'Ruin' in the Bible
Joshua burned Ai and left it a permanent ruin, desolate to this day.
The redeemer replied, “I can’t redeem it myself, or I will ruin my own inheritance. Take my right of redemption, because I can’t redeem it.”
Since the Lord had decreed that Ahithophel’s good advice be undermined in order to bring about Absalom’s ruin, Absalom and all the men of Israel said, “The advice of Hushai the Archite is better than Ahithophel’s advice.”
Then they will say: Because they abandoned the Lord their God who brought their ancestors out of the land of Egypt. They clung to other gods and worshiped and served them. Because of this, the Lord brought all this ruin on them.
Then you must attack every fortified city and every choice city. You must cut down every good tree and stop up every spring of water. You must ruin every good piece of land with stones.”
Then they will say: Because they abandoned the Lord God of their ancestors who brought them out of the land of Egypt. They clung to other gods and worshiped and served them. Because of this, He brought all this ruin on them.
For the Lord watches over the way of the righteous,but the way of the wicked leads to ruin.
The enemy has come to eternal ruin;You have uprooted the cities,and the very memory of them has perished.
Let ruin come on him unexpectedly,and let the net that he hid ensnare him;let him fall into it—to his ruin.
Indeed, You put them in slippery places;You make them fall into ruin.
Don’t fear sudden dangeror the ruin of the wicked when it comes,
I am on the verge of complete ruinbefore the entire community.”
The one who brings ruin on his householdwill inherit the wind,and a fool will be a slaveto someone whose heart is wise.
The one who guards his mouth protects his life;the one who opens his lips invites his own ruin.
One with a twisted mind will not succeed,and one with deceitful speech will fall into ruin.
A foolish son is his father’s ruin,and a wife’s nagging is an endless dripping.
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked;He brings the wicked to ruin.
Though a righteous man falls seven times,he will get up,but the wicked will stumble into ruin.
A lying tongue hates those it crushes,and a flattering mouth causes ruin.
(W) Catch the foxes for us—the little foxes that ruin the vineyards—for our vineyards are in bloom.
Look at the land of the Chaldeans—a people who no longer exist.Assyria destined it for desert creatures.They set up their siege towersand stripped its palaces.They made it a ruin.
For You have turned the city into a pile of rocks,a fortified city, into ruins;the fortress of barbarians is no longer a city;it will never be rebuilt.
Their feet run after evil,and they rush to shed innocent blood.Their thoughts are sinful thoughts;ruin and wretchedness are in their paths.
“This is what the Lord says: Just like this I will ruin the great pride of both Judah and Jerusalem.
But if you do not obey these words, then I swear by Myself”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“that this house will become a ruin.”
This whole land will become a desolate ruin, and these nations will serve the king of Babylon for 70 years.
When the 70 years are completed, I will punish the king of Babylon and that nation’—this is the Lord’s declaration—‘the land of the Chaldeans, for their guilt, and I will make it a ruin forever.
These included:Jerusalem and the other cities of Judah, its kings and its officials, to make them a desolate ruin, an object of scorn and cursing—as it is today;
How dare you prophesy in the name of Yahweh, ‘This temple will become like Shiloh and this city will become an uninhabited ruin’!” Then all the people assembled against Jeremiah at the Lord’s temple.
Do not listen to them. Serve the king of Babylon and live! Why should this city become a ruin?
“This is what the Lord says: In this place, which you say is a ruin, without man or beast—that is, in Judah’s cities and Jerusalem’s streets that are a desolation without man, without inhabitant, and without beast—there will be heard again
“This is what the Lord of Hosts, the God of Israel, says: You have seen all the disaster I brought against Jerusalem and all Judah’s cities; look, they are a ruin today without an inhabitant in them
So My fierce wrath poured out and burned in Judah’s cities and Jerusalem’s streets so that they became the desolate ruin they are today.
For by Myself I have sworn”—this is the Lord’s declaration—“Bozrah will become a desolation, a disgrace, a ruin, and a curse, and all her cities will become ruins forever.”
You are My battle club,My weapons of war.With you I will smash nations;with you I will bring kingdoms to ruin.
?MemWhat can I say on your behalf?What can I compare you to, Daughter Jerusalem?What can I liken you to,so that I may console you, Virgin Daughter Zion?For your ruin is as vast as the sea.Who can heal you?
“I will make you a ruin and a disgrace among the nations around you, in the sight of everyone who passes by.
A ruin, a ruin,I will make it a ruin!Yet this will not happenuntil He comes;I have given the judgment to Him.
The land of Egypt will be a desolate ruin. Then they will know that I am Yahweh. Because you said, ‘The Nile is my own; I made it,’
After a long time you will be summoned. In the last years you will enter a land that has been restored from war and regathered from many peoples to the mountains of Israel, which had long been a ruin. They were brought out from the peoples, and all of them now live securely.
The seeds lie shriveled in their casings.The storehouses are in ruin,and the granaries are broken down,because the grain has withered away.
They drink wine by the bowlfuland anoint themselves with the finest oilsbut do not grieve over the ruin of Joseph.
Their wealth will become plunderand their houses a ruin.They will build houses but never live in them,plant vineyards but never drink their wine.
For Gaza will be abandoned,and Ashkelon will become a ruin.Ashdod will be driven out at noon,and Ekron will be uprooted.
He will also stretch out His hand against the northand destroy Assyria;He will make Nineveh a desolate ruin,dry as the desert.
I will rebuke the devourer for you, so that it will not ruin the produce of your land and your vine in your field will not fail to produce fruit,” says the Lord of Hosts.
So not only do we run a risk that our business may be discredited, but also that the temple of the great goddess Artemis may be despised and her magnificence come to the verge of ruin—the very one all of Asia and the world adore.”
ruin and wretchedness are in their paths,
If anyone destroys God’s sanctuary, God will destroy him; for God’s sanctuary is holy, and that is what you are.
But those who want to be rich fall into temptation, a trap, and many foolish and harmful desires, which plunge people into ruin and destruction.
Remind them of these things, charging them before God not to fight about words; this is in no way profitable and leads to the ruin of the hearers.
and if He reduced the cities of Sodom and Gomorrah to ashes and condemned them to ruin, making them an example to those who were going to be ungodly;