ESV scriptures that show hell is a real place and God sends people that break his law there.

Hell is spoken about in the New Testament

Matt. 3:12 ” His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.””

Matt 5:29 ” If your right eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. For it is better that you lose one of your members than that your whole body be thrown into hell.”

Matt 7:13 ““Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.”

Matt 13:41 “The Son of Man will send his angels, and they will gather out of his kingdom all causes of sin and all law-breakers,”

Matt 13:50 “and throw them into the fiery furnace. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Matt 22:13 “Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness.
In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth”

Matt 24:51 “and will cut him in pieces and put him with the hypocrites. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.”

Matt 25:41 “But 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.”

Matt 25:46 ” And these will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life.””

Mark 9:43 – “hell, to the unquenchable fire”

Mark 9:48  “where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.”

Rev 14:10 “he also will drink the wine of God’s wrath, poured full strength into the cup of his anger, and he will be tormented with fire and sulfur in the presence of the holy angels and in the presence of the Lamb.”

Rev 20:10 “and 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.”


Hell is spoken about in the Old Testament

Dan 12:2 “And many of those who sleep in the dust of the earth shall awake, some to everlasting life, and some to shame and everlasting contempt. “

Deut. 32:22)“For a fire is kindled in My anger, and shall burn to the lowest hell; it shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.”

Job 26:5,6“The dead tremble, those under the waters and those inhabiting them. Sheol is naked before Him, and Destruction has no covering.”

Psa. 9:17“The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

Psa. 21:8,9“Your hand will find all Your enemies; Your right hand will find those who hate You. You shall make them as a fiery oven in the time of Your anger; the LORD shall swallow them up in His wrath, and the fire shall devour them.”
Psa. 139:8 “ If I ascend into heaven, You are there; If I make my bed in hell, behold, You are there.”
Prov. 15:24“The way of life winds upward for the wise, that he may turn away from hell below.”
Prov. 27:20 “Hell and Destruction are never full; so the eyes of man are never satisfied.”
Isa. 1:31 ”The strong shall be as tinder, and the work of it as a spark; both will burn together, and no one shall quench them.”
Isa. 5:14 “Therefore Sheol  has enlarged itself and opened its mouth beyond measure; their glory and their multitude and their pomp, and he who is jubilant, shall descend into it.”

Isa. 14:9“Hell from beneath is excited about you, to meet you at your coming; it stirs up the dead for you, all the chief ones of the earth; it has raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.”
Isa. 33:11,12“You shall conceive chaff, you shall bring forth stubble; you- breath, as fire, shall devour you. And the people shall be like the burnings of lime; like thorns cut up they shall be burned in the fire.”
Isa 33:14 “The sinners in Zion are afraid;  trembling has seized the godless: “Who among us can dwell with the consuming fire?  Who among us can dwell with everlasting burnings?””
Amos 9:2 “Though they dig into hell, from there My hand shall take them; though they climb up to heaven, from there I will bring them down.”



Luke 16:22 “The poor man died and was carried by the angels to Abraham’s side. The rich man also died and was buried,”

Phil 1:23-24 “I am hard pressed between the two. My desire is to depart and be with Christ, for that is far better. 24 But to remain in the flesh is more necessary on your account.”

2 Peter 2:9 “then the Lord knows how to rescue the godly from trials, and to keep the unrighteous under punishment until the day of judgment,”


Col 1:19-20 “For in him all the fullness of God was pleased to dwell, 20 and through him to reconcile to himself all things, whether on earth or in heaven, making peace by the blood of his cross.”
1 Peter 3:18 “For Christ also suffered once for sins, the righteous for the unrighteous, that he might bring us to God, being put to death in the flesh but made alive in the spirit,”
Romans 5:9 “Since, therefore, we have now been justified by his blood, much more shall we be saved by him from the wrath of God.”
Eph 1:7 “In him we have redemption through his blood, the forgiveness of our trespasses, according to the riches of his grace,”