1 Samuel 6:3
They said, "If you send away the ark of the God of Israel, don't send it empty; but by all means return him a trespass offering: then you shall be healed, and it shall be known to you why his hand is not removed from you."
1 Kings 8:9
There was nothing in the ark except the two tables of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when Yahweh made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
Then set it empty on its coals, that it may be hot, and its brass may burn, and that its filthiness may be molten in it, that its rust may be consumed.
1 Samuel 20:18
Then Jonathan said to him, "Tomorrow is the new moon: and you will be missed, because your seat will be empty.
1 Samuel 20:25
The king sat on his seat, as at other times, even on the seat by the wall; and Jonathan stood up, and Abner sat by Saul's side: but David's place was empty.
1 Samuel 20:27
It happened on the next day after the new moon, the second day, that David's place was empty. Saul said to Jonathan his son, "Why doesn't the son of Jesse come to eat, neither yesterday, nor today?"
and they took him, and threw him into the pit. The pit was empty. There was no water in it.
"In the days of Shamgar the son of Anath, in the days of Jael, the highways were unoccupied. The travelers walked through byways.
The highways are desolate. The traveling man ceases. The covenant is broken. He has despised the cities. He doesn't respect man.