'Destruction' in the Bible
So when God destroyed the cities of the region, God honored Abraham's request. He removed Lot from the midst of the destruction when he destroyed the cities Lot had lived in.
For if you turn away from following him, he will once again abandon them in the wilderness, and you will be the reason for their destruction."
The whole land will be covered with brimstone, salt, and burning debris; it will not be planted nor will it sprout or produce grass. It will resemble the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the Lord destroyed in his intense anger.
The king ruined the high places east of Jerusalem, south of the Mount of Destruction, that King Solomon of Israel had built for the detestable Sidonian goddess Astarte, the detestable Moabite god Chemosh, and the horrible Ammonite god Milcom.
He did evil in the sight of the Lord like Ahab's dynasty because, after his father's death, they gave him advice that led to his destruction.
He also gave him a written copy of the law that had been disseminated in Susa for their destruction so that he could show it to Esther and talk to her about it. He also gave instructions that she should go to the king to implore him and petition him on behalf of her people.
For we have been sold -- both I and my people -- to destruction and to slaughter and to annihilation! If we had simply been sold as male and female slaves, I would have remained silent, for such distress would not have been sufficient for troubling the king."
For how can I watch the calamity that will befall my people, and how can I watch the destruction of my relatives?"
The Jews struck all their enemies with the sword, bringing death and destruction, and they did as they pleased with their enemies.
You will be protected from malicious gossip, and will not be afraid of the destruction when it comes.
You will laugh at destruction and famine and need not be afraid of the beasts of the earth.
Let his own eyes see his destruction; let him drink of the anger of the Almighty.
The righteous see their destruction and rejoice; the innocent mock them scornfully, saying,
The underworld is naked before God; the place of destruction lies uncovered.
Destruction and Death say, 'With our ears we have heard a rumor about where it can be found.'
For it is a fire that devours even to Destruction, and it would uproot all my harvest.
Certainly the Lord guards the way of the godly, but the way of the wicked ends in destruction.
For they do not speak the truth; their stomachs are like the place of destruction, their throats like an open grave, their tongues like a steep slope leading into it.
Let destruction take them by surprise! Let the net they hid catch them! Let them fall into destruction!
Day and night they walk around on its walls, while wickedness and destruction are within it.
He sent his anger in full force; he did not spare them from death; he handed their lives over to destruction.
You will not be afraid of sudden disaster, or when destruction overtakes the wicked;
Those who are wise store up knowledge, but foolish speech leads to imminent destruction.
The way of the Lord is like a stronghold for the upright, but it is destruction to evildoers.
Death and Destruction are before the Lord -- how much more the hearts of humans!
Pride goes before destruction, and a haughty spirit before a fall.
The one who loves a quarrel loves transgression; whoever builds his gate high seeks destruction.
Before destruction the heart of a person is proud, but humility comes before honor.
for suddenly their destruction will overtake them, and who knows the ruinous judgment both the Lord and the king can bring?
As Death and Destruction are never satisfied, so the eyes of a person are never satisfied.
Your land is devastated, your cities burned with fire. Right before your eyes your crops are being destroyed by foreign invaders. They leave behind devastation and destruction.
What will you do on judgment day, when destruction arrives from a distant place? To whom will you run for help? Where will you leave your wealth?
For though your people, Israel, are as numerous as the sand on the seashore, only a remnant will come back. Destruction has been decreed; just punishment is about to engulf you.
The sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies, is certainly ready to carry out the decreed destruction throughout the land.
For very soon my fury will subside, and my anger will be directed toward their destruction."
So I say: "Don't look at me! I am weeping bitterly. Don't try to console me concerning the destruction of my defenseless people."
So now, do not mock, or your chains will become heavier! For I have heard a message about decreed destruction, from the sovereign master, the Lord who commands armies, against the entire land.
His battle cry overwhelms like a flooding river that reaches one's neck. He shakes the nations in a sieve that isolates the chaff; he puts a bit into the mouth of the nations and leads them to destruction.
