(starting out with colors to show the connections / contrasting thoughts I am seeing.)
John 8:23 And he said unto them, Ye are FROM BENEATH; I am FROM ABOVE: ye are OF THIS WORLD; I am NOT OF THIS WORLD.
Pro 15:24 The way of LIFE IS ABOVE ((to the wise)), that he may depart from HELL BENEATH.
Isa 14:9 HELL FROM BENEATH ((is moved for thee to meet thee at thy coming)): it stirreth up THE DEAD for thee, even ((all the chief ones)) OF THE EARTH; it hath raised up from their thrones all the kings of the nations.
Mat 16:18 And I say also unto thee, That thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my church; and THE GATES OF HELL shall not prevail against it.
Psa 9:11-20 Sing praises to the LORD, which dwelleth in Zion [above]: declare among the people his doings. When he maketh inquisition for blood, he remembereth them: he forgetteth not the cry of the humble. Have mercy upon me, O LORD; consider my trouble which I suffer of them that hate me, thou that LIFTEST ME UP FROM THE GATES OF DEATH: That I may shew forth all thy praise in the gates of the daughter of Zion: I will rejoice in thy salvation. THE HEATHEN ARE SUNKEN DOWN IN THE PIT that they made: in the net which they hid is their own foot taken. The LORD is known by the judgment which he executeth: the wicked is snared in the work of his own hands. Higgaion. Selah. THE WICKED shall be turned into HELL, and ALL THE NATIONS THAT FORGET GOD. For the needy shall not alway be forgotten: the expectation of the poor shall not perish forever. Arise, O LORD; let not man prevail: let the heathen** be judged** in thy sight. Put them in fear, O LORD: that the nations may know themselves to be but men. Selah.
Pro 9:13-18 A FOOLISH WOMAN is clamorous: she is simple, and KNOWETH NOTHING [the DEAD know not anything]. For she sitteth AT THE DOOR OF HER HOUSE, on a seat IN THE HIGH PLACES OF THE CITY [Eph 6:12 For we wrestle not against flesh and blood, but against principalities, against powers, against the rulers of the darkness of this world, against spiritual wickedness in high places.], To call passengers who go right on their ways: Whoso is simple, let him turn in hither: and as for him that wanteth understanding, she saith to him, Stolen waters are sweet, and bread eaten in secret is pleasant. But he knoweth not that THE DEAD ARE THERE; and that HER GUESTS ARE IN THE DEPTHS OF HELL.
The WICKED are TURNED INTO HELL
The way of LIFE IS ABOVE … and we might depart from HELL BENEATH…
The WORLD is BENEATH… and the DEAD even the chief one OF THE EARTH must be STIRRED UP to meet him at his coming
The FOOLISH WOMAN (who is simple and KNOWETH NOTHING) entices MEN who desire understanding to partake of STOLEN WATER and SECRET BREAD, and he KNOWS NOT that in her house are THE DEAD who are IN THE DEPTH OF HELL.
The “gates of hell” are equivalent to the MOUTH with a LYING TONGUE:
Our bodies are full of DEAD MEN’S BONES
John 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, YE HAVE NO LIFE IN YOU.
Col 3:3 For YE ARE DEAD, and YOUR LIFE IS HID with Christ in God.
Mat 23:27 Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto WHITE SEPULCHERS, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within FULL OF DEAD MEN’S BONES, and OF ALL UNCLEANESS.
Mat 8:22 But Jesus said unto him, FOLLOW ME; and LET THE DEAD bury their DEAD.
Our THROATS are an OPEN SEPULCHER, our TONGUES used for deceit:
Psa 5:9 For there is no faithfulness IN THEIR MOUTH; their INWARD PART is very wickedness; THEIR THROAT is AN OPEN SEPULCHER; they flatter WITH THEIR TONGUE.
Rom 3:13 THEIR THROAT is AN OPEN SEPULCHER; with their TONGUES they have used DECEIT; the poison of asps IS UNDER THEIR LIPS:
The TONGUE is a FIRE…. A WORLD of INIQUITY…. set on fire OF HELL:
Jam 3:6 And THE TONGUE is A FIRE, A WORLD OF INIQUITY: so is the tongue among our members, that it defileth the whole body, AND SETTETH ON FIRE the course OF NATURE; and IT IS SET ON FIRE OF HELL.
But what does it say about THAT?
Pro 12:19 THE LIP OF THRUTH shall be established FOREVER: but A LYING TONGUE is but for a moment.
Lam 3:31 For the Lord WILL NOT cast off forever:
Isa 54:7-8 FOR A SMALL MOMENT have I forsaken thee; BUT WITH GREAT MERCIES WILL I GATHER THEE. IN A LITTLE WRATH I hid my face from thee FOR A MOMENT; but WITH EVERLASTING KINDNESS WILL I HAVE MERCY ON THEE, saith the LORD thy Redeemer.
