The wicked will go to Sheol (Ps 9:17-9:17)

“The wicked shall depart to Sheol.

This includes all the nations that forget God.”

In a very simple statement, that the wicked will go to Sheol, the underworld of darkness, what the Greeks called Hades and what we call hell. This shadowy world of the dead was where all the nations and people who forgot God would go. This is the closest expression to the more familiar “Go to Hell!” comment that is often heard. Here it is more gentile, as they shall depart to hell. What gets you to a permanent state in Sheol is wickedness and forgetting God.