fire and brimstone


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fire and brimstone

the supposed torments of hell.
In the Bible, fire and brimstone are the means of divine punishment for the wicked (see, for example, Genesis 19:24 or Revelation 21:8). Brimstone (from the Old English word brynstan meaning ‘burning stone’) is an archaic word for ‘sulphur’ and is now rarely found outside this phrase.
See also: and, fire
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