Paul knows that we need to be saved “from the body of this death”:
Rom 7:24 O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from the body of this death?
Heaven is ABOVE and earth (the world) is BENEATH and the signs IN THE EARTH BENEATH are BLOOD, and FIRE, and VAPOUR OF SMOKE
Act 2:19 And I will shew wonders IN HEAVEN ((ABOVE)), and signs IN THE EARTH ((BENEATH)); blood, and fire, and vapour of smoke:
Isa 65:2-6 I have spread out my hands all the day unto a rebellious people, which walketh in a way that was not good, after their own thoughts; A people that provoketh me to anger continually to my face; that sacrificeth in gardens, and burneth incense upon altars of brick; Which remain AMONG THE GRAVES, and lodge in the monuments, which eat swine’s flesh, and broth of abominable things is in their vessels; WHICH SAY, Stand by thyself, come not near to me; for I AM HOLIER THAN THOU. THESE are A SMOKE in my nose, A FIRE that burneth all the day. Behold, it is written before me: I will not keep silence, but will recompense, even recompense INTO THEIR BOSOM,
Psa 7:8-11 The LORD shall judge the people: judge me, O LORD, according to my righteousness, and according to mine integrity that is in me. Oh let the wickedness of THE WICKED COME TO AN END; but ESTABLISH THE JUST: for the righteous God trieth the hearts and reins. My defence is of God, which saveth the upright in heart. God judgeth the righteous, and God is angry with the wicked every day.
Luke 14:14-15 And thou shalt be blessed; for they cannot recompense thee: for thou shalt be recompensed AT THE RESURRECTION OF THE JUST. And when one of them that sat at meat with him heard these things, he said unto him, Blessed is he THAT SHALL EAT BREAD in the kingdom of God.
John 6:35 And Jesus said unto them, I am THE BREAD of life: he that cometh to me shall never hunger; and he that believeth on me shall never thirst.
John 6:53 Then Jesus said unto them, Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have ((NO LIFE)) in you.
2Th 1:3-12 We are bound to thank God always for you, brethren, as it is meet, because that your faith groweth exceedingly, and the charity of every one of you all toward each other aboundeth; So that we ourselves glory in you in the churches of God for your patience and faith in all your persecutions and tribulations that ye endure: Which is a manifest token of the righteous judgment of God, THAT YE MAY BE COUNTED WORTHY OF THE KINGDOM OF GOD, for which ye also suffer: Seeing it is a righteous thing with God to recompense tribulation to them that trouble you; And to you who are troubled REST WITH US, when the Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven WITH HIS MIGHTY ANGELS, IN FLAMING FIRE taking vengeance ON THEM THAT KNOW NOT GOD, and THAT OBEY NOT THE GOSPEL of our Lord Jesus Christ: Who shall be punished WITH EVERLASTING DESTRUCTION from the presence of the Lord, and from the glory of his power; WHEN HE SHALL COME TO BE GLORIFIED IN HIS SAINTS, and TO BE ADMIRED IN ALL THEM THAT BELIEVE because our testimony among you was believed in that day. Wherefore also we pray always for you, that our God would count you worthy of this calling, and fulfil all the good pleasure of his goodness, and the work of faith with power: That the name of our Lord Jesus Christ may be glorified IN YOU, and ye IN HIM, according to the grace of our God and the Lord Jesus Christ.
John 16:7-11 Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, the Comforter will not come unto you; but if I depart, I will send him unto you. And WHEN HE IS COME, he will reprove the world OF SIN, and OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and OF JUDGMENT: OF SIN, because they believe not on me; OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; OF JUDGMENT, because the prince of this world IS JUDGED.
Psa 58:11 So that a man shall say, Verily there is A REWARD for the righteous: verily he is a God that judgeth IN THE EARTH.
Isa 26:9 WITH MY SOUL have I desired thee IN THE NIGHT; yea, WITH MY SPIRIT WITHIN ME WILL I SEEK THEE EARLY: for when thy judgments are IN THE EARTH, the inhabitants OF THE WORLD will learn righteousness.
1Ch 29:11 Thine, O LORD, is the greatness, and the power, and the glory, and the victory, and the majesty: for ALL that is IN THE HEAVEN [ABOVE] and IN THE EARTH [BENEATH] IS THINE; thine is the kingdom, O LORD, and thou art exalted ~AS HEAD~ ABOVE ALL.
Rom 14:9 For to this end Christ BOTH ((died, and rose)), and ((revived)), that he might be Lord ~BOTH~ OF THE DEAD [beneath] AND LIVING [above].
