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36 Bible Verses about Burning Cities

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Genesis 19:24

Then the LORD rained upon Sodom and upon Gomorrah brimstone and fire from the LORD out of the heavens;

Matthew 22:7

But when the king heard of this, he became angry and sent forth his armies and destroyed those murderers and burned up their city.

Numbers 31:10

And they burnt all their cities in which they dwelt and all their palaces with fire.

Judges 20:38

Now there was an appointed sign between the men of Israel and the men of the ambushes that they should make a great signal by causing much smoke to rise up out of the city.

Judges 20:48

And the men of Israel turned again upon the sons of Benjamin and smote them with the edge of the sword, men and beasts in every city and all that was found; they also set on fire all the cities that they came to.

Deuteronomy 13:16

And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of its plaza and shalt burn the city with fire and all the spoil thereof, all of it, unto the LORD thy God; and it shall be a heap for ever; it shall never be built again.

Joshua 6:24

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

Joshua 8:8

And when ye have taken the city, ye shall set the city on fire. Ye shall do according to the word of the LORD. See, I have commanded you.

Joshua 8:19

And those of the ambush arose quickly out of their place, and they ran as soon as he had stretched out his hand; and they entered into the city and took it and made haste to set the city on fire.

Joshua 8:28

And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it a perpetual heap, desolate unto this day.

Joshua 11:11

And they smote all the souls that were in it with the edge of the sword, utterly destroying them; there was not any left to breathe; and he burnt Hazor with fire.

Joshua 11:13

But of all the cities that stood on their hills, Israel burned none of them, excepting Hazor only, which Joshua burned.

Jeremiah 50:32

And the proud one shall stumble and fall and have no one to raise him up: and I will kindle a fire in his cities, and it shall devour all round about him.

Hosea 8:14

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

Isaiah 1:7

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.

Numbers 21:28

for there is a fire gone out of Heshbon, a flame from the city of Sihon; it has consumed Ar of Moab and the lords of the high places of Arnon.

Judges 18:27

And they took the things which Micah had made together with the priest which he had and came unto Laish unto a people that were at quiet and secure, and they smote them with the edge of the sword and burnt the city with fire.

1 Samuel 30:1

And it came to pass when David and his men came to Ziklag on the third day that the Amalekites had invaded the Negev and Ziklag and had smitten Ziklag and burned it with fire.

1 Samuel 30:3

So David and his men came to the city, and, behold, it was burned with fire, and their wives and their sons and their daughters were taken captives.

1 Samuel 30:14

We made an invasion upon towards the Negev from the Chereth and upon Judah and towards the Negev from Caleb, and we burned Ziklag with fire.

1 Kings 9:16

For Pharaoh, king of Egypt, had gone up and taken Gezer and burnt it with fire and slain the Canaanites that dwelt in the city and given it for a gift unto his daughter, Solomon's wife.

Jeremiah 49:2

Therefore, behold, the days come, said the LORD, that I will cause an alarm of war to be heard in Rabbah of the Ammonites; and it shall be made a desolate heap, and her cities shall be burned with fire; then shall Israel be heir unto those that were his heirs, said the LORD.

Jeremiah 49:27

And I will kindle a fire in the wall of Damascus, and it shall consume the houses of Benhadad.

Jeremiah 46:19

O thou daughter dwelling in Egypt, furnish thyself to go into captivity; for Memphis shall be a pasture and shall be made desolate without an inhabitant.

Judges 9:49

And all the people likewise cut down each one his bough and followed Abimelech and put them next to the stronghold and set the stronghold on fire upon them; so that all those of the tower of Shechem died, about a thousand men and women.

Judges 9:52

And Abimelech came to the tower, and fighting against it, he came to the door of the tower to burn it with fire.

Jeremiah 51:30

The mighty men of Babylon have forborne to fight; they have remained in their holds; their might has failed; they became as women: the enemies have burned her dwellingplaces; they have broken her bars.

Ezekiel 23:47

And the company shall stone them with stones and dispatch them 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; Pelusio shall have great pain, and No shall be rent asunder, and Menfis shall have distresses daily.

Ezekiel 30:14

And I will make Pathros desolate and will set fire in Tafnes and will execute judgments in No.

Habakkuk 2:13

Is this not of the LORD of the hosts? Therefore the peoples shall labour for the fire, and the Gentiles shall weary themselves in vain.

Zechariah 9:4

Behold, the Lord will impoverish her, and he will smite her power in the sea; and she shall be devoured with fire.

Luke 17:29

but the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven and destroyed them all.

Jeremiah 51:58

Thus hath the LORD of the hosts said; The broad walls of Babylon shall be utterly cast down, and her high gates shall be burned with fire; and peoples and nations shall labour in vain in the fire to save her, and they shall become weary.

Revelation 18:9

And the kings of the earth, who have committed fornication and lived deliciously with her, shall bewail her and lament for her when they shall see the smoke of her burning,

Revelation 18:18

and cried out when they saw the smoke of her burning, saying, What city was like unto this great city!

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