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52 Bible Verses about Destruction

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Psalm 55:11

Wickedness is at the center of it; fraud and lies never leave its streets.

1 Corinthians 10:9-10

Let's stop putting the Lord to the test, as some of them were doing, and were destroyed by snakes. You must stop complaining, as some of them were doing, and were annihilated by the destroyer.

1 Corinthians 5:5

turn this man over to Satan for the destruction of his body, so that his spirit may be saved on the Day of the Lord.

Proverbs 31:8

Speak for those who cannot speak; seek justice for all those on the verge of destruction.

2 Peter 2:12

These people, like irrational animals, are mere creatures of instinct that are born to be caught and killed. They insult what they don't understand, and like animals they, too, will be destroyed,

Philippians 3:18-19

For I have often told you, and now tell you even with tears, that many live as enemies of the cross of the Messiah. Their destiny is destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame. Their minds are set on worldly things.

Matthew 7:13

"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.

Ecclesiastes 3:3

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

Jeremiah 1:10

See, today I've appointed you to prophesy about nations and kingdoms, to pull up and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant."

Numbers 21:2-3

Then Israel made this vow in the LORD's presence: "If you give these people into our control, we intend to devote their cities to total destruction." When the LORD heard what Israel had decided to do, he delivered the Canaanites to them, and Israel exterminated them and their cities. They named the place Hormah.

Judges 1:17

The army of Judah accompanied the army of Simeon, Judah's brother, as they attacked the Canaanites who were living in Zephath, and they completely destroyed it. Then they renamed the city Hormah.

Proverbs 10:14

Those who are wise store up knowledge, but when the fool speaks, destruction is near.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet rush to evil, and they are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin, destruction, and violence are in their paths.

Jeremiah 48:3

The sound of crying will come from Horonaim, devastation and great destruction.

Lamentations 3:47

Panic and pitfalls beset us, along with devastation and ruin.

Ezekiel 12:20

The towns that are inhabited will lie in ruins, because the land will be devastated. Then they'll learn that I am the LORD."'"

Isaiah 28:22

But as for you, don't start mocking, or your chains will become tighter; for I have heard from the LORD of the Heavenly Armies about destruction, and it is decreed against the whole land.

Ezekiel 23:33

You'll be filled with drunkenness and grief. The cup that belongs to your sister Samaria is filled with horror and devastation,

Proverbs 5:14

Now I am at the point of utter disaster in the assembly and in the congregation."

Proverbs 10:15

The rich hide within the fortress that is their wealth, but the poor are dismayed due to their poverty.

Daniel 8:24

Mighty will be his skills, but not from his own abilities. He'll be remarkably destructive, will succeed, and will do whatever he wants, destroying mighty men and the holy people.

Micah 2:10

"Get up and go, because there's no rest for you here! Since everything is polluted, it can only cause destruction, even heavy destruction.

Habakkuk 1:3

Why are you forcing me to look at iniquity and to stare at wickedness? Social havoc and oppression are all around me; there are legal conflicts, and disputes abound.

Galatians 2:18

For if I rebuild something that I tore down, I demonstrate that I am a wrongdoer.

From Thematic Bible


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

Matthew 22:3-7

He sent his servants to call those who had been invited to the wedding, but they refused to come. So he sent other servants after saying, "Tell those who have been invited, "Look! I've prepared my dinner. My oxen and fattened calves have been slaughtered. Everything is ready. Come to the wedding!"' But they paid no attention to this and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. read more.
The rest grabbed the king's servants, treated them brutally, and then killed them. Then the king became outraged. He sent his troops, and they destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

Calves of jeroboam » Predictions respecting » Destruction

Hosea 10:8

Destroyed will be the high places of Aven, that are the sin of Israel. Both thorn and thistle will grow up over their altars. They will call out to the mountains, "Cover us!' and to the hills, "Fall on us!'

Hosea 8:6

Because from Israel it was fashioned by craftsmen, it is not God; therefore Samaria's calf will be broken in pieces.

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

Job 21:30

that the wicked person is spared from times of calamity, that he is rescued on the day of wrath?

eternal Death » Is called » Destruction

Destruction » Sudden

Proverbs 24:22

They will be destroyed suddenly, and who knows what kind of punishment will come from these two?

Isaiah 30:13

therefore, for you this sin will become like a breach in a high wall that is about to collapse, bulging out, and whose crash comes suddenly in an instant.

Ecclesiastes 9:12

In addition, no human being knows his time: Like fish captured in a cruel net, or as birds caught in a snare, so also are human beings caught by bad timing that surprises them.

Destruction » Example of

Luke 17:29

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

Numbers 21:3

When the LORD heard what Israel had decided to do, he delivered the Canaanites to them, and Israel exterminated them and their cities. They named the place Hormah.

