5508 ruins

5508 ruins

The remains of a city, town or building after destruction or neglect. In Scripture it mainly describes the aftermath of divine judgment.

Israel’s reduction to ruins

As a covenant curse for disobeying God Lev 26:27-33 See also Dt 13:16; Dt 28:49-52

The ruin prophesied Jer 9:11; Mic 1:6-7 See also Isa 5:5-7; Isa 6:11-13; Jer 4:7,20,23-26; Jer 22:5; Eze 6:6-7,14; Eze 21:27; Am 3:13-15; Am 7:9

The ruin described 2Ki 25:8-15 pp 2Ch 36:17-19 pp Jer 39:8-10 pp Jer 52:12-19

The ruin lamented Ps 89:39-41 See also Ps 74:3; Ps 80:12-16; Isa 64:8-12; La 2:5-9

The ruin explained Jer 44:2-6 See also Eze 33:23-29

Restoration of Israel’s ruins

Restoration of the ruins prophesied Isa 51:3; Isa 61:4 See also Isa 44:24-26; Isa 58:12; Jer 30:18-19; Jer 31:27-28; Eze 36:8-12,33-36; Am 9:11-12

Restoration of the ruins fulfilled at the return from exile Ezr 3:1-13; Ne 1:3-4; Ne 2:11-20; Hag 1:1-15

Ruins through God’s judgment on Israel’s enemies

Assyria Nineveh was the capital of Assyria: Na 3:7; Zep 2:13-15

Babylon Isa 13:19-22; Isa 23:13; Jer 51:37

Edom Eze 35:1-4,9; Mal 1:2-4

Egypt Jer 46:19; Eze 29:8-12

Moab Jer 48:1,18

Philistia Zep 2:4-6

Tyre Eze 26:3-4,11-14,19-21

Towns and sites ruined

In warfare Jos 8:24-29; 1Ch 20:1

In natural disaster Joel 1:6-12,16-17

Apocalyptic prophecies of ruin

Isa 24:1-13; Isa 27:9-10; Rev 16:17-21; Rev 18:21-23

Repairs to the ruined temple, altar and defences

1Ki 18:30 See also 2Ki 12:1-12 pp 2Ch 24:4-13; 2Ki 22:3-7 pp 2Ch 34:8-13

Proverbial references to ruins

Pr 25:28 See also Job 3:13-14; Job 15:27-28; Ps 102:6; Pr 24:30-31

See also

1025God, anger of
5295destruction
7468temple, rebuilding
9165restoration
9210judgment, God’s

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