'Devour' in the Bible
God brought them out of Egypt. They have, as it were, the strength of a young bull; they will devour hostile people and will break their bones and will pierce them through with arrows.
They will devour the offspring of your livestock and the produce of your soil until you are destroyed. They will not leave you with any grain, new wine, olive oil, calves of your herds, or lambs of your flocks until they have destroyed you.
I will make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword will devour flesh -- the blood of the slaughtered and captured, the chief of the enemy's leaders!'"
When they invaded with their cattle and tents, they were as thick as locusts. Neither they nor their camels could be counted. They came to devour the land.
Then Abner called out to Joab, "Must the sword devour forever? Don't you realize that this will turn bitter in the end? When will you tell the people to turn aside from pursuing their brothers?"
The Lord says this about Jezebel, 'Dogs will devour Jezebel by the outer wall of Jezreel.'
Dogs will devour Jezebel on the plot of ground in Jezreel; she will not be buried.'" Then he opened the door and ran away.
When they went back and told him, he said, "The Lord's word through his servant, Elijah the Tishbite, has come to pass. He warned, 'In the plot of land at Jezreel, dogs will devour Jezebel's flesh.
When I close up the sky so that it doesn't rain, or command locusts to devour the land's vegetation, or send a plague among my people,
"Nothing is left for him to devour; that is why his prosperity does not last.
Total darkness waits to receive his treasures; a fire which has not been kindled will consume him and devour what is left in his tent.
And its young ones devour the blood, and where the dead carcasses are, there it is."
All those who behave wickedly do not understand -- those who devour my people as if they were eating bread, and do not call out to the Lord.
They open their mouths to devour me like a roaring lion that rips its prey.
When evil men attack me to devour my flesh, when my adversaries and enemies attack me, they stumble and fall.
They are ready to devour me; they say, "Aha! Aha! We've got you!"
You severely discipline people for their sins; like a moth you slowly devour their strength. Surely all people are a mere vapor. (Selah)
All those who behave wickedly do not understand -- those who devour my people as if they were eating bread, and do not call out to God.
I am surrounded by lions; I lie down among those who want to devour me; men whose teeth are spears and arrows, whose tongues are a sharp sword.
Don't let the current overpower me! Don't let the deep swallow me up! Don't let the pit devour me!
lest strangers devour your strength, and your labor benefit another man's house.
There is a generation whose teeth are like swords and whose molars are like knives to devour the poor from the earth and the needy from among the human race.
For a moth will eat away at them like clothes; a clothes moth will devour them like wool. But the vindication I provide will be permanent; the deliverance I give will last."
All you wild animals in the fields, come and devour, all you wild animals in the forest!
Israel was set apart to the Lord; they were like the first fruits of a harvest to him. All who tried to devour them were punished; disaster came upon them," says the Lord.'"
"I will punish them in four different ways: I will have war kill them. I will have dogs drag off their dead bodies. I will have birds and wild beasts devour and destroy their corpses.
But that day belongs to the Lord God who rules over all. It is the day when he will pay back his enemies. His sword will devour them until its appetite is satisfied! It will drink their blood until it is full! For the Lord God who rules over all will offer them up as a sacrifice in the land of the north by the Euphrates River.
and say to the scrub land of the Negev, 'Hear the word of the Lord: This is what the sovereign Lord says: Look here, I am about to start a fire in you, and it will devour every green tree and every dry tree in you. The flaming fire will not be extinguished, and the whole surface of the ground from the Negev to the north will be scorched by it.
They will no longer be prey for the nations and the wild beasts will not devour them. They will live securely and no one will make them afraid.
therefore you will no longer devour people and no longer bereave your nation of children, declares the sovereign Lord.
"Then a second beast appeared, like a bear. It was raised up on one side, and there were three ribs in its mouth between its teeth. It was told, 'Get up and devour much flesh!'
"This is what he told me: 'The fourth beast means that there will be a fourth kingdom on earth that will differ from all the other kingdoms. It will devour all the earth and will trample and crush it.
I will destroy her vines and fig trees, about which she said, "These are my wages for prostitution that my lovers gave to me!" I will turn her cultivated vines and fig trees into an uncultivated thicket, so that wild animals will devour them.
They have committed treason against the Lord, because they bore illegitimate children. Soon the new moon festival will devour them and their fields.
All of them are blazing like an oven; they devour their rulers. All of their kings fall -- and none of them call on me!
A sword will flash in their cities, it will destroy the bars of their city gates, and will devour them in their fortresses.
I will attack them like a bear robbed of her cubs -- I will rip open their chests. I will devour them there like a lion -- like a wild animal would tear them apart.
Like fire they devour everything in their path; a flame blazes behind them. The land looks like the Garden of Eden before them, but behind them there is only a desolate wilderness -- for nothing escapes them!
The descendants of Jacob will be a fire, and the descendants of Joseph a flame. The descendants of Esau will be like stubble. They will burn them up and devour them. There will not be a single survivor of the descendants of Esau!" Indeed, the Lord has spoken it.
You devour my people's flesh, strip off their skin, and crush their bones. You chop them up like flesh in a pot -- like meat in a kettle.
"I am against you!" declares the Lord who commands armies: "I will burn your chariots with fire; the sword will devour your young lions; you will no longer prey upon the land; the voices of your messengers will no longer be heard."
Their horses are faster than leopards and more alert than wolves in the desert. Their horses gallop, their horses come a great distance; like a vulture they swoop down quickly to devour their prey.
You are too just to tolerate evil; you are unable to condone wrongdoing. So why do you put up with such treacherous people? Why do you say nothing when the wicked devour those more righteous than they are?
Her princes are as fierce as roaring lions; her rulers are as hungry as wolves in the desert, who completely devour their prey by morning.
They devour widows' property, and as a show make long prayers. These men will receive a more severe punishment."
They devour widows' property, and as a show make long prayers. They will receive a more severe punishment."
His disciples remembered that it was written, "Zeal for your house will devour me."
However, if you continually bite and devour one another, beware that you are not consumed by one another.
Be sober and alert. Your enemy the devil, like a roaring lion, is on the prowl looking for someone to devour.
Now the dragon's tail swept away a third of the stars in heaven and hurled them to the earth. Then the dragon stood before the woman who was about to give birth, so that he might devour her child as soon as it was born.
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