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226 אוֹת
1061 בִּכּוּר
1242 בֹקֶר
1285 בְּרִית
1755 דּוֹר
2320 חֹדֶשׁ
2483 חֳלִי
2722 חֹרֵב
2850 חֵן
3394 יָרֵחַ
3444 יְשׁוּעָה
3871 לוּחַ
4135 מוּל
4397 מַלְאָךְ
4399 מְלָאכָה
4437 מַּלְכוּ
4438 מַּלְכוּת
4467 מַּמְלָכָה
5315 נֶפֶשׁ
5514 סִינָי
5769 עוֹלָם
6153 עֶרֶב
6189 עָרֵל
6453 פֶּסַח
6662 צַּדִּיק
6663 צָדַק
6664 צֶדֶק
6666 צְדָקָה
7225 רֵאשִׁית
7307 רוּחַ
7585 שְׁאוֹל
7676 שַׁבָּת
7677 שַׁבָּתוֹן
8184 שְׂעֹרָה
8398 תֵּבֵל
8451 תּוֹרָה
8615 תִּקְוָה

#1. HEBREW WORD STUDY
שְׁאוֹל (Htr. sheol) meaning 'Hell' or the 'Grave' Strong's 7585

Introduction 1

This is a thorough bible study about the meaning of the Hebrew word שְׁאוֹל, Sheol (Strong's 7585) translated Hell and the Grave. It gives every verse where the word "sheol" appears in the Old Testament. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word sheol appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with bold type and underline. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.1 Scriptures for שְׁאוֹל (Htr. sheol) meaning 'Hell' or the 'Grave' (Strong's 7585)

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 to my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
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 you go, then shall you bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
44:29 And if you take this also from me, and mischief befall him, you shall bring down my gray hairs with sorrow to the grave.
44:30 Now therefore when I come to your servant my father, and the lad be not with us; seeing that his life is bound up in the lad’s life;
44:31 It shall come to pass, when he sees that the lad is not with us, that he will die: and your servants shall bring down the gray hairs of your servant our father with sorrow to the grave.

Numbers 16:30 But if Yahweh does a new thing, and the earth opens her mouth, and swallows them up, with all that pertain to them, and they go down alive into the ground; then you shall understand that these men have provoked Yahweh.
16:33 They, and all that pertained to them, went down alive into the ground, and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.

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

1 Samuel 2:6 Yahweh kills, and makes alive: he brings down to the grave, and brings up.

2 Samuel 22:6 The sorrows of Sheol are around me; the snares of death confront me;

1 Kings 2:6 Do therefore according to your wisdom, and do not let his hoar head go down to the grave in peace.
2:9 Now therefore do not hold him guiltless: for you are a wise man, and know what you ought to do to him; but his hoar head you bring down to the grave with blood.

Job 7:9 As the cloud is consumed and vanishes away: so he who goes down to the grave shall come up no more.
11:8 It is as high as heaven; what can you do? deeper than Sheol; what can you know?
14:12 So man lies down, and rises not: till the heavens are no more, they shall not awake, nor be raised out of their sleep.
13 O that you would hide me in the grave, that you would keep me secret, until your wrath is past, that you would appoint me a set time, and remember me!
17:13 If I wait, the grave is my house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
17:16 They shall go down to the bars of Sheol, when our rest together is in the dust.
21:13 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.
24:19 Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so does the grave those who have sinned.
26:6 Sheol is exposed before him, and destruction has no covering.

