The wicked shall be turned into hell, and all the nations that forget God.

9:17 turned into hell. Not only will the wicked be sent into hell (that is, sheol, there to await the final judgment), but so also all those who may seem relatively upright morally but have ignored God’s provision for their salvation. The word “nations” is from the Hebrew word for “heathen” or “Gentiles” (same as rendered “heathen” in Psalm 9:5,19, and “nations” again in Psalm 9:20.

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