(Proverbs 5:5 KJV) Her feet go down to death; her steps take hold on hell.
Here is a subject that we don’t like but needs to be acknowledged. Actions have consequences. This is a passage that is talking about adultery and fornication as compared to sex within marriage. If all you watch is TV and all you read are popular fiction you get the idea the free sex has nothing but pleasure as it’s reward. Beware! The sweet promises of the strangers lead to “death” (4194), both now and eternally; physical and spiritual.
“Sheol” (7585) is a real place. This is a direct transliteration of the Hebrew word. Much has been made of the difference between Sheol, hades, gehenna and hell. There is also one Peter uses that seems to be the source of the name Tartars. I will leave the debate on the nuances of these for people who are covertly trying to prove they don’t exist or openly trying to figure out the order of events after death.
The different terms have some things in common. First, they are real, not figments of the imagination or figurative expressions. Second, they are after physical death. Third, they are very unpleasant places, all of them. Fourth, they are the destination of those who are not covered by the blood of Christ.
So? Don’t get depressed. You can rejoice if you have already repented and are living in repentance and are covered by the Blood. You can repent, confess your sin, trust in Jesus, have His blood was your sins away and join the first group. Sounds like a plan.