7585. sheol
Strong's Concordance
sheol: underworld (place to which people descend at death)
Original Word: שְׁאוֹל
Part of Speech: Noun Feminine
Transliteration: sheol
Phonetic Spelling: (sheh-ole')
Definition: underworld (place to which people descend at death)
NAS Exhaustive Concordance
Word Origin
of uncertain derivation
underworld (place to which people descend at death)
NASB Translation
Sheol (66).

שְׁאָ֫לָה Isaiah 7:11 see שְׁאוֺל 1 below

שְׁאוֺל, שְׁאֹל noun femininePsalm 86:13 (apparently masculine Job 26:6 compare Isaiah 14:9, see AlbrZAW xvi(1896), 51) She®°ôl, underworld (√ dubious; שׁאל, i.e. palce of inquiry (reference to necromancy) JastrAmos. Jsem. Lang. xiv. 170. cf JBL xix (1900), 88 ff. (JeremLebenn. d. Tode 109 'Ort der Entscheidung'); Thes BöDe Inf. § 158 Di and others compare √ שׁעל, whence שֹׁעַל hallow hand, etc.; ׳שׁ then = hallow place, 'Hölle', hell; other conjectures see HupPs. 66 DeIsaiah 5:14 BeerBibl. Hades in HoltzmannFestgabe,1902, 15; most now refrain from positive etymology (e.g. Buhl); Old Aramaic שאול, Syriac ; Assyrian šu-alu is dubious: so reads and interprets Dlpa 121, Prol.47. 145 JastrAmos. J. Semitic Lang. xiv. 165 ff. Ency. Bibs.v.; opposed to by BertinTSBA viii. 269 JenKosmol.223 ff. ZimKAT 3. 636 and others; see also Muss-ArnJBL xi (1892), 169 and references); — always absolute, שְׁאוֺל Deuteronomy 32:22 52t.,הָ֯ Genesis 42:38; Psalm 9:18; שְׁאֹל 1 Kings 2:6; Job 17:16, הָ֯ Genesis 37:35 7t.; + Isaiah 7:11 (so read for שְׁאָ֫לָה Aq Σ Θ Du Che and now most); —

1 the underworld, תַּחְתִּית ׳שׁ Deuteronomy 32:22, מִתַּחַת Isaiah 14:9; מִ֑טָּה ׳מִשּׁ Proverbs 15:24; "" מָוֶת Proverbs 5:5; Proverbs 7:27; Songs 8:6; Psalm 89:49; whither men descend at death, Genesis 37:35 (E), Genesis 42:38; Genesis 44:29,31 (J), 1 Samuel 2:6; 1 Kings 2:6,9; Job 7:9; Job 21:13; Isaiah 14:11,15; Psalm 88:4, and Korah and associates go down alive by ׳יs judgment, Numbers 16:30,33 (J), compare Psalm 55:16; under mountains and sea Job 26:6 (compare Job 26:5), ׳בֶּטֶן שׁ Jonah 2:3 (compare Jonah 2:7); with bars Job 17:16 (si vera 1.: see ᵐ5 Du); ׳מִּי שׁ Psalm 141:7; ׳שַׁעֲרֵי שׁ Isaiah 38:10; personified Isaiah 28:15,18 ("" מות). as insatiable monster Isaiah 5:14; Habakkuk 2:5; Proverbs 1:12; Proverbs 27:20; Proverbs 30:16; as said (figurative) to have snares, ׳חֶבְלֵי שׁ Psalm 18:6 = 2 Samuel 22:6 compare ׳מְצָרֵי שׁ Psalm 116:3; opposed to (height of) שָׁמַיִם Amos 9:2; Job 11:8; Psalm 139:8 + (opposed to לְמָ֑עְלָה) Isaiah 7:11 (see above); dark, gloomy, without return Job 17:13 (compare Job 17:16; Job 7:9; Job 10:21; Job 16:22; all being alike Job 3:17-19; Job 21:23-26 ); without work or knowledge or wisdom according to Ecclesiastes 9:5,6,10 (compare Job 14:21, and see רְפָאִים below רפה; yet compare Isaiah 14:9f.).

