'Destruction' in the Bible
What if there are five less than 50 righteous ones? Will you bring destruction upon the city because of those five?" The LORD said, "I won't destroy it if I find 45 there."
And so it was that, when God destroyed the cities of the plain, he remembered Abraham and brought Lot out from the midst of the destruction when he overthrew the cities where Lot had lived.
Then Israel made this vow in the LORD's presence: "If you give these people into our control, we intend to devote their cities to total destruction."
Next, Balaam looked directly at Amalek and then uttered this prophetic statement: "Even though Amalek is an international leader, his future is permanent destruction."
Don't bring any detestable thing to your house, because you yourself will be utterly destroyed along with these detestable things. You must absolutely abhor and detest all of it, because it has been devoted to destruction."
then put the inhabitants of the town to death by the sword. Devote everything in it to divine destruction even its livestock by the sword.
The LORD will set him apart from all the tribes of Israel for destruction, according to the curses of the covenant that were written in this Book of the Law."
The city along with everything in it is to be turned over to the LORD for destruction. Only Rahab the prostitute and everyone who is with her in her house may live, because she hid the scouts we sent.
Now as for you, everything has been turned over for destruction. Don't covet or take any of these things. Otherwise, you'll make the camp of Israel itself an object worthy of destruction, and bring trouble on it.
They turned over everyone in the city for destruction and executed them, including both men and women, young and old, and oxen, sheep, and donkeys.
Later, the Israelis broke their promise regarding the things that had been turned over to destruction. Carmi's son Achan, grandson of Zabdi and great-grandson of Zerah from the tribe of Judah, appropriated some of the things that had been turned over to destruction. As a result, the LORD became angry with the Israelis.
Israel has sinned. They broke my covenant that I commanded them by taking some of the things that had been turned over to destruction. They have stolen, have been deceitful, and have stored what they stole among their own belongings.
The Israelis have been unable to stand before their enemies. They're turning their backs and running from their enemies because they themselves have been turned over to destruction. I will not be with you anymore unless you destroy these things that have been turned over to destruction.
So get up and sanctify the people. Tell them, "Sanctify yourselves in preparation for tomorrow, because this is what the LORD God of Israel, says: "There are things turned over to destruction among you, Israel. You won't be able to defeat your enemies until you remove what has been turned over to destruction.
The one selected as having taken what has been turned over to destruction is to be incinerated, along with everything that pertains to him, because he has transgressed against the covenant of the LORD and committed an outrageous thing in Israel."'"
They took the things from the tent that had been turned over to destruction, brought them to Joshua and all of the Israelis, and laid them out in the presence of the LORD.
But the LORD had planned to circumvent the sound advice of Ahithophel so the LORD could bring Absalom to destruction. So Hushai told Zadok and Abiathar, the priests, what Ahithophel had suggested to Absalom and the elders of Israel. He also reported what he himself had proposed. Hushai said,
They told the king, "The man who consumed us, who planned our destruction intending to leave us with nothing in the territory of Israel
He told the king, "This is what the LORD says: "Because you let the man whom I had dedicated to destruction go free, therefore your life is to be forfeited for his life, and your people for his people.'"
Either three years of famine, or three months of reversals as you are swept away by your enemies while the sword of your enemies overtakes you, or three days with the sword of the LORD, consisting of pestilence infecting the land, with the angel of the LORD wreaking destruction from border to border throughout all of Israel.' Decide right now what I am to answer to the one who sent me."
So he practiced what the LORD considered to be evil, just like Ahab's dynasty had done, because after his father died, he was given advice that resulted in his destruction.
Mordecai gave Hathach a copy of the written decree ordering the Jews' destruction that had been issued in Susa. Mordecai wanted him to show it to Esther, to explain it to her, and then to instruct her to go in to the king to seek his favor and plead with him for her people.
She said, "If it pleases the king, and if I've found favor with him, and if the matter is proper in the king's opinion, and if I'm pleasing to the king, let an order be issued revoking the letters devised by Hammedatha the Agagite's son Haman, which ordered the destruction of the Jewish people throughout the king's provinces.
Indeed, how can I bear to see this disaster happen to my people? How can I bear to see the destruction of my kinsmen?"
You'll be protected from the accusing tongue; you need not fear destruction when it heads your way.
You'll laugh at destruction and famine; and you need not fear the beasts of the earth.