Rth 2:20 And Naomi said unto her daughter in law, Blessed be he of the LORD, who hath not left off his kindness TO THE LIVING and TO THE DEAD. And Naomi said unto her, The man is near of kin unto us, one of our next kinsmen.
Pro 11:27-31 He that diligently seeketh good procureth favour: but he that seeketh mischief, it shall come unto him. He that trusteth in his riches SHALL FALL: but the righteous SHALL FLOURISH AS A BRANCH. He that troubleth his own house shall inherit the wind: and THE FOOL shall be servant TO THE WISE of heart. The fruit of the righteous IS A TREE OF LIFE; and he that winneth souls is WISE. Behold, THE RIGHTEOUS shall be recompensed IN THE EARTH: MUCH MORE THE WICKED AND THE SINNER.
Isa 42:1-9 Behold MY SERVANT, WHOM I UPHOLD; MINE ELECT, in whom my soul delighteth; I have put my spirit upon him: HE SHALL BRING FORTH JUDGMENT TO THE GENTILES. He shall not cry, nor lift up, nor cause his voice to be heard in the street. A bruised reed shall he not break, and the smoking flax shall he not quench: he shall bring forth judgment unto truth. He shall not fail nor be discouraged, TILL HE HAVE SET JUDGMENT IN THE EARTH: and the isles shall wait for his law. Thus saith God the LORD, he that created the heavens, and stretched them out; he that spread forth the earth, and that which cometh out of it; he that giveth breath unto the people upon it, and spirit to them that walk therein: I the LORD have called thee in righteousness, and will hold thine hand, and will keep thee, and give thee for a covenant of the people, FOR A LIGHT OF THE GENTILES; To open the blind eyes, to bring out the prisoners from the prison, and THEM THAT SIT IN DARKNESS OUT OF THE PRISON HOUSE. I am the LORD: that is my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images. Behold, THE FORMER THINGS ARE COME TO PASS, and NEW THINGS DO I DECLARE: before they spring forth I tell you of them.
Isa 65:13-17 Therefore thus saith the Lord GOD, Behold, my servants shall eat, but ye shall be hungry: behold, my servants shall drink, but ye shall be thirsty: behold, my servants shall rejoice, but ye shall be ashamed: Behold, my servants shall sing for joy of heart, but ye shall cry for sorrow of heart, and shall howl for vexation of spirit. And ye shall leave your name for a curse unto my chosen: for the Lord GOD shall slay thee, and call his servants by another name: That he who blesseth himself in the earth shall bless himself in the God of truth; and he that sweareth in the earth shall swear by the God of truth; because the former troubles are forgotten, and because they are hid from mine eyes. For, behold, I CREATE NEW HEAVENS and A NEW EARTH: and the former shall not be remembered, nor come into mind.
Isa 65:18-20 But be ye glad and rejoice for ever in that which I create: for, behold, I create Jerusalem a rejoicing, and her people a joy. And I will rejoice in Jerusalem, and joy in my people: and the voice of weeping shall be no more heard in her, nor the voice of crying. There shall be no more thence an infant of days, nor an old man that hath not filled his days: FOR THE CHILD SHALL DIE AN HUNDRED YEARS OLD; BUT THE SINNER being an hundred years old SHALL BE ACCURSED.
Jer 9:23-26 Thus saith the LORD, Let not the wise man glory in his wisdom, neither let the mighty man glory in his might, let not the rich man glory in his riches: But LET HIM THAT GLORIETH GLORY IN THIS, THE HE UNDERSTANDETH AND KNOWETH ME, that I am the LORD which exercise lovingkindness, judgment, and righteousness, IN THE EARTH: for in these things I delight, saith the LORD. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish ~all them which are circumcised~ WITH ~the uncircumcised~; Egypt, and Judah, and Edom, and the children of Ammon, and Moab, and all that are in the utmost corners, that dwell in the wilderness: for ALL these NATIONS are uncircumcised, and ALL THE HOUSE OF ISRAEL are uncircumcised in the heart.
Jer 23:5-6 Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will raise unto David A RIGHTEOUS BRANCH, and A King SHALL REIGN AND PROSPER, and shall execute judgment and justice IN THE EARTH. In his days JUDAH shall be saved, and ISRAEL shall dwell safely: and this is his name whereby HE shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Jer 33:13-16 In the cities of the mountains, in the cities of the vale, and in the cities of the south, and in the land of Benjamin, and in the places about Jerusalem, and in the cities of Judah, shall the flocks ~PASS AGAIN~ under the hands of him that telleth them, saith the LORD. Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, ((that I will perform that good thing which I have promised)) unto the house of Israel and to the house of Judah. ((In those days, and at that time)), will I cause THE BRANCH OF RIGHTEOUSNESS ((to grow up unto David)); and he shall execute judgment and righteousness in the land. ((In those days)) shall JUDAH be saved, and JERUSALEM shall dwell safely: and this is the name wherewith SHE shall be called, THE LORD OUR RIGHTEOUSNESS.
