175 occurrences

'Destroyed' in the Bible

Lot looked out and saw that the entire Jordan Valley as far as Zoar was well watered everywhere like the Lord’s garden and the land of Egypt. This was before the Lord destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.

So it was, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, He remembered Abraham and brought Lot out of the middle of the upheaval when He demolished the cities where Lot had lived.

Then Jacob said to Simeon and Levi, “You have brought trouble on me, making me odious to the inhabitants of the land, the Canaanites and the Perizzites. We are few in number; if they unite against me and attack me, I and my household will be destroyed.”

The flax and the barley were destroyed because the barley was ripe and the flax was budding,

but the wheat and the spelt were not destroyed since they are later crops.

The Lord listened to Israel’s request, the Canaanites were defeated, and Israel completely destroyed them and their cities. So they named the place Hormah.

Woe to you, Moab!You have been destroyed, people of Chemosh!He gave up his sons as refugees,and his daughters into captivityto Sihon the Amorite king.

We threw them down;Heshbon has been destroyed as far as Dibon.We caused desolation as far as Nophah,which reaches as far as Medeba.

Kain will be destroyedwhen Asshur takes you captive.

a great and numerous people, tall as the Anakim. The Lord destroyed the Rephaim at the advance of the Ammonites, so that they drove them out and settled in their place.

This was just as He had done for the descendants of Esau who lived in Seir, when He destroyed the Horites before them; they drove them out and have lived in their place until now.

The Caphtorim, who came from Caphtor, destroyed the Avvim, who lived in villages as far as Gaza, and settled in their place.

At that time we captured all his cities and completely destroyed the people of every city, including the women and children. We left no survivors.

We completely destroyed them, as we had done to Sihon king of Heshbon, destroying the men, women, and children of every city.

Your eyes have seen what the Lord did at Baal-peor, for the Lord your God destroyed every one of you who followed Baal of Peor.

I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you today that you will quickly perish from the land you are about to cross the Jordan to possess. You will not live long there, but you will certainly be destroyed.

The Lord your God will give them over to you and throw them into great confusion until they are destroyed.

what He did to Egypt’s army, its horses and chariots, when He made the waters of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued you, and He destroyed them completely;

be careful not to be ensnared by their ways after they have been destroyed before you. Do not inquire about their gods, asking, ‘How did these nations worship their gods? I’ll also do the same.’

The Lord will send against you curses, confusion, and rebuke in everything you do until you are destroyed and quickly perish, because of the wickedness of your actions in abandoning Me.

The Lord will turn the rain of your land into falling dust; it will descend on you from the sky until you are destroyed.

“All these curses will come, pursue, and overtake you until you are destroyed, since you did not obey the Lord your God and keep the commands and statutes He gave you.

you will serve your enemies the Lord will send against you, in famine, thirst, nakedness, and a lack of everything. He will place an iron yoke on your neck until He has destroyed you.

They will eat the offspring of your livestock and your land’s produce until you are destroyed. They will leave you no grain, new wine, oil, young of your herds, or newborn of your flocks until they cause you to perish.

The Lord will also afflict you with every sickness and plague not recorded in the book of this law, until you are destroyed.

The Lord will deal with them as He did Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and their land when He destroyed them.

For we have heard how the Lord dried up the waters of the Red Sea before you when you came out of Egypt, and what you did to Sihon and Og, the two Amorite kings you completely destroyed across the Jordan.

They completely destroyed everything in the city with the sword—every man and woman, both young and old, and every ox, sheep, and donkey.

Joshua did not draw back his hand that was holding the sword until all the inhabitants of Ai were completely destroyed.

Now Adoni-zedek king of Jerusalem heard that Joshua had captured Ai and completely destroyed it, treating Ai and its king as he had Jericho and its king, and that the inhabitants of Gibeon had made peace with Israel and were living among them.

So Joshua and the Israelites finished inflicting a terrible slaughter on them until they were destroyed, although a few survivors ran away to the fortified cities.

On that day Joshua captured Makkedah and struck it down with the sword, including its king. He completely destroyed it and everyone in it, leaving no survivors. So he treated the king of Makkedah as he had the king of Jericho.

On that day they captured it and struck it down, putting everyone in it to the sword. He completely destroyed it that day, just as he had done to Lachish.

They captured it and struck down its king, all its villages, and everyone in it with the sword. He left no survivors, just as he had done at Eglon. He completely destroyed Hebron and everyone in it.

He captured it—its king and all its villages. They struck them down with the sword and completely destroyed everyone in it, leaving no survivors. He treated Debir and its king as he had treated Hebron and as he had treated Libnah and its king.

So Joshua conquered the whole region—the hill country, the Negev, the Judean foothills, and the slopes—with all their kings, leaving no survivors. He completely destroyed every living being, as the Lord, the God of Israel, had commanded.

Joshua captured all these kings and their cities and struck them down with the sword. He completely destroyed them, as Moses the Lord’s servant had commanded.

