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52 Bible Verses about Destruction

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Psalm 55:11

Wickedness is in the midst thereof: deceit and guile depart not from her streets.

1 Corinthians 10:9-10

Neither let us test Christ, as some of them also tested him, and were destroyed by serpents. Neither murmur you, as some of them also murmured, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

1 Corinthians 5:5

To deliver such a one unto Satan for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

2 Peter 2:12

But these, as natural brute beasts, made to be taken and destroyed, speak evil of the things that they understand not; and shall utterly perish in their own corruption;

Philippians 3:18-19

(For many walk, of whom I have told you often, and now tell you even weeping, that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ: Whose end is destruction, whose God is their belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who mind earthly things.)

Matthew 7:13

Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in there:

Ecclesiastes 3:3

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

Jeremiah 1:10

See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

Numbers 21:2-3

And Israel vowed a vow unto the LORD, and said, If you will indeed deliver this people into my hand, then I will utterly destroy their cities. And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.

Judges 1:17

And Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they slew the Canaanites that inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. And the name of the city was called Hormah.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run to evil, and they make haste to shed innocent blood: their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; wasting and destruction are in their paths.

Jeremiah 48:3

A voice of crying shall be from Horonaim, plundering and great destruction.

Lamentations 3:47

Fear and a snare has come upon us, desolation and destruction.

Ezekiel 12:20

And the cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be desolate; and you shall know that I am the LORD.

Isaiah 28:22

Now therefore be not mockers, lest your bonds be made strong: for I have heard from the Lord GOD of hosts a destruction, even determined upon the whole earth.

Ezekiel 23:33

You shall be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, with the cup of horror and desolation, with the cup of your sister Samaria.

Proverbs 5:14

I was almost in utter ruin in the midst of the congregation and assembly.

Daniel 8:24

And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy awesomely, and shall prosper, and thrive, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people.

Micah 2:10

Arise, and depart; for this is not your rest: because it is defiled, it shall destroy you, even with utter destruction.

Habakkuk 1:3

Why do you show me iniquity, and cause me to behold trouble? for plundering and violence are before me: and there are those that raise up strife and contention.

Galatians 2:18

For if I build again the things which I destroyed, I make myself a transgressor.

From Thematic Bible


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

Matthew 22:3-7

And sent forth his servants to call them that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come. Again, he sent forth other servants, saying, Tell them who are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto the marriage. But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise: read more.
And the remnant took his servants, and treated them shamefully, and slew them. But when the king heard thereof, he was angry: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers, and burned up their city.

Calves of jeroboam » Predictions respecting » Destruction

Hosea 10:8

The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, shall be destroyed: the thorn and the thistle shall come up on their altars; and they shall say to the mountains, Cover us; and to the hills, Fall on us.

Hosea 8:6

For from Israel is even this: the workman made it; therefore it is not God: but the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.

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

Job 21:30

That the wicked are reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.

eternal Death » Is called » Destruction

Destruction » Sudden

Proverbs 24:22

For their calamity shall rise suddenly; and who knows the ruin of them both?

Isaiah 30:13

Therefore this iniquity shall be to you like a breach ready to fall, a bulge in a high wall, whose breaking comes suddenly, in an instant.

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also knows not his time: as the fish that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare; so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly upon them.

Destruction » Example of

Luke 17:29

But the same day that Lot went out of Sodom it rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed them all.

Numbers 21:3

And the LORD hearkened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and he called the name of the place Hormah.

Deuteronomy 2:34

And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:

Deuteronomy 3:6

And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.

Joshua 6:21

And they utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, young and old, and ox, and sheep, and donkey, with the edge of the sword.

