How Heaven and hell are described in the Bible

This is a nice list article that we hope you will appreciate. The following are ways that Heaven and hell are described in the Bible. This is not an exhaustive list, but it should pique your curiosity about discovering more Biblical truth.


  • The throne of God (Deuteronomy 26:15; Psalm 11:4; Isaiah 66:1).
  • The place where God rewards His People (Matthew 5:12).
  • The place of rejoicing (Luke 15:7).
  • The place free from destruction and theft (Matthew 6:20).
  • The place with no night (Revelation 21:25).
  • The place with no death, pain, sadness, or grief (Revelation 21:4).
  • The place where God dwells with His People and beings (Revelation 21:3).
  • The Holy City (Revelation 21:2).
  • The place where there is victory and the playing of harps (Revelation 15:2).
  • The place where there is no hunger, thirst, tears, scorching heat/hot sun, or mischief (Revelation 7:16-17).
  • The garden paradise (Revelation 2:7).
  • The home of righteousness (2 Peter 3:13).
  • The place where no one is married or given in marriage (Matthew 22:29-30).
  • The place where there are no impure people or things (Revelation 21:27).
  • The place of life and healing, where God reigns forever (Revelation 22:1-5).
  • The place of the most brilliance: very precious jewels of walls of jasper, city made of pure gold, walls decorated with precious stones, and the twelve gates are each made from one single pearl (Revelation 21:11, 18-21).


  • The place where there is weeping and gnashing of teeth (Matthew 25:30).
  • Fallen angels dwell in hell (2 Peter 2:4; Jude 1:16).
  • The place shut out of the presence of the Lord and the majesty of his power (2 Thessalonians 1:9).
  • The place of separation (Matthew 13:49).
  • The furnace of fire (Matthew 13:42, 50).
  • The place of no rest whatsoever (Revelation 14:11).
  • The place where worms don’t die and the fire goes unquenched (Mark 9:43).
  • The place of everlasting destruction (2 Thessalonians 1:9).
  • The place of sorrows (2 Samuel 22:5-7) and torments (Luke 16:23).
  • The place where there is outer darkness (Matthew 22:13).
  • The lake of fire will be what hell becomes (Revelation 20:14).
  • The place filled with the cowardly, unbelieving, vile, murderers, sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, idolaters, and all liars (Revelation 21:8).