'Ruin' in the Bible
For he sacrificed to the gods of Damascus, which struck him; and he said, "Because the gods of the kings of Syria helped them, so I will sacrifice to them, that they may help me." But they were the ruin of him, and of all Israel.
Yahweh said to Satan, "Have you considered my servant Job? For there is none like him in the earth, a blameless and an upright man, one who fears God, and turns away from evil. He still maintains his integrity, although you incited me against him, to ruin him without cause."
As through a wide breach they come, in the midst of the ruin they roll themselves in.
The enemy is overtaken by endless ruin. The very memory of the cities which you have overthrown has perished.
Let those who seek after my soul be disappointed and brought to dishonor. Let those who plot my ruin be turned back and confounded.
Their own tongues shall ruin them. All who see them will shake their heads.
Let them be disappointed and confounded who seek my soul. Let those who desire my ruin be turned back in disgrace.
You have broken down all his hedges. You have brought his strongholds to ruin.
I have come to the brink of utter ruin, in the midst of the gathered assembly."
Wise men lay up knowledge, but the mouth of the foolish is near ruin.
He who guards his mouth guards his soul. One who opens wide his lips comes to ruin.
The Righteous One considers the house of the wicked, and brings the wicked to ruin.
A lying tongue hates those it hurts; and a flattering mouth works ruin.
Indeed a man shall take hold of his brother in the house of his father, saying, "You have clothing, you be our ruler, and let this ruin be under your hand."
Behold, the land of the Chaldeans. This people was not. The Assyrians founded it for those who dwell in the wilderness. They set up their towers. They overthrew its palaces. They made it a ruin.
For you have made a city into a heap, a fortified city into a ruin, a palace of strangers to be no city. It will never be built.
His breath is as an overflowing stream that reaches even to the neck, to sift the nations with the sieve of destruction; and a bridle that leads to ruin will be in the jaws of the peoples.
Therefore I will judge you, house of Israel, everyone according to his ways, says the Lord Yahweh. Return, and turn yourselves from all your transgressions; so iniquity shall not be your ruin.
Your riches, and your wares, your merchandise, your mariners, and your pilots, your repairers of ship seams, and the dealers in your merchandise, and all your men of war, who are in you, with all your company which is in the midst of you, shall fall into the heart of the seas in the day of your ruin.
On his ruin all the birds of the sky shall dwell, and all the animals of the field shall be on his branches;
I will not punish your daughters when they play the prostitute, nor your brides when they commit adultery; because the men consort with prostitutes, and they sacrifice with the shrine prostitutes; so the people without understanding will come to ruin.
For the statutes of Omri are kept, and all the works of the house of Ahab. You walk in their counsels, that I may make you a ruin, and her inhabitants a hissing; And you will bear the reproach of my people."
That day is a day of wrath, a day of distress and anguish, a day of trouble and ruin, a day of darkness and gloom, a day of clouds and blackness,
But he who hears, and doesn't do, is like a man who built a house on the earth without a foundation, against which the stream broke, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house was great."
But those who are determined to be rich fall into a temptation and a snare and many foolish and harmful lusts, such as drown men in ruin and destruction.