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52 Bible Verses about Destruction

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Psalm 55:11

Disaster is within it; violence and deceit do not depart from its public square.

1 Corinthians 10:9-10

And let us not put Christ to the test, as some of them did, and were destroyed by snakes. And do not complain, as some of them did, and were killed by the destroying angel.

1 Corinthians 5:5

turn this man 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

Open your mouth on behalf of those unable to speak, for the legal rights of all the dying.

2 Peter 2:12

But these men, like irrational animals -- creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed -- do not understand whom they are insulting, and consequently in their destruction they will be destroyed,

Philippians 3:18-19

For many live, about whom I have often told you, and now, with tears, I tell you that they are the enemies of the cross of Christ. Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, they exult in their shame, and they think about earthly things.

2 Peter 2:1

But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves.

Matthew 7:13

"Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious 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

Know for certain that I hereby give you the authority to announce to nations and kingdoms that they will be uprooted and torn down, destroyed and demolished, rebuilt and firmly planted."

Numbers 21:2-3

So Israel made a vow to the Lord and said, "If you will indeed deliver this people into our hand, then we will utterly destroy their cities." The Lord listened to the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites, and they utterly destroyed them and their cities. So the name of the place was called Hormah.

Judges 1:17

The men of Judah went with their brothers the men of Simeon and defeated the Canaanites living in Zephath. They wiped out Zephath. So people now call the city Hormah.

Proverbs 10:14

Those who are wise store up knowledge, but foolish speech leads to imminent destruction.

Isaiah 59:7

They are eager to do evil, quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are sinful; they crush and destroy.

Jeremiah 48:3

Cries of anguish will arise in Horonaim, 'Oh, the ruin and great destruction!'

Lamentations 3:47

Panic and pitfall have come upon us, devastation and destruction.

Ezekiel 12:20

The inhabited towns will be left in ruins and the land will be devastated. Then you will know that I am the Lord.'"

Isaiah 28:22

So now, do not mock, or your chains will become heavier! For I have heard a message about decreed destruction, from the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies, against the entire land.

Ezekiel 23:33

You will be overcome by drunkenness and sorrow. The cup of your sister Samaria is a cup of horror and desolation.

Proverbs 5:14

I almost came to complete ruin in the midst of the whole congregation!"

Proverbs 10:15

The wealth of a rich person is like a fortified city, but the poor are brought to ruin by their poverty.

Daniel 8:24

His power will be great, but it will not be by his strength alone. He will cause terrible destruction. He will be successful in what he undertakes. He will destroy powerful people and the people of the holy ones.

Micah 2:10

But you are the ones who will be forced to leave! For this land is not secure! Sin will thoroughly destroy it!

Habakkuk 1:3

Why do you force me to witness injustice? Why do you put up with wrongdoing? Destruction and violence confront me; conflict is present and one must endure strife.

Galatians 2:18

But if I build up again those things I once destroyed, I demonstrate that I am one who breaks God's law.

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

Matthew 22:3-7

He sent his slaves to summon those who had been invited to the banquet, but they would not come. Again he sent other slaves, saying, 'Tell those who have been invited, "Look! The feast I have prepared for you is ready. My oxen and fattened cattle have been slaughtered, and everything is ready. Come to the wedding banquet."' But they were indifferent and went away, one to his farm, another to his business. read more.
The rest seized his slaves, insolently mistreated them, and killed them. The king was furious! He sent his soldiers, and they put those murderers to death and set their city on fire.

Calves of jeroboam » Predictions respecting » Destruction

Hosea 10:8

The high places of the "House of Wickedness" will be destroyed; it is the place where Israel sins. Thorns and thistles will grow up over its altars. Then they will say to the mountains, "Cover us!" and to the hills, "Fall on us!"

Hosea 8:6

That idol was made by a workman -- it is not God! The calf idol of Samaria will be broken to bits.

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

Job 21:30

that the evil man is spared from the day of his misfortune, that he is delivered from the day of God's wrath?

eternal Death » Is called » Destruction

Destruction » Sudden

Proverbs 24:22

for suddenly their destruction will overtake them, and who knows the ruinous judgment both the Lord and the king can bring?

Isaiah 30:13

So this sin will become your downfall. You will be like a high wall that bulges and cracks and is ready to collapse; it crumbles suddenly, in a flash.

Ecclesiastes 9:12

Surely, no one knows his appointed time! Like fish that are caught in a deadly net, and like birds that are caught in a snare -- just like them, all people are ensnared at an unfortunate time that falls upon them suddenly.

