It's one or the other. There is no need to make it more complex than it is.
Swallowed by death,
Therefore hell hath enlarged herself, and opened her mouth without
measure: and their glory, and their multitude, and their pomp, and he
that rejoiceth, shall descend into it. (Isaiah 5:14 KJV)
Swallowed by life,
For while we are still in this tent, we groan, being burdened—not that
we would be unclothed, but that we would be further clothed, so that
what is mortal may be swallowed up by life. (2 Corinthians 5:4 ESV)
The difference between being swallowed by death or life is repentance of sins and falling onto Jesus. He is mighty to save. Be saved today.