2 condition of righteous and wicked distinguished in ׳שׁ (later than 1 Samuel 28, especially inWisdom Literature):

a. wicked יָשׁוּבוּ לִשְׁא֑וֺלָה Psalm 9:18, ׳יִדְּמוּ לִשׁ Psalm 31:18; death is their shepherd, without power and honour they waste away Psalm 49:15 (twice in verse); ׳שׁ consumes them as drought water Job 24:19; righteous dread it because no praise or presence of God there (as in temple) Psalm 6:6 (compare Psalm 88:5), Isaiah 38:18; deliverance from it a blessing Psalm 30:4; Psalm 86:13; Proverbs 23:14. In Ezek. ׳שׁ is land below, place of reproach, abode of uncircumcised Ezekiel 31:15,16,17; Ezekiel 32:21,27

b. righteous shall not be aban-doned, ׳לשׁ Ezekiel 16:10 ("" שַׁחַת q. v.; opposed to אִרַח חַיִּים etc., Ezekiel 16:11, compare Ezekiel 17:15), is ransomed from ׳שׁ Ezek 49:16 (compare Ezek 73:23; Ezek 73:25; Isaiah 57:1,2); compare Job's expectation and desire Job 14:13; Job 17:13 (compare Job 10:21; Job 19:25f.).

3 later distinction of places in ׳שׁ:

a. depths of ׳שׁ for sensualist Proverbs 9:18.

b. וַאֲבַדּוֺן ׳שׁ Proverbs 25:11, see אֲבַדּוֺן. [שַׁחַת and בּוֺר, q. v., when "" ׳שׁ, are usually in bad sense(Psalm 88:4); probably = pit in ׳שׁ, > ׳שׁ itself as pit; words at least prepare for local distinctions of post-Biblical Judaism and NT.]

4 ׳שׁ figurative of extreme degradation in sin Isaiah 57:9; as place of exile for Israel Hosea 13:14 (twice in verse) (compare Isaiah 26:19).

Strong's Exhaustive Concordance
grave, hell, pit

Or shol {sheh-ole'}; from sha'al; Hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates -- grave, hell, pit.

see HEBREW sha'al

Forms and Transliterations
אול בִּ֝שְׁא֗וֹל בִּשְׁא֕וֹל בִּשְׁא֬וֹל בִשְׁא֔וֹל בשאול כִּשְׁא֜וֹל כִּשְׁא֣וֹל כִשְׁא֖וֹל כשאול לִֽשְׁא֣וֹל לִשְׁא֑וֹל לִשְׁא֑וֹלָה לִשְׁא֥וֹל לִשְׁאֽוֹל׃ לשאול לשאול׃ לשאולה מִ֝שְּׁא֗וֹל מִשְּׁא֥וֹל משאול שְּׁא֣וֹל שְּׁאוֹל֙ שְׁ֝א֗וֹל שְׁא֑וֹל שְׁא֔וֹל שְׁא֖וֹל שְׁא֖וֹלָה שְׁא֗וֹל שְׁא֙וֹלָה֙ שְׁא֛וֹל שְׁא֣וֹל שְׁאָ֔לָה שְׁאֹ֑לָה שְׁאֹ֣ל שְׁאֹֽלָה׃ שְׁאֹֽל׃ שְׁאֽוֹלָה׃ שְׁאֽוֹל׃ שְׁאוֹל֙ שְׁאוֹל֮ שאול שאול׃ שאולה שאולה׃ שאל שאל׃ שאלה שאלה׃ ’ō·wl ’ōwl biš’ōwl ḇiš’ōwl biš·’ō·wl ḇiš·’ō·wl bishol chishol kiš’ōwl ḵiš’ōwl kiš·’ō·wl ḵiš·’ō·wl kishol liš’ōwl liš’ōwlāh liš·’ō·w·lāh liš·’ō·wl lishol lisholah miš·šə·’ō·wl mishsheol miššə’ōwl ol šə’ālāh šə’ōl šə’ōlāh šə’ōwl šə’ōwlāh šə·’ā·lāh šə·’ō·lāh šə·’ō·w·lāh šə·’ō·wl šə·’ōl sheAlah sheol sheOlah vishol
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Englishman's Concordance
Genesis 37:35
HEB: בְּנִ֛י אָבֵ֖ל שְׁאֹ֑לָה וַיֵּ֥בְךְּ אֹת֖וֹ
NAS: I will go down to Sheol in mourning
KJV: For I will go down into the grave unto my son
INT: my son mourning to Sheol wept his father

