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Theasaurus: Destruction

52 Bible Verses about Destruction

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Psalm 55:11

Mischiefs are in its midst. Fraud and deceit depart not from its street.

1 Corinthians 10:9-10

neither may we tempt the Christ, as also certain of them did tempt, and by the serpents did perish; neither murmur ye, as also some of them did murmur, and did perish by the destroyer.

1 Corinthians 5:5

to deliver up such a one to the Adversary for the destruction of the flesh, that the spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord Jesus.

2 Peter 2:12

and these, as irrational natural beasts, made to be caught and destroyed -- in what things they are ignorant of, speaking evil -- in their destruction shall be destroyed,

Philippians 3:18-19

for many walk of whom many times I told you -- and now also weeping tell -- the enemies of the cross of the Christ! whose end is destruction, whose god is the belly, and whose glory is in their shame, who the things on earth are minding.

Matthew 7:13

Go ye in through the strait gate, because wide is the gate, and broad the way that is leading to the destruction, and many are those going in through it;

Ecclesiastes 3:3

A time to slay, And a time to heal, A time to break down, And a time to build up.

Jeremiah 1:10

See, I have charged thee this day concerning the nations, and concerning the kingdoms, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.'

Numbers 21:2-3

And Israel voweth a vow to Jehovah, and saith, 'If Thou dost certainly give this people into my hand, then I have devoted their cities;' and Jehovah hearkeneth to the voice of Israel, and giveth up the Canaanite, and he devoteth them and their cities, and calleth the name of the place Hormah.

Judges 1:17

And Judah goeth with Simeon his brother, and they smite the Canaanite inhabiting Zephath, and devote it; and one calleth the name of the city Hormah.

Isaiah 59:7

Their feet to evil do run, And they haste to shed innocent blood, Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity, Spoiling and destruction are in their highways.

Jeremiah 48:3

A voice of a cry is from Horonaim, Spoiling and great destruction.

Lamentations 3:47

Fear and a snare hath been for us, Desolation and destruction.

Ezekiel 12:20

And the cities that are inhabited are laid waste, and the land is a desolation, and ye have known that I am Jehovah.'

Isaiah 28:22

And now, show not yourselves scorners, Lest strong be your bands, For a consumption, that is determined, I have heard, by the Lord, Jehovah of Hosts, Is for all the land.

Ezekiel 23:33

With drunkenness and sorrow thou art filled, A cup of astonishment and desolation, The cup of thy sister Samaria.

Proverbs 5:14

As a little thing I have been all evil, In the midst of an assembly and a company.

Daniel 8:24

and his power hath been mighty, and not by his own power; and wonderful things he destroyeth, and he hath prospered, and wrought, and destroyed mighty ones, and the people of the Holy Ones.

Micah 2:10

Rise and go, for this is not the rest, Because of uncleanness it doth corrupt, And corruption is powerful.

Habakkuk 1:3

Why dost Thou shew me iniquity, And perversity dost cause to behold? And spoiling and violence are before me, And there is strife, and contention doth lift itself up,

Galatians 2:18

for if the things I threw down, these again I build up, a transgressor I set myself forth;

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

Matthew 22:3-7

and he sent forth his servants to call those having been called to the marriage-feasts, and they were not willing to come. Again he sent forth other servants, saying, Say to those who have been called: Lo, my dinner I prepared, my oxen and the fatlings have been killed, and all things are ready, come ye to the marriage-feasts; and they, having disregarded it, went away, the one to his own field, and the other to his merchandise; read more.
and the rest, having laid hold on his servants, did insult and slay them. 'And the king having heard, was wroth, and having sent forth his soldiers, he destroyed those murderers, and their city he set on fire;

Calves of jeroboam » Predictions respecting » Destruction

Hosea 10:8

And destroyed have been high places of Aven, the sin of Israel. Thorn and bramble go up on their altars, And they have said to hills, Cover us, And to heights, Fall upon us.

Hosea 8:6

For even it is of Israel; an artificer made it, And it is not God, For the calf of Samaria is fragments!

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

Job 21:30

That to a day of calamity is the wicked spared. To a day of wrath they are brought.

eternal Death » Is called » Destruction

Destruction » Sudden

Proverbs 24:22

For suddenly doth their calamity rise, And the ruin of them both -- who knoweth!

Isaiah 30:13

Therefore is this iniquity to you as a breach falling, Swelled out in a wall set on high, Whose destruction suddenly, at an instant cometh.

Ecclesiastes 9:12

For even man knoweth not his time; as fish that are taken hold of by an evil net, and as birds that are taken hold of by a snare, like these are the sons of man snared at an evil time, when it falleth upon them suddenly.

Destruction » Example of

Luke 17:29

and on the day Lot went forth from Sodom, He rained fire and brimstone from heaven, and destroyed all.

Numbers 21:3

and Jehovah hearkeneth to the voice of Israel, and giveth up the Canaanite, and he devoteth them and their cities, and calleth the name of the place Hormah.

