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52 Bible Verses about Destruction

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Psalm 55:11

Destruction [is] within it, and oppression and deceit do not depart from its public square.

1 Corinthians 10:9-10

nor put Christ to the test, as some of them tested [him], and were destroyed by snakes, nor grumble, just as some of them grumbled, and were destroyed by the destroyer.

1 Corinthians 5:5

[I have decided] to hand over such a person to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, in order that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

2 Peter 2:12

But these persons, like irrational animals born [only with] natural [instincts] for capture and killing, blaspheming {about things} they do not understand, in their destruction will also be destroyed,

Philippians 3:18-19

For many live, of whom I spoke about to you many times, but now speak about even weeping, [as] the enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end [is] destruction, whose God [is] the stomach, and [whose] glory [is] in their shame, the ones who think on earthly things.

Matthew 7:13

"Enter through the narrow gate, because broad [is] the gate and spacious [is] the road that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it,

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 appoint you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, and to destroy and to tear down, to build and to plant."

Numbers 21:2-3

Israel made a vow to Yahweh, and they said, "If you will surely give this people into our hand, then we {will destroy} their cities." Yahweh heard the voice of Israel; he gave [to them] the Canaanites, and {they destroyed them} and their cities. They called the name of the place Hormah.

Judges 1:17

And Judah went with his brother Simeon, and they defeated the Canaanites inhabiting Zephath; they utterly destroyed it, so he called the name of the city Hormah.

Proverbs 10:14

Those who are wise lay up knowledge, but [to] the mouth of the fool, ruin draws near.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet run to evil, and they hasten to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts [are] thoughts of iniquity; devastation and destruction [are] in their highways.

Jeremiah 48:3

[The] sound of a cry of distress [arises] from Horonaim, devastation and great destruction.

Lamentations 3:47

Fear and a pit have come upon us, desolation and destruction.

Ezekiel 12:20

And {the inhabited cites will be desolate}, and the land will be a desolation, and you will know that I [am] Yahweh." '"

Isaiah 28:22

And now you must not scoff, or your bonds will be strong, for I have heard from the Lord, Yahweh of hosts: complete destruction decreed upon all the land.

Ezekiel 23:33

You will be filled with drunkenness and sorrow, for a cup of horror and desolation [is] the cup of your sister, Samaria.

Proverbs 5:14

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

Daniel 8:24

And his power will grow, but not by his [own] power, and he will cause fearful destruction, and he will succeed and {he will act}, and he will destroy [the] mighty and [the] people of [the] holy ones.

Micah 2:10

Arise and go, for this [is] no resting place, on account of uncleanness [that] destroys with painful destruction.

Habakkuk 1:3

Why do you cause me to see evil [while] you look at trouble? Destruction and violence happen before me; contention and strife arise.

Galatians 2:18

For if I build up again these [things] which I destroyed, I show myself [to be] a transgressor.

From Thematic Bible


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

Matthew 22:3-7

And he sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the wedding celebration, and they did not want to come. Again he sent other slaves, saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner; my oxen and fattened [cattle] have been slaughtered, and everything [is] ready. Come to the wedding celebration!" ' But they paid no attention [and] went away--this one to his own field, that one to his business. read more.
And the others, seizing his slaves, mistreated [them] and killed [them]. And the king was angry and sent his troops [and] destroyed those murderers and burned their city.

Calves of jeroboam » Predictions respecting » Destruction

Hosea 10:8

The high places of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed. Thorn and thistle will grow on their altars. They will say to the mountains, "Cover us," and to the hills, "Fall on us."

Hosea 8:6

Because [it is] from Israel, an artisan made it, it [is] not a god; for the calf of Samaria will be broken [to] pieces.

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

Job 21:30

Indeed, [the] wicked is spared from [the] day of disaster; he is delivered from [the] day of wrath.

eternal Death » Is called » Destruction

Destruction » Sudden

Proverbs 24:22

For suddenly their disaster will come, and the ruin of {both of them}, who knows?

Isaiah 30:13

therefore this iniquity shall come for you like a breach about to fall, bulging out on a high wall {that breaks} suddenly, [in] an instant.

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man does not know his time. Just as fish are caught in a cruel net and like birds who are seized in a snare, so also {humans} are ensnared at a cruel time when it falls suddenly upon them.

Destruction » Example of

Luke 17:29

But on the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulphur from heaven and destroyed [them] all.

Numbers 21:3

Yahweh heard the voice of Israel; he gave [to them] the Canaanites, and {they destroyed them} and their cities. They called the name of the place Hormah.

Deuteronomy 2:34

So we captured all of his cities at that time, and we destroyed each town [of] males and the women and the children; we did not leave behind a survivor.

Deuteronomy 3:6

And [so] we destroyed them just as we had done to Sihon the king of Heshbon; [we destroyed] utterly each town of males, the women, and the little children.

