He is to pull down the house, its stones, its lumber, and all the plaster on the house, and discard them in an unclean place outside the city.
He will live in devastated towns, in abandoned houses that are about to become heaps of rubble.
The house of the wicked will be destroyed, but the tent of the upright will flourish.
The house of the proud the LORD will demolish, but he will protect the widow's boundary line.
Every wise woman builds up her household, but the foolish one tears it down with her own hands.
counted the houses of Jerusalem, tore down certain houses to strengthen the wall,
For this is what the LORD God of Israel says about the houses of this city and the houses of the kings of Judah that were torn down to defend against the siege ramps and the sword,
2 Kings 25:9
and set fire to the LORD's Temple, the royal palace, and all the houses of Jerusalem. He even incinerated the lavish homes.
He burned the LORD's Temple, the king's house, and all the houses in Jerusalem. He also burned every public building with fire.
when a strong wind came straight out of the wilderness and struck the four corners of the house. It collapsed on the young people, and they died. I alone escaped to tell you!"
The rain fell, the floods came, the winds blew and battered that house, and it collapsed and its collapse was total."
They will plunder your riches and loot your businesses. They'll tear down your walls and demolish your luxurious homes. They'll grab the stones, wood, and rubble from the destruction and dump it all into the Mediterranean Sea.
"Israel has neglected its maker in building palaces. Judah has multiplied its fortified cities, but I will send fire to their cities, and it will consume their fortresses."
I will wreck both the winter house and the summer house, and the ivory houses will fall. These palaces will surely fall," declares the LORD.
For indeed, the LORD is giving the command and he will smash the large house to rubble and the small house into bits.
Therefore their possessions will be seized as plunder and their homes left in ruins. They may build houses, but they won't live in them. They may plant vineyards, but they won't drink their wine."
Then he said, "This is what I'll do. I'll tear down my barns and build bigger ones, and I'll store all my grain and goods in them.