For it was the Lord’s intention to harden their hearts, so that they would engage Israel in battle, be completely destroyed without mercy, and be annihilated, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.

At that time Joshua proceeded to exterminate the Anakim from the hill country—Hebron, Debir, Anab—all the hill country of Judah and of Israel. Joshua completely destroyed them with their cities.

See, I have allotted these remaining nations to you as an inheritance for your tribes, including all the nations I have destroyed, from the Jordan westward to the Mediterranean Sea.

Judah went with his brother Simeon, struck the Canaanites who were living in Zephath, and completely destroyed the town. So they named the town Hormah.

The power of the Israelites continued to increase against Jabin king of Canaan until they destroyed him.

They encamped against them and destroyed the produce of the land, even as far as Gaza. They left nothing for Israel to eat, as well as no sheep, ox or donkey.

When the people saw him, they praised their god and said:Our god has handed over to usour enemy who destroyed our landand who multiplied our dead.

The elders of the congregation said, “What should we do about wives for those who are left, since the women of Benjamin have been destroyed?”

He captured Agag king of Amalek alive, but he completely destroyed all the rest of the people with the sword.

Saul answered, “The troops brought them from the Amalekites and spared the best sheep and cattle in order to offer a sacrifice to the Lord your God, but the rest we destroyed.”

“But I did obey the Lord!” Saul answered. “I went on the mission the Lord gave me: I brought back Agag, king of Amalek, and I completely destroyed the Amalekites.

I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies before you. I will make a name for you like that of the greatest in the land.

In the spring when kings march out to war, David sent Joab with his officers and all Israel. They destroyed the Ammonites and besieged Rabbah, but David remained in Jerusalem.

Now send someone quickly and tell David, ‘Don’t spend the night at the wilderness ford of the Jordan, but be sure to cross over, or the king and all the people with him will be destroyed.’”

When Baasha became king, he struck down the entire house of Jeroboam. He did not leave Jeroboam any survivors but destroyed his family according to the word of the Lord He had spoken through His servant Ahijah the Shilonite.

He replied, “I have not destroyed Israel, but you and your father’s house have, because you have abandoned the Lord’s commands and followed the Baals.

They destroyed the cities, and each of them threw stones to cover every good piece of land. They stopped up every spring of water and cut down every good tree. In the end, only the buildings of Kir-hareseth were left. Then men with slings surrounded the city and attacked it.

Jehoahaz did not have an army left, except for 50 horsemen, 10 chariots, and 10,000 foot soldiers, because the king of Aram had destroyed them, making them like dust at threshing.

Look, you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all the countries: they completely destroyed them. Will you be rescued?

Did the gods of the nations that my predecessors destroyed rescue them—nations such as Gozan, Haran, Rezeph, and the Edenites in Telassar?

They have thrown their gods into the fire, for they were not gods but made by human hands—wood and stone. So they have destroyed them.

He rebuilt the high places that his father Hezekiah had destroyed and reestablished the altars for Baal. He made an Asherah, as King Ahab of Israel had done; he also worshiped the whole heavenly host and served them.

But they did not listen; Manasseh caused them to stray so that they did greater evil than the nations the Lord had destroyed before the Israelites.

But they were unfaithful to the God of their ancestors. They prostituted themselves with the gods of the nations God had destroyed before them.

I have been with you wherever you have gone, and I have destroyed all your enemies before you. I will make a name for you like that of the greatest in the land.

In the spring when kings march out to war, Joab led the army and destroyed the Ammonites’ land. He came to Rabbah and besieged it, but David remained in Jerusalem. Joab attacked Rabbah and demolished it.

their descendants who remained in the land after them, those the Israelites had not completely destroyed—Solomon imposed forced labor on them; it is this way today.

At the turn of the year, an Aramean army went to war against Joash. They entered Judah and Jerusalem and destroyed all the leaders of the people among them and sent all the plunder to the king of Damascus.

Who among all the gods of these nations that my predecessors completely destroyed was able to deliver his people from my power, that your God should be able to do the same for you?

So Manasseh caused Judah and the inhabitants of Jerusalem to stray so that they did worse evil than the nations the Lord had destroyed before the Israelites.

they gave it to the carpenters and builders and also used it to buy quarried stone and timbers—for joining and making beams—for the buildings that Judah’s kings had destroyed.

Then the Chaldeans burned God’s temple. They tore down Jerusalem’s wall, burned down all its palaces, and destroyed all its valuable articles.

that a search should be made in your fathers’ record books. In these record books you will discover and verify that the city is a rebellious city, harmful to kings and provinces. There have been revolts in it since ancient times. That is why this city was destroyed.

But since our fathers angered the God of heaven, He handed them over to King Nebuchadnezzar of Babylon, the Chaldean, who destroyed this temple and deported the people to Babylon.

and replied to the king, “May the king live forever! Why should I not be sad when the city where my ancestors are buried lies in ruins and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”

I went out at night through the Valley Gate toward the Serpent’s Well and the Dung Gate, and I inspected the walls of Jerusalem that had been broken down and its gates that had been destroyed by fire.

