Over figuring this out I came across some universalists and others. And I know some use this board.
"Actually," they say tightening their togas and adjusting their framed painting of Socrates, "the laymen term 'hell' as you common folk call it is simply Gehenna, a valley at Jerusalem. Our God does not torture people with fire in some barbaric prison house or lake of fire oh how you've been fooled by the Catholic Church darling."
Yes Gehenna is the valley where they burned babies or idols or garbage or Judas depending on the century. But the New Testament is referencing what we think of as "Hell" as well.
I implore these people to go through translations and do a word search of every verse using the terms: Sheol, Gehenna, Hell, The Pit, Lake of Fire, Hades, Tartarus.
And then still tell me there isn't a place of pain for unrepentive sinners.
The Lake of Fire was prepared for the devil and his angels, it is a place people will be sent to in the end of our world.
I do agree based on scripture "Hell" nor the Lake of Fire are guaranteed to be eternal and without escape for humans. But they exist.