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52 Bible Verses about Destruction

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Psalm 55:11

Destructive forces are within her. Threats and lies don't depart from her streets.

1 Corinthians 10:9-10

Neither let us test the Lord, as some of them tested, and perished by the serpents. Neither grumble, as some of them also grumbled, and perished by the destroyer.

1 Corinthians 5:5

are to deliver such a one to 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 unreasoning creatures, born natural animals to be taken and destroyed, speaking evil in matters about which they are ignorant, will in their destroying surely be destroyed,

Philippians 3:18-19

For many walk, of whom I told you often, and now tell you even weeping, as the enemies of the cross of Christ, whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who think about earthly things.

Matthew 7:13

"Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in by 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

Behold, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant."

Numbers 21:2-3

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

Judges 1:17

Judah went with Simeon his brother, and they struck the Canaanites who inhabited Zephath, and utterly destroyed it. 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; desolation and destruction are in their paths.

Jeremiah 48:3

The sound of a cry from Horonaim, desolation and great destruction!

Lamentations 3:47

Fear and the pit are come on us, devastation and destruction.

Ezekiel 12:20

The cities that are inhabited shall be laid waste, and the land shall be a desolation; and you shall know that I am Yahweh.

Isaiah 28:22

Now therefore don't be scoffers, lest your bonds be made strong; for I have heard a decree of destruction from the Lord, Yahweh of Armies, on the whole earth.

Ezekiel 23:33

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

Proverbs 5:14

I have come to the brink of utter ruin, in the midst of the gathered assembly."

Daniel 8:24

His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper and do [his pleasure]; and he shall destroy the mighty ones and the holy people.

Micah 2:10

Arise, and depart! For this is not your resting place, because of uncleanness that destroys, even with a grievous destruction.

Habakkuk 1:3

Why do you show me iniquity, and look at perversity? For destruction and violence are before me. There is strife, and contention rises up.

Galatians 2:18

For if I build up again those things which I destroyed, I prove myself a law-breaker.

From Thematic Bible


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

Matthew 22:3-7

and sent out his servants to call those who were invited to the marriage feast, but they would not come. Again he sent out other servants, saying, 'Tell those who are invited, "Behold, I have prepared my dinner. My cattle and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready. Come to the marriage feast!"' But they made light of it, and went their ways, one to his own farm, another to his merchandise, read more.
and the rest grabbed his servants, and treated them shamefully, and killed them. When the king heard that, he was angry, and sent his armies, destroyed those murderers, and burned their city.

Calves of jeroboam » Predictions respecting » Destruction

Hosea 10:8

The high places also of Aven, the sin of Israel, will be destroyed. The thorn and the thistle will come up on their altars. They will tell the mountains, "Cover us!" and the hills, "Fall on us!"

Hosea 8:6

For this is even from Israel! The workman made it, and it is no God; indeed, the calf of Samaria shall be broken in pieces.

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

Job 21:30

that the evil man is reserved to the day of calamity, That they are led forth to the day of wrath?

eternal Death » Is called » Destruction

Destruction » Sudden

Proverbs 24:22

for their calamity will rise suddenly; the destruction from them both -- who knows?

Isaiah 30:13

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

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For man also doesn't know his time. As the fish that are taken in an evil net, and as the birds that are caught in the snare, even so are the sons of men snared in an evil time, when it falls suddenly on them.

Destruction » Example of

Luke 17:29

but in the day that Lot went out from Sodom, it rained fire and sulfur from the sky, and destroyed them all.

Numbers 21:3

Yahweh listened to the voice of Israel, and delivered up the Canaanites; and they utterly destroyed them and their cities: and the name of the place was called Hormah.

Deuteronomy 2:34

We took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones; we left none remaining:

Deuteronomy 3:6

We utterly destroyed them, as we did to Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every inhabited city, with the women and the little ones.

Joshua 6:21

They utterly destroyed all that was in the city, both man and woman, both 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

Abraham drew near, and said, "Will you consume the righteous with the wicked? What if there are fifty righteous within the city? Will you consume and not spare the place for the fifty righteous who are in it? Be it far from you to do things like that, to kill the righteous with the wicked, so that the righteous should be like the wicked. May that be far from you. Shouldn't the Judge of all the earth do right?" read more.
Yahweh said, "If I find in Sodom fifty righteous within the city, then I will spare all the place for their sake." Abraham answered, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord, who am but dust and ashes. What if there will lack five of the fifty righteous? Will you destroy all the city for lack of five?" He said, "I will not destroy it, if I find forty-five there." He spoke to him yet again, and said, "What if there are forty found there?" He said, "I will not do it for the forty's sake." He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak. What if there are thirty found there?" He said, "I will not do it, if I find thirty there." He said, "See now, I have taken it on myself to speak to the Lord. What if there are twenty found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the twenty's sake." He said, "Oh don't let the Lord be angry, and I will speak just once more. What if ten are found there?" He said, "I will not destroy it for the ten's sake."

Jeremiah 46:28

Don't you be afraid, O Jacob my servant, says Yahweh; for I am with you: for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have driven you; but I will not make a full end of you, but I will correct you in measure, and will in no way leave you unpunished.

Deuteronomy 4:30-31

When you are in oppression, and all these things are come on you, in the latter days you shall return to Yahweh your God, and listen to his voice: for Yahweh your God is a merciful God; he will not fail you, neither destroy you, nor forget the covenant of your fathers which he swore to them.