Deuteronomy 2:34

We captured all his towns at that time. We utterly destroyed every town the men, the women, and the children leaving no survivors.

Deuteronomy 3:6

We utterly destroyed them, just as we did King Sihon of Heshbon, attacking them in every city the men, women, and children.

Joshua 6:21

They turned over everyone in the city for destruction and executed them, including both men and women, young and old, and oxen, sheep, and donkeys.

More verses: Joshua 8:26 Joshua 11:20

Destruction » Who shall not be destroyed

Genesis 18:23-32

Abraham approached and asked, "Will you actually destroy the righteous along with the wicked? Perhaps there are 50 righteous ones within the city. Will you actually destroy it and not forgive the place for the sake of the 50 righteous that are found there? Far be it from you to do such a thing to kill the righteous along with the wicked, so that the righteous and the wicked are treated alike! The Judge of all the earth will do what is right, won't he?" read more.
The LORD said, "If I find 50 righteous people within Sodom, I'll forgive the whole place for their sake." Abraham answered, "Look, even though I am only dust and ashes, I've ventured to speak to my LORD. What if there are five less than 50 righteous ones? Will you bring destruction upon the city because of those five?" The LORD said, "I won't destroy it if I find 45 there." Abraham continued to speak to him, asking, "What if 40 are found there?" The LORD replied, "I won't do it for the sake of those 40." Abraham then asked, "I hope my LORD will not be angry if I speak. What if 30 are found there?" The LORD answered, "I won't do it for the sake of those 30." "Look," Abraham said, "I've presumed to speak to my LORD" so what if 20 are found there?" "For the sake of those 20," the LORD responded, "I won't destroy it." Finally, Abraham inquired, "I hope my LORD will not be angry if I speak only once more. What if ten are found there?" He replied, "For the sake of those ten I won't destroy it."

Jeremiah 46:28

"As for you, my servant Jacob, don't be afraid, and Israel, don't be dismayed," declares the LORD, "for I am with you. Indeed, I'll make an end of all the nations where I scattered you; but I won't make an end of you! I'll discipline you justly, but I'll certainly not leave you unpunished."

Deuteronomy 4:30-31

In your distress, when all these things happen to you in days to come and you return to the LORD your God, then you will hear his voice. For God is compassionate. The LORD your God won't fail you. He won't destroy you or forget the covenant that he confirmed with your ancestors."

Isaiah 65:8-10

This is what the LORD says: "Just as new wine is found in the cluster, and people have said, "Don't destroy it, for there is a gift in it,' so I'll act for my servants' sake, by not destroying them all. I'll bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah they will inherit my mountains; my chosen people will inherit it, and my servants will live there. Sharon will become a pasture for flocks, and the Valley of Achor a fold for herds, for my people who have sought me.

Jeremiah 30:10-11

"My servant Jacob, don't be afraid,' declares the LORD, "and Israel, don't be dismayed. For I'll deliver you from a distant place and your descendants from the land of their captivity. Jacob will return. He will be undisturbed and secure, and no one will cause him to fear. For I'll be with you to save you,' declares the LORD. "For I'll put an end to all the nations where I scattered you; but I won't make an end of you. I'll discipline you justly, but I certainly won't leave you unpunished.'

More verses: Amos 9:7-8

Destruction » Utter

Malachi 4:1

"The coming day is certainly going to burn like a furnace. All the arrogant and all who practice evil will be stubble the coming day will set them on fire," says the LORD of the Heavenly Armies, "so that it will leave them neither root nor branch.

Luke 3:9

The ax already lies against the roots of the trees. So every tree not producing good fruit will be cut down and thrown into a fire."

Revelation 18:21

Then a powerful angel picked up a stone that was like a large millstone and threw it into the sea, saying, "The great city Babylon will be thrown down violently and will never be found again.

Isaiah 34:2

For the LORD is angry against all the nations, and furious against all their armies. He has doomed them to destruction, and given them up to be slaughtered.

More verses: Jeremiah 25:9

Destruction » Why people are destroyed

Genesis 6:5-7

The LORD saw that human evil was growing more and more throughout the earth, with every inclination of people's thoughts becoming only evil on a continuous basis. Then the LORD regretted that he had made human beings on the earth, and he was deeply grieved about that. So the LORD said, "I will annihilate these human beings whom I've created from the earth, including people, animals, crawling things, and flying creatures, because I'm grieving that I made them."

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people go into exile because they lack understanding; my honored men go hungry, and the crowd is parched with thirst.

Jeremiah 48:42

Moab will be destroyed as a nation because he exalted himself against the LORD.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed because they lack knowledge of me. Because you rejected that knowledge, I will reject you as a priest for me. Since you forget the Law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Destruction » What destroys people

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the righteous guides them, but the hypocrisy of the treacherous destroys them.

Proverbs 21:7

Devastation caused by the wicked will drag them away because they refuse to do what is just.

