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Joshua 8:28So Joshua burned Ai and made it forever a heap of ruins, as it is to this day.
1 Kings 9:8And this house will become a heap of ruins. Everyone passing by it will be astonished and will hiss, and they will say, ‘Why has the Lord done thus to this land and to this house?’
2 Kings 19:25“Have you not heard that I determined it long ago? I planned from days of old what now I bring to pass, that you should turn fortified cities into heaps of ruins,
2 Chronicles 34:6And in the cities of Manasseh, Ephraim, and Simeon, and as far as Naphtali, in their ruins all around,
Ezra 9:9For we are slaves. Yet our God has not forsaken us in our slavery, but has extended to us his steadfast love before the kings of Persia, to grant us some reviving to set up the house of our God, to repair its ruins, and to give us protection in Judea and Jerusalem.
Nehemiah 2:3I said to the king, “Let the king live forever! Why should not my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' graves, lies in ruins, and its gates have been destroyed by fire?”
Nehemiah 2:17Then I said to them, “You see the trouble we are in, how Jerusalem lies in ruins with its gates burned. Come, let us build the wall of Jerusalem, that we may no longer suffer derision.”
Job 3:14with kings and counselors of the earth who rebuilt ruins for themselves,
Job 15:28and has lived in desolate cities, in houses that none should inhabit, which were ready to become heaps of ruins;
Job 30:24“Yet does not one in a heap of ruins stretch out his hand, and in his disaster cry for help?
Psalms 9:6The enemy came to an end in everlasting ruins; their cities you rooted out; the very memory of them has perished.
Psalms 74:3Direct your steps to the perpetual ruins; the enemy has destroyed everything in the sanctuary!
Psalms 79:1O God, the nations have come into your inheritance; they have defiled your holy temple; they have laid Jerusalem in ruins.
Psalms 89:40You have breached all his walls; you have laid his strongholds in ruins.
Psalms 109:10May his children wander about and beg, seeking food far from the ruins they inhabit!
Isaiah 3:6For a man will take hold of his brother in the house of his father, saying: “You have a cloak; you shall be our leader, and this heap of ruins shall be under your rule”;
Isaiah 5:17Then shall the lambs graze as in their pasture, and nomads shall eat among the ruins of the rich.
Isaiah 17:1An oracle concerning Damascus. Behold, Damascus will cease to be a city and will become a heap of ruins.
Isaiah 24:12Desolation is left in the city; the gates are battered into ruins.
Isaiah 37:26“‘Have you not heard that I determined it long ago? I planned from days of old what now I bring to pass, that you should make fortified cities crash into heaps of ruins,
Isaiah 44:26who confirms the word of his servant and fulfills the counsel of his messengers, who says of Jerusalem, ‘She shall be inhabited,’ and of the cities of Judah, ‘They shall be built, and I will raise up their ruins’;
Isaiah 58:12And your ancient ruins shall be rebuilt; you shall raise up the foundations of many generations; you shall be called the repairer of the breach, the restorer of streets to dwell in.
Isaiah 61:4They shall build up the ancient ruins; they shall raise up the former devastations; they shall repair the ruined cities, the devastations of many generations.
Isaiah 64:11Our holy and beautiful house, where our fathers praised you, has been burned by fire, and all our pleasant places have become ruins.
Jeremiah 2:15The lions have roared against him; they have roared loudly. They have made his land a waste; his cities are in ruins, without inhabitant.
Jeremiah 4:7A lion has gone up from his thicket, a destroyer of nations has set out; he has gone out from his place to make your land a waste; your cities will be ruins without inhabitant.
Jeremiah 4:26I looked, and behold, the fruitful land was a desert, and all its cities were laid in ruins before the Lord , before his fierce anger.
Jeremiah 9:11I will make Jerusalem a heap of ruins, a lair of jackals, and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation, without inhabitant.”
Jeremiah 26:18“Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and said to all the people of Judah: ‘Thus says the Lord of hosts, “‘Zion shall be plowed as a field; Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of the house a wooded height.’
Jeremiah 51:37and Babylon shall become a heap of ruins, the haunt of jackals, a horror and a hissing, without inhabitant.
Lamentations 2:5The Lord has become like an enemy; he has swallowed up Israel; he has swallowed up all its palaces; he has laid in ruins its strongholds, and he has multiplied in the daughter of Judah mourning and lamentation.
Lamentations 2:6He has laid waste his booth like a garden, laid in ruins his meeting place; the Lord has made Zion forget festival and Sabbath, and in his fierce indignation has spurned king and priest.
Lamentations 2:8The Lord determined to lay in ruins the wall of the daughter of Zion; he stretched out the measuring line; he did not restrain his hand from destroying; he caused rampart and wall to lament; they languished together.
Ezekiel 13:4Your prophets have been like jackals among ruins, O Israel.
Ezekiel 26:20then I will make you go down with those who go down to the pit, to the people of old, and I will make you to dwell in the world below, among ruins from of old, with those who go down to the pit, so that you will not be inhabited; but I will set beauty in the land of the living.
Daniel 2:5The king answered and said to the Chaldeans, “The word from me is firm: if you do not make known to me the dream and its interpretation, you shall be torn limb from limb, and your houses shall be laid in ruins.
Daniel 3:29Therefore I make a decree: Any people, nation, or language that speaks anything against the God of Shadrach, Meshach, and Abednego shall be torn limb from limb, and their houses laid in ruins, for there is no other god who is able to rescue in this way.”
Amos 9:11“In that day I will raise up the booth of David that is fallen and repair its breaches, and raise up its ruins and rebuild it as in the days of old,
Micah 3:12Therefore because of you Zion shall be plowed as a field; Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins, and the mountain of the house a wooded height.
Zephaniah 3:6“I have cut off nations; their battlements are in ruins; I have laid waste their streets so that no one walks in them; their cities have been made desolate, without a man, without an inhabitant.
Haggai 1:4“Is it a time for you yourselves to dwell in your paneled houses, while this house lies in ruins?
Haggai 1:9You looked for much, and behold, it came to little. And when you brought it home, I blew it away. Why? declares the Lord of hosts. Because of my house that lies in ruins, while each of you busies himself with his own house.
Malachi 1:4If Edom says, “We are shattered but we will rebuild the ruins,” the Lord of hosts says, “They may build, but I will tear down, and they will be called ‘the wicked country,’ and ‘the people with whom the Lord is angry forever.’”
Acts 15:16“‘After this I will return, and I will rebuild the tent of David that has fallen; I will rebuild its ruins, and I will restore it,
1 Corinthians 15:33Do not be deceived: “Bad company ruins good morals.”
2 Timothy 2:14Remind them of these things, and charge them before God not to quarrel about words, which does no good, but only ruins the hearers.
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