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Lexicon :: Strong's H7585 - šᵊ'ôl

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feminine noun
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TWOT Reference: 2303c

Strong’s Definitions

שְׁאוֹל shᵉʼôwl, sheh-ole'; or שְׁאֹל shᵉʼôl; from H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates:—grave, hell, pit.

KJV Translation Count — Total: 65x

The KJV translates Strong's H7585 in the following manner: grave (31x), hell (31x), pit (3x).

KJV Translation Count — Total: 65x
The KJV translates Strong's H7585 in the following manner: grave (31x), hell (31x), pit (3x).
  1. sheol, underworld, grave, hell, pit

    1. the underworld

    2. Sheol - the OT 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 (fig)

      6. of extreme degradation in sin

Strong’s Definitions [?](Strong’s Definitions Legend)
שְׁאוֹל shᵉʼôwl, sheh-ole'; or שְׁאֹל shᵉʼôl; from H7592; hades or the world of the dead (as if a subterranean retreat), including its accessories and inmates:—grave, hell, pit.
STRONGS H7585: Abbreviations
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. (JeremiasLebenn. 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 HupPsalm 6:6 DeIsaiah 5:14 BeerBibl. Hades in HoltzmannFestgabe, 1902, 15; most now refrain from positive etymology (e.g. Buhl); Old Aramaic שאול, Syriac bdb098201; 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-ArnoltJBL xi (1892), 169 and references); — always absolute, שְׁאוֺל Deuteronomy 32:22 + 52 times,הָ֯ Genesis 42:38; Psalm 9:18; שְׁאֹל 1 Kings 2:6; Job 17:16, הָ֯ Genesis 37:35 +7 times; + 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 י׳'s 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 lectio: see Greek Version of the LXX Du); שׁ׳ פִּי 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 in Wisdom 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 abandoned, לשׁ׳ Ezekiel 16:10 (|| שַׁחַת which see; 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, which see, 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).
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BLB Scripture Index of Brown-Driver-Briggs


37:35; 37:35; 42:38; 42:38; 44:29; 44:31


16:30; 16:33


32:22; 32:22

1 Samuel

2:6; 28

2 Samuel


1 Kings

2:6; 2:6; 2:9


3:17; 3:18; 3:19; 7:9; 7:9; 10:21; 10:21; 11:8; 14:13; 14:21; 16:22; 17:13; 17:13; 17:16; 17:16; 17:16; 19:25; 21:13; 21:23; 21:24; 21:25; 21:26; 24:19; 26:5; 26:6; 26:6


6:6; 6:6; 9:18; 9:18; 18:6; 30:4; 31:18; 49:15; 55:16; 86:13; 86:13; 88:4; 88:4; 88:5; 89:49; 116:3; 139:8; 141:7


1:12; 5:5; 7:27; 9:18; 15:24; 23:14; 25:11; 27:20; 30:16


9:5; 9:6; 9:10

Song of Songs



5:14; 5:14; 7:11; 7:11; 14:9; 14:9; 14:9; 14:11; 14:15; 26:19; 28:15; 28:18; 38:10; 38:18; 57:1; 57:2; 57:9


16:10; 16:11; 17:15; 31:15; 31:16; 31:17; 32:21; 32:27






2:3; 2:7



Word / Phrase / Strong's Search

Strong's Number H7585 matches the Hebrew שְׁאוֹל (šᵊ'ôl),
which occurs 66 times in 64 verses in the WLC Hebrew.

Page 1 / 2 (Gen 37:35–Isa 14:15)

Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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 H7585 unto my son mourning. Thus his father wept for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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. H7585
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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. H7585
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 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. H7585
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 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; H7585 then ye shall understand that these men have provoked the LORD.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:33 - They, and all that appertained to them, went down alive into the pit, H7585 and the earth closed upon them: and they perished from among the congregation.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:22 - For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, H7585 and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:6 - The LORD killeth, and maketh alive: he bringeth down to the grave, H7585 and bringeth up.
Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:6 - The sorrows of hell H7585 compassed me about; the snares of death prevented me;
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:6 - Do therefore according to thy wisdom, and let not his hoar head go down to the grave H7585 in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 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 H7585 with blood.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:9 - As the cloud is consumed and vanisheth away: so he that goeth down to the grave H7585 shall come up no more.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:8 - It is as high as heaven; what canst thou do? deeper than hell; H7585 what canst thou know?
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:13 - O that thou wouldest hide me in the grave, H7585 that thou wouldest keep me secret, until thy wrath be past, that thou wouldest appoint me a set time, and remember me!
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:13 - If I wait, the grave H7585 is mine house: I have made my bed in the darkness.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:16 - They shall go down to the bars of the pit, H7585 when our rest together is in the dust.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:13 - They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave. H7585
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:19 - Drought and heat consume the snow waters: so doth the grave H7585 those which have sinned.
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:6 - Hell H7585 is naked before him, and destruction hath no covering.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:5 - For in death there is no remembrance of thee: in the grave H7585 who shall give thee thanks?
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:17 - The wicked shall be turned into hell, H7585 and all the nations that forget God.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:10 - For thou wilt not leave my soul in hell; H7585 neither wilt thou suffer thine Holy One to see corruption.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:5 - The sorrows of hell H7585 compassed me about: the snares of death prevented me.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:3 - O LORD, thou hast brought up my soul from the grave: H7585 thou hast kept me alive, that I should not go down to the pit.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 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. H7585
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 - Like sheep they are laid in the grave; H7585 death shall feed on them; and the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning; and their beauty shall consume in the grave H7585 from their dwelling.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:15 - But God will redeem my soul from the power of the grave: H7585 for he shall receive me. Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:15 - Let death seize upon them, and let them go down quick into hell: H7585 for wickedness is in their dwellings, and among them.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:13 - For great is thy mercy toward me: and thou hast delivered my soul from the lowest hell. H7585
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:3 - For my soul is full of troubles: and my life draweth nigh unto the grave. H7585
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:48 - What man is he that liveth, and shall not see death? shall he deliver his soul from the hand of the grave? H7585 Selah.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:3 - The sorrows of death compassed me, and the pains of hell H7585 gat hold upon me: I found trouble and sorrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:8 - If I ascend up into heaven, thou art there: if I make my bed in hell, H7585 behold, thou art there.
Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:7 - Our bones are scattered at the grave's H7585 mouth, as when one cutteth and cleaveth wood upon the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:12 - Let us swallow them up alive as the grave; H7585 and whole, as those that go down into the pit:
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:5 - Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell. H7585
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:27 - Her house is the way to hell, H7585 going down to the chambers of death.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:18 - But he knoweth not that the dead are there; and that her guests are in the depths of hell. H7585
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:11 - Hell H7585 and destruction are before the LORD: how much more then the hearts of the children of men?
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:24 - The way of life is above to the wise, that he may depart from hell H7585 beneath.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:14 - Thou shalt beat him with the rod, and shalt deliver his soul from hell. H7585
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:20 - Hell H7585 and destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.
Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:16 - The grave; H7585 and the barren womb; the earth that is not filled with water; and the fire that saith not, It is enough.
Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 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, H7585 whither thou goest.
Unchecked Copy BoxSng 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: H7585 the coals thereof are coals of fire, which hath a most vehement flame.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:14 - Therefore hell H7585 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:11 - Ask thee a sign of the LORD thy God; ask it either in the depth, or in the height above.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:9 - Hell H7585 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.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:11 - Thy pomp is brought down to the grave, H7585 and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:15 - Yet thou shalt be brought down to hell, H7585 to the sides of the pit.

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