Genesis 42:38
HEB: שֵׂיבָתִ֛י בְּיָג֖וֹן שְׁאֽוֹלָה׃
NAS: my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow.
KJV: with sorrow to the grave.
INT: my gray sorrow to Sheol

Genesis 44:29
HEB: שֵׂיבָתִ֛י בְּרָעָ֖ה שְׁאֹֽלָה׃
NAS: my gray hair down to Sheol in sorrow.'
KJV: with sorrow to the grave.
INT: my gray sorrow to Sheol

Genesis 44:31
HEB: אָבִ֛ינוּ בְּיָג֖וֹן שְׁאֹֽלָה׃
NAS: our father down to Sheol in sorrow.
KJV: our father with sorrow to the grave.
INT: our father sorrow to Sheol

Numbers 16:30
HEB: וְיָרְד֥וּ חַיִּ֖ים שְׁאֹ֑לָה וִֽידַעְתֶּ֕ם כִּ֧י
NAS: alive into Sheol, then you will understand
KJV: quick into the pit; then ye shall understand
INT: descend alive Sheol will understand for

Numbers 16:33
HEB: לָהֶ֛ם חַיִּ֖ים שְׁאֹ֑לָה וַתְּכַ֤ס עֲלֵיהֶם֙
NAS: alive to Sheol; and the earth
KJV: alive into the pit, and the earth
INT: after alive to Sheol closed over

Deuteronomy 32:22
HEB: וַתִּיקַ֖ד עַד־ שְׁא֣וֹל תַּחְתִּ֑ית וַתֹּ֤אכַל
NAS: to the lowest part of Sheol, And consumes
KJV: unto the lowest hell, and shall consume
INT: and burns against of Sheol to the lowest and consumes

1 Samuel 2:6
HEB: וּמְחַיֶּ֑ה מוֹרִ֥יד שְׁא֖וֹל וַיָּֽעַל׃
NAS: He brings down to Sheol and raises
KJV: he bringeth down to the grave, and bringeth up.
INT: and makes brings to Sheol and raises

2 Samuel 22:6
HEB: חֶבְלֵ֥י שְׁא֖וֹל סַבֻּ֑נִי קִדְּמֻ֖נִי
NAS: The cords of Sheol surrounded
KJV: The sorrows of hell compassed me about;
INT: the cords of Sheol surrounded confronted

1 Kings 2:6
HEB: שֵׂיבָת֛וֹ בְּשָׁלֹ֖ם שְׁאֹֽל׃ ס
NAS: go down to Sheol in peace.
KJV: go down to the grave in peace.
INT: his gray peace to Sheol

1 Kings 2:9
HEB: שֵׂיבָת֛וֹ בְּדָ֖ם שְׁאֽוֹל׃
NAS: down to Sheol with blood.
KJV: bring thou down to the grave with blood.
INT: his gray blood to Sheol

Job 7:9
HEB: כֵּ֥ן יוֹרֵ֥ד שְׁ֝א֗וֹל לֹ֣א יַעֲלֶֽה׃
NAS: he who goes down to Sheol does not come
KJV: so he that goeth down to the grave shall come up
INT: So goes to Sheol does not come

Job 11:8
HEB: תִּפְעָ֑ל עֲמֻקָּ֥ה מִ֝שְּׁא֗וֹל מַה־ תֵּדָֽע׃
NAS: Deeper than Sheol, what can you know?
KJV: deeper than hell; what canst thou know?
INT: do deeper Sheol what know

Job 14:13
HEB: מִ֤י יִתֵּ֨ן ׀ בִּשְׁא֬וֹל תַּצְפִּנֵ֗נִי תַּ֭סְתִּירֵנִי
NAS: that You would hide me in Sheol, That You would conceal
KJV: thou wouldest hide me in the grave, that thou wouldest keep me secret,
INT: O that Sheol hide conceal