Psalms 6:5 For in death there is no remembrance of you: in the grave who shall give you thanks?
9:17 The wicked shall be turned into Sheol, and all the nations that forget God.
16:10 For you will not leave my soul in Sheol; neither will you suffer your Holy One to see corruption.
18:5 The sorrows of Sheol are arond me: the snares of death confronted me.
30:3 O Yahweh, you have brought up my soul from the grave: you have kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
31:17 Let me not be ashamed, O Yahweh; for I have called upon you: let the wicked be ashamed, and let them be silent in the grave.
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.
49:15 But God will redeem my soul from the power ofthe grave: for he shall receive me. Selah.
55:15 Let death seize upon them, and let them go down alive into Sheol: for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
86:13 For great is your mercy toward me: and you have delivered my soul from the lowest Sheol.
88:3 For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draws near to the grave.
89:48 What man is he who lives, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? Selah.
116:3 The sorrows of death are around me, and the pains of Sheol got hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
139:8 If I ascend up into heaven, you are there: if I make my bed in Sheol, behold, you are there.
141:7 Our bones are scattered at the grave’s mouth, as when one cuts and cleaves wood upon the earth.

Proverbs 1:12 Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; and whole, as those who go down into the pit:
5:5 Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on Sheol.
7:27 Her house is the way to Sheol, going down to the chambers of death.
9:18 But he does not knows that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of Sheol.
15:11 Sheol and destruction are before Yahweh: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
15:24 The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from Sheol beneath.
23:14 You shall beat him with the rod, and shall deliver his soul from Sheol.
27:20 Sheol and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
30:16 The grave; and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that does not say, It is enough.

Ecclesiastes 9:10 Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work, nor device, nor knowledge, nor wisdom, in the grave, where you go.

Song of Solomon 8:6 Set me as a seal upon your heart, as a seal upon your arm: for love is strong as death; jealousy is cruel as the grave: the coals of it are coals of fire, which has a most vehement flame.

Isaiah 5:14 Therefore Sheol has enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he who rejoices, shall descend into it.
14:9 Sheol from beneath is moved for you, to meet you at your coming: it stirs up the dead for you, even all the chief ones of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
14:10 All they shall speak and say to you, Are you also become weak as us? are you become like us?
14:11 Your pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of your viols: the worm is spread under you, and the worms cover you.
14:15 Yet you shall be brought down to Sheol, to the sides of the pit.
28:15 Because you have said, We have made a covenant with death, and with Sheol we are at agreement; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, it shall not come to us: for we have made lies our refuge, and under falsehood have we hid ourselves:
28:18 And your covenant with death shall be disannulled, and your agreement with Sheol shall not stand; when the overflowing scourge shall pass through, then you shall be trodden down by it.
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 remainder of my years.
38:18 For the grave cannot praise you, death can not celebrate you: those who go down into the pit cannot hope for your truth.
57:9 And you went to the king with ointment, and increased your perfumes, and sent your messengers far off, and debased yourself even to Sheol.

Ezekiel 31:15 Thus says the Lord Yahweh; In the day when he went down to the grave I caused a mourning: I covered the deep for him, and I restrained the its floods, and the great waters were stayed: and I caused Lebanon to mourn for him, and all the trees of the field fainted for him.
31:16 I made the nations to shake at the sound of his fall, when I cast him down to Sheol with those who 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 lower parts of the earth.
31:17 They also went down into Sheol with him to those who are slain with the sword; and those who were his arm, who dwelt under his shadow in the midst of the heathen.
32:21 The strong among the mighty shall speak to him out of the midst of Sheol with those who help him: they are gone down, they lie uncircumcised, slain by the sword.
32:27 And they shall not lie with the mighty who are fallen of the uncircumcised, which are gone down to Sheol 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.

Hosea 13:14 I will ransom them from the power of the grave; I will redeem them from death: O death, I will be your plagues; O grave, I will be your destruction: repentance shall be hid from my eyes.

Amos 9:2 Though they dig into Sheol, from there shall my hand take them; though they climb up to heaven, from there will I bring them down:

Jonah 2:2 And said, I cried by reason of my affliction to Yahweh, and he heard me; out of the belly of Sheol I cried, and you heard my voice.

Habakkuk 2:5 Yes also, because he transgresses by wine, he is a proud man, neither does he keep at home, who enlarges his desire as Sheol, and is as death, and cannot be satisfied, but gathers to him all nations, and heaps to him all people:

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