‘desolation’….. mentioned in both the Testaments (KJV)

desolationThat day is a day of wrath,
a day of trouble and distress,
a day of wasteness and desolation,
a day of darkness and gloominess,
a day of clouds and thick darkness, – Zephaniah 1:15

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I am no preacher, but, am a prime sinner and living in this world in HIS mercy. For a sinner like me too, when I read “The Holy Bible” KJV,  the following verses were given in the context of “desolation”.

Leviticus 26:31 And I will make your cities waste,
and bring your sanctuaries unto desolation,
and I will not smell the savour of your sweet odours.

Leviticus 26:32 And I will bring the land into desolation:
and your enemies which dwell therein shall be astonished at it.

Joshua 8:28 And Joshua burnt Ai, and made it an heap for ever,
even a desolation unto this day.

II Kings 22:19 Because thine heart was tender,
and thou hast humbled thyself before the LORD,
when thou heardest what I spake against this place,
and against the inhabitants thereof,
that they should become a desolation and a curse,
and hast rent thy clothes,
and wept before me;
I also have heard thee, saith the LORD.

II Chronicles 30:7 And be not ye like your fathers,
and like your brethren, which trespassed against the LORD God of their fathers,
who therefore gave them up to desolation, as ye see.

Ezra 9:9 For we were bondmen; yet our God hath not forsaken us in our bondage,
but hath extended mercy unto us in the sight of the kings of Persia,
to give us a reviving, to set up the house of our God,
and to repair the desolation s thereof,
and to give us a wall in Judah and in Jerusalem.

Job 30:14 They came upon me as a wide breaking in of waters:
in the desolation they rolled themselves upon me.

Psalms 46:8 Come, behold the works of the LORD,
what desolations he hath made in the earth.

Psalms 73:19 How are they brought into desolation,
as in a moment! they are utterly consumed with terrors.

Psalms 74:3 Lift up thy feet unto the perpetual desolations;
even all that the enemy hath done wickedly in the sanctuary.

Proverbs 1:27 When your fear cometh as desolation,
and your destruction cometh as a whirlwind;
when distress and anguish cometh upon you.

Proverbs 3:25 Be not afraid of sudden fear,
neither of the desolation of the wicked, when it cometh.

Isaiah 10:3 And what will ye do in the day of visitation,
and in the desolation which shall come from far?
to whom will ye flee for help?
and where will ye leave your glory?

Isaiah 17:9 In that day shall his strong cities be as a forsaken bough,
and an uppermost branch,
which they left because of the children of Israel:
and there shall be desolation.

Isaiah 24:12 In the city is left desolation,
and the gate is smitten with destruction.

Isaiah 47:11 Therefore shall evil come upon thee;
thou shalt not know from whence it riseth:
and mischief shall fall upon thee;
thou shalt not be able to put it off:
and desolation shall come upon thee suddenly, which thou shalt not know.

Isaiah 51:19 These two things are come unto thee; who shall be sorry for thee?
desolation, and destruction,
and the famine,
and the sword:
by whom shall I comfort thee?

Isaiah 61:4 And they shall build the old wastes, they shall raise up the former desolations,
and they shall repair the waste cities, the desolations of many generations.

Isaiah 64:10 Thy holy cities are a wilderness,
Zion is a wilderness, Jerusalem a desolation.

Jeremiah 22:5 But if ye will not hear these words,
I swear by myself, saith the LORD, that this house shall become a desolation.

Jeremiah 25:9 Behold, I will send and take all the families of the north, saith the LORD,
and Nebuchadrezzar the king of Babylon, my servant,
and will bring them against this land,
and against the inhabitants thereof,
and against all these nations round about,
and will utterly destroy them,
and make them an astonishment,
and an hissing, and perpetual desolations.

Jeremiah 25:11 And this whole land shall be a desolation,
and an astonishment;
and these nations shall serve the king of Babylon seventy years.

Jeremiah 25:12 And it shall come to pass,
when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon,
and that nation, saith the LORD, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans,
and will make it perpetual desolations.

Jeremiah 25:18 To wit, Jerusalem, and the cities of Judah,
and the kings thereof,
and the princes thereof, to make them a desolation,
an astonishment,
an hissing,
and a curse; as it is this day;

Jeremiah 34:22 Behold, I will command, saith the LORD,
and cause them to return to this city;
and they shall fight against it,
and take it, and burn it with fire:
and I will make the cities of Judah a desolation without an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 44:2 Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel;
Ye have seen all the evil that I have brought upon Jerusalem,
and upon all the cities of Judah;
and, behold, this day they are a desolation,
and no man dwelleth therein,

Jeremiah 44:22 So that the LORD could no longer bear,
because of the evil of your doings,
and because of the abominations which ye have committed;
therefore is your land a desolation,
and an astonishment,
and a curse, without an inhabitant, as at this day.

Jeremiah 49:13 For I have sworn by myself, saith the LORD,
that Bozrah shall become a desolation, a reproach, a waste, and a curse;
and all the cities thereof shall be perpetual wastes.

Jeremiah 49:17 Also Edom shall be a desolation:
every one that goeth by it shall be astonished,
and shall hiss at all the plagues thereof.

Jeremiah 49:33 And Hazor shall be a dwelling for dragons,
and a desolation for ever:
there shall no man abide there,
nor any son of man dwell in it.

Jeremiah 50:23 How is the hammer of the whole earth cut asunder and broken!
how is Babylon become a desolation among the nations!

