Burning Cities

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Genesis 19:24

Then the Lord rained on Sodom and on Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the Lord out of the heavens.

Matthew 22:7

[Hearing this] the king was infuriated; and he sent his soldiers and put those murderers to death and burned their city.

Numbers 31:10

They burned all the cities in which they dwelt, and all their encampments.

Judges 20:38

Now the appointed signal between the men of Israel and the men in ambush was that when they made a great cloud of smoke arise from the city,

Judges 20:48

And the men of Israel turned back against the Benjamites and smote them with the sword, men and beasts and all that they found. Also they set on fire all the towns to which they came.

Deuteronomy 13:16

And you shall collect all its spoil into the midst of its open square and shall burn the city with fire with every bit of its spoil [as a whole burnt offering] to the Lord your God. It shall be a heap [of ruins] forever; it shall not be built again.

Joshua 6:24

And they burned the city with fire and all that was in it; only the silver, the gold, and the vessels of bronze and of iron they put into the treasury of the house of the Lord.

Joshua 8:8

When you have taken the city, you shall set it afire; as the Lord commanded, you shall do. See, I have commanded you.

Joshua 8:19

The men in the ambush arose quickly out of their place and ran when he stretched out his hand; and they entered the city and took it, and then hastened and set it afire.

Joshua 8:28

So Joshua burned Ai and made it a heap of ruins for ever, even a desolation to this day.

Joshua 11:11

They smote all the people in it with the sword, utterly destroying them; none were left alive, and he burned Hazor with fire.

Joshua 11:13

But Israel burned none of the cities that stood [fortified] on their mounds -- "except Hazor only, which Joshua burned.

Jeremiah 50:32

And Pride (the arrogant one) shall stumble (totter) and fall, and none shall raise him up. And I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all who are round about him.

Hosea 8:14

For Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces and idol temples, and Judah has multiplied fortified cities; but I will send a fire upon his cities and it shall devour his palaces and fortified buildings.

Isaiah 1:7

[Because of your detestable disobedience] your country lies desolate, your cities are burned with fire; your land -- "strangers devour it in your very presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by aliens.

Numbers 21:28

For fire has gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon; it has devoured Ar of Moab and the lords of the heights of the Arnon.

Judges 18:27

And they took the things which Micah had made, and his priest, and came to Laish, to a people quiet and feeling secure, and they smote them with the sword and burned the city.

1 Samuel 30:1

Now when David and his men came home to Ziklag on the third day, they found that the Amalekites had made a raid on the South (the Negeb) and on Ziklag, and had struck Ziklag and burned it with fire,

1 Samuel 30:3

So David and his men came to the town, and behold, it was burned, and their wives and sons and daughters were taken captive.

1 Samuel 30:14

We had made a raid on the South (Negeb) of the Cherethites and upon that which belongs to Judah and upon the South (Negeb) of Caleb. And we burned Ziklag with fire.

1 Kings 9:16

For Pharaoh king of Egypt had gone up and taken Gezer, burned it with fire, slew the Canaanites who dwelt in the city, and had given it as dowry to his daughter, Solomon's wife.

Jeremiah 49:2

Therefore behold, the days are coming, says the Lord, when I will cause an alarm of war to be heard against Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it [the high ground on which it stands] will become a desolate heap, and its daughter [villages] will be burned with fire. Then will Israel dispossess those who dispossessed him, says the Lord.

Jeremiah 49:27

And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it will consume the palaces of Ben-hadad [title of several kings of Syria].

Jeremiah 46:19

O you daughter who dwells in Egypt and you who dwell with her, furnish yourselves [with all you will need] to go into exile, for Memphis will be waste, desolate, and burned up, without inhabitant.

Judges 9:49

So each of the men cut down his bundle and following Abimelech put it against the stronghold and set [the stronghold] on fire over the people in it, so that all the people of the Tower of Shechem also died, about 1,000 men and women.

Judges 9:52

And Abimelech came to the tower and fought against it and drew near the door of the tower to burn it with fire.

Jeremiah 51:30

The mighty warriors of Babylon have ceased to fight; they have remained in their holds. Their might has failed; they have become [weak and helpless] like women. Her dwelling places are burned up; her bars [and defenses generally] are broken.

Ezekiel 23:47

And the host shall stone them with stones and cut them down with their swords; they shall slay their sons and their daughters and burn up their houses with fire.

Ezekiel 30:16

And I will set fire to Egypt; Pelusium shall have great anguish and No or Thebes shall be torn open and Noph or Memphis shall have adversaries in the daytime and all the day long.

Ezekiel 30:14

And I will make Pathros desolate and will set fire to Zoan and will execute judgments and punishments upon No or Thebes.

Habakkuk 2:13

Behold, is it not by appointment of the Lord of hosts that the nations toil only to satisfy the fire [that will consume their work], and the peoples weary themselves only for emptiness, falsity, and futility?

Zechariah 9:4

Behold, the Lord will cast her out and dispossess her; He will smite her power in the sea and into it and [Tyre] shall be devoured by fire.

Luke 17:29

But on the [very] day that Lot went out of Sodom, it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed [them] all.

Jeremiah 51:58

Thus says the Lord of hosts: The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly overthrown and [the foundations] made bare, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; the peoples shall labor in vain, and the nations [only] to satisfy the fire, and they shall be weary.

Revelation 18:9

And the rulers and leaders of the earth who joined her in her immorality (idolatry) and luxuriated with her will weep and beat their breasts and lament over her when they see the smoke of her conflagration.

Revelation 18:18

And exclaimed as they watched the smoke of her burning, What city could be compared to the great city!

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