Owls and wild animals will live there, all kinds of wild birds will settle in it. The Lord will stretch out over her the measuring line of ruin and the plumb line of destruction.
the one who led chariots and horses to destruction, together with a mighty army. They fell down, never to rise again; they were extinguished, put out like a burning wick:
So I defiled your holy princes, and handed Jacob over to destruction, and subjected Israel to humiliating abuse."
Disaster will overtake you; you will not know how to charm it away. Destruction will fall on you; you will not be able to appease it. Calamity will strike you suddenly, before you recognize it.
These double disasters confronted you. But who feels sorry for you? Destruction and devastation, famine and sword. But who consoles you?
Sounds of violence will no longer be heard in your land, or the sounds of destruction and devastation within your borders. You will name your walls, 'Deliverance,' and your gates, 'Praise.'
Then the Lord said, "This means destruction will break out from the north on all who live in the land.
Raise a signal flag that tells people to go to Zion. Run for safety! Do not delay! For I am about to bring disaster out of the north. It will bring great destruction.
I see one destruction after another taking place, so that the whole land lies in ruins. I see our tents suddenly destroyed, their curtains torn down in a mere instant.
And you, Zion, city doomed to destruction, you accomplish nothing by wearing a beautiful dress, decking yourself out in jewels of gold, and putting on eye shadow! You are making yourself beautiful for nothing. Your lovers spurn you. They want to kill you.
"Run for safety, people of Benjamin! Get out of Jerusalem! Sound the trumpet in Tekoa! Light the signal fires at Beth Hakkerem! For disaster lurks out of the north; it will bring great destruction.
As a well continually pours out fresh water so it continually pours out wicked deeds. Sounds of violence and destruction echo throughout it. All I see are sick and wounded people.'
So, this is what the Lord says: 'I will assuredly make these people stumble to their doom. Parents and children will stumble and fall to their destruction. Friends and neighbors will die.'
People of Jerusalem, I have seen your adulterous worship, your shameless prostitution to, and your lustful pursuit of, other gods. I have seen your disgusting acts of worship on the hills throughout the countryside. You are doomed to destruction! How long will you continue to be unclean?'"
The people to whom they are prophesying will die through war and famine. Their bodies will be thrown out into the streets of Jerusalem and there will be no one to bury them. This will happen to the men and their wives, their sons, and their daughters. For I will pour out on them the destruction they deserve."
May those who persecute me be disgraced. Do not let me be disgraced. May they be dismayed. Do not let me be dismayed. Bring days of disaster on them. Bring on them the destruction they deserve."
But if that nation I threatened stops doing wrong, I will cancel the destruction I intended to do to it.
For whenever I prophesy, I must cry out, "Violence and destruction are coming!" This message from the Lord has made me an object of continual insults and derision.
The Lord who rules over all says, 'Disaster will soon come on one nation after another. A mighty storm of military destruction is rising up from the distant parts of the earth.'
Cries of anguish will arise in Horonaim, 'Oh, the ruin and great destruction!'
Indeed they will climb the slopes of Luhith, weeping continually as they go. For on the road down to Horonaim they will hear the cries of distress over the destruction.
A curse on anyone who is lax in doing the Lord's work! A curse on anyone who keeps from carrying out his destruction!
Moab's destruction is at hand. Disaster will come on it quickly.
Kill all the farmers who sow the seed in the land of Babylon. Kill all those who wield the sickle at harvest time. Let all the foreigners return to their own people. Let them hurry back to their own lands to escape destruction by that enemy army.
The noise of battle can be heard in the land of Babylonia. There is the sound of great destruction.
"Sharpen your arrows! Fill your quivers! The Lord will arouse a spirit of hostility in the kings of Media. For he intends to destroy Babylonia. For that is how the Lord will get his revenge -- how he will get his revenge for the Babylonians' destruction of his temple.
Cries of anguish will come from Babylon, the sound of great destruction from the land of the Babylonians.
(Kaf) My eyes are worn out from weeping; my stomach is in knots. My heart is poured out on the ground due to the destruction of my helpless people; children and infants faint in the town squares.
Panic and pitfall have come upon us, devastation and destruction.
