The wicked are thrown down by their own sin, but the righteous have a refuge when they die.
Woe to the wicked-- [it will go] badly [for them], for what they have done will be done to them.
Therefore Sheol enlarges its throat and opens wide its enormous jaws, and down go Zion's dignitaries, her masses, her crowds, and those who carouse in her!
Then He will also say to those on the left, 'Depart from Me, you who are cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the Devil and his angels!
For I was hungry and you gave Me nothing to eat; I was thirsty and you gave Me nothing to drink;
I was a stranger and you didn't take Me in; I was naked and you didn't clothe Me, sick and in prison and you didn't take care of Me.'
"Then they too will answer, 'Lord, when did we see You hungry, or thirsty, or a stranger, or without clothes, or sick, or in prison, and not help You?'
"Then He will answer them, 'I assure you: Whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for Me either.'
"And they will go away into eternal punishment, but the righteous into eternal life."
but wrath and indignation to those who are self-seeking and disobey the truth, but are obeying unrighteousness;
affliction and distress for every human being who does evil, first to the Jew, and also to the Greek;
and [to reward] with rest you who are afflicted, along with us. [This will take place] at the revelation of the Lord Jesus from heaven with His powerful angels,
taking vengeance with flaming fire on those who don't know God and on those who don't obey the gospel of our Lord Jesus.
These will pay the penalty of everlasting destruction, away from the Lord's presence and from His glorious strength,
And anyone not found written in the book of life was thrown into the lake of fire.
But the cowards, unbelievers, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars-- their share will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death."
All this has happened to us, but we have not forgotten You or betrayed Your covenant.
If we had forgotten the name of our God and spread out our hands to a foreign god,
"Understand this, you who forget God, or I will tear you apart, and there will be no rescuer.
They soon forgot His works and would not wait for His counsel.
Such is the destiny of all who forget God; the hope of the godless will perish.
Can a young woman forget her jewelry or a bride her wedding sash? Yet My people have forgotten Me for countless days.
A sound is heard on the barren heights, the children of Israel weeping and begging for mercy, for they have perverted their way; they have forgotten the LORD their God.
This is your lot, what I have decreed for you-- [this is] the LORD's declaration-- because you have forgotten Me and trusted in Falsehood.
Yet My people have forgotten Me. They burn incense to false [idols] that make them stumble in their ways-- in the ancient roads-- to walk on [new] paths, not the highway.
And I will punish her for the days of the Baals when she burned incense to them, put on her rings and jewelry, and went after her lovers, but forgot Me. [This is] the LORD's declaration.