1 Corinthians 3 13his work will be shown for what it is, because the Day will bring it to light. It will be revealed with fire, and the fire will test the quality of each man's work. 14If what he has built survives, he will receive his reward. 15If it is burned up, he will suffer loss; he himself will be saved, but only as one escaping through the flames. Revelation 20 12The dead were judged according to what they had done as recorded in the books. The purpose of the parable of the rich man and Lazarus is not to show that there is an eternal hell. It is to, just as the last verse of it says, proclaim that: "If they do not listen to Moses and the Prophets, they will not be convinced even if someone rises from the dead." Besides that, a parable is merely a story that isn't necessarily true, like a fable. But just for fun, I searched up which word is used for "hell" in verse 23, and it is "sheol," understood to be the place where all souls go until the return of Christ and judgment.