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36 Bible Verses about Burning Cities

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Genesis 19:24

Then out of the sky the Lord rained burning sulfur on Sodom and Gomorrah from the Lord.

Matthew 22:7

The king was enraged, so he sent out his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned down their city.

Numbers 31:10

Then they burned all the cities where the Midianites lived, as well as all their encampments,

Judges 20:38

The men of Israel had a prearranged signal with the men in ambush: when they sent up a great cloud of smoke from the city,

Judges 20:48

The men of Israel turned back against the other Benjaminites and killed them with their swords—the entire city, the animals, and everything that remained. They also burned down all the cities that remained.

Deuteronomy 13:16

You are to gather all its spoil in the middle of the city square and completely burn up the city and all its spoil for the Lord your God. The city must remain a mound of ruins forever; it is not to be rebuilt.

Joshua 6:24

They burned up the city and everything in it, but they put the silver and gold and the articles of bronze and iron into the treasury of the Lord’s house.

Joshua 8:8

After taking the city, set it on fire. Follow the Lord’s command—see that you do as I have ordered you.”

Joshua 8:19

When he held out his hand, the men in ambush rose quickly from their position. They ran, entered the city, captured it, and immediately set it on fire.

Joshua 8:28

Joshua burned Ai and left it a permanent ruin, desolate to this day.

Joshua 11:11

They struck down everyone in it with the sword, completely destroying them; he left no one alive. Then he burned down Hazor.

Joshua 11:13

However, Israel did not burn any of the cities that stood on their mounds except Hazor, which Joshua burned.

Jeremiah 50:32

The arrogant will stumble and fall
with no one to pick him up.
I will set fire to his cities,
and it will consume everything around him.”

Hosea 8:14

Israel has forgotten his Maker and built palaces;
Judah has also multiplied fortified cities.
I will send fire on their cities,
and it will consume their citadels.

Isaiah 1:7

Your land is desolate,
your cities burned with fire;
foreigners devour your fields
before your very eyes—
a desolation demolished by foreigners.

Numbers 21:28

For fire came out of Heshbon,
a flame from the city of Sihon.
It consumed Ar of Moab,
the lords of Arnon’s heights.

Judges 18:27

After they had taken the gods Micah had made and the priest that belonged to him, they went to Laish, to a quiet and unsuspecting people. They killed them with their swords and burned down the city.

1 Samuel 30:1

David and his men arrived in Ziklag on the third day. The Amalekites had raided the Negev and attacked and burned down Ziklag.

1 Samuel 30:3

When David and his men arrived at the town, they found it burned down. Their wives, sons, and daughters had been kidnapped.

1 Samuel 30:14

We raided the south country of the Cherethites, the territory of Judah, and the south country of Caleb, and we burned down Ziklag.”

1 Kings 9:16

Pharaoh king of Egypt had attacked and captured Gezer. He then burned it down, killed the Canaanites who lived in the city, and gave it as a dowry to his daughter, Solomon’s wife.

Jeremiah 49:2

Therefore look, the days are coming—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
when I will make the shout of battle heard
against Rabbah of the Ammonites.
It will become a desolate mound,
and its villages will be burned down.
Israel will dispossess their dispossessors,
says the Lord.

Jeremiah 49:27

I will set fire to the wall of Damascus;
it will consume Ben-hadad’s citadels.

Jeremiah 46:19

Get your bags ready for exile,
inhabitant of Daughter Egypt!
For Memphis will become a desolation,
uninhabited ruins.

Judges 9:49

Each person also cut his own branch and followed Abimelech. They put the branches against the inner chamber and set it on fire around the people, and all the people in the Tower of Shechem died—about 1,000 men and women.

Judges 9:52

When Abimelech came to attack the tower, he approached its entrance to set it on fire.

Jeremiah 51:30

Babylon’s warriors have stopped fighting;
they sit in their strongholds.
Their might is exhausted;
they have become like women.
Babylon’s homes have been set ablaze,
her gate bars are shattered.

Ezekiel 23:47

The assembly will stone them and cut them down with their swords. They will kill their sons and daughters and burn their houses with fire.

Ezekiel 30:16

I will set fire to Egypt;
Pelusium will writhe in anguish,
Thebes will be breached,
and Memphis will face foes in broad daylight.

Ezekiel 30:14

I will make Pathros desolate,
set fire to Zoan,
and execute judgments on Thebes.

Habakkuk 2:13

Is it not from the Lord of Hosts
that the peoples labor only to fuel the fire
and countries exhaust themselves for nothing?

Zechariah 9:4

Listen! The Lord will impoverish her
and cast her wealth into the sea;
she herself will be consumed by fire.

Luke 17:29

But on the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all.

Jeremiah 51:58

This is what Yahweh of Hosts says:Babylon’s thick walls will be totally demolished,
and her high gates consumed by fire.
The peoples will have labored for nothing;
the nations will exhaust themselves only to feed the fire.

Revelation 18:9

The kings of the earth who have committed sexual immorality and lived luxuriously with her will weep and mourn over her when they see the smoke of her burning.

Revelation 18:18

as they watched the smoke from her burning and kept crying out: “Who is like the great city?”

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