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HELL, n.

1. The place or state of punishment for the wicked after death. Matthew 10; Luke 12 .

Sin is hell begun, as religion is heaven anticipated.

2. The place of the dead, or of souls after death the lower regions, or the grave called in Hebrew, sheol, and by the Greeks, hades. Psalms 16 . Jonah 2
3. The pains of hell, temporal death, or agonies that dying persons feel, or which bring to the brink of the grave. Psalms 18
4. The gates of hell, the power and policy of Satan and his instruments. Matthew 16
5. The infernal powers.

While Saul and hell cross'd his strong fate in vain.

6. The place at a running play to which are carried those who are caught.
7. A place into which a tailor throws his shreds.
8. A dungeon or prison.

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Material presented was supplied by Brandon Staggs and was derived from the KJV Dictionary found on his website located at
The unabridged 1828 version of this dictionary in the SwordSearcher Bible Software.

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Entry for 'Hell'. King James Dictionary.

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