Isaiah 14: 9-11. :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. All they shall speak and say unto thee, Art thou also become weak as we? art thou become like unto us? They pomp is brought down to the grave, and the noise of thy viols: the worm is spread under thee, and the worms cover thee. ”
The word Hell in verse 14 is actual Sheol, not the grave, but the unseen world of departed spirits. The corresponding Greek word for Hell is Hades. The topic of Hell, Hades, and Sheol is an excellent study for those of you who enjoy digging into the scriptures.
There is much in these three verses to get you started.
First, Sheol is beneath–under the earth, or in the heart of the earth.
Second, Sheol is moved for thee (Antichrist), indicating that there is some kind of life and consciousness as the inhabitants of Sheol move to welcome others as they arrive.
Third, all the high and mighty of the earth, the giants of the earth, who have died will be there to welcome Antichrist.
Fourth, Sheol has raised up all the kings of the nations from their thrones and received them at death.
Fifth, conversations are carried on in Sheol.
Sixth, Sheol makes even the most mighty of earth weak and helpless.
In verse 11, we see all the pomp and pride, and even the music that accompanied their reigns–godless music, because they put themselves above God–brought down to the company of the worms of the grave.
Of course we have no clear picture of what Sheol looks like. I can only imagine it as a grey, dark, cold and gloomy abode for the spirits of those awaiting their final descent into hell.