Joshua 6:21

And they utterly destroyed {by the edge of the sword} all who [were] in the city, both men and women, young and old, ox, sheep, and donkey.

More verses: Joshua 8:26 Joshua 11:20

Destruction » Who shall not be destroyed

Genesis 18:23-32

And Abraham drew near [to Yahweh] and said, "Will you also sweep away the righteous with the wicked? If perhaps there are fifty righteous in the midst of the city, will you also sweep [them] away and not forgive the place on account of the fifty righteous in her midst? Far be it from you to do such a thing as this, to kill [the] righteous with [the] wicked, that the righteous would be as the wicked! Far be it from you! Will not the Judge of all the earth do justice?" read more.
And Yahweh said, "If I find fifty righteous in Sodom, in the midst of the city, then I will forgive the whole place for their sake." Then Abraham answered and said, "Look, please, I was bold to speak to my Lord, but I [am] dust and ashes. Perhaps the fifty righteous are lacking five--will you destroy the whole city on account of the five?" And he answered, "I will not destroy [it] if I find forty-five there." And {once again he spoke} to him and said, "What if forty are found there?" And he answered, "I will not do [it] on account of the forty." And he said, "Please, let not my Lord be angry, and I will speak. What if thirty be found there?" And he answered, "I will not do [it] if I find thirty there." And he said, "Please, now, I was bold to speak to my Lord. What if twenty be found there?" And he answered, "I will not destroy [it] for the sake of the twenty." And he said, "Please, let not my Lord be angry, and I will speak only once more. What if ten are found there?" And he answered, "I will not destroy [it] for the sake of the ten."

Jeremiah 46:28

You must not be afraid, my servant Jacob," {declares} Yahweh, "for I [am] with you. For I will make a complete destruction in all the nations where I scattered you, but you I will not make a complete destruction, though I will chastise you to the measure, and I will certainly not leave you unpunished."

Deuteronomy 4:30-31

{In your distress} when all these things have found you in the {latter days}, then you will return to Yahweh your God, and you will listen to his voice. For Yahweh your God is a compassionate God; he {will not abandon you}, and he will not destroy you, and he will not forget the covenant of your ancestors that he swore to them.

Isaiah 65:8-10

Thus says Yahweh: "Just as the new wine is found in the cluster, and they say 'You must not destroy it, for [there is] a blessing in it,' so I will do for the sake of my servants {by} not destroying {everyone}. And I will bring descendant s out from Jacob, and a {people} from Judah to take possession of my mountain, and my chosen ones shall inherit it, and my servants shall settle there. And Sharon shall become a pasture for flocks, and the valley of Achor a resting place for herds for my people who have sought me.

Jeremiah 30:10-11

But you must not fear, my servant Jacob,' {declares} Yahweh, 'and you must not be dismayed, Israel, for look, I [am] going to save you from far, and your offspring from the land of their captivity. And Jacob will return, and he will be at rest, and he will be at ease, and there will be no [one who] makes [him] afraid. For I am with you,' {declares} Yahweh, 'to save you. For I will make a complete destruction of all the nations to which I scattered you, but you I will not make a complete destruction. And I will chastise you to the measure, and I will not leave you entirely unpunished.'

More verses: Amos 9:7-8

Destruction » Utter

Malachi 4:1

"For look! The day [is] about to come, burning like an oven, and all the arrogant and every {evildoer} will be stubble. The coming day will consume them," says Yahweh of hosts. "It will not leave behind for them root or branch.

Luke 3:9

And even now the ax is positioned at the root of the trees; therefore every tree not producing good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire."

Revelation 18:21

And one powerful angel picked up a stone like a great millstone and threw [it] into the sea, saying, "In this way Babylon the great city will be thrown down with violence, and will never be found again!

Isaiah 34:2

For [the] anger of Yahweh [is] against all the nations, and [his] wrath [is] against all their armies; he has put them under a ban, he has given them up for slaughter.

More verses: Jeremiah 25:9

Destruction » Why people are destroyed

Genesis 6:5-7

And Yahweh saw that the evil of humankind [was] great upon the earth, and every inclination of the thoughts of his heart [was] always only evil. And Yahweh regretted that he had made humankind on the earth, and {he was grieved in his heart}. And Yahweh said, "I will destroy humankind whom I created from upon the face of the earth, from humankind, to animals, to creeping things, and to the birds of heaven, for I regret that I have made them."

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people will go into exile without knowledge, [and] their nobles [will be] men of hunger, and their multitude [is] parched [with] thirst.

Jeremiah 48:42

And Moab will be destroyed from [being] a people, because against Yahweh he magnified himself.

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge; because you have rejected knowledge, I reject you from acting as a priest for me. And since 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 guides them, but the crookedness of the treacherous destroys them.