"How often do the wicked have their lights put out? Does calamity ever fall on them? Will God in his anger ever apportion their destruction?
Their own eyes will see their destruction; and they'll drink the wrath of the Almighty.
They tear up my pathways; they profit from my destruction, and they need no help to do this!
"Have I rejoiced in the destruction of those who hate me, or have I been happy that evil caught up with him?
Let destruction come upon them unawares, and let the net that he hid catch him; let him fall into destruction.
LORD, how long will you just watch? Rescue me from their destruction, my precious life from these young lions.
Let my adversaries be ashamed and consumed; let those who seek my destruction be covered with scorn and disgrace.
Moreover, my tongue will speak all day about your justice; for those who seek my destruction will be utterly humiliated. Solomonic
Yet when they cried out to the LORD in their trouble, he delivered them from certain destruction.
He issued his command and healed them; he delivered them from their destruction.
Those who are wise store up knowledge, but when the fool speaks, destruction is near.
Pride precedes destruction; an arrogant spirit appears before a fall.
The person who loves transgression loves strife; the person who builds a high gate invites destruction.
Whoever is lazy regarding his work is also a brother to the master of destruction.
Discipline your son while there is still hope but don't set your heart on his destruction.
Speak for those who cannot speak; seek justice for all those on the verge of destruction.
For even if your people of Israel number as many as the sand of the sea, only a remnant of them will return. Overwhelming, righteous destruction is decreed,
because the Lord GOD of the Heavenly Armies will bring about destruction, as has been decreed, throughout the entire region.
In just a little while, my fury will come to an end, and my anger then will be directed to their destruction.
Wail out loud, because the Day of the LORD is near. It will come like destruction from the Almighty!
"And I'm going to make it a possession of the hedgehog pools of water and I'll sweep with the broom of destruction," declares the LORD of the Heavenly Armies.
My heart cries out over Moab; her fugitives flee as far as Zoar, as far as Eglath-shelishiyah. For at the ascent to Luhith they go up weeping; on the road to Horonaim they raise a cry of destruction.
Let the fugitives from Moab settle among you; be a shelter to them from the destroyer. When the oppressor comes to an end, and destruction has ceased, and the marauder has vanished from the land,
Therefore I said: "Look away from me; and let me weep bitter tears; don't try to console me over the destruction of the daughter of my people."
But as for you, don't start mocking, or your chains will become tighter; for I have heard from the LORD of the Heavenly Armies about destruction, and it is decreed against the whole land.
There is only loathsome destruction through a people that cannot benefit them, who bring neither help nor profit, but only shame and disgrace."
His breath is like an overflowing torrent, and it rises right up to the neck, to shake the nations in the sieve of destruction, and to place in the jaws of the nations a bit that leads them astray.
For the LORD is angry against all the nations, and furious against all their armies. He has doomed them to destruction, and given them up to be slaughtered.
For my sword will be seen in the heavens. Look! It descends in judgment on Edom, on the people I have doomed to destruction.
Surely you have heard what the kings of Assyria have done to all countries, dooming them to destruction. So do you think you will be saved?
So I'll disgrace the leaders of the Temple, and I'll consign Jacob to total destruction and Israel to contempt.
"These twin things have come upon you (who can feel sorry for you?): ruin and destruction, famine and the sword who can console you?
Their feet rush to evil, and they are quick to shed innocent blood. Their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity; ruin, destruction, and violence are in their paths.
Then violence will no longer be heard in your land, nor devastation or destruction within your borders; but you'll call your walls "Salvation', and your gates "Praise'.
Raise a standard in the direction of Zion. Flee! Don't stand around! For I'm bringing calamity from the north, along with great destruction.
"Flee to safety, you people of Benjamin, leave Jerusalem. Sound the trumpet in Tekoa, and raise a signal over Beth-haccerem! For calamity and terrible destruction are turning toward you from the north.
As a well keeps its waters fresh, so the city keeps her wickedness fresh. Violence and destruction are heard in her, sickness and wounds are always before me.
Let those who pursue me be put to shame, but don't put me to shame. Let them be terrified, but don't let me be terrified. Bring the day of judgment on them, and destroy them with double destruction!
Indeed, as often as I speak, I cry out, and shout, "Violence and destruction!" For this message from the LORD has caused me constant reproach and derision.