Destruction » Example of

Luke 17:29

but on the day Lot went out from Sodom, fire and sulfur rained down from heaven and destroyed them all.

Numbers 21:3

The Lord listened to the voice of Israel and delivered up the Canaanites, and they utterly destroyed them and their cities. So the name of the place was called Hormah.

Deuteronomy 2:34

At that time we seized all his cities and put every one of them under divine judgment, including even the women and children; we left no survivors.

Deuteronomy 3:6

We put all of these under divine judgment just as we had done to King Sihon of Heshbon -- every occupied city, including women and children.

Joshua 6:21

They annihilated with the sword everything that breathed in the city, including men and women, young and old, as well as cattle, sheep, and donkeys.

More verses: Joshua 8:26 Joshua 11:20

Destruction » Who shall not be destroyed

Genesis 18:23-32

Abraham approached and said, "Will you sweep away the godly along with the wicked? What if there are fifty godly people in the city? Will you really wipe it out and not spare the place for the sake of the fifty godly people who are in it? Far be it from you to do such a thing -- to kill the godly with the wicked, treating the godly and the wicked alike! Far be it from you! Will not the judge of the whole earth do what is right?" read more.
So the Lord replied, "If I find in the city of Sodom fifty godly people, I will spare the whole place for their sake." Then Abraham asked, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord (although I am but dust and ashes), what if there are five less than the fifty godly people? Will you destroy the whole city because five are lacking?" He replied, "I will not destroy it if I find forty-five there." Abraham spoke to him again, "What if forty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it for the sake of the forty." Then Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak! What if thirty are found there?" He replied, "I will not do it if I find thirty there." Abraham said, "Since I have undertaken to speak to the Lord, what if only twenty are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the twenty." Finally Abraham said, "May the Lord not be angry so that I may speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He replied, "I will not destroy it for the sake of the ten."

Jeremiah 46:28

I, the Lord, tell you not to be afraid, you descendants of Jacob, my servant, for I am with you. Though I completely destroy all the nations where I scatter you, I will not completely destroy you. I will indeed discipline you but only in due measure. I will not allow you to go entirely unpunished."

Deuteronomy 4:30-31

In your distress when all these things happen to you in the latter days, if you return to the Lord your God and obey him (for he is a merciful God), he will not let you down or destroy you, for he cannot forget the covenant with your ancestors that he confirmed by oath to them.

Isaiah 65:8-10

This is what the Lord says: "When juice is discovered in a cluster of grapes, someone says, 'Don't destroy it, for it contains juice.' So I will do for the sake of my servants -- I will not destroy everyone. I will bring forth descendants from Jacob, and from Judah people to take possession of my mountains. My chosen ones will take possession of the land; my servants will live there. Sharon will become a pasture for sheep, and the Valley of Achor a place where cattle graze; they will belong to my people, who seek me.

Jeremiah 30:10-11

So I, the Lord, tell you not to be afraid, you descendants of Jacob, my servants. Do not be terrified, people of Israel. For I will rescue you and your descendants from a faraway land where you are captives. The descendants of Jacob will return to their land and enjoy peace. They will be secure and no one will terrify them. For I, the Lord, affirm that I will be with you and will rescue you. I will completely destroy all the nations where I scattered you. But I will not completely destroy you. I will indeed discipline you, but only in due measure. I will not allow you to go entirely unpunished."

More verses: Amos 9:7-8

Destruction » Utter

Malachi 4:1

"For indeed the day is coming, burning like a furnace, and all the arrogant evildoers will be chaff. The coming day will burn them up," says the Lord who rules over all. "It will not leave even a root or branch.

Luke 3:9

Even now the ax is laid at the root of the trees, and every tree that does not produce good fruit will be cut down and thrown into the fire."

Revelation 18:21

Then one powerful angel picked up a stone like a huge millstone, threw it into the sea, and said, "With this kind of sudden violent force Babylon the great city will be thrown down and it will never be found again!

Isaiah 34:2

For the Lord is angry at all the nations and furious with all their armies. He will annihilate them and slaughter them.

More verses: Jeremiah 25:9

Destruction » Why people are destroyed

Genesis 6:5-7

But the Lord saw that the wickedness of humankind had become great on the earth. Every inclination of the thoughts of their minds was only evil all the time. The Lord regretted that he had made humankind on the earth, and he was highly offended. So the Lord said, "I will wipe humankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth -- everything from humankind to animals, including creatures that move on the ground and birds of the air, for I regret that I have made them."

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people will be deported because of their lack of understanding. Their leaders will have nothing to eat, their masses will have nothing to drink.