Job 17:13
HEB: אִם־ אֲ֭קַוֶּה שְׁא֣וֹל בֵּיתִ֑י בַּ֝חֹ֗שֶׁךְ
NAS: I look for Sheol as my home,
KJV: If I wait, the grave [is] mine house:
INT: If look Sheol my home the darkness

Job 17:16
HEB: בַּדֵּ֣י שְׁאֹ֣ל תֵּרַ֑דְנָה אִם־
NAS: Will it go down with me to Sheol? Shall we together
KJV: to the bars of the pit, when [our] rest
INT: to the bars of the pit go lo

Job 21:13
HEB: יְמֵיהֶ֑ם וּ֝בְרֶ֗גַע שְׁא֣וֹל יֵחָֽתּוּ׃
NAS: And suddenly they go down to Sheol.
KJV: and in a moment go down to the grave.
INT: their days and suddenly to Sheol go

Job 24:19
HEB: מֵֽימֵי־ שֶׁ֗לֶג שְׁא֣וֹל חָטָֽאוּ׃
NAS: waters, [So does] Sheol [those who] have sinned.
KJV: waters: [so doth] the grave [those which] have sinned.
INT: waters the snow Sheol have sinned

Job 26:6
HEB: עָר֣וֹם שְׁא֣וֹל נֶגְדּ֑וֹ וְאֵ֥ין
NAS: Naked is Sheol before
KJV: Hell [is] naked
INT: Naked is Sheol before has

Psalm 6:5
HEB: בַּמָּ֣וֶת זִכְרֶ֑ךָ בִּ֝שְׁא֗וֹל מִ֣י יֽוֹדֶה־
NAS: of You in death; In Sheol who
KJV: [there is] no remembrance of thee: in the grave who shall give thee thanks?
INT: death mention Sheol who will give

Psalm 9:17
HEB: יָשׁ֣וּבוּ רְשָׁעִ֣ים לִשְׁא֑וֹלָה כָּל־ גּ֝וֹיִ֗ם
NAS: will return to Sheol, [Even] all
KJV: shall be turned into hell, [and] all the nations
INT: will return the wicked to Sheol all the nations

Psalm 16:10
HEB: תַעֲזֹ֣ב נַפְשִׁ֣י לִשְׁא֑וֹל לֹֽא־ תִתֵּ֥ן
NAS: my soul to Sheol; Nor
KJV: my soul in hell; neither wilt thou suffer
INT: abandon my soul to Sheol Nor allow

Psalm 18:5
HEB: חֶבְלֵ֣י שְׁא֣וֹל סְבָב֑וּנִי קִ֝דְּמ֗וּנִי
NAS: The cords of Sheol surrounded
KJV: The sorrows of hell compassed me about:
INT: the cords of Sheol surrounded confronted

Psalm 30:3
HEB: הֶֽעֱלִ֣יתָ מִן־ שְׁא֣וֹל נַפְשִׁ֑י חִ֝יִּיתַ֗נִי
NAS: up my soul from Sheol; You have kept me alive,
KJV: my soul from the grave: thou hast kept me alive,
INT: have brought from Sheol my soul have kept

Psalm 31:17
HEB: רְ֝שָׁעִ֗ים יִדְּמ֥וּ לִשְׁאֽוֹל׃
NAS: let them be silent in Sheol.
KJV: [and] let them be silent in the grave.
INT: the wicked them be silent Sheol

66 Occurrences

Strong's Hebrew 7585
66 Occurrences

biš·’ō·wl — 3 Occ.
ḵiš·’ō·wl — 1 Occ.
kiš·’ō·wl — 2 Occ.
liš·’ō·wl — 4 Occ.
liš·’ō·w·lāh — 1 Occ.
miš·šə·’ō·wl — 4 Occ.
’ō·wl — 2 Occ.
šə·’ā·lāh — 1 Occ.
šə·’ō·wl — 38 Occ.
šə·’ō·lāh — 9 Occ.
ḇiš·’ō·wl — 1 Occ.

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