Strong's Concordance, Hebrew Dictionary

Grave, hell, pit, hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates

Hebrew: שְׁאוֹל, šĕʾôl (H7585)

63 King James Bible Verses (Page 2 of 2)

Here are grave, hell, pit and related words in the Bible. What does the source Hebrew word שְׁאוֹל mean and how is it used in the Bible? Below are the English definition details. Also below are examples within Bible verses highlighted in yellow (follow this link to go there). Tap or hover on blue, underlined words to see more original scripture and meanings. Information sourced from Strong's Concordance[1].

Definition Details

Strong's Number: H7585

Hebrew Base Word: שְׁאוֹל

Part of speech: Noun Feminine

Usage: Grave, hell, pit

Definition: Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates.

Detailed definition:

  1. Sheol, underworld, grave, hell, pit.
    1. The underworld.
    2. Sheol—the Old Testament designation for the abode of the dead.
      1. Place of no return.
      2. Without praise of God.
      3. Wicked sent there for punishment.
      4. Righteous not abandoned to it.
      5. Of the place of exile (figuratively).
      6. Of extreme degradation in sin.

Derived terms: Or שְׁאֹל; from H7592.


  1. Biblical International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɛ̆ˈʔol
  2. Modern International Phonetic Alphabet: ʃɛ̆ˈʔo̞wl
  3. Transliteration: šĕʾôl
  4. Biblical Pronunciation: sheh-OLE
  5. Modern Pronunciation: sheh-OLE

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Bible Verses with שְׁאוֹל (H7585)

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