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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 - Then all his sons and all his daughters arose to comfort him, but he refused to be comforted. And he said, “Surely I will go down to Sheol H7585 in mourning for my son.” So his father wept for him.
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 42:38 - But [fn]Jacob said, “My son shall not go down with you; for his brother is dead, and he alone remains. If harm should befall him on the journey on which you are going, then you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol H7585 in sorrow.”
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:29 - ‘If you take this one also from [fn]me and harm befalls him, you will bring my gray hair down to Sheol H7585 in [fn]evil.’
Unchecked Copy BoxGen 44:31 - so it will be that when he sees that the boy is not with us, he will die. Thus your servants will bring the gray hair of your servant our father down to Sheol H7585 in sorrow.
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:30 - “But if Yahweh creates an entirely new thing and the ground opens its mouth and swallows them up with all that is theirs, and they go down to Sheol H7585 alive, then you will know that these men have spurned Yahweh.”
Unchecked Copy BoxNum 16:33 - So they and all that belonged to them went down to Sheol H7585 alive; and the earth closed over them, and they perished from the midst of the assembly.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 32:22 -

For a fire is kindled in My anger,

And it burns to the lowest part of Sheol H7585,

And it consumes the earth with its produce,

And it sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.

Unchecked Copy Box1Sa 2:6 -

“Yahweh puts to death and makes alive;

He brings down to Sheol H7585 and raises up.

Unchecked Copy Box2Sa 22:6 -

The cords of Sheol H7585 surrounded me;

The snares of death confronted me.

Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:6 - “So act according to your wisdom, and do not let his gray hair go down to Sheol H7585 in peace.
Unchecked Copy Box1Ki 2:9 - “So now, do not let him go unpunished, for you are a wise man; and you will know what you ought to do to him, and you will bring his gray hair down to Sheol H7585 with blood.”
Unchecked Copy BoxJob 7:9 -

“A cloud vanishes, and it is gone,

So he who goes down to Sheol H7585 does not come up.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 11:8 -

They are high as [fn]the heavens, what can you do?

Deeper than Sheol H7585, what can you know?

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 14:13 -

“Oh that You would conceal me in Sheol H7585,

That You would hide me until Your anger returns to You,

That You would set a limit for me and remember me!

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:13 -

“If I hope for Sheol H7585 as my home,

I [fn]make my bed in the darkness;

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 17:16 -

[fn]Will it go down with me to Sheol H7585?

Shall we together go down into the dust?”

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 21:13 -

“They spend their days in prosperity,

And [fn]suddenly they go down to Sheol H7585.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 24:19 -

“Drought and heat seize the snow waters,

So does Sheol H7585 those who have sinned.

Unchecked Copy BoxJob 26:6 -

“Naked is Sheol H7585 before Him,

And [fn]Abaddon has no covering.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 6:5 -

For there is no remembrance of You in death;

In Sheol H7585 who will give You thanks?

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 9:17 -


The wicked will [fn]return to Sheol H7585,

Even all the nations who forget God.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 16:10 -

For You will not forsake my soul to Sheol H7585;

You will not give Your [fn]Holy One over to see [fn]corruption.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 18:5 -

The cords of Sheol H7585 surrounded me;

The snares of death confronted me.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 30:3 -

O Yahweh, You have brought up my soul from Sheol H7585;

You have kept me alive, [fn]that I would not go down to the pit.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 31:17 -

O Yahweh, let me not be put to shame, for I call upon You;

Let the wicked be put to shame, let them be silent in Sheol H7585.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:14 -

As sheep they are appointed for Sheol H7585;

Death will shepherd them;

And the upright shall have dominion over them in the morning,

And their form shall be for Sheol H7585 to consume,

Far away from his habitation.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 49:15 -

But God will redeem my soul from the [fn]power of Sheol H7585,

For He will receive me. Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 55:15 -

Let [fn]death come deceitfully upon them;

Let them go down alive to Sheol H7585,

For evil is in their dwelling, in their midst.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 86:13 -

For Your lovingkindness toward me is great,

And You have delivered my soul from Sheol H7585 below.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 88:3 -

For my soul has been saturated with calamities,

And my life has reached Sheol H7585.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 89:48 -

What man can live and not see death?

Can he provide his soul escape from the [fn]power of Sheol H7585? Selah.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 116:3 -

The cords of death encompassed me

And the [fn]distresses of Sheol H7585 found me;

I found distress and sorrow.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 139:8 -

If I ascend to heaven, You are there;

If I make my bed in Sheol H7585, behold, You are there.

Unchecked Copy BoxPsa 141:7 -

As when one plows and splits open the earth,

Our bones have been scattered at the mouth of Sheol H7585.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 1:12 -

Let us swallow them alive like Sheol H7585,

And whole, as those who go down to the pit;

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 5:5 -

Her feet go down to death,

Her steps take hold of Sheol H7585,

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 7:27 -

The ways to Sheol H7585 are in her house,

Descending to the chambers of death.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 9:18 -

But he does not know that the [fn]dead are there,

That those she called are in the depths of Sheol H7585.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:11 -

Sheol H7585 and Abaddon lie open before Yahweh,

How much more the hearts of the sons of men!

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 15:24 -

The path of life leads upward for the one who has insight

That he may turn away from Sheol H7585 below.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 23:14 -

You shall [fn]strike him with the rod

And deliver his soul from Sheol H7585.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 27:20 -

Sheol H7585 and Abaddon are never satisfied,

So the eyes of man are never satisfied.

Unchecked Copy BoxPro 30:16 -

Sheol H7585, and the barren womb,

Earth that is never satisfied with water,

And fire that never says, “Enough.”

Unchecked Copy BoxEcc 9:10 -

Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with all your might; for there is no working or explaining or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol H7585 where you are going.

Unchecked Copy BoxSng 8:6 -

“Put me like a [fn]seal over your heart,

Like a seal on your arm.

For love is as strong as death,

[fn]Jealousy is as severe as Sheol H7585;

Its flashes are flashes of fire,

[fn]The very flame of [fn]Yah.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 5:14 -

Therefore Sheol H7585 has enlarged its [fn]throat and opened its mouth without limit;

And [fn]Jerusalem’s majesty, her multitude, her rumbling, and the exultant within her, descend into it.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 7:11 - “Ask a sign for yourself from Yahweh your God; [fn]make it deep as Sheol H7585 or high as [fn]heaven.”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:9 -

“Sheol H7585 from beneath trembles excitedly over you to meet you when you come;

It wakens for you the [fn]spirits of the dead, all the [fn]leaders of the earth;

It raises all the kings of the nations from their thrones.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:11 -

‘Your pride and the music of your harps

Have been brought down to Sheol H7585;

Maggots are spread out as your bed beneath you

And worms are your covering.’

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 14:15 -

“Nevertheless you will be brought down to Sheol H7585,

To the recesses of the pit.

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