It must be torn down with its stones, its beams, and all its plaster, and taken outside the city to an unclean place.
he will dwell in ruined cities, in abandoned houses destined to become piles of rubble.
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will stand.
The Lord destroys the house of the proud, but He protects the widow's territory.
Every wise woman builds her house, but a foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
You counted the houses of Jerusalem so that you could tear them down to fortify the wall.
For this is what the Lord, the God of Israel, says concerning the houses of this city and the palaces of Judah's kings, the ones torn down [for defense] against the siege ramps and the sword:
2 Kings 25:9
He burned the Lord's temple, the king's palace, and all the houses of Jerusalem; he burned down all the great houses.
He burned the Lord's temple, the king's palace, all the houses of Jerusalem, and all the houses of the nobles.
Suddenly a powerful wind swept in from the desert and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people so that they died, and I alone have escaped to tell you!"
The rain fell, the rivers rose, the winds blew and pounded that house, and it collapsed. And its collapse was great!"
They will take your wealth as spoil and plunder your merchandise. They will also demolish your walls and tear down your beautiful homes. Then they will throw your stones, timber, and soil into the water.
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.
I will demolish the winter house and the summer house; the houses [inlaid with] ivory will be destroyed, and the great houses will come to an end- the Lord's declaration.
For the Lord commands: The large house will be smashed to pieces, and the small house to rubble.
Their wealth will become plunder and their houses a ruin. They will build houses but never live [in them], plant vineyards but never drink their wine.
I will do this,' he said. 'I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones and store all my grain and my goods there.