Bible Verses on Hell


Revelation 21:8

ESVBut as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”
KJVBut the fearful, and unbelieving, and the abominable, and murderers, and whoremongers, and sorcerers, and idolaters, and all liars, shall have their part in the lake which burneth with fire and brimstone: which is the second death.
NASB“But for the cowardly and unbelieving and abominable and murderers and immoral persons and sorcerers and idolaters and all liars, their part will be in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death.”
NIVBut the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
NLT“But cowards, unbelievers, the corrupt, murderers, the immoral, those who practice witchcraft, idol worshipers, and all liars—their fate is in the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”
Scripture on hell

Matthew 10:28

ESVAnd do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
KJVAnd fear not them which kill the body, but are not able to kill the soul: but rather fear him which is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
NASB“Do not fear those who kill the body but are unable to kill the soul; but rather fear Him who is able to destroy both soul and body in hell.
NIVDo not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
NLT“Don’t be afraid of those who want to kill your body; they cannot touch your soul. Fear only God, who can destroy both soul and body in hell.
Bible verses on hell

Matthew 25:46

ESVAnd these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
KJVAnd these shall go away into everlasting punishment: but the righteous into life eternal.
NASB“These will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.”
NIV“Then they will go away to eternal punishment, but the righteous to eternal life.”
NLT“And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous will go into eternal life.”

Revelation 20:10

ESVAnd the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
KJVAnd the devil that deceived them was cast into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are, and shall be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
NASBAnd the devil who deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and brimstone, where the beast and the false prophet are also; and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.
NIVAnd the devil, who deceived them, was thrown into the lake of burning sulfur, where the beast and the false prophet had been thrown. They will be tormented day and night for ever and ever.
NLTThen the devil, who had deceived them, was thrown into the fiery lake of burning sulfur, joining the beast and the false prophet. There they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.

“[We must not let] hell, rather than God, becomes the object of fear (Mt. 10:28)… Whatever the exact nature of this everlasting judgment, it is horrible ultimately for one reason only: God is present… Hell is not ultimately about fire, but about God. Whatever the exact nature of the physical punishments, the real terror awaiting the unrepentant is God Himself and His inescapable presence forever with His face turned against them.” ~ Michael Horton

Romans 6:23

ESVFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
KJVFor the wages of sin is death; but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.
NASBFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NIVFor the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.
NLTFor the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life through Christ Jesus our Lord.

“All the language that strikes terror into our hearts – weeping and gnashing of teeth, outer darkness, the worm, the fire, gehenna, the great gulf fixed – is all directly taken from our Lord’s teaching. It is from Jesus Christ that we learn the doctrine of eternal punishment.” ~ J.I. Packer

Matthew 25:41

ESV“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
KJVThen shall he say also unto them on the left hand, Depart from me, ye cursed, into everlasting fire, prepared for the devil and his angels:
NASB“Then He will also say to those on His left, ‘Depart from Me, accursed ones, into the eternal fire which has been prepared for the devil and his angels;
NIV“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.
NLT“Then the King will turn to those on the left and say, ‘Away with you, you cursed ones, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his demons.

Revelation 20:15

ESVAnd if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
KJVAnd whosoever was not found written in the book of life was cast into the lake of fire.
NASBAnd if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.
NIVAnyone whose name was not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
NLTAnd anyone whose name was not found recorded in the Book of Life was thrown into the lake of fire.

Matthew 5:22

ESVBut I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother will be liable to judgment; whoever insults his brother will be liable to the council; and whoever says, ‘You fool!’ will be liable to the hell of fire.
KJVBut I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
NASB“But I say to you that everyone who is angry with his brother shall be guilty before the court; and whoever says to his brother, ‘You good-for-nothing,’ shall be guilty before the supreme court; and whoever says, ‘You fool,’ shall be guilty enough to go into the fiery hell.
NIVBut I tell you that anyone who is angry with a brother or sister will be subject to judgment. Again, anyone who says to a brother or sister, ‘Raca,’ is answerable to the court. And anyone who says, ‘You fool!’ will be in danger of the fire of hell.
NLTBut I say, if you are even angry with someone, you are subject to judgment! If you call someone an idiot, you are in danger of being brought before the court. And if you curse someone, you are in danger of the fires of hell.

Revelation 14:11

ESVAnd the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”
KJVAnd the smoke of their torment ascendeth up for ever and ever: and they have no rest day nor night, who worship the beast and his image, and whosoever receiveth the mark of his name.
NASB“And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever; they have no rest day and night, those who worship the beast and his image, and whoever receives the mark of his name.”
NIVAnd the smoke of their torment will rise for ever and ever. There will be no rest day or night for those who worship the beast and its image, or for anyone who receives the mark of its name.”
NLTThe smoke of their torment will rise forever and ever, and they will have no relief day or night, for they have worshiped the beast and his statue and have accepted the mark of his name.”

2 Thessalonians 1:9

ESVThey will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,
KJVWho shall be punished with everlasting destruction from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power;
NASBThese will pay the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of His power,
NIVThey will be punished with everlasting destruction and shut out from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might
NLTThey will be punished with eternal destruction, forever separated from the Lord and from his glorious power.

Matthew 13:50

ESVAnd throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
KJVAnd shall cast them into the furnace of fire: there shall be wailing and gnashing of teeth.
NASBand will throw them into the furnace of fire; in that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
NIVand throw them into the blazing furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.
NLTthrowing the wicked into the fiery furnace, where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.

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