Treasury of Scripture Knowledge


Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

Bible References


Isaiah 5:5
And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard. I will take away the hedge of it, and it shall be eaten up. I will break down the wall of it, and it shall be trodden down.
Isaiah 6:11
Then I said, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until cities be waste without inhabitant, and houses without man, and the land become utterly waste,
Isaiah 24:10
The waste city is broken down. Every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
Leviticus 26:34
Then the land shall enjoy its Sabbaths, as long as it lays desolate, and ye are in your enemies' land, even then shall the land rest, and enjoy its Sabbaths.
Deuteronomy 28:51
and shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy ground, until thou be destroyed, that also shall not leave thee grain, new wine, or oil, the increase of thy cattle, or the young of thy flock, until they have caused thee
2 Chronicles 28:5
Therefore LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria. And they smote him, and carried away of his a great multitude of captives, and brought them to Damascus. And he was also delivered into the hand of the king o
Psalm 107:34
a fruitful land into a salt desert, for the wickedness of those who dwell therein.
Jeremiah 6:8
Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul be alienated from thee, lest I make thee a desolation, a land not inhabited.


Isaiah 9:5
For all the armor of the armed man in the tumult, and the garments rolled in blood, shall be for burning, for fuel of fire.
Isaiah 34:9
And the streams of [Edom] shall be turned into pitch, and the dust of it into brimstone. And the land thereof shall become burning pitch.
Jeremiah 2:15
The young lions have roared upon him, and yelled, and they have made his land waste. His cities are burned up, without inhabitant.


Isaiah 5:17
Then the lambs shall feed as in their pasture, and wanderers shall eat the waste places of the fat ones.
Deuteronomy 28:33
The fruit of thy ground, and all thy labors, shall a nation eat up which thou know not. And thou shall only be oppressed and crushed always,
Lamentations 5:2
Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.
Ezekiel 30:12
And I will make the rivers dry, and will sell the land into the hand of evil men. And I will make the land desolate, and all that is therein, by the hand of strangers. I, LORD, have spoken it.
Hosea 7:9
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he does not know. Yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, and he does not know.
Hosea 8:7
For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind. He has no standing grain. The blade shall yield no meal. If so be it yields, strangers shall swallow it up.

General references

Numbers 31:10
And all their cities in the places in which they dwelt, and all their encampments, they burnt with fire.
Deuteronomy 28:52
And they shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fortified walls come down, in which thou trusted, throughout all thy land. And they shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which LORD thy God ha
Isaiah 64:10
Thy holy cities have become a wilderness. Zion has become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
Lamentations 5:2
Our inheritance is turned to strangers, our houses to aliens.