Isaiah 65:8-10

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

Jeremiah 30:10-11

Therefore don't you be afraid, O Jacob my servant, says Yahweh; neither be dismayed, Israel: for, behold, I will save you from afar, and your seed from the land of their captivity; and Jacob shall return, and shall be quiet and at ease, and none shall make him afraid. For I am with you, says Yahweh, to save you: for I will make a full end of all the nations where I have scattered you, but I will not make a full end of you; but I will correct you in measure, and will in no way leave you unpunished.

More verses: Amos 9:7-8

Destruction » Utter

Malachi 4:1

"For, behold, the day comes, it burns as a furnace; and all the proud, and all who work wickedness, will be stubble; and the day that comes will burn them up," says Yahweh of Armies, "that it shall leave them neither root nor branch.

Luke 3:9

Even now the axe also lies at the root of the trees. Every tree therefore that doesn't bring forth good fruit is cut down, and thrown into the fire."

Revelation 18:21

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

Isaiah 34:2

For Yahweh is enraged against all the nations, and angry with all their armies. He has utterly destroyed them. He has given them over for slaughter.

More verses: Jeremiah 25:9

Destruction » Why people are destroyed

Genesis 6:5-7

Yahweh 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. Yahweh was sorry that he had made man on the earth, and it grieved him in his heart. Yahweh said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people go into captivity for lack of knowledge. Their honorable men are famished, and their multitudes are parched with thirst.

Jeremiah 48:42

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

Hosea 4:6

My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge. Because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you may be no priest to me. Because you have forgotten your God's law, 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 the treacherous shall destroy them.

Proverbs 21:7

The violence of the wicked will drive them away, because they refuse to do what is right.

1 Timothy 6:7-9

For we brought nothing into the world, and we certainly can't carry anything out. But having food and clothing, we will be content with that. But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.

Destruction » When sudden destruction shall come

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

But concerning the times and the seasons, brothers, you have no need that anything be written to you. For you yourselves know well that the day of the Lord comes like a thief in the night. For when they are saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way 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

Don't be envious of evil men; neither desire to be with them: for their hearts plot violence, and their lips talk about mischief.

Destruction » Who shall destroy many

Daniel 8:23-25

In the latter time of their kingdom, when the transgressors are come to the full, a king of fierce face, and understanding dark sentences, shall stand up. His power shall be mighty, but not by his own power; and he shall destroy wonderfully, and shall prosper and do [his pleasure]; and he shall destroy the mighty ones and the holy people. Through his policy he shall cause craft to prosper in his hand; and he shall magnify himself in his heart, and in [their] security shall he destroy many: he shall also stand up against the prince of princes; but he shall be broken without hand.

Destruction » Who seeks destruction

Proverbs 17:19

He who loves disobedience loves strife. One who builds a high gate seeks destruction.

Destruction » Who destroys their own soul

Proverbs 6:32

He who commits adultery with a woman is void of understanding. He who does it destroys his own soul.

Destruction » The way that leads to destruction

Matthew 7:13

"Enter in by the narrow gate; for wide is the gate and broad is the way that leads to destruction, and many are those who enter in 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 poor, and decide with equity for the humble of the earth. He will strike the earth with the rod of his mouth; and with the breath of his lips he will kill the wicked.

Job 31:3

Is it not calamity to the unrighteous, and disaster to the workers of iniquity?

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Prosperity » Perils of » Destruction

Proverbs 1:32

For the backsliding of the simple will kill them. The careless ease of fools will destroy them.

Redemption » Is from » Destruction

Topics on Destruction

Destruction Of All Creatures

1;6;7

Yahweh said, "I will destroy man whom I have created from the surface of the ground; man, along with animals, creeping things, and birds of the sky; for I am sorry that I have made them."

Destruction Of Babylon

24;51;55

For Yahweh lays Babylon waste, and destroys out of her the great voice; and their waves roar like many waters; the noise of their voice is uttered:

Destruction Of Cities

3;26;31

I will lay your cities waste, and will bring your sanctuaries to desolation, and I will not take delight in the sweet fragrance of your offerings.

Destruction Of Countries

23;1;7

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

Destruction Of Houses

3;14;45

He shall break down the house, its stones, and its timber, and all the house's mortar. He shall carry them out of the city into an unclean place.

Destruction Of Jerusalem

12;21;12

therefore thus says Yahweh, the God of Israel, 'Behold, I bring such evil on Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever hears of it, both his ears shall tingle.

Destruction Of Jerusalem's Wall

14;36;19

They burnt the house of God, and broke down the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all its palaces with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels of it.

Destruction Of Plants

24;1;10

Behold, I have this day set you over the nations and over the kingdoms, to pluck up and to break down and to destroy and to overthrow, to build and to plant."

Destruction Of Satan's Works

36;1;4

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

Destruction Of Strongholds

23;23;11

He has stretched out his hand over the sea. He has shaken the kingdoms. Yahweh has ordered the destruction of Canaan's strongholds.

Destruction Of The Church

44;8;3

But Saul ravaged the assembly, entering into every house, and dragged both men and women off to prison.

Destruction Of The Temple

11;9;8

Though this house is so high, yet shall everyone who passes by it be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, 'Why has Yahweh done thus to this land, and to this house?'

Destruction Of The Wicked

19;37;38

As for transgressors, they shall be destroyed together. The future of the wicked shall be cut off.

Destruction Of The World

61;3;6

by which means the world that then was, being overflowed with water, perished.

Earth, Destruction Of

40;24;35

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

Peace, Human Destruction Of

23;57;21

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

Sudden Destruction

52;5;3

For when they are saying, "Peace and safety," then sudden destruction will come on them, like birth pains on a pregnant woman; and they will in no way escape.