Deuteronomy 2:34

and we capture all his cities at that time, and devote the whole city, men, and the women, and the infants -- we have not left a remnant;

Deuteronomy 3:6

and we devote them, as we have done to Sihon king of Heshbon, devoting every city, men, the women, and the infants;

Joshua 6:21

and they devote all that is in the city, from man even unto woman, from young even unto aged, even unto ox, and sheep, and ass, by the mouth of the sword.

More verses: Joshua 8:26 Joshua 11:20

Destruction » Who shall not be destroyed

Genesis 18:23-32

And Abraham draweth nigh and saith, 'Dost Thou also consume righteous with wicked? peradventure there are fifty righteous in the midst of the city; dost Thou also consume, and not bear with the place for the sake of the fifty -- the righteous who are in its midst? Far be it from Thee to do according to this thing, to put to death the righteous with the wicked; that it hath been -- as the righteous so the wicked -- far be it from Thee; doth the Judge of all the earth not do justice?' read more.
And Jehovah saith, 'If I find in Sodom fifty righteous in the midst of the city, then have I borne with all the place for their sake.' And Abraham answereth and saith, 'Lo, I pray thee, I have willed to speak unto the Lord, and I -- dust and ashes; peradventure there are lacking five of the fifty righteous -- dost Thou destroy for five the whole of the city?' and He saith, 'I destroy it not, if I find there forty and five.' And he addeth again to speak unto Him and saith, 'Peradventure there are found there forty?' and He saith, 'I do it not, because of the forty.' And he saith, 'Let it not be, I Pray thee, displeasing to the Lord, and I speak: peradventure there are found there thirty?' and He saith, 'I do it not, if I find there thirty.' And he saith, 'Lo, I pray thee, I have willed to speak unto the Lord: peradventure there are found there twenty?' and He saith, 'I do not destroy it, because of the twenty.' And he saith, 'Let it not be, I pray Thee, displeasing to the Lord, and I speak only this time: peradventure there are found there ten?' and He saith, 'I do not destroy it, because of the ten.'

Jeremiah 46:28

Thou, thou dost not fear, My servant Jacob, An affirmation of Jehovah -- for with thee I am, For I make an end of all the nations Whither I have driven thee, And of thee I do not make an end, And I have reproved thee in judgment, And do not entirely acquit thee!'

Deuteronomy 4:30-31

in distress being to thee, and all these things have found thee, in the latter end of the days, and thou hast turned back unto Jehovah thy God, and hast hearkened to His voice; for a merciful God is Jehovah thy God; He doth not fail thee, nor destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers, which He hath sworn to them.

Isaiah 65:8-10

Thus said Jehovah: As the new wine is found in the cluster, And one hath said, 'Destroy it not for a blessing is in it,' So I do for My servants' sake, not to destroy the whole. And I have brought out from Jacob a seed, And from Judah a possessor of My mount, And possess it do My chosen ones, And My servants do dwell there. And Sharon hath been for the habitation of a flock, And the valley of Achor for the lying down of a herd, For My people who have sought Me.

Jeremiah 30:10-11

And thou, be not afraid, My servant Jacob, An affirmation of Jehovah, Nor be affrighted, O Israel, For, lo, I am saving thee from afar, And thy seed from the land of their captivity, And Jacob hath turned back and rested, And is quiet, and there is none troubling. For with thee am I, An affirmation of Jehovah -- to save thee, For I make an end of all the nations Whither I have scattered thee, Only, of thee I do not make an end, And I have chastised thee in judgment, And do not entirely acquit thee.

More verses: Amos 9:7-8

Destruction » Utter

Malachi 4:1

For, lo, the day hath come, burning as a furnace, And all the proud, and every wicked doer, have been stubble, And burnt them hath the day that came, Said Jehovah of Hosts, That there is not left to them root or branch,

Luke 3:9

and already also the axe unto the root of the trees is laid, every tree, therefore, not making good fruit is cut down, and to fire it is cast.'

Revelation 18:21

And one strong messenger did take up a stone as a great millstone, and did cast it to the sea, saying, 'Thus with violence shall Babylon be cast, the great city, and may not be found any more at all;

Isaiah 34:2

For wrath is to Jehovah against all the nations, And fury against all their host, He hath devoted them to destruction, He hath given them to slaughter.

More verses: Jeremiah 25:9

Destruction » Why people are destroyed

Genesis 6:5-7

And Jehovah seeth that abundant is the wickedness of man in the earth, and every imagination of the thoughts of his heart only evil all the day; and Jehovah repenteth that He hath made man in the earth, and He grieveth Himself -- unto His heart. And Jehovah saith, 'I wipe away man whom I have prepared from off the face of the ground, from man unto beast, unto creeping thing, and unto fowl of the heavens, for I have repented that I have made them.'

Isaiah 5:13

Therefore my people removed without knowledge, And its honourable ones are famished, And its multitude dried up of thirst.

Jeremiah 48:42

And Moab hath been destroyed from being a people, For against Jehovah he exerted himself.

Hosea 4:6

Cut off have been My people for lack of knowledge, Because thou knowledge hast rejected, I reject thee from being priest to Me, And thou forgettest the law of thy God, I forget thy sons, I also!

