At least seven different words, yet smashed into one–hell.
The word “hell” was engineered in this way from the 8th century Anglo-Saxon pagan word that spoke of an abode or nether world of the dead. It was not the same as what it came to be defined as. The word is not ever used in the Bible. Instead what you will find behind the translation is a lot of different words.
There are few Biblical words that have been so stretched, morphed, engineered, and entirely screwed up as these. It was thought that people were too stupid to think for themselves and learn to differentiate between the meanings of seven different concepts and so learn wisdom. So they created Hell. “Their fear of me is a commandment of men” (Isaiah 29:13).
God’s revelation is one of his justice. When it comes to fulfillment in the Day of the Great Consummation, the Judgement, people will marvel. God’s justice will be unbelievable, perfect, and marvelous because it is based on true equity or evenness. It levels the field, straightens the plumb line, and makes straight the way. All those robbed, oppressed, down-trodden, etc. are repaid.
…When all the people heard this, and the tax collectors too, they declared God just, having been baptized with the baptism of John…
Luke 7:29 ESV
He will execute judgment for the peoples with equity [evenness, uprightness, equity #4339].
Psalm 9:8 NASB
The peoples, all of them, receive equity. If God meant to say “He will damn all the peoples to eternity in hell” he sure did miss the opportunity right then. Or maybe the Psalmist didn’t read the gospel tract quite right?
There is nothing about the modern concept of hell that evens out or makes anything level. Being conceptually sunk into an abstract concept, it is impossible to see anything just about it. But we are forced to swallow it regardless and everyone is committed thereafter to ambuscade the hell out of their neighbors, seeking the most efficient, streamlined, mass-conversion methodology and engineering possible.
Every penny is repaid in the coming age (Matt. 5:26). How can anyone stuck in a torture chamber forever repay anyone anything? There is nothing marvelous about it. It is in fact an atrocious form of justice that no one wants to think about. Genocidal perpetrators and criminals who are made a complete slaves and forced to repay every single one of his victims down to the last penny taken, is a display of justice and equity to marvel at.