If you keep silent at this time, liberation and deliverance will come to the Jewish people from another place, but you and your father’s house will be destroyed. Who knows, perhaps you have come to your royal position for such a time as this.”

The king said to Queen Esther, “In the fortress of Susa the Jews have killed and destroyed 500 men, including Haman’s 10 sons. What have they done in the rest of the royal provinces? Whatever you ask will be given to you. Whatever you seek will also be done.”

Consider: who has perished when he was innocent?Where have the honest been destroyed?

Even after my skin has been destroyed,yet I will see God in my flesh.

“Surely our opponents are destroyed,and fire has consumed what they left behind.”

Yet I am not destroyed by the darkness,by the thick darkness that covers my face.

You have rebuked the nations:You have destroyed the wicked;You have erased their name forever and ever.

For evildoers will be destroyed,but those who put their hope in the Lordwill inherit the land.

Those who are blessed by Him will inherit the land,but those cursed by Him will be destroyed.

Wait for the Lord and keep His way,and He will exalt you to inherit the land.You will watch when the wicked are destroyed.

As smoke is blown away,so You blow them away.As wax melts before the fire,so the wicked are destroyed before God.

Make Your way to the everlasting ruins,to all that the enemy has destroyed in the sanctuary.

They were destroyed at En-dor;they became manure for the ground.

He called down famine against the landand destroyed the entire food supply.

So He said He would have destroyed them—if Moses His chosen onehad not stood before Him in the breachto turn His wrath away from destroying them.

All the nations surrounded me;in the name of Yahweh I destroyed them.

They surrounded me, yes, they surrounded me;in the name of Yahweh I destroyed them.

They surrounded me like bees;they were extinguished like a fire among thorns;in the name of Yahweh I destroyed them.

A sly wink of the eye causes grief,and foolish lips will be destroyed.

The house of the wicked will be destroyed,but the tent of the upright will stand.

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Definition
Usage
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אבד 
'abad 
Usage: 184

H7
אבד 
'abad (Aramaic) 
to destroy , to perish
Usage: 7

אשׁם אשׁם 
'asham 
Usage: 35

בּלע 
Bala` 
swallow ... , destroy , devour , covered , at...end
Usage: 49

גּרר 
Garar 
Usage: 5

דּכא 
Daka' 
Usage: 18

דּמה 
Damah 
Usage: 15

דּמּה 
Dummah 
Usage: 1

הוּם 
Huwm 
Usage: 6

המם 
Hamam 
Usage: 13

הרג 
Harag 
Usage: 166

חבל 
Chabal 
Usage: 30

חבל 
Chabal (Aramaic) 
Usage: 6

חרב חרב 
Charab 
Usage: 40

חרם 
Charam 
Usage: 52

חרם חרם 
Cherem 
Usage: 38

ינה 
Yanah 
Usage: 19

כּלה 
Kalah 
Usage: 207

כּרת 
Karath 
Usage: 287

כּתת 
Kathath 
Usage: 17

מגר 
M@gar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 1

מוּל 
Muwl 
Usage: 37

מחה 
Machah 
Usage: 36

משׁחית 
Mashchiyth 
Usage: 12

משׁחת 
Mashcheth 
Usage: 1

נסח 
Nacach 
Usage: 4

נקף 
Naqaph 
Usage: 19

נשׁם 
Nasham 
Usage: 1

נתץ 
Nathats 
Usage: 42

נתשׁ 
Nathash 
Usage: 21

ספה 
Caphah 
Usage: 20

סתר 
C@thar (Aramaic) 
Usage: 2

פּריץ 
P@riyts 
Usage: 6

צדה 
Tsadah 
Usage: 3

צמת 
Tsamath 
Usage: 15

קוּר 
Quwr 
Usage: 5

קטב 
Qeteb 
Usage: 3

שׁבר 
Shabar 
Usage: 148

שׁדד 
Shadad 
Usage: 57

שׁאה שׁואה שׁוא 
Show' 
Usage: 13

שׁחת 
Shachath 
Usage: 146

שׁמד 
Shamad 
Usage: 90

שׁמם 
Shamem 
Usage: 89

ἀπόλλυμι 
Apollumi 
perish , destroy , lose , be lost , lost ,
Usage: 37

διαφθείρω 
Diaphtheiro 
Usage: 5

ἐξολοθρεύω 
Exolothreuo 
Usage: 1

καθαιρέω 
Kathaireo 
Usage: 8

καταλύω 
Kataluo 
Usage: 12

καταργέω 
Katargeo 
destroy , do away , abolish , cumber , loose , cease , fall , deliver , s
Usage: 25

λύω 
Luo 
Usage: 28

ὀλοθρεύω 
Olothreuo 
Usage: 1

πορθέω 
Portheo 
Usage: 3

φθείρω 
Phtheiro 
Usage: 8

φθορά 
Phthora 
Usage: 9

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