30 Important Bible Verses About Heaven And Hell

Matthew 5:20 – Entering the Kingdom of Heaven

“For I tell you, unless your righteousness exceeds that of the scribes and Pharisees, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven.”

Matthew 7:21 – Only Those Who Do the Will of the Father Will Enter Heaven

“Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who does the will of my Father who is in heaven.”

Matthew 10:28 – Fear God Who Has Power Over Both Body and Soul

“And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.”

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Matthew 18:8-9 – Better to Enter Heaven Without Certain Body Parts

“And if your hand or your foot causes you to sin, cut it off and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life crippled or lame than with two hands or two feet to be thrown into the eternal fire. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out and throw it away. It is better for you to enter life with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into the hell of fire.”

Matthew 18:35 – God’s Judgment for Unforgiving Hearts

“So also my heavenly Father will do to every one of you if you do not forgive your brother from your heart.”

Matthew 22:2-14 – The Parable of the Wedding Feast

“But when the king came in to look at the guests, he saw there a man who had no wedding garment. And he said to him, ‘Friend, how did you get in here without a wedding garment?’ And he was speechless. Then the king said to the attendants, ‘Bind him hand and foot and cast him into the outer darkness. In that place there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth.'”

Matthew 23:13 – Woe to Hypocrites Who Keep Others from Entering Heaven

“But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For you shut the kingdom of heaven in people’s faces. For you neither enter yourselves nor allow those who would enter to go in.”

Matthew 25:41 – Eternal Punishment Prepared for the Devil and His Angels

“Then he will say to those on his left, ‘Depart from me, you cursed, into the eternal fire prepared for the devil and his angels.'”

Mark 9:43-48 – Hell, Where Their Worm Does Not Die

“And if your hand causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life crippled than with two hands to go to hell, to the unquenchable fire. And if your foot causes you to sin, cut it off. It is better for you to enter life lame than with two feet to be thrown into hell. And if your eye causes you to sin, tear it out. It is better for you to enter the kingdom of God with one eye than with two eyes to be thrown into hell, ‘where their worm does not die and the fire is not quenched.'”

Luke 16:19-31 – The Parable of the Rich Man and Lazarus

“And besides all this, between us and you a great chasm has been fixed, in order that those who would pass from here to you may not be able, and none may cross from there to us.”

John 14:2 – Jesus Prepares a Place in Heaven

“In my Father’s house are many rooms. If it were not so, would I have told you that I go to prepare a place for you?”

John 3:16 – Eternal Life Through Believing in Jesus

“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.”

John 5:28-29 – Resurrection to Life or Judgment

“Do not marvel at this, for an hour is coming when all who are in the tombs will hear his voice and come out, those who have done good to the resurrection of life, and those who have done evil to the resurrection of judgment.”

John 8:24 – Believing in Jesus to Avoid Eternal Death

“I told you that you would die in your sins, for unless you believe that I am he you will die in your sins.”

Acts 4:12 – No Other Name to be Saved

“And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved.”

Romans 2:5-8 – God’s Wrath and Judgment on the Day of Wrath

“But because of your hard and impenitent heart you are storing up wrath for yourself on the day of wrath when God’s righteous judgment will be revealed.”

Romans 6:23 – Wages of Sin is Death, but Free Gift of God is Eternal Life

“For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life in Christ Jesus our Lord.”

Romans 14:12 – Give Account of Ourselves to God

“So then each of us will give an account of himself to God.”

1 Corinthians 6:9-10 – Do Not Be Deceived, the Unrighteous Will Not Inherit the Kingdom of God

“Or do you not know that the unrighteous will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: neither the sexually immoral, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor men who practice homosexuality, nor thieves, nor the greedy, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.”

1 Corinthians 15:52 – The Last Trumpet

“In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet. For the trumpet will sound, and the dead will be raised imperishable, and we shall be changed.”

Galatians 6:7-8 – Reap What You Sow

“Do not be deceived: God is not mocked, for whatever one sows, that will he also reap. For the one who sows to his own flesh will from the flesh reap corruption, but the one who sows to the Spirit will from the Spirit reap eternal life.”