Destruction » What destroys people

Proverbs 11:3

The integrity of the upright leadeth them, And the perverseness of the treacherous destroyeth them.

Proverbs 21:7

The spoil of the wicked catcheth them, Because they have refused to do judgment.

1 Timothy 6:7-9

for nothing did we bring into the world -- it is manifest that we are able to carry nothing out; but having food and raiment -- with these we shall suffice ourselves; and those wishing to be rich, do fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction,

Destruction » When sudden destruction shall come

1 Thessalonians 5:1-3

And concerning the times and the seasons, brethren, ye have no need of my writing to you, for yourselves have known thoroughly that the day of the Lord as a thief in the night doth so come, for when they may say, Peace and surety, then sudden destruction doth stand by them, as the travail doth her who is with child, and they shall not escape;

Destruction » What precedes destruction

Destruction » A large amount

Ecclesiastes 9:18

Better is wisdom than weapons of conflict, And one sinner destroyeth much good!

Destruction » Who studies destruction

Proverbs 24:1-2

Be not envious of evil men, And desire not to be with them. For destruction doth their heart meditate, And perverseness do their lips speak.

Destruction » Who shall destroy many

Daniel 8:23-25

'And in the latter end of their kingdom, about the perfecting of the transgressors, stand up doth a king, fierce of face, and understanding hidden things; and his power hath been mighty, and not by his own power; and wonderful things he destroyeth, and he hath prospered, and wrought, and destroyed mighty ones, and the people of the Holy Ones. And by his understanding he hath also caused deceit to prosper in his hand, and in his heart he exerteth himself, and by ease he destroyeth many; and against the prince of princes he standeth -- and without hand he is broken.

Destruction » Who seeks destruction

Proverbs 17:19

Whoso is loving transgression is loving debate, Whoso is making high his entrance is seeking destruction.

Destruction » Who destroys their own soul

Destruction » The way that leads to destruction

Matthew 7:13

Go ye in through the strait gate, because wide is the gate, and broad the way that is leading to the destruction, and many are those going in through it;

Hell » Future punishment » Destruction » From presence of God

Judgments » Different kinds of » Destruction

Isaiah 11:4

And he hath judged in righteousness the poor, And decided in uprightness for the humble of earth, And hath smitten earth with the rod of his mouth, And with the breath of his lips he putteth the wicked to death.

Job 31:3

Is not calamity to the perverse? And strangeness to workers of iniquity?

Pride » Is followed by » Destruction

Prosperity » Perils of » Destruction

Proverbs 1:32

For the turning of the simple slayeth them, And the security of the foolish destroyeth them.

Redemption » Is from » Destruction

Topics on Destruction

Destruction Of All Creatures

Genesis 6:7

And Jehovah saith, 'I wipe away man whom I have prepared from off the face of the ground, from man unto beast, unto creeping thing, and unto fowl of the heavens, for I have repented that I have made them.'

Destruction Of Babylon

Jeremiah 51:55

For Jehovah is spoiling Babylon, And hath destroyed out of it a great voice, And sounded have its billows as many waters, Given forth a noise hath their voice.

Destruction Of Cities

Leviticus 26:31

and I have made your cities a waste, and have made desolate your sanctuaries, and I smell not at your sweet fragrances;

Destruction Of Countries

Isaiah 1:7

Your land is a desolation, your cities burnt with fire, Your ground, before you strangers are consuming it, And a desolation as overthrown by strangers!

Destruction Of Houses

Leviticus 14:45

And he hath broken down the house, its stones, and its wood, and all the clay of the house, and he hath brought them forth unto the outside of the city, unto an unclean place.

Destruction Of Jerusalem

2 Kings 21:12

therefore thus said Jehovah, God of Israel, Lo, I am bringing in evil on Jerusalem and Judah, that whoever heareth of it, tingle do his two ears.

Destruction Of Jerusalem's Wall

2 Chronicles 36:19

And they burn the house of God, and break down the wall of Jerusalem, and all its palaces they have burnt with fire, and all its desirable vessels -- to destruction.

Destruction Of Plants

Jeremiah 1:10

See, I have charged thee this day concerning the nations, and concerning the kingdoms, to pluck up, and to break down, and to destroy, and to throw down, to build, and to plant.'

Destruction Of Satan's Works

Zephaniah 1:4

And stretched out My hand against Judah, And against all inhabiting Jerusalem, And cut off from this place the remnant of Baal, The name of the idolatrous priests, with the priests,

Destruction Of Strongholds

Isaiah 23:11

His hand He hath stretched out over the sea, He hath caused kingdoms to tremble, Jehovah hath charged concerning the merchant one, To destroy her strong places.

Destruction Of The Church

Acts 8:3

and Saul was making havoc of the assembly, into every house entering, and haling men and women, was giving them up to prison;

Destruction Of The Temple

1 Kings 9:8

as to this house, that is high, every one passing by it is astonished, and hath hissed, and they have said, Wherefore hath Jehovah done thus to this land and to this house?