Jonah 2:1-21Then Jonah prayed to the LORD his God from the fish’s belly. 2And he said:“I cried out to the LORD because of my affliction,And He answered me.“Out of the belly of Sheol I cried,And You heard my voice.
Isaiah 59:1-21Behold, the LORD’s hand is not shortened,That it cannot save;Nor His ear heavy,That it cannot hear.2But your iniquities have separated you from your God;And your sins have hidden His face from you,So that He will not hear.
2 Chronicles 7:14“if My people who are called by My name will humble themselves, and pray and seek My face, and turn from their wicked ways, then I will hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin and heal their land.”
Psalm 4:3-53But know that the LORD has set apart for Himself him who is godly;The LORD will hear when I call to Him.4Be angry, and do not sin.Meditate within your heart on your bed, and be still. Selah5Offer the sacrifices of righteousness,And put your trust in the LORD.
Psalm 14517The LORD is righteous in all His ways,Gracious in all His works.18The LORD is near to all who call upon Him,To all who call upon Him in truth.19He will fulfill the desire of those who fear Him;He also will hear their cry and save them.20The LORD preserves all who love Him,But all the wicked He will destroy.21My mouth shall speak the praise of the LORD,And all flesh shall bless His holy nameForever and ever.
Psalm 66:16-1916Come and hear, all you who fear God,And I will declare what He has done for my soul.17I cried to Him with my mouth,And He was extolled with my tongue.18If I regard iniquity in my heart,The Lord will not hear.19But certainly God has heard me;He has attended to the voice of my prayer.20Blessed be God,Who has not turned away my prayer,Nor His mercy from me!
Micah 7:7Therefore I will look to the LORD;I will wait for the God of my salvation;My God will hear me.
Genesis 37:34-3534Then Jacob tore his clothes, put sackcloth on his waist, and mourned for his son many days. 35And all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him; but he refused to be comforted, and he said, “For I shall go down into the grave [שְׁאוֹל shĕ’owl] to my son in mourning.” Thus his father wept for him.
Numbers 16:31-3331Now it came to pass, as he finished speaking all these words, that the ground split apart under them, 32and the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households and all the men with Korah, with all their goods. 33So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; [שְׁאוֹל shĕ’owl] the earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly.
Deuteronomy 32:22For a fire is kindled in My anger,And shall burn to the lowest hell; [שְׁאוֹל shĕ’owl]It shall consume the earth with her increase,And set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
Proverbs 27:20Hell [שְׁאוֹל shĕ’owl] and Destruction are never full;So the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Acts 2:25-2825For David says concerning Him:‘I foresaw the LORD always before my face,For He is at my right hand, that I may not be shaken.26Therefore my heart rejoiced, and my tongue was glad;Moreover my flesh also will rest in hope.27For You will not leave my soul in Hades,Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.28You have made known to me the ways of life;You will make me full of joy in Your presence.’
Psalm 16:8-118I have set the LORD always before me;Because He is at my right hand I shall not be moved.9Therefore my heart is glad, and my glory rejoices;My flesh also will rest in hope.10For You will not leave my soul in Sheol,Nor will You allow Your Holy One to see corruption.11You will show me the path of life;In Your presence is fullness of joy;At Your right hand are pleasures forevermore.
Luke 16:19-3119There was a certain rich man who was clothed in purple and fine linen and fared sumptuously every day. 20But there was a certain beggar named Lazarus, full of sores, who was laid at his gate, 21desiring to be fed with the crumbs which fell from the rich man’s table. Moreover the dogs came and licked his sores. 22So it was that the beggar died, and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s bosom. The rich man also died and was buried. 23And being in torments in Hades, he lifted up his eyes and saw Abraham afar off, and Lazarus in his bosom.24Then he cried and said, ‘Father Abraham, have mercy on me, and send Lazarus that he may dip the tip of his finger in water and cool my tongue; for I am tormented in this flame.’ 25But Abraham said, ‘Son, remember that in your lifetime you received your good things, and likewise Lazarus evil things; but now he is comforted and you are tormented. 26And besides all this, between us and you there is a great gulf fixed, so that those who want to pass from here to you cannot, nor can those from there pass to us.’27Then he said, ‘I beg you therefore, father, that you would send him to my father’s house, 28for I have five brothers, that he may testify to them, lest they also come to this place of torment.’ 29Abraham said to him, ‘They have Moses and the prophets; let them hear them.’ 30And he said, ‘No, father Abraham; but if one goes to them from the dead, they will repent.’ 31But he said to him, ‘If they do not hear Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rise from the dead.’
Matthew 12:40For as Jonah was three days and three nights in the belly of the great fish, so will the Son of Man be three days and three nights in the heart of the earth.”
Ephesians 4:8-108Therefore He says:“When He ascended on high,He led captivity captive,And gave gifts to men.”9(Now this, “He ascended”—what does it mean but that He also first descended into the lower parts of the earth? 10He who descended is also the One who ascended far above all the heavens, that He might fill all things.)
Psalm 68:18-2018You have ascended on high,You have led captivity captive;You have received gifts among men,Even from the rebellious,That the LORD God might dwell there.19Blessed be the Lord,Who daily loads us with benefits,The God of our salvation! Selah20Our God is the God of salvation;And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
1 Peter 3:15But sanctify the Lord God in your hearts, and always be ready to give a defense to everyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is in you, with meekness and fear;
John 19:28-3728After this, Jesus, knowing that all things were now accomplished, that the Scripture might be fulfilled, said, “I thirst!” 29Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put it on hyssop, and put it to His mouth. 30So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, “It is finished!” And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit.
31Therefore, because it was the Preparation Day, that the bodies should not remain on the cross on the Sabbath (for that Sabbath was a high day), the Jews asked Pilate that their legs might be broken, and that they might be taken away. 32Then the soldiers came and broke the legs of the first and of the other who was crucified with Him. 33But when they came to Jesus and saw that He was already dead, they did not break His legs. 34But one of the soldiers pierced His side with a spear, and immediately blood and water came out. 35And he who has seen has testified, and his testimony is true; and he knows that he is telling the truth, so that you may believe. 36For these things were done that the Scripture should be fulfilled, “Not one of His bones shall be broken.” 37And again another Scripture says, “They shall look on Him whom they pierced.”
1 Corinthians 15:12-1912Now if Christ is preached that He has been raised from the dead, how do some among you say that there is no resurrection of the dead? 13But if there is no resurrection of the dead, then Christ is not risen. 14And if Christ is not risen, then our preaching is empty and your faith is also empty. 15Yes, and we are found false witnesses of God, because we have testified of God that He raised up Christ, whom He did not raise up—if in fact the dead do not rise. 16For if the dead do not rise, then Christ is not risen. 17And if Christ is not risen, your faith is futile; you are still in your sins! 18Then also those who have fallen asleep in Christ have perished. 19If in this life only we have hope in Christ, we are of all men the most pitiable.
1 Corinthians 15:20-2820But now Christ is risen from the dead, and has become the firstfruits of those who have fallen asleep. 21For since by man came death, by Man also came the resurrection of the dead. 22For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ all shall be made alive. 23But each one in his own order: Christ the firstfruits, afterward those who are Christ’s at His coming. 24Then comes the end, when He delivers the kingdom to God the Father, when He puts an end to all rule and all authority and power. 25For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet. 26The last enemy that will be destroyed is death. 27For “He has put all things under His feet.” But when He says “all things are put under Him,” it is evident that He who put all things under Him is excepted. 28Now when all things are made subject to Him, then the Son Himself will also be subject to Him who put all things under Him, that God may be all in all.