1 Thessalonians 4:17 – Meeting the Lord in the Air

“Then we who are alive, who are left, will be caught up together with them in the clouds to meet the Lord in the air, and so we will always be with the Lord.”

2 Thessalonians 1:9 – Eternal Destruction Away from the Presence of the Lord

“They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might.”

2 Timothy 4:8 – Crown of Righteousness for All Who Love His Appearing

“Henceforth there is laid up for me the crown of righteousness, which the Lord, the righteous judge, will award to me on that day, and not only to me but also to all who have loved his appearing.”

Hebrews 9:27 – Appointed Once to Die, Then Judgment

“And just as it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgment.”

Hebrews 10:26-27 – No Sacrifice for Willful Sin

“For if we go on sinning deliberately after receiving the knowledge of the truth, there no longer remains a sacrifice for sins, but a fearful expectation of judgment, and a fury of fire that will consume the adversaries.”

James 2:14, 26 – Faith Without Works is Dead

“What good is it, my brothers, if someone says he has faith but does not have works? Can that faith save him? For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so also faith apart from works is dead.”

2 Peter 3:13 – New Heavens and a New Earth

“But according to his promise we are waiting for new heavens and a new earth in which righteousness dwells.”

1 John 1:9 – Confessing Our Sins to Be Cleansed

“If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just to forgive us our sins and to cleanse us from all unrighteousness.”

1 John 5:11-12 – Eternal Life is Found in Jesus

“And this is the testimony, that God gave us eternal life, and this life is in his Son. Whoever has the Son has life; whoever does not have the Son of God does not have life.”

Jude 1:7 – Sodom and Gomorrah as an Example

“Just as Sodom and Gomorrah and the surrounding cities, which likewise indulged in sexual immorality and pursued unnatural desire, serve as an example by undergoing a punishment of eternal fire.”

Revelation 14:11 – Torment with No Rest Day or Night

“And the smoke of their torment goes up forever and ever, and they have no rest, day or night, these worshipers of the beast and its image, and whoever receives the mark of its name.”

Revelation 19:20 – Beast and False Prophet Cast into Lake of Fire

“And the beast was captured, and with it the false prophet who in its presence had done the signs by which he deceived those who had received the mark of the beast and those who worshiped its image. These two were thrown alive into the lake of fire that burns with sulfur.”

Revelation 20:10 – Satan Will Be Tormented Day and Night Forever

“And the devil who had deceived them was thrown into the lake of fire and sulfur where the beast and the false prophet were, and they will be tormented day and night forever and ever.”

Revelation 20:14-15 – Death and Hades Cast into the Lake of Fire

“Then Death and Hades were thrown into the lake of fire. This is the second death, the lake of fire. And if anyone’s name was not found written in the book of life, he was thrown into the lake of fire.”

Revelation 21:1-4 – New Heaven and New Earth, No More Death or Tears

“He will wipe away every tear from their eyes, and death shall be no more, neither shall there be mourning, nor crying, nor pain anymore, for the former things have passed away.”

Revelation 21:8 – The Unfaithful and Unbelieving Will Have Their Portion in the Lake of Fire

“But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

Revelation 22:14-15 – Blessed Are Those Who Wash Their Robes

“Blessed are those who wash their robes, so that they may have the right to the tree of life and that they may enter the city by the gates. Outside are the dogs and sorcerers and the sexually immoral and murderers and idolaters, and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.”

Revelation 22:17 – Whoever Desires May Take the Water of Life Freely

“The Spirit and the Bride say, ‘Come.’ And let the one who hears say, ‘Come.’ And let the one who is thirsty come; let the one who desires take the water of life without price.” These Bible verses highlight the contrasting destinations of heaven and hell. They reinforce the importance of righteousness, the consequences of sin, the need for repentance, and the gift of eternal life through faith in Jesus Christ. They serve as reminders to seek forgiveness, live a life pleasing to God, and choose the path that leads to everlasting life in heaven.

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