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52 Bible Verses about Destruction

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Psalm 55:11

destruction is inside it;
oppression and deceit never leave its marketplace.

1 Corinthians 10:9-10

Let us not test Christ as some of them did and were destroyed by snakes. Nor should we complain as some of them did, and were killed by the destroyer.

1 Corinthians 5:5

turn that one over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the Day of the Lord.

Proverbs 31:8

Speak up for those who have no voice,
for the justice of all who are dispossessed.

2 Peter 2:12

But these people, like irrational animals—creatures of instinct born to be caught and destroyed—speak blasphemies about things they don’t understand, and in their destruction they too will be destroyed,

Philippians 3:18-19

For I have often told you, and now say again with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction; their god is their stomach; their glory is in their shame. They are focused on earthly things,

Matthew 7:13

“Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.

Ecclesiastes 3:3

a time to kill and a time to heal;
a time to tear down and a time to build;

Jeremiah 1:10

See, I have appointed you today
over nations and kingdoms
to uproot and tear down,
to destroy and demolish,
to build and plant.

Numbers 21:2-3

Then Israel made a vow to the Lord, “If You will deliver this people into our hands, we will completely destroy their cities.” The Lord listened to Israel’s request, the Canaanites were defeated, and Israel completely destroyed them and their cities. So they named the place Hormah.

Judges 1:17

Judah went with his brother Simeon, struck the Canaanites who were living in Zephath, and completely destroyed the town. So they named the town Hormah.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run after evil,
and they rush to shed innocent blood.
Their thoughts are sinful thoughts;
ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.

Jeremiah 48:3

A voice cries out from Horonaim,
“devastation and great disaster!”

Lamentations 3:47

We have experienced panic and pitfall,
devastation and destruction.

Ezekiel 12:20

The inhabited cities will be destroyed, and the land will become a desolation. Then you will know that I am Yahweh.”

Isaiah 28:22

So now, do not mock,
or your shackles will become stronger.
Indeed, I have heard from the Lord God of Hosts
a decree of destruction for the whole land.

Ezekiel 23:33

You will be filled with drunkenness and grief,
with a cup of devastation and desolation,
the cup of your sister Samaria.

Proverbs 5:14

I am on the verge of complete ruin
before the entire community.”

Daniel 8:24

His power will be great,
but it will not be his own.
He will cause terrible destruction
and succeed in whatever he does.
He will destroy the powerful
along with the holy people.

Micah 2:10

Get up and leave,
for this is not your place of rest,
because defilement brings destruction—
a grievous destruction!

Habakkuk 1:3

Why do You force me to look at injustice?
Why do You tolerate wrongdoing?
Oppression and violence are right in front of me.
Strife is ongoing, and conflict escalates.

Galatians 2:18

If I rebuild the system I tore down, I show myself to be a lawbreaker.

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The call of God » Rejection of, leads to » Destruction

Matthew 22:3-7

He sent out his slaves to summon those invited to the banquet, but they didn't want to come. Again, he sent out other slaves, and said, 'Tell those who are invited: Look, I've prepared my dinner; my oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet. ' "But they paid no attention and went away, one to his own farm, another to his business. read more.
And the others seized his slaves, treated them outrageously and killed them. The king was enraged, so he sent out his troops, destroyed those murderers, and burned down their city.

Calves of jeroboam » Predictions respecting » Destruction

Hosea 10:8

The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel,
will be destroyed;
thorns and thistles will grow over their altars.
They will say to the mountains, “Cover us!”
and to the hills, “Fall on us!”

Hosea 8:6

For this thing is from Israel—
a craftsman made it, and it is not God.
The calf of Samaria will be smashed to bits!

Day » A time of judgment called a day of » Destruction

Job 21:30

Indeed, the evil man is spared from the day of disaster,
rescued from the day of wrath.

eternal Death » Is called » Destruction

Destruction » Sudden

Proverbs 24:22

for destruction from them will come suddenly;
who knows what distress these two can bring?

Isaiah 30:13

this iniquity of yours will be
like a spreading breach,
a bulge in a high wall
whose collapse will come in an instant—suddenly!

Destruction » Example of

Luke 17:29

But on the day Lot left Sodom, fire and sulfur rained from heaven and destroyed them all.

Numbers 21:3

The Lord listened to Israel’s request, the Canaanites were defeated, and Israel completely destroyed them and their cities. So they named the place Hormah.

Deuteronomy 2:34

At that time we captured all his cities and completely destroyed the people of every city, including the women and children. We left no survivors.

