] desolate, your cities [are
with fire: your land, strangers
devour it in your presence, and [it is
] desolate, as overthrown by strangers
2 Kings 25:9
And he burnt
the house of the LORD, and the king's
house, and all the houses of Jerusalem, and every great [man's
] house burnt he with fire.
2 Chronicles 36:19
And they burnt
the house of God, and brake down
the wall of Jerusalem, and burnt all the palaces thereof with fire, and destroyed all the goodly vessels thereof. ... To fulfil
the word of the LORD by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land
had enjoyed her sabbaths: [for
] as long as she lay desolate she kept sabbath, to fulfil threescore and ten years.
[[A Psalm of Asaph.]] O God, the heathen
are come into
thine inheritance; thy holy
temple have they defiled; they have laid
Jerusalem on heaps. ... For they
have devoured Jacob, and laid
waste his dwelling place.
-4 How doth
the city sit
solitary, [that was
of people! [how] is
she become as a
widow! she [that was
among the nations, [and
] princess among the provinces, [how
] is she become tributary! ... The ways
of Zion do mourn, because none come to the solemn feasts: all her gates
are desolate: her priests
sigh, her virgins are afflicted, and she [is
] in bitterness.
He hath bent
his bow like an enemy: he stood with his right hand as an adversary, and slew all [that were] pleasant to the eye
in the tabernacle of the daughter of Zion: he poured
out his fury like fire. ... The LORD hath purposed
to destroy the wall of the daughter of Zion: he hath stretched
out a line, he hath not
withdrawn his hand from destroying
: therefore he made
the rampart and the wall to lament; they languished together.
Because of the
mountain of Zion, which is desolate, the foxes
walk upon it.
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
a flood, and unto the end of the war desolations are determined
. ... And he shall confirm the covenant
with many for one week: and in the midst of the week he shall cause the sacrifice and the oblation to cease, and for the overspreading of abominations he shall make [it
] desolate, even until the consummation, and that determined
shall be poured upon the desolate
And I heard the man clothed in linen, which [was
] upon the waters of the river, when he held
up his right hand and his left hand unto heaven, and sware by him that liveth
for ever that [it
shall be] for a time
, times, and an half
; and when he shall have accomplished to scatter the power of the holy
people, all these [things
] shall be finished.
Therefore shall Zion
for your sake be plowed [as
] a field, and Jerusalem shall become heaps, and the mountain
of the house as the high places of the forest.
Then let them which are in Judaea flee
to the mountains; and let them
which are in the midst of it depart out; and let not them that are in the countries enter thereinto.
And they shall fall by the edge of the sword, and shall be led
away captive into all nations: and Jerusalem
shall be trodden down of the Gentiles, until
the times of the Gentiles be fulfilled.
And there was given me a reed
like unto a rod: and the
angel stood, saying, Rise
, and measure the temple of God, and the altar, and them that worship therein. ... But the court
which is without the temple leave out
, and measure it not; for it is given unto the Gentiles: and the
holy city shall they tread
under foot forty
] two months.