Jeremiah 48:42

Moab will be destroyed and no longer be a nation, because she has vaunted herself against the Lord.

Hosea 4:6

You have destroyed my people by failing to acknowledge me! Because you refuse to acknowledge me, I will reject you as my priests. Because you reject the law of your God, I will reject your descendants.

Destruction » What destroys people

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright guides them, but the crookedness of the unfaithful destroys them.

Proverbs 21:7

The violence done by the wicked will drag them away because they refuse to do what is right.

1 Timothy 6:7-9

For we have brought nothing into this world and so we cannot take a single thing out either. But if we have food and shelter, we will be satisfied with that. Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.

Destruction » When sudden destruction shall come

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

Now on the topic of times and seasons, brothers and sisters, you have no need for anything to be written to you. For you know quite well that the day of the Lord will come in the same way as a thief in the night. Now when they are saying, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will surely 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 that is good.

Destruction » Who studies destruction

Proverbs 24:1-2

Do not envy evil people, do not desire to be with them; for their hearts contemplate violence, and their lips speak harm.

Destruction » Who shall destroy many

Daniel 8:23-25

Toward the end of their rule, when rebellious acts are complete, a rash and deceitful king will arise. His power will be great, but it will not be by his strength alone. He will cause terrible destruction. He will be successful in what he undertakes. He will destroy powerful people and the people of the holy ones. By his treachery he will succeed through deceit. He will have an arrogant attitude, and he will destroy many who are unaware of his schemes. He will rise up against the Prince of princes, yet he will be broken apart -- but not by human agency.

Destruction » Who seeks destruction

Proverbs 17:19

The one who loves a quarrel loves transgression; whoever builds his gate high seeks destruction.

Destruction » Who destroys their own soul

Destruction » The way that leads to destruction

Matthew 7:13

"Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious 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

He will treat the poor fairly, and make right decisions for the downtrodden of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth, and order the wicked to be executed.

Job 31:3

Is it not misfortune for the unjust, and disaster for those who work iniquity?

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Prosperity » Perils of » Destruction

Proverbs 1:32

For the waywardness of the simpletons will kill them, and the careless ease of fools will destroy them.

Redemption » Is from » Destruction

Topics on Destruction

Destruction Of All Creatures

Genesis 6:7

So the Lord said, "I will wipe humankind, whom I have created, from the face of the earth -- everything from humankind to animals, including creatures that move on the ground and birds of the air, for I regret that I have made them."

Destruction Of Babylon

Jeremiah 51:55

For the Lord is ready to destroy Babylon, and put an end to her loud noise. Their waves will roar like turbulent waters. They will make a deafening noise.

Destruction Of Cities

Leviticus 26:31

I will lay your cities waste and make your sanctuaries desolate, and I will refuse to smell your soothing aromas.

Destruction Of Countries

Isaiah 1:7

Your land is devastated, your cities burned with fire. Right before your eyes your crops are being destroyed by foreign invaders. They leave behind devastation and destruction.

Destruction Of Houses

Leviticus 14:45

He must tear down the house, its stones, its wood, and all the plaster of the house, and bring all of it outside the city to an unclean place.

Destruction Of Jerusalem

2 Kings 21:12

So this is what the Lord God of Israel says, 'I am about to bring disaster on Jerusalem and Judah. The news will reverberate in the ears of those who hear about it.

Destruction Of Jerusalem's Wall

2 Chronicles 36:19

They burned down the Lord's temple and tore down the wall of Jerusalem. They burned all its fortified buildings and destroyed all its valuable items.

Destruction Of Plants

Jeremiah 1:10

Know for certain that I hereby give you the authority to announce to nations and kingdoms that they will be uprooted and torn down, destroyed and demolished, rebuilt and firmly planted."

Destruction Of Satan's Works

Zephaniah 1:4

"I will attack Judah and all who live in Jerusalem. I will remove from this place every trace of Baal worship, as well as the very memory of the pagan priests.

Destruction Of Strongholds

Isaiah 23:11

The Lord stretched out his hand over the sea, he shook kingdoms; he gave the order to destroy Canaan's fortresses.

Destruction Of The Church

Acts 8:3

But Saul was trying to destroy the church; entering one house after another, he dragged off both men and women and put them in prison.

Destruction Of The Temple

1 Kings 9:8

This temple will become a heap of ruins; everyone who passes by it will be shocked and will hiss out their scorn, saying, 'Why did the Lord do this to this land and this temple?'

Destruction Of The World

2 Peter 3:6

Through these things the world existing at that time was destroyed when it was deluged with water.

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