-Used figuratively for the seat of the affections Job 15:2,35; 20:20; Ps 44:25; Pr 18:20; 20:27,30; Hab 3:16; Joh 7:38; Tit 1:12

The seat of the carnal affections (Titus 1:12; Phil. 3:19; Rom. 16:18). The word is used symbolically for the heart (Prov. 18:8; 20:27; 22:18, marg.). The “belly of hell” signifies the grave or underworld (Jonah 2:2).