Deuteronomy 3:6

We completely destroyed them, as we had done to Sihon king of Heshbon, destroying the men, women, and children of every city.

Joshua 6:21

They completely destroyed everything in the city with the sword—every man and woman, both young and old, and every ox, sheep, and donkey.

More verses: Joshua 8:26 Joshua 11:20

Destruction » Who shall not be destroyed

Genesis 18:23-32

Abraham stepped forward and said, "Will You really sweep away the righteous with the wicked? What if there are 50 righteous people in the city? Will You really sweep it away instead of sparing the place for the sake of the 50 righteous people who are in it? You could not possibly do such a thing: to kill the righteous with the wicked, treating the righteous and the wicked alike. You could not possibly do that! Won't the Judge of all the earth do what is just?" read more.
The Lord said, "If at Sodom I find 50 righteous people in the city, I will spare the whole place for their sake." Then Abraham answered, "Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord-even though I am dust and ashes- suppose the 50 righteous lack five. Will you destroy the whole city for lack of five?" He replied, "I will not destroy [it] if I find 45 there." Then he spoke to Him again, "Suppose 40 are found there?" He answered, "I will not do [it] on account of 40." Then he said, "Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak further. Suppose 30 are found there?" He answered, "I will not do [it] if I find 30 there." Then he said, "Since I have ventured to speak to the Lord, suppose 20 are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy [it] on account of 20." Then he said, "Let the Lord not be angry, and I will speak one more time. Suppose 10 are found there?" He answered, "I will not destroy [it] on account of 10."

Jeremiah 46:28

And you, My servant Jacob, do not be afraid—
this is the Lord’s declaration—
for I will be with you.
I will bring destruction on all the nations
where I have banished you,
but I will not bring destruction on you.
I will discipline you with justice,
and I will by no means leave you unpunished.

Deuteronomy 4:30-31

When you are in distress and all these things have happened to you, you will return to the Lord your God in later days and obey Him. He will not leave you, destroy you, or forget the covenant with your fathers that He swore to them by oath, because the Lord your God is a compassionate God.

Isaiah 65:8-10

The Lord says this: As the new wine is found in a bunch of grapes, and one says: Don't destroy it, for there's some good in it, so I will act because of My servants and not destroy them all. I will produce descendants from Jacob, and heirs to My mountains from Judah; My chosen ones will possess it, and My servants will dwell there. Sharon will be a pasture for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a place for cattle to lie down, for My people who have sought Me.

Jeremiah 30:10-11

As for you, My servant Jacob, do not be afraid- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- and do not be dismayed, Israel, for I will without fail save you from far away, your descendants, from the land of their captivity! Jacob will return and have calm and quiet with no one to frighten him. For I will be with you- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- to save you! I will bring destruction on all the nations where I have scattered you; however, I will not bring destruction on you. I will discipline you justly, but I will by no means leave you unpunished.

More verses: Amos 9:7-8

Destruction » Utter

Malachi 4:1

“For indeed, the day is coming, burning like a furnace, when all the arrogant and everyone who commits wickedness will become stubble. The coming day will consume them,” says the Lord of Hosts, “not leaving them root or branches.

Luke 3:9

Even now the ax is ready to strike the root of the trees! Therefore, every tree that doesn’t produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire.”

Revelation 18:21

Then a mighty angel picked up a stone like a large millstone and threw it into the sea, saying:In this way, Babylon the great city
will be thrown down violently
and never be found again.

Isaiah 34:2

The Lord is angry with all the nations—
furious with all their armies.
He will set them apart for destruction,
giving them over to slaughter.

More verses: Jeremiah 25:9

Destruction » Why people are destroyed

Genesis 6:5-7

When the Lord saw that man's wickedness was widespread on the earth and that every scheme his mind thought of was nothing but evil all the time, the Lord regretted that He had made man on the earth, and He was grieved in His heart. Then the Lord said, "I will wipe off the face of the earth: man, whom I created, together with the animals, creatures that crawl, and birds of the sky-for I regret that I made them."

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore My people will go into exile
because they lack knowledge;
her dignitaries are starving,
and her masses are parched with thirst.

Jeremiah 48:42

Moab will be destroyed as a people
because he has exalted himself against the Lord.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge.
Because you have rejected knowledge,
I will reject you from serving as My priest.
Since you have forgotten the law of your God,
I will also forget your sons.

Destruction » What destroys people

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright guides them,
but the perversity of the treacherous destroys them.

Proverbs 21:7

The violence of the wicked sweeps them away
because they refuse to act justly.

