Whatever He tears down cannot be rebuilt;
whoever He imprisons cannot be released.
But understand that today the Lord your God will cross over ahead of you as a consuming fire; He will devastate and subdue them before you. You will drive them out and destroy them swiftly, as the Lord has told you.
2 Kings 6:33
While Elisha was still speaking with them, the messenger came down to him. Then he said, “This disaster is from the Lord. Why should I wait for the Lord any longer?”
Lift up a signal flag toward Zion.
Run for cover! Don’t stand still!
For I am bringing disaster from the north—
a great destruction.
“This is what you are to say to him: ‘This is what the Lord says: What I have built I am about to demolish, and what I have planted I am about to uproot—the whole land!
?KhetThe Lord determined to destroy
the wall of Daughter Zion.
He stretched out a measuring line
and did not restrain Himself from destroying.
He made the ramparts and walls grieve;
together they waste away.
“Your hands shaped me and formed me.
Will You now turn and destroy me?
You have left Me.
This is the Lord’s declaration.
You have turned your back,
so I have stretched out My hand against you
and destroyed you.
I am tired of showing compassion.
Wail! For the day of the Lord is near.
It will come like destruction from the Almighty.
That day is a day of wrath,
a day of trouble and distress,
a day of destruction and desolation,
a day of darkness and gloom,
a day of clouds and blackness,
Do not let your mouth bring guilt on you, and do not say in the presence of the messenger that it was a mistake. Why should God be angry with your words and destroy the work of your hands?
“I will make you a ruin and a disgrace among the nations around you, in the sight of everyone who passes by.
Woe because of that day!
For the Day of the Lord is near
and will come as devastation from the Almighty.
He brings destruction on the strong,
and it falls on the stronghold.
The statutes of Omri
and all the practices of Ahab’s house
have been observed;
you have followed their policies.
Therefore, I will make you a desolate place
and the city’s residents an object of contempt;
you will bear the scorn of My people.”
1 Corinthians 1:19
For it is written:I will destroy the wisdom of the wise,
and I will set aside the understanding of the experts.
1 Corinthians 6:13
“Food for the stomach and the stomach for food,” but God will do away with both of them. The body is not for sexual immorality but for the Lord, and the Lord for the body.
There is one lawgiver and judge who is able to save and to destroy. But who are you to judge your neighbor?
For this is what the Lord says:The whole land will be a desolation,
but I will not finish it off.
1 Corinthians 3:17
If anyone destroys God’s sanctuary, God will destroy him; for God’s sanctuary is holy, and that is what you are.