'Ruin' in the Bible
Surely not against the heap Doth He send forth the hand, Though in its ruin they have safety.
If I rejoice at the ruin of my hater, And stirred up myself when evil found him,
Thou hast broken down all his hedges, Thou hast made his fenced places a ruin.
The wise lay up knowledge, and the mouth of a fool is near ruin.
The wealth of the rich is his strong city, The ruin of the poor is their poverty.
The way of Jehovah is strength to the perfect, And ruin to workers of iniquity.
Whoso is keeping his mouth, is keeping his soul, Whoso is opening wide his lips -- ruin to him!
In the multitude of a people is the honour of a king, And in lack of people the ruin of a prince.
The mouth of a fool is ruin to him, And his lips are the snare of his soul.
To do justice is joy to the righteous, But ruin to workers of iniquity.
For suddenly doth their calamity rise, And the ruin of them both -- who knoweth!
When one layeth hold on his brother, Of the house of his father, by the garment, 'Come, a ruler thou art to us, And this ruin is under thy hand.'
The burden of Damascus. Lo, Damascus is taken away from being a city, And it hath been a heap -- a ruin.
Lo, the land of the Chaldeans -- this people was not, Asshur founded it for the Ziim, They raised its watch-towers, They lifted up her palaces, -- He hath appointed her for a ruin!
For Thou didst make of a city a heap, Of a fenced city a ruin, A high place of strangers from being a city, To the age it is not built.
In righteousness thou establishest thyself, Be far from oppression, for thou fearest not, And from ruin, for it cometh not near unto thee.
On his ruin dwell do all fowls of the heavens, And on his boughs have been all the beasts of the field,
'And he who heard and did not, is like to a man having builded a house upon the earth, without a foundation, against which the stream brake forth, and immediately it fell, and the ruin of that house became great.'
Ruin and misery are in their ways.
and those wishing to be rich, do fall into temptation and a snare, and many desires, foolish and hurtful, that sink men into ruin and destruction,