The sound of crying will come from Horonaim, devastation and great destruction.
Indeed, at the ascent of Luhith people will go up with bitter weeping. At the descent of Horonaim the anguished cries over the destruction will be heard.
The noise of battle is in the land, and great destruction.
"The sound of a cry is coming from Babylon, great destruction from the land of the Chaldeans.
The LORD planned to destroy the walls of cherished Zion. He measured them with his line. He did not withhold his hand from destruction. He made both ramparts and defensive walls mourn; they languish together.
My eyes run with rivers of tears over the destruction of my cherished people.
I'll send arrows of severe famine in their direction, meant for destruction, which I'll shoot, intending to destroy them. I'll make you have more and more famines that will attack you, and I'll disrupt your source of food.
"When destruction comes, they'll seek peace, but there will be none to be found.
Then the Spirit shouted right in my ears with a loud voice! "Come forward," he said, "you executioners of the city, and bring your weapon of destruction in your hand!"
I'm going to pour out my indignation all over you. I'll blow my fierce wrath against you and deliver you into the control of brutal men who are skilled at destruction.
They will plunder your riches and loot your businesses. They'll tear down your walls and demolish your luxurious homes. They'll grab the stones, wood, and rubble from the destruction and dump it all into the Mediterranean Sea.
Everyone who lives by the sea is appalled at your destruction. Their leaders are terrified their faces reflect their fears!
I'm going to turn you around, drag you along to your destruction, and bring you up from the farthest parts of the north, and carry you to the mountains of Israel.
At the beginning of year 25 of our captivity, on the tenth day of the fourteenth year after the destruction of Jerusalem on that very day the LORD grabbed me in his hand and took me there.
"This is what the Lord GOD says, "Enough of you, you regent princes of Israel! Abandon your violence and destruction. Practice what is just and right instead! Stop confiscating property from my people!' declares the Lord GOD.
Look! They have gone away because of the destruction Egypt will gather them up, and Memphis will bury them. Weeds will overgrow their inheritance, and thorns will grow in their tents.
"From the power of Sheol I will rescue them, from death I will redeem them. Death, where are your plagues? Sheol, where is your destruction? My eyes will remain closed to your pleas for compassion.
Oh, no! For the Day of the LORD approaches, and like destruction from the Almighty, it will come!
It is he who is raining sudden destruction upon the strong like lightning, so that ruin comes upon the fortress.
"Get up and go, because there's no rest for you here! Since everything is polluted, it can only cause destruction, even heavy destruction.
Indeed, the violence done to Lebanon will overtake you, and the destruction of the beasts will terrorize you because you shed human blood and did violence to the land, to the city, and to all who live in it."
When all of this happens," declares the LORD, "a loud shriek will come from the Fish Gate, and howling from the Mishneh Quarter, along with great destruction from the hills."
People will live there, there will be no more destruction, and Jerusalem will be safely inhabited."
"Go in through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the road is spacious that leads to destruction, and many people are entering by it.
But the person who hears what I say but doesn't act on it is like someone who built a house on the ground without any foundation. When the floodwaters pushed against it, that house quickly collapsed, and the resulting destruction of that house was extensive."
While I was with them, I protected them by the authority that you gave me. I guarded them, and not one of them became lost except the one who was destined for destruction, so that the Scripture might be fulfilled.
Now if God wants to demonstrate his wrath and reveal his power, can't he be extremely patient with the objects of his wrath that are made for destruction?
turn this man over to Satan for the destruction of his body, so that his spirit may be saved on the Day of the Lord.
Their destiny is destruction, their god is their belly, and their glory is in their shame. Their minds are set on worldly things.
When people say, "There is peace and security," destruction will strike them as suddenly as labor pains come to a pregnant woman, and they will not be able to escape.
Such people will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction by being separated from the Lord's presence and from his glorious power
Do not let anyone deceive you in any way, for it will not come unless the rebellion takes place first and the man of sin, who is destined for destruction, is revealed.
But people who want to get rich keep toppling into temptation and are trapped by many stupid and harmful desires that plunge them into destruction and ruin.
Now there were false prophets among the people, just as there also will be false teachers among you, who will secretly introduce destructive heresies and even deny the Master who bought them, bringing swift destruction on themselves.
In their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. The ancient verdict against them is still in force, and their destruction is not delayed.
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