Isaiah 05:14

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Isaiah 5:14



Therefore hell
[sha’owl] hath enlarged [rachab]
[nephesh] and opened [pa`ar] her mouth [peh] without
[choq] and their glory, [hadar] and their multitude, [hamown] and their pomp, [sha’own] and he that
[`alez] shall descend [yarad] into it. KJV-Interlinear


Therefore, Sheol has enlarged its throat and opened its mouth without measure;
And Jerusalem’s splendor, her multitude, her din of revelry, and the jubilant
within her, descend into it. NASB


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Sheol is the Hebrew word counterpart for the Greek word, hades.

In general, both words refer to the land or the region of the dead, the underworld. The underworld contains four compartments, Paradise, Tartarus, Torments, and the Abyss.

This underworld, here spoken in negative terms, is in stark contrast to heaven, heaven being the highest height attainable, whereas sheol or the underworld land of the dead being the lowest of depths imaginable and the farthest possible one can be from heaven.

Sheol has been referred to as a place of thick darkness, Job 10:21-22. It is described as having ‘valleys, or depths,’ Prov 9:18. It is represented also as having ‘gates,’ Isa 38:10. It is described as being inhabited by a great multitude, Isa 14:9.

Enlarged throat and opened mouth, means that the entrance into sheol has no limitation in size. It can accommodate any number that will enter into its depths. There are no lines, no waiting. Entrance is immediate and without hesitation.

Multitude, is a reference to great numbers that will actually enter in to the underworld land of the dead, exclusive of Paradise. Paradise is not in view here.

And all of the pomp, all of the glory, all of the partying attitude, all of the self-righteousness, all of the opinions of man, every worldly thing that people take pride in, and rejoice in, and celebrate, and assume a belief in, will slide right with them into that land of the dead. Dead things belong together and the dead never amount to anything.

Only people are resurrected, never things or objects of their pleasure and enjoyment or lust.

Only Bible doctrine is truth. Only Bible doctrine remains in the soul with the individual forever.

What happens to all of the attitude, pride, lusts, desires, irresponsibility’s, mocking, ridicule, and such that characterize a life apart from doctrine?

They die right along with those people who promote them and embrace them and pursue them. They are dead things and they end up in the place of the dead, never to be heard from again.

Pursuit of the world is a pursuit of something that will cease to exist, leaving you with nothing and possibly worse for unbelievers.



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Study [by instruction],

to show thyself approved [spiritually mature]

unto God,

a workman [student]

that need not be ashamed [ignorant],

rightly dividing [learning, understanding, discerning]

the word of truth [Bible doctrine].

If you can dream and not make dreams your master,

If you can think and not let thoughts narrow your views,

If you can meet triumph with disaster equally,

If you can learn and see your full meaning and purpose in life,

Then you can believe in Christ, learn Bible doctrine, and grow far beyond the potential that God has prepared for you.

These studies are a part of the massive daily study web site at DailyBibeStudy.Org, and are written, so that you can come to Christ if you have not done so already, and therefore not be lost forever.

And if you have already believed in Christ, then these studies are written so you can learn and understand and grow in your spiritual life, so that you can come to the full knowledge of Christ, so that you can fulfill your meaning and purpose in life as God intended for you, and so you can qualify for a phenomenal eternal reward which you will have forever.

To ignore this opportunity to pursue a daily study means you will be incomplete, unfulfilled and you will lose out, big time.

The Daily Bible Study is online, making it possible as never before in all of human history, to advance in ones relationship with God, through Christ, and to complete yourself beyond your imagination.

But each person has to decide to make that commitment. No one else can study for you. You have to do that yourself.

Keep in the Word, Isa. 41:10.

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