He shall tear down the house -- "its stones and its timber and all the plaster or mortar of the house -- "and shall carry them forth out of the city to an unclean place.
And has lived in desolate [God-forsaken] cities and in houses which no man should inhabit, which were destined to become heaps [of ruins];
The house of the wicked shall be overthrown, but the tent of the upright shall flourish.
The Lord tears down the house of the proud, but He makes secure the boundaries of the [consecrated] widow.
Every wise woman builds her house, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
And you numbered the houses of Jerusalem, and you broke down the houses [to get materials] to fortify the [city] wall.
For thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the houses of this city and the houses of the kings of Judah which are torn down to make a defense against the siege mounds and before the sword:
2 Kings 25:9
He burned the house of the Lord, the king's house, and all the houses of Jerusalem; every great house he burned down.
And he burned the house of the Lord and the king's house and all the houses of Jerusalem; every great house he consumed with fire.
And behold, there came a great [whirlwind] from the desert, and smote the four corners of the house, and it fell upon the young people and they are dead, and I alone have escaped to tell you.
And the rain fell and the floods came and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell -- "and great and complete was the fall of it.
And [your adversaries] shall make a spoil of your riches and make booty of your merchandise. And they shall break down your walls and destroy your pleasant houses, and they shall lay the stones and the timber and the very dust from your demolished city out in the midst of the water [between the island and the mainland city site to make a causeway].
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.
And I will smite the winter house with the summer house, and the houses of ivory shall perish and the many and great houses shall come to an end, says the Lord.
For behold, the Lord commands and He will smite the great house into ruins and the little house into fragments.
And their wealth shall become plunder and their houses a desolation. Though they build houses, they shall not inhabit them; though they plant vineyards, they shall not drink the wine from them.
And he said, I will do this: I will pull down my storehouses and build larger ones, and there I will store all my grain or produce and my goods.