Proverbs 21:7

The violence of the wicked will sweep them away, for they refuse to do justice.

1 Timothy 6:7-9

For we have brought nothing into the world, so that neither can we bring anything out. But [if we] have food and clothing, with these [things] we will be content. But those who want to be rich fall into temptation and a trap and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge those people into ruin and destruction.

Destruction » When sudden destruction shall come

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

Now concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need [of anything] to be written to you, for [you] yourselves well know that the day of the Lord is coming in the [same] way as a thief in the night. Whenever they say "Peace and security," then sudden destruction will overtake them like the birth pains of {a pregnant woman}, and they will not possibly 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

Do not envy men of evil, and do not desire to be with them. For their minds will devise violence, and their lips will speak mischief.

Destruction » Who shall destroy many

Daniel 8:23-25

And at the end of their kingdom, when the transgressions are completed, a king will arise, fierce in countenance and skilled in riddles. And his power will grow, but not by his [own] power, and he will cause fearful destruction, and he will succeed and {he will act}, and he will destroy [the] mighty and [the] people of [the] holy ones. And by his planning he will make a success of deceit by his hand, and in his {mind} he will {boast}, and in [their] ease he will destroy many, and [even] against [the] prince of princes he will rise up, and he will be broken, [but] not by human hands.

Destruction » Who seeks destruction

Proverbs 17:19

He who loves transgression loves strife; he who builds his high thresholds seeks destruction.

Destruction » Who destroys their own soul

Destruction » The way that leads to destruction

Matthew 7:13

"Enter through the narrow gate, because broad [is] the gate and spacious [is] the road that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it,

Hell » Future punishment » Destruction » From presence of God

Judgments » Different kinds of » Destruction

Isaiah 11:4

But he shall judge [the] poor with righteousness, and he shall decide for [the] needy of [the] earth with rectitude. And he shall strike [the] earth with the rod of his mouth, and he shall kill [the] wicked person with the breath of his lips.

Job 31:3

Is not disaster for [the] evil one and ruin for [the] workers of mischief?

Proverbs 2:22

And those who are wicked will be cut off from the land, and those who are treacherous will be uprooted from it.

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Prosperity » Perils of » Destruction

Proverbs 1:32

for the waywardness of the simple ones 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

And Yahweh said, "I will destroy humankind whom I created from upon the face of the earth, from humankind, to animals, to creeping things, and to the birds of heaven, for I regret that I have made them."

Destruction Of Babylon

24;51;55

For Yahweh [is] devastating Babylon, and he obliterates [her] loud noise from her. Their waves roar like mighty waters, the roar of their voices resounds.

Destruction Of Cities

3;26;31

And I will lay your cities [in] ruins, and I will lay waste your sanctuaries; and I shall not smell your [sacrifices'] appeasing fragrance.

Destruction Of Countries

23;1;7

Your country [is] desolate, your cities [are] burned [with] fire; [As for] your land, aliens are devouring it in your presence, and [it is] desolate, like devastation [by] foreigners.

Destruction Of Houses

3;14;45

So he shall break down the house, its stones and its wood and all of the house's plaster, and he shall bring [it all] {outside the city} to an unclean place.

Destruction Of Jerusalem

12;21;12

therefore, thus says Yahweh the God of Israel, 'Look, I am bringing disaster upon Jerusalem and Judah about which the two ears of all who hear it will tingle.

Destruction Of Jerusalem's Wall

14;36;19

And they burned the house of God. And they shattered the walls of Jerusalem and burned its citadels with fire and destroyed all the vessels of its treasuries.

Destruction Of Plants

24;1;10

See, I appoint you this day over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to pull down, and to destroy and to tear down, to build and to plant."

Destruction Of Satan's Works

36;1;4

"And I will stretch out my hand against Judah and against all the inhabitants of Jerusalem. And I will cut off from this place the remnant of Baal, and the name of idolatrous priests with the priests,

Destruction Of Strongholds

23;23;11

He has stretched his hand out over the sea; he has made kingdoms shake. Yahweh has commanded concerning Canaan to destroy her fortresses.

Destruction Of The Church

44;8;3

But Saul was attempting to destroy the church. Entering {house after house}, he dragged off both men and women [and] delivered [them] to prison.

Destruction Of The Temple

11;9;8

This house shall become a heap of ruins; all those passing by will be appalled by it and hiss, and they will say, 'On what account did Yahweh do this to this land and to this house?'

Destruction Of The Wicked

19;37;38

But transgressors shall be destroyed altogether. [The] future of [the] wicked shall be cut off.

Destruction Of The World

61;3;6

by means of which things the world that existed at that time was destroyed [by] being inundated with water.

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," says my God, "for the wicked."

Sudden Destruction

52;5;3

Whenever they say "Peace and security," then sudden destruction will overtake them like the birth pains of {a pregnant woman}, and they will not possibly escape.