What does "things under the earth" refer to in Philippians 2:10?

9 For this reason also, God highly exalted Him, and bestowed on Him the name which is above every name, 10 so that at the name of Jesus every knee will bow, of those who are in heaven and on earth and under the earth, 11 and that every tongue will confess that Jesus Christ is Lord, to the glory of God the Father.

Philippians 2:9 - 11

ESV - 9 Therefore God has highly exalted him and bestowed on him the name that is above every name. 10 So that at the name of Jesus every knee should bow, in heaven and on earth and under the earth.

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Things under the Earth refers to the Underworld. 

The Greek word "katachthonios" (G2709) is used to refer under the earth; it means subterranean; infernal world (Php. 2:10; cp. Ps. 16:10 with Mt. 12:40 and Eph. 4:8- 10). 

This includes the angelic inhabitants in tartarus (2Pet. 2:4 Jude 1:6- 7 1Pet. 3:19); the pre- Adamites and demon inhabitants of the abyss (Lk. 8:31; Rev. 9:1- 21 20:3, 7); the giant races that have no resurrection (Gen. 2:4; Isa. 26:14); the human inhabitants of Sheol/Hades (Ps. 9:17; 16:10; 71:20; Prov. 9:18; 15:24; Isa. 14:9; Ezek. 31:14- 18 32:18- 27 Lk. 16:1- 31 Rev. 20:11- 15); and all other inhabitants of the infernal world (Php. 2:10 Rev. 5:13). This proves that hell is not the grave.

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