More verses: Joshua 8:26 Joshua 11:20

Destruction » Who shall not be destroyed

Genesis 18:23-32

And Abraham drew near, and said, will you also destroy the righteous with the wicked? Suppose there be fifty righteous within the city: will you also destroy and not spare the place for the fifty righteous that are there? That be far from you to do after this manner, to slay the righteous with the wicked: and that the righteous should be as the wicked, that be far from you: Shall not the Judge of all the earth do right? read more.
And the LORD said, If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sakes. And Abraham answered and said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord, who am but dust and ashes: Suppose there shall lack five of the fifty righteous: will you destroy all the city for lack of five? And he said, If I find there forty and five, I will not destroy it. And he spoke unto him yet again, and said, Suppose there shall be forty found there. And he said, I will not do it for forty's sake. And he said unto him, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak: Suppose there shall thirty be found there. And he said, I will not do it, if I find thirty there. And he said, Behold now, I have taken upon me to speak unto the Lord: Suppose there shall be twenty found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for twenty's sake. And he said, Oh let not the Lord be angry, and I will speak yet but this once: Suppose ten shall be found there. And he said, I will not destroy it for ten's sake.

Jeremiah 46:28

Fear you not, O Jacob my servant, says the LORD: for I am with you; for I will make a complete end of all the nations where I have driven you: but I will not make a complete end of you, but correct you in measure; yet will I not leave you entirely unpunished.

Deuteronomy 4:30-31

When you are in tribulation, and all these things are come upon you, even in the latter days, if you turn to the LORD your God, and shall be obedient unto his voice; (For the LORD your God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake you, neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore unto them.

Isaiah 65:8-10

Thus says the LORD, As the new wine is found in the cluster, and one says, Destroy it not; for a blessing is in it: so will I do for my servants' sakes, that I may not destroy them all. And I will bring forth a descendant out of Jacob, and out of Judah an inheritor of my mountains: and my elect shall inherit it, and my servants shall dwell there. And Sharon shall be a fold of flocks, and the valley of Achor a place for the herds to lie down in, for my people that have sought me.

Jeremiah 30:10-11

Therefore fear you not, O my servant Jacob, says the LORD; neither be dismayed, O Israel: for, lo, I will save you from afar, and your descendants from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be in rest, and be quiet, and none shall make him afraid. For I am with you, says the LORD, to save you: though I make a full end of all nations where I have scattered you, yet will I not make a full end of you: but I will correct you in just measure, and will not leave you altogether unpunished.

More verses: Amos 9:7-8

Destruction » Utter

Malachi 4:1

For, behold, the day comes, that shall burn as an oven; and all the proud, yea, and all that do wickedly, shall be stubble: and the day that comes shall burn them up, says the LORD of hosts, that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Luke 3:9

And now also the ax is laid unto the root of the trees: every tree therefore which brings not forth good fruit is cut down, and cast into the fire.

Revelation 18:21

And a mighty angel took up a stone like a great millstone, and cast it into the sea, saying, Thus with violence shall that great city Babylon be thrown down, and shall be found no more at all.

Isaiah 34:2

For the indignation of the LORD is upon all nations, and his fury upon all their armies: he has utterly destroyed them, he has delivered them to the slaughter.

More verses: Jeremiah 25:9

Destruction » Why people are destroyed

Genesis 6:5-7

And God saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every imagination of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually. And the LORD was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him to his heart. And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for I am sorry that I have made them.

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people have gone into captivity, because they have no knowledge: and their honorable men are famished, and their multitude dried up with thirst.

Jeremiah 48:42

And Moab shall be destroyed from being a people, because he has magnified himself against the LORD.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: because you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.

Destruction » What destroys people

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright shall guide them: but the perverseness of transgressors shall destroy them.

Proverbs 21:7

The violence of the wicked shall destroy them; because they refuse to do justice.

1 Timothy 6:7-9

For we brought nothing into this world, and it is certain we can carry nothing out. And having food and clothing let us be with these things content. But they that will be rich fall into temptation and a snare, and into many foolish and hurtful lusts, which plunge men into destruction and perdition.

Destruction » When sudden destruction shall come

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

But of the times and the seasons, brethren, you have no need that I write unto you. For you yourselves know perfectly that the day of the Lord so comes as a thief in the night. For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.

Destruction » What precedes destruction

Destruction » A large amount

Ecclesiastes 9:18

Wisdom is better than weapons of war: but one sinner destroys much good.