Jer 33:25 Thus saith the LORD; If my covenant be not WITH DAY AND NIGHT, and if I have not appointed the ordinances OF HEAVEN AND EARTH;
Jer 33:20 Thus saith the LORD; If ye can break my covenant OF THE DAY, and my covenant OF THE NIGHT, and ((that there should not be) DAY AND NIGHT IN THEIR SEASON;
Jesus Christ, the same YESTERDAY (the NIGHT when it is PAST), TODAY (when you hear his voice and harden not your heart) and FOREVER.
2Pe 3:10 But THE DAY OF THE LORD will come AS A THIEF IN THE NIGHT; in the which THE HEAVENS SHALL PASS AWAY with a great noise, AND THE ELEMENTS SHALL MELT with fervent heat, THE EARTH ALSO and the works that are therein SHALL BE BURNED UP.
1Th 5:5 Ye are all the children [uihos=sons] OF LIGHT, and the children [uihos=sons] OF THE DAY: we are not OF THE NIGHT, nor OF DARKNESS.
Act 26:18 To open their eyes, and to turn them FROM DARKNESS TO LIGHT, and FROM THE POWER OF SATAN UNTO GOD, that they may receive forgiveness of sins, and inheritance among them which are sanctified by faith that is in me.
1Jo 3:14 We know that we HAVE PASSED FROM DEATH UNTO LIFE, because we love the brethren. He that loveth not his brother ABIDETH IN DEATH.
Psa 90:4 For A THOUSAND YEARS in thy sight are but as YESTERDAY when it is past, and as a watch IN THE NIGHT.
John 9:4 I must work the works of him that sent me, while it is DAY: THE NIGHT COMETH, WHEN NO MAN CAN WORK.
Ecc 9:10 Whatsoever thy hand findeth to do, do it with thy might; for there is NO WORK, nor device, NOR KNOWLEDGE, nor wisdom, IN THE GRAVE, whither thou goest.
Job 8:9 (For we are but OF YESTERDAY, and KNOW NOTHING, because our days upon earth are a shadow)
It is CHRIST who has the keys OF HELL AND OF DEATH. It is HE who DELIVERS US from the power of THE GRAVE
Rev 1:18 I AM HE that liveth, and was dead; and, behold, I am alive for evermore, Amen; and have the keys OF HELL AND OF DEATH.
Heb 9:27 And as it is appointed unto men ONCE TO DIE, BUT AFTER THIS THE JUDGMENT:
Rev 20:13 And THE SEA gave up THE DEAD which were in it; and DEATH AND HELL delivered up THE DEAD which were IN THEM: and THEY WERE JUDGED every man ACCORDING TO THEIR WORKS.
John 5:25 Verily, verily, I say unto you, THE HOUR IS COMING, AND NOW IS, when THE DEAD shall hear the voice of the Son of God: AND THEY THAT HEAR SHALL LIVE.
Isa 26:17-21 Like AS A WOMAN WITH CHILD, that draweth near THE TIME OF HER DELIVERY, is in pain, and crieth out in her pangs; so have we been in thy sight, O LORD. We have been WITH CHILD, we have been IN PAIN, we have as it were BROUGHT FORTH WIND; we have NOT wrought ANY DELIVERANCE IN THE EARTH; neither have the inhabitants OF THE WORLD fallen. THEY DEAD MEN SHALL LIVE, together with my dead body shall they arise. AWAKE and sing, YE THAT DWELL IN DUST: for thy dew is as the dew of herbs, and THE EARTH shall cast out THE DEAD. Come, my people, enter thou into thy chambers, and shut thy doors about thee: hide thyself as it were for a little moment, until the indignation be overpast. For, behold, the LORD cometh out of his place to punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity: the earth also shall disclose her blood, and shall no more cover her slain.
Nevertheless I tell you the truth; It is expedient for you that I go away: for if I go not away, THE COMFORTER will not come unto you; but if I depart, I WILL SEND HIM unto you. And WHEN HE IS COME, he will reprove the world OF SIN, and OF RIGHTEOUSNESS, and OF JUDGMENT: Of sin, because they believe not on me; Of righteousness, because I go to my Father, and ye see me no more; Of judgment, BECAUSE THE PRINCE OF THIS WORLD IS JUDGED.
All Blessings in Christ!