Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Summary

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

Country

Isaiah 5:5
And now I will tell you what I will do to my vineyard: I will take away the hedge thereof, and it shall be eaten up; I will break down the wall thereof, and it shall be trodden down:
Isaiah 6:11
Then said I, 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 shall the land enjoy its sabbaths, as long as it lieth 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 to perish.
2 Chronicles 28:5
Wherefore Jehovah 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 of Israel, who smote him with a great slaughter.
Psalm 107:34
A fruitful land into a salt desert, For the wickedness of them that 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.

Burned

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 thereof 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.

Strangers

Isaiah 5:17
Then shall the lambs feed as in their pasture, and the waste places of the fat ones shall wanderers eat.
Deuteronomy 28:33
The fruit of thy ground, and all thy labors, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway;
Lamentations 5:2
Our inheritance is turned unto strangers, Our houses unto 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, Jehovah, have spoken it.
Hosea 7:9
Strangers have devoured his strength, and he knoweth it not: yea, gray hairs are here and there upon him, and he knoweth it not.
Hosea 8:7
For they sow the wind, and they shall reap the whirlwind: he hath no standing grain; the blade shall yield no meal; if so be it yield, strangers shall swallow it up.

General references

Numbers 31:10
And all their cities in the places wherein 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, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land; and they shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which Jehovah thy God hath given thee.
Isaiah 64:10
Thy holy cities are become a wilderness, Zion is become a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.
Lamentations 5:2
Our inheritance is turned unto strangers, Our houses unto aliens.