He whose spirit is uncontrolled is like an unwalled town which has been broken into.
When you come to a town, before attacking it, make an offer of peace.
A wise man goes up into the town of the strong ones, and overcomes its strength in which they put their faith.
Who made the world a waste, overturning its towns; who did not let his prisoners loose from the prison-house.
But in the towns of these peoples whose land the Lord your God is giving you for your heritage, let no living thing be kept from death:
And he sent destruction on their widows and made waste their towns; and the land and everything in it became waste because of the loud sound of his voice.
And I will make your towns waste and send destruction on your holy places; I will take no pleasure in the smell of your sweet perfumes;
I will have your Asherahs pulled up from among you: and I will send destruction on your images.
And she will be made waste among the countries which have been made waste, and her towns will be among the towns which are unpeopled.
2 Kings 3:19
And you are to put every walled town to destruction, cutting down every good tree, and stopping up every water-spring, and making all the good land rough with stones.
2 Kings 3:25
Pulling down the towns, covering every good field with stones, stopping up all the water-springs, and cutting down all the good trees; they went on driving Moab before them till only in Kir-hareseth were there any Moabites; and the fighting-men went round the town raining stones on it.
For the strong town is without men, an unpeopled living-place; and she has become a waste land: there the young ox will take his rest, and its branches will be food for him.
From Aroer on the edge of the valley of the Arnon and from the town in the valley as far as Gilead, no town was strong enough to keep us out; the Lord our God gave them all into our hands:
In that day there will be five towns in the land of Egypt using the language of Canaan, and making oaths to the Lord of armies; and one of them will be named, The Town of the Sun.
For this cause, I will let the side of Moab be uncovered, and his towns on every side, the glory of the land, Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon and as far as Kiriathaim.
For this reason, you mountains of Israel, give ear to the word of the Lord; this is what the Lord has said to the mountains and to the hills, to the streams and to the valleys, to the unpeopled wastes and to the towns where no one is living, from which the goods have been taken and which have been put to shame by the rest of the nations who are round about:
So two or three towns went wandering to one town looking for water, and did not get enough: and still you have not come back to me, says the Lord.
And after burning all their towns and all their tent-circles,
The young lions have made an outcry against him with a loud voice: they have made his land waste; his towns are burned up, with no one living in them.
Her towns are unpeopled for ever; there the flocks take their rest in peace, without fear. The strong tower has gone from Ephraim, and the kingdom from Damascus: the rest of Aram will come to destruction, and be made like the glory of the children of Israel, says the Lord of armies.
News is going about, see, it is coming, a great shaking is coming from the north country, so that the towns of Judah may be made waste and become the living-place of jackals.
If I go out into the open country, there are those put to death by the sword! and if I go into the town, there are those who are diseased from need of food! for the prophet and the priest go about in the land and have no knowledge.
I will have the towns of your land cut off and all your strong places pulled down:
And the great town was cut into three parts, and the towns of the nations came to destruction: and Babylon the great came into mind before God, to be given the cup of the wine of his wrath.
2 Samuel 17:13
And if he has gone into some town, then let all Israel take strong cords to that town, and we will have it pulled into the valley, till not one small stone is to be seen there.
2 Corinthians 11:26
In frequent travels, in dangers on rivers, in dangers from outlaws, in dangers from my countrymen, in dangers from the Gentiles, in dangers in the town, in dangers in the waste land, in dangers at sea, in dangers among false brothers;