1 Timothy 6:7-9

For we brought nothing into the world, and we can take nothing out. But if we have food and clothing, we will be content with these. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.

Destruction » When sudden destruction shall come

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

About the times and the seasons: brothers, you do not need anything to be written to you. For you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come just like a thief in the night. When they say, "Peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Destruction » What precedes destruction

Destruction » A large amount

Ecclesiastes 9:18

Wisdom is better than weapons of war,
but one sinner can destroy much good.

Destruction » Who studies destruction

Proverbs 24:1-2

Don't envy evil men or desire to be with them, for their hearts plan violence, and their words stir up trouble.

Destruction » Who shall destroy many

Daniel 8:23-25

Near the end of their kingdoms, when the rebels have reached the full measure of their sin, an insolent king, skilled in intrigue, will come to the throne. His power will be great, but it will not be his own. He will cause terrible destruction and succeed in whatever he does. He will destroy the powerful along with the holy people. He will cause deceit to prosper through his cunning and by his influence, and in his own mind he will make himself great. In [a time of] peace, he will destroy many; he will even stand against the Prince of princes. But he will be shattered, not by human hands.

Destruction » Who seeks destruction

Proverbs 17:19

One who loves to offend loves strife;
one who builds a high threshold invites injury.

Destruction » Who destroys their own soul

Destruction » The way that leads to destruction

Matthew 7:13

“Enter through the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the road is broad that leads to destruction, and there are many who go through it.

Hell » Future punishment » Destruction » From presence of God

Judgments » Different kinds of » Destruction

Isaiah 11:4

but He will judge the poor righteously
and execute justice for the oppressed of the land.
He will strike the land
with discipline from His mouth,
and He will kill the wicked
with a command from His lips.

Job 31:3

Doesn’t disaster come to the unjust
and misfortune to evildoers?

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Prosperity » Perils of » Destruction

Proverbs 1:32

For the turning away of the inexperienced will kill them,
and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Redemption » Is from » Destruction

Topics on Destruction

Destruction Of All Creatures

1;6;7

Then the Lord said, “I will wipe off from the face of the earth mankind, whom I created, together with the animals, creatures that crawl, and birds of the sky—for I regret that I made them.”

Destruction Of Babylon

24;51;55

For the Lord is going to devastate Babylon;
He will silence her mighty voice.
Their waves roar like abundant waters;
the tumult of their voice resounds,

Destruction Of Cities

3;26;31

I will reduce your cities to ruins and devastate your sanctuaries. I will not smell the pleasing aroma of your sacrifices.

Destruction Of Countries

23;1;7

Your land is desolate,
your cities burned with fire;
foreigners devour your fields
before your very eyes—
a desolation demolished by foreigners.

Destruction Of Houses

3;14;45

It must be torn down with its stones, its beams, and all its plaster, and taken outside the city to an unclean place.

Destruction Of Jerusalem

12;21;12

this is what the Lord God of Israel says: ‘I am about to bring such disaster on Jerusalem and Judah that everyone who hears about it will shudder.

Destruction Of Jerusalem's Wall

14;36;19

Then the Chaldeans burned God’s temple. They tore down Jerusalem’s wall, burned down all its palaces, and destroyed all its valuable articles.

Destruction Of Plants

24;1;10

See, I have appointed you today
over nations and kingdoms
to uproot and tear down,
to destroy and demolish,
to build and plant.

Destruction Of Satan's Works

36;1;4

I will stretch out My hand against Judah
and against all the residents of Jerusalem.
I will cut off every vestige of Baal
from this place,
the names of the pagan priests
along with the priests;

Destruction Of Strongholds

23;23;11

He stretched out His hand over the sea;
He made kingdoms tremble.
The Lord has commanded
that the Canaanite fortresses be destroyed.

Destruction Of The Church

44;8;3

Saul, however, was ravaging the church. He would enter house after house, drag off men and women, and put them in prison.

Destruction Of The Temple

11;9;8

Though this temple is now exalted, everyone who passes by will be appalled and will mock. They will say: Why did the Lord do this to this land and this temple?

Destruction Of The Wicked

19;37;38

But transgressors will all be eliminated;
the future of the wicked will be destroyed.

Destruction Of The World

61;3;6

Through these waters the world of that time perished when it was flooded.

Earth, Destruction Of

40;24;35

Heaven and earth will pass away, but My words will never pass away.

Peace, Human Destruction Of

23;57;21

There is no peace for the wicked,”
says my God.

Sudden Destruction

52;5;3

When they say, “Peace and security,” then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains come on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

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