'Devouring' in the Bible
Benjamin is a ravenous wolf, in the morning devouring the prey and at night dividing the spoil.
And the glory of the Lord appeared to the Israelites like devouring fire on the top of the mountain.
Know therefore this day that the Lord your God is He Who goes over before you as a devouring fire. He will destroy them and bring them down before you; so you shall dispossess them and make them perish quickly, as the Lord has promised you.
Smoke went up from His nostrils, and devouring fire from His mouth; coals were kindled by it.
You love all destroying and devouring words, O deceitful tongue.
But in the end she is bitter as wormwood, sharp as a two-edged and devouring sword.
You shall be visited and delivered by the Lord of hosts with thunder and earthquake and great noise, with whirlwind and tempest and the flame of a devouring fire.
And the Lord shall cause His glorious voice to be heard and the descending blow of His arm to be seen, coming down with indignant anger and with the flame of a devouring fire, amid crashing blast and cloudburst, tempest, and hailstones.
The sinners in Zion are afraid; trembling seizes the godless ones. [They cry] Who among us can dwell with that devouring fire? Who among us can dwell with those everlasting burnings?
Her princes in the midst of her are like wolves rending and devouring the prey, shedding blood and destroying lives to get dishonest gain.
A fire devours before them, and behind them a flame burns; the land is as the garden of Eden before them, and behind them a desolate wilderness; yes, and none has escaped [the ravages of the devouring hordes].
Like the noise of chariots on the tops of the mountains they leap -- "like the noise of a flame of fire devouring the stubble, like a mighty people set in battle array.
Beware of false prophets, who come to you dressed as sheep, but inside they are devouring wolves.