1 Timothy 6:7-9

Nothing to this world we bring; from it take we nothing. With food to eat and clothes to wear; content we are in everything. But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin.

Destruction » When sudden destruction shall come

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

Now you do not need to have anything written to you about times and dates, brothers, for you yourselves know very well that the Day of the Lord will come like a thief in the night. When people say, "There is peace and security," destruction will strike them as suddenly as labor pains come to a pregnant woman, and they will not be able to escape.

Destruction » What precedes destruction

Destruction » A large amount

Ecclesiastes 9:18

Wisdom is better than weapons of war, and a single sinner can destroy a lot of good.

Destruction » Who studies destruction

Proverbs 24:1-2

Don't be envious of wicked men or wish you were with them, because they plan violence, and they are always talking about trouble.

Destruction » Who shall destroy many

Daniel 8:23-25

"Toward the end of their rule, as the desecrations proceed, an insolent king will arise, proficient at deception. Mighty will be his skills, but not from his own abilities. He'll be remarkably destructive, will succeed, and will do whatever he wants, destroying mighty men and the holy people. Through his skill he'll cause deceit to prosper under his leadership. He'll promote himself and will destroy many while they are secure. He'll take a stand against the Prince of Princes, yet he'll be crushed without human help.

Destruction » Who seeks destruction

Proverbs 17:19

The person who loves transgression loves strife; the person who builds a high gate invites destruction.

Destruction » Who destroys their own soul

Destruction » The way that leads to destruction

Matthew 7:13

"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.

Hell » Future punishment » Destruction » From presence of God

Judgments » Different kinds of » Destruction

Isaiah 11:4

but with righteousness he will judge the needy, and decide with equity for earth's poor. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and the wicked will be killed with the breath of his lips.

Job 31:3

if not calamity that is due the unjust, and misfortune that is due those who practice iniquity?

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Prosperity » Perils of » Destruction

Proverbs 1:32

Indeed, the waywardness of the naive will kill them, and the complacency of fools will destroy them.

Redemption » Is from » Destruction

Psalm 103:4

he continues to redeem your life from the Pit, and he continuously surrounds you with gracious love and compassion.

Topics on Destruction

Destruction Of All Creatures

1;6;7

So the LORD said, "I will annihilate these human beings whom I've created from the earth, including people, animals, crawling things, and flying creatures, because I'm grieving that I made them."

Destruction Of Babylon

24;51;55

For the LORD is destroying Babylon, and he will make the loud sounds from her disappear. Their waves will roar like many waters, the noise of their voices will sound forth.

Destruction Of Cities

3;26;31

I'll lay your cities to waste and destroy your sanctuaries so I don't have to smell the scent of your soothing odors.

Destruction Of Countries

23;1;7

"Your country lies desolate; your cities have been incinerated. Before your very eyes, foreigners are devouring your land they've brought devastation on it, while the land is overthrown by foreigners.

Destruction Of Houses

3;14;45

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.

Destruction Of Jerusalem

12;21;12

therefore this is what the LORD God of Israel says: "Look! I'm going to bring such a disaster to Jerusalem and Judah that both ears of those who hear about it will ring.

Destruction Of Jerusalem's Wall

14;36;19

After this, they set fire to God's Temple, demolished the wall around Jerusalem, burned all of its fortified buildings, and destroyed everything of value.

Destruction Of Plants

24;1;10

See, today I've appointed you to prophesy about nations and kingdoms, to pull up and tear down, to destroy and overthrow, to build and to plant."

Destruction Of Satan's Works

36;1;4

"I will also stretch out my hand against Judah, and upon all inhabitants of Jerusalem. I'll wipe out every trace of Baal from this place, and the name of the pagan priests, along with my own priests.

Destruction Of Strongholds

23;23;11

He has stretched out his hand over the sea; he has made kingdoms tremble. The LORD has issued orders concerning Canaan to destroy its strongholds.

Destruction Of The Church

44;8;3

But Saul kept trying to destroy the church. Going into one house after another, he began dragging off men and women and throwing them in prison.

Destruction Of The Temple

11;9;8

"This Temple will become a pile of ruins. Everyone who passes by it will be so astounded that they will ask, "Why did the LORD do this to this land and to this Temple?'

Destruction Of The Wicked

19;37;38

Sinners will be destroyed together; the future of the wicked will be cut off.

Destruction Of The World

61;3;6

by which the world at that time was deluged with water and destroyed.

Earth, Destruction Of

40;24;35

Heaven and earth will disappear, but my words will never disappear."

Peace, Human Destruction Of

23;57;21

"Yet there is no peace," says my God, "for the wicked."

Sudden Destruction

52;5;3

When people say, "There is peace and security," destruction will strike them as suddenly as labor pains come to a pregnant woman, and they will not be able to escape.

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