You will be an object of scorn and taunting, a prime example of destruction among the nations around you when I execute judgments against you in anger and raging fury. I, the Lord, have spoken!
Then he shouted in my ears, "Approach, you who are to visit destruction on the city, each with his destructive weapon in his hand!"
I will pour out my anger on you; the fire of my fury I will blow on you. I will hand you over to brutal men, who are skilled in destruction.
I will disturb many peoples, when I bring about your destruction among the nations, among countries you do not know.
"'This is what the sovereign Lord says: Enough, you princes of Israel! Put away violence and destruction, and do what is just and right. Put an end to your evictions of my people, declares the sovereign Lord.
His power will be great, but it will not be by his strength alone. He will cause terrible destruction. He will be successful in what he undertakes. He will destroy powerful people and the people of the holy ones.
Now after the sixty-two weeks, an anointed one will be cut off and have nothing. As for the city and the sanctuary, the people of the coming prince will destroy them. But his end will come speedily like a flood. Until the end of the war that has been decreed there will be destruction.
Woe to them! For they have fled from me! Destruction to them! For they have rebelled against me! I want to deliver them, but they have lied to me.
Look! Even if they flee from the destruction, Egypt will take hold of them, and Memphis will bury them. The weeds will inherit the silver they treasure -- thorn bushes will occupy their homes.
Will I deliver them from the power of Sheol? No, I will not! Will I redeem them from death? No, I will not! O Death, bring on your plagues! O Sheol, bring on your destruction! My eyes will not show any compassion!
How awful that day will be! For the day of the Lord is near; it will come as destruction from the Divine Destroyer.
He flashes destruction down upon the strong so that destruction overwhelms the fortified places.)
Destruction, devastation, and desolation! Their hearts faint, their knees tremble, each stomach churns, each face turns pale!
Your destruction is like an incurable wound; your demise is like a fatal injury! All who hear what has happened to you will clap their hands for joy, for no one ever escaped your endless cruelty!
Why do you force me to witness injustice? Why do you put up with wrongdoing? Destruction and violence confront me; conflict is present and one must endure strife.
Neither their silver nor their gold will be able to deliver them in the day of the Lord's angry judgment. The whole earth will be consumed by his fiery wrath. Indeed, he will bring terrifying destruction on all who live on the earth."
"Enter through the narrow gate, because the gate is wide and the way is spacious that leads to destruction, and there are many who enter through it.
When I was with them I kept them safe and watched over them in your name that you have given me. Not one of them was lost except the one destined for destruction, so that the scripture could be fulfilled.
But what if God, willing to demonstrate his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience the objects of wrath prepared for destruction?
turn this man over to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.
and by not being intimidated in any way by your opponents. This is a sign of their destruction, but of your salvation -- a sign which is from God.
Their end is destruction, their god is the belly, they exult in their shame, and they think about earthly things.
Now when they are saying, "There is peace and security," then sudden destruction comes on them, like labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will surely not escape.
They will undergo the penalty of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his strength,
Let no one deceive you in any way. For that day will not arrive until the rebellion comes and the man of lawlessness is revealed, the son of destruction.
Those who long to be rich, however, stumble into temptation and a trap and many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.
By faith Rahab the prostitute escaped the destruction of the disobedient, because she welcomed the spies in peace.
But false prophets arose among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. These false teachers will infiltrate your midst with destructive heresies, even to the point of denying the Master who bought them. As a result, they will bring swift destruction on themselves.
And in their greed they will exploit you with deceptive words. Their condemnation pronounced long ago is not sitting idly by; their destruction is not asleep.
and if he turned to ashes the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah when he condemned them to destruction, having appointed them to serve as an example to future generations of the ungodly,
But these men, like irrational animals -- creatures of instinct, born to be caught and destroyed -- do not understand whom they are insulting, and consequently in their destruction they will be destroyed,
But by the same word the present heavens and earth have been reserved for fire, by being kept for the day of judgment and destruction of the ungodly.
speaking of these things in all his letters. Some things in these letters are hard to understand, things the ignorant and unstable twist to their own destruction, as they also do to the rest of the scriptures.
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