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Top 25 Bible Verses About Destruction (ESV)

This is a hand-curated and ranked list of 25 of the most relevant Bible verses about Destruction (ESV). Verses are ranked by number of votes.

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Matthew 10:28

21 votes

28 And do not fear those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather fear him who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Matthew 7:13-14

21 votes

13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and the way is hard that leads to life, and those who find it are few.

Philippians 3:19

16 votes

19 Their end is destruction, their god is their belly, and they glory in their shame, with minds set on earthly things.

Proverbs 16:18

15 votes

18   Pride goes before destruction,
    and a haughty spirit before a fall.


John 3:16

14 votes

16 “For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life.

Psalm 97:2-7

13 votes

  Clouds and thick darkness are all around him;
    righteousness and justice are the foundation of his throne.
  Fire goes before him
    and burns up his adversaries all around.
  His lightnings light up the world;
    the earth sees and trembles.
  The mountains melt like wax before the LORD,
    before the Lord of all the earth.
  The heavens proclaim his righteousness,
    and all the peoples see his glory.
  All worshipers of images are put to shame,
    who make their boast in worthless idols;
    worship him, all you gods!

1 Timothy 6:9

12 votes

But those who desire to be rich fall into temptation, into a snare, into many senseless and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction.


Proverbs 18:12

11 votes

12   Before destruction a man’s heart is haughty,
    but humility comes before honor.

Psalm 58:10

11 votes

10   The righteous will rejoice when he sees the vengeance;
    he will bathe his feet in the blood of the wicked.

James 4:7

11 votes

Submit yourselves therefore to God. Resist the devil, and he will flee from you.


Psalm 107:20

11 votes

20   He sent out his word and healed them,
    and delivered them from their destruction.

Lamentations 3:47

10 votes

47   panic and pitfall have come upon us,
    devastation and destruction;

Romans 3:16

10 votes

16     in their paths are ruin and misery,


Romans 9:22

9 votes

22 What if God, desiring to show his wrath and to make known his power, has endured with much patience vessels of wrath prepared for destruction,

Revelation 1:1

9 votes

1:1 The revelation of Jesus Christ, which God gave him to show to his servants the things that must soon take place. He made it known by sending his angel to his servant John,

2 Thessalonians 1:9

9 votes

They will suffer the punishment of eternal destruction, away from the presence of the Lord and from the glory of his might,


1 Thessalonians 5:3

9 votes

While people are saying, “There is peace and security,” then sudden destruction will come upon them as labor pains come upon a pregnant woman, and they will not escape.

Romans 1:28

9 votes

28 And since they did not see fit to acknowledge God, God gave them up to a debased mind to do what ought not to be done.

Matthew 7:13

9 votes

13 “Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many.


Micah 2:10

8 votes

10   Arise and go,
    for this is no place to rest,
  because of uncleanness that destroys
    with a grievous destruction.

Isaiah 59:7

8 votes

  Their feet run to evil,
    and they are swift to shed innocent blood;
  their thoughts are thoughts of iniquity;
    desolation and destruction are in their highways.

Proverbs 31:8

8 votes

  Open your mouth for the mute,
    for the rights of all who are destitute.

Revelation 21:8

8 votes

But as for the cowardly, the faithless, the detestable, as for murderers, the sexually immoral, sorcerers, idolaters, and all liars, their portion will be in the lake that burns with fire and sulfur, which is the second death.”

1 Corinthians 5:5

7 votes

you are to deliver this man to Satan for the destruction of the flesh, so that his spirit may be saved in the day of the Lord.

John 10:10

7 votes

10 The thief comes only to steal and kill and destroy. I came that they may have life and have it abundantly.



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