Like a city with breached walls is a man without self-control.
"When you approach a city to wage war against it, extend terms of peace.
A wise man attacks the city of the mighty, bringing down the fortress in which they trust.
who made the world like a desert, who destroyed its cities, who would not open the jails for his prisoners?'
"You are not to leave even one person alive in the cities of these nations that the LORD your God is about to give you as an inheritance.
He raped the women, devastating their towns. The land was made desolate, and all the while the land was filled with the sound of his roaring.
I'll lay your cities to waste and destroy your sanctuaries so I don't have to smell the scent of your soothing odors.
I will uproot your cultic gods from you, and I will tear down your cities.
They'll remain desolate among desolate lands, their cities will be named among those that are ruined.
2 Kings 3:19
Then you are to attack every fortified city and every significant city. Cut down every significant tree, fill in all of the water springs, and ruin every prime piece of land with stones."
2 Kings 3:25
They destroyed their cities, and all of them threw stones onto every piece of farm land, ruining the fields. Then they filled in all the water wells and chopped down all of the useful trees. Stone walls remained surrounding Kir-hareseth only, until the archers surrounded and attacked that city.
For the fortified city stands desolate, a settlement abandoned and forsaken like the desert; calves graze there, and there they lie down and strip bare its branches.
From Aroer on the edge of Arnon Valley and from the town all the way to Gilead, there was no city that was too strong for us the LORD our God delivered them all to us.
At that time, there will be five cities in the land of Egypt that speak the language of Canaan and swear allegiance to the LORD of the Heavenly Armies. One of them will be called the City of the Sun.
therefore you'd better watch out! I'm going to tear open Moab's flanks, starting with its frontier cities the very glory of the nation! including Beth-jeshimoth, Baal-meon, and Kiriathaim.
"Therefore listen to what the Lord GOD has to say, you mountains of Israel: "This is what the Lord GOD says to the mountains, to the hills, to the waterways, to the valleys, to the desolate wastelands, and to the abandoned cities that have become an object of derision to the mountains that surround you:
So the people of two or three cities staggered away to another city in order to obtain drinking water, but you have not returned to me," declares the LORD.
They burned every town where they had lived and incinerated all of their encampments.
Young lions roar at him, they cry out loudly. They have made his land into a wasteland, and his cities are destroyed so they are without inhabitants.
The cities of Oraru will be deserted they will be devoted to herds that will lay at rest, and terrorism will be no more. The fortress will disappear from Ephraim, and royal authority from Damascus; the survivors from Aram will be like the glory of the Israelis," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
The sound of a report, it's coming now! There is a great commotion from a land in the north to make the towns of Judah desolate, a refuge for jackals."
If I go out into the field, I see those slain by the sword! If I go into the city, I see the ravages of the famine! Indeed, both prophet and priest ply their trade in the land, but they don't know anything.'"
I will cut off the cities of your land, and I will tear down all of your fortifications.
The great city was split into three parts, and the cities of the nations fell. God remembered to give Babylon the Great the cup of wine filled with the fury of his wrath.
2 Samuel 17:13
If he escapes into a city, we'll bring ropes to that city and tear it down! We won't leave a single stone left in the valley!"
2 Corinthians 11:26
I have traveled extensively and have been endangered from rivers, robbers, my own people, and gentiles. I've also been in danger in the city, in the open country, at sea, from false brothers,