Section #11: How SHEOL was Translated for Different Types of People
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The Greek words GEENNA, HADES and TARTAROO were all translated as HELL except for 1Co 15:55. The Hebrew word SHEOL was not consistently translated as HELL. This section was generated to try and figure out how the King James translators determined when to use the English word HELL for the Hebrew Word SHEOL. I speculated that they might have did so depending on whether or not the person(s) in the text were Righteous or Unrighteous. The tables below show the results of my theory. I'll let you decide if these tables help to determine how the translators made their decisions. I used The Englishmanís Hebrew Concordance of the Old Testament to find ALL occurrances of the Hebrew word SHEOL.
 
 
 

Righteous People
Verses
Person(s)
KJV Translation
Gen 37:35
Jacob & Joseph
grave
Gen 42:38
Jacob
grave
Gen 44:29
Jacob
grave
Gen 44:31
Jacob
grave
Job 14:13
Job
grave
Job 17:13
Job
grave
Psa 16:10
Messiah
hell
Psa 30:3
David
grave
Psa 49:15
Sons of Korah
grave
Psa 86:13
David
hell
Isa 38:10
Hezekiah
grave
Jon 2:2
Jonah
hell
(HELL used 25% of the time.)

 
 
 
Unrighteous People
Verses
Person(s)
KJV Translation
Num 16:30
Korath, Dathan, Abiram
pit
Num 16:33
Korath, Dathan, Abiram
pit
Deu 32:22
Jews
hell
1Ki 2:6
Joab
grave
1Ki 2:9
Joab
grave
Job 21:13
Wicked
grave
Psa 9:17
Wicked
hell
Psa 31:17
Wicked
grave
Psa 49:14
Rich
grave / grave
Psa 55:15
Wicked 
hell
Pro 5:5
Harlot & Guest
hell
 Pro 7:27
 Harlot & Guest
 hell
 Pro 9:18
 Harlot & Guest
 hell
 Pro 15:24
 Unwise 
 hell
 Isa 5:14
 Wicked Judah
 hell
 Isa 14:9
 King of Babylon
 hell
 Isa 14:11
King of Babylon, Satan
 grave
 Isa 14:15
 King of Babylon, Satan
 hell
 Isa 28:15
 Rulers of Jerusalem
 hell
 Isa 28:18
 Rulers of Jerusalem
 hell
 Isa 57:9
 Israelís Leaders
 hell
 Eze 31:15
 Egypt
 grave
 Eze 31:16
 Egypt
 hell
 Eze 31:17
 Egypt
 hell
 Eze 32:21
 Egypt
 hell
 Eze 32:27
 Egypt
 hell
 Hos 13:14
 Israel Restored
 grave / grave
 Amo 9:2
 Israel
 hell
 Hab 2:5
 Wicked
 hell
(HELL used 61% of the time.)

 
 
 
All People
Verses
Person(s)
KJV Translation
1Sa 2:6
All
grave
Job 7:9
All
grave
Job 24:19
Sinners/All
grave
Psa 89:48
All
grave
Psa 141:7
All
hell
Pro 1:12
All
grave
Pro 15:11
All
hell
Ecc 9:10
All
grave
(HELL used 25% of the time.)

 
 
 
Other References
Verses
Person(s)
KJV Translation
2Sa 22:6
David surrounded by
hell
Job 11:8
Godís limits lower than
hell
Job 17:16
Mockers of Job
pit
Job 26:6
Naked before God
hell
Psa 6:5
No Praises from
grave
Psa 18:5
Sorrowful
hell
Psa 88:3
Life draws near / Herman
grave
Psa 116:3
Painful
hell
 Psa 139:8
 God present in
 hell
 Pro 23:14
 Disipline prevents
 hell
 Pro 27:20
 Never full
 hell
 Pro 30:16
 Never satisfied
 grave
 Son 8:6
 Cruel
 grave
 Isa 38:18
 Thankless
 grave
(HELL used 57% of the time.)

 

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