Jeremiah 51:29 And the land shall tremble and sorrow:
for every purpose of the LORD shall be performed against Babylon,
to make the land of Babylon a desolation without an inhabitant.

Jeremiah 51:43 Her cities are a desolation, a dry land, and a wilderness,
a land wherein no man dwelleth,
neither doth any son of man pass thereby.

Lamentations 3:47 Fear and a snare is come upon us,
desolation and destruction.

Ezekiel 7:27 The king shall mourn, and the prince shall be clothed with desolation,
and the hands of the people of the land shall be troubled:
I will do unto them after their way,
and according to their deserts will I judge them;
and they shall know that I am the LORD.

Ezekiel 23:33 Thou shalt be filled with drunkenness and sorrow,
with the cup of astonishment and desolation,
with the cup of thy sister Samaria.

Ezekiel 35:9 I will make thee perpetual desolations,
and thy cities shall not return:
and ye shall know that I am the LORD.

Daniel 8:13 Then I heard one saint speaking,
and another saint said unto that certain saint which spake,
How long shall be the vision concerning the daily sacrifice,
and the transgression of desolation,
to give both the sanctuary and the host to be trodden under foot?

Daniel 9:2 In the first year of his reign I Daniel understood by books the number of the years,
whereof the word of the LORD came to Jeremiah the prophet,
that he would accomplish seventy years in the desolations of Jerusalem.

Daniel 9:18 O my God, incline thine ear, and hear; open thine eyes,
and behold our desolations,
and the city which is called by thy name:
for we do not present our supplications before thee for our righteousnesses,
but for thy great mercies.

Daniel 9:26 And after threescore and two weeks shall Messiah be cut off, but not for himself:
and the people of the prince that shall come shall destroy the city and the sanctuary;
and the end thereof shall be with a flood,
and unto the end of the war desolation s are determined.

Hosea 12:1 Ephraim feedeth on wind, and followeth after the east wind:
he daily increaseth lies and desolation;
and they do make a covenant with the Assyrians,
and oil is carried into Egypt.

Joel 3:19 Egypt shall be a desolation, and Edom shall be a desolate wilderness,
for the violence against the children of Judah,
because they have shed innocent blood in their land.

Micah 6:16 For the statutes of Omri are kept,
and all the works of the house of Ahab, and ye walk in their counsels;
that I should make thee a desolation,
and the inhabitants thereof an hissing:
therefore ye shall bear the reproach of my people.

Zephaniah 1:13 Therefore their goods shall become a booty,
and their houses a desolation:
they shall also build houses, but not inhabit them;
and they shall plant vineyards, but not drink the wine thereof.

Zephaniah 1:15 That day is a day of wrath,
a day of trouble and distress,
a day of wasteness and desolation,
a day of darkness and gloominess,
a day of clouds and thick darkness,

Zephaniah 2:4 For Gaza shall be forsaken, and Ashkelon a desolation:
they shall drive out Ashdod at the noon day,
and Ekron shall be rooted up.

Zephaniah 2:9 Therefore as I live, saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel,
Surely Moab shall be as Sodom,
and the children of Ammon as Gomorrah,
even the breeding of nettles,
and saltpits, and a perpetual desolation:
the residue of my people shall spoil them,
and the remnant of my people shall possess them.

Zephaniah 2:13 And he will stretch out his hand against the north,
and destroy Assyria;
and will make Nineveh a desolation,
and dry like a wilderness.

Zephaniah 2:14 And flocks shall lie down in the midst of her, all the beasts of the nations:
both the cormorant and the bittern shall lodge in the upper lintels of it;
their voice shall sing in the windows;
desolation shall be in the thresholds:
for he shall uncover the cedar work.

Zephaniah 2:15 This is the rejoicing city that dwelt carelessly,
that said in her heart, I am, and there is none beside me:
how is she become a desolation,
a place for beasts to lie down in! every one that passeth by her shall hiss, and wag his hand.

Matthew 12:25 And Jesus knew their thoughts, and said unto them,
Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation;
and every city or house divided against itself shall not stand:

Matthew 24:15 When ye therefore shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
stand in the holy place, (whoso readeth, let him understand:)

Mark 13:14 But when ye shall see the abomination of desolation,
spoken of by Daniel the prophet,
standing where it ought not,
(let him that readeth understand,)
then let them that be in Judaea flee to the mountains:

Luke 11:17 But he, knowing their thoughts, said unto them,
Every kingdom divided against itself is brought to desolation;
and a house divided against a house falleth.

Luke 21:20 And when ye shall see Jerusalem compassed with armies,
then know that the desolation thereof is nigh.

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About David Mathi Raj Samuel
I am engaged in the computer field since 1977, particularly in Documentation, Desktop Publishing & Training field since 1986. The design work provides me creative satisfaction and motivates me to look for more challenging activities. I have a taste for Technical Writing. Presently, I am a Freelancer. My SME (Subject-Matter Expert) is "The Holy Bible (KJV)" and publishing the "Subject" from the Holy Bible only. I use CorelDraw X5 & X6 to create my flyers. I emphasize, that, I am no preacher, I am nothing special, but, an average man. Personally, I am from the bottom of the society, Tamil speaking 'Adhi-Dravida' community in Tamil Nadu, India. Father was Head-master of a municipal Higher Secondary School, passed at the age of 50 (05/05/1922 – 03/07/1972). Mother was a Teacher in a Municipal Higher Secondary School, passed after her retirement (08/04/1927 – 17/12/1993). Now I am living in New Delhi, India.

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