeds; it answers to Gehenna of the Jews, to thrust down to Tartarus, to hold captive in Tartarus.]

a. The Greek word [5020 * tartaroo] is used one time in the King James.

1). 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;