Heaven and Hell

Biblical Descriptions of Heaven

A throne of God (Deut. 26:15; Ps. 11:4; Isaiah 66:1)

A place where God will reward his people (Matt. 5:12)

A place safe from theft and destruction (Matt. 6:20)

A place of rejoicing (Luke 15:7)

A place where there will be no marrying or giving in marriage (Matt. 22:29-30)

A house with many rooms (John 14:2)

A home of righteousness (2 Peter 3:13)

A garden paradise (Rev. 2:7)

A place that doesn’t experience hunger, thirst, tears, hot sun, or scorching heat (Rev. 7:16-17)

A place of victory and playing harps (Rev.15:2)

A holy city (Rev. 21:2)

A place where God dwells with us (Rev. 21:3)

A place that doesn’t experience sadness, death, or pain (Rev. 21:4)

A place of brilliance like that of very precious jewels. The walls are made of jasper and the city made of pure gold, as pure as glass. The foundations of the city walls are decorated with precious stones. The twelve gates are each made from one single pearl. (Rev. 21:11, 18-21)

A place that is lit by the glory of God (Rev. 21:23)

A place with no night (Rev. 21:25)

A place where no impure thing or person exists (Rev. 21:27)

A place of life and healing (Rev. 22:1-3)

A place where God reigns forever (Rev. 22:5)

Biblical Descriptions of Hell

A place of weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matt. 25:30)

A place of outer darkness (Matt. 22:13)

A place of torments (Luke 16:23)

A place of sorrows (2 Sam. 22:5-7)

A place of everlasting destruction (2 Thess. 1:9)

A place where people are tormented with fire and brimstone (Rev. 21:8)

A place of worms that don’t die (Mark 9:43)

A place where fire is not quenched (Mark 9:43)

A place where there is no rest (Rev. 14:11)

A place that will ultimately be a lake of fire (Rev. 20:14)

A place of hopeless of unsatisfied desires (Luke 16:24)

A furnace of fire (Matt. 13:42, 50)

A place of separation (Matt. 13:49)

A place filled with the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters, and all liars (Rev. 21:8)

A place shut out from the presence of the Lord and the majesty of his power (2 Thess. 1:9)

A place where fallen angels dwell (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:16)

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