“The Lord will send on you a curse, confusing you and opposing you 1 in everything you undertake 2 until you are destroyed and quickly perish because of the evil of your deeds, in that you have forsaken me. 3
As for the Lord your God, he is about to cross over before you; he will destroy these nations before you and dispossess them. As for Joshua, he is about to cross before you just as the Lord has said.
But the Lord had mercy on them and felt pity for them. 1 He extended his favor to them 2 because of the promise he had made 3 to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. He has been unwilling to destroy them or remove them from his presence to this very day. 4
The Lord sent against him Babylonian, Syrian, Moabite, and Ammonite raiding bands; he sent them to destroy Judah, as he had warned he would do through his servants the prophets. 1
If the king is so inclined, 1 let an edict be issued 2 to destroy them. I will pay ten thousand talents of silver 3 to be conveyed to the king’s treasuries for the officials who carry out this business.”
Yet he is compassionate. He forgives sin and does not destroy. He often holds back his anger, and does not stir up his fury. 1
Say, ‘Mountains of Israel, 1 Hear the word of the sovereign Lord! 2 This is what the sovereign Lord says to the mountains and the hills, to the ravines and the valleys: I am bringing 3 a sword against you, and I will destroy your high places. 4
It was like the vision I saw when he 1 came to destroy the city, and the vision I saw by the Kebar River. I threw myself face down.
In the days of those kings the God of heaven will raise up an everlasting kingdom that will not be destroyed and a kingdom that will not be left to another people. It will break in pieces and bring about the demise of all these kingdoms. But it will stand forever.
Now I desire to remind you (even though you have been fully informed of these facts 1 once for all 2 ) that Jesus, 3 having saved the 4 people out of the land of Egypt, later 5 destroyed those who did not believe.
Understand today that the Lord your God who goes before you is a devouring fire; he will defeat and subdue them before you. You will dispossess and destroy them quickly just as he 1 has told you.
She replied, “In that case, 1 let the king invoke the name of 2 the Lord your God so that the avenger of blood may not kill! Then they will not destroy my son!” He replied, “As surely as the Lord lives, not a single hair of your son’s head 3 will fall to the ground.”
May God who makes his name to reside there overthrow any king or nation 1 who reaches out 2 to cause such change so as to destroy this temple of God in Jerusalem. I, Darius, have given orders. Let them be carried out with precision!”