Destruction » Who studies destruction

Proverbs 24:1-2

Be not envious against evil men, neither desire to be with them. For their heart studies destruction, and their lips talk of mischief.

Destruction » Who shall destroy many

Daniel 8:23-25

And in the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors have come to their fullness, a king of bold countenance, and understanding riddles, shall stand up. And his power shall be mighty, but not by his own power: and he shall destroy awesomely, and shall prosper, and thrive, and shall destroy the mighty and the holy people. And through his cunning also he shall cause deceit to prosper under his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and without warning shall destroy many: he shall also stand up against the Prince of princes; but he shall be broken, by no human hand.

Destruction » Who seeks destruction

Proverbs 17:19

He who loves transgression loves strife: and he who exalts his gate seeks destruction.

Destruction » Who destroys their own soul

Proverbs 6:32

But whosoever commits adultery with a woman lacks understanding: he that does it destroys his own soul.

Destruction » The way that leads to destruction

Matthew 7:13

Enter in at the narrow gate: for wide is the gate, and broad is the way, that leads to destruction, and many there be who go in there:

Hell » Future punishment » Destruction » From presence of God

Judgments » Different kinds of » Destruction

Isaiah 11:4

But with righteousness shall he judge the poor, and decide with equity for the meek of the earth: and he shall strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and with the breath of his lips shall he slay the wicked.

Job 31:3

Is not destruction to the wicked? and a disaster to the workers of iniquity?

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Prosperity » Perils of » Destruction

Proverbs 1:32

For the turning away of the simple shall slay them, and the prosperity of fools shall destroy them.

Redemption » Is from » Destruction

Topics on Destruction

Destruction Of All Creatures

1;6;7

And the LORD said, I will destroy man whom I have created from the face of the earth; both man, and beast, and the creeping thing, and the fowls of the air; for I am sorry that I have made them.

Destruction Of Babylon

24;51;55

Because the LORD has plundered Babylon, and destroyed out of her the great voice; when her waves do roar like great waters, a noise of their voice is raised:

Destruction Of Cities

3;26;31

And I will make your cities waste, and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation, and I will not smell the aroma of your sweet odors.

Destruction Of Countries

23;1;7

Your country is desolate, your cities are burned with fire: your land, strangers devour it in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.

Destruction Of Houses

3;14;45

And he shall break down the house, the stones of it, and the timber thereof, and all the mortar of the house; and he shall carry them forth out of the city into an unclean place.

Destruction Of Jerusalem

12;21;12

Therefore thus says the LORD God of Israel, Behold, I am bringing such evil upon Jerusalem and Judah, that whosoever hears of it, both his ears shall tingle.

Destruction Of Jerusalem's Wall

14;36;19

And they burnt the house of God, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burned all its palaces with fire, and destroyed all its costly possessions.

Destruction Of Plants

24;1;10

See, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to root out, and to pull down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.

Destruction Of Satan's Works

36;1;4

I will also stretch out my hand upon Judah, and upon all the inhabitants of Jerusalem; and I will cut off the remnant of Baal from this place, and the name of the idolatrous and pagan priests;

Destruction Of Strongholds

23;23;11

He stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook the kingdoms: the LORD has given a commandment against Canaan, to destroy its strongholds.

Destruction Of The Church

44;8;3

As for Saul, he made havoc of the church, entering into every house, and dragging off men and women committed them to prison.

Destruction Of The Temple

11;9;8

And at this house, which is exalted, every one that passes by it shall be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why has the LORD done thus unto this land, and to this house?

Destruction Of The Wicked

19;37;38

But the transgressors shall be destroyed together: the end of the wicked shall be cut off.

Destruction Of The World

61;3;6

By which the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished:

Earth, Destruction Of

40;24;35

Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away.

Peace, Human Destruction Of

23;57;21

There is no peace, says my God, to the wicked.

Sudden Destruction

52;5;3

For when they shall say, Peace and safety; then sudden destruction comes upon them, as travail upon a woman with child; and they shall not escape.