Isaiah 5:9-10

9The  Lord of hosts has sworn in my hearing:
a  Surely many houses shall be desolate,
large and beautiful houses, without inhabitant.
10 b  For ten acres
Hebrew  ten yoke, the area ten yoke of oxen can plow in a day
of vineyard shall yield but one bath,
and a d  homer of seed shall yield but an ephah.”
A  bath was about 6 gallons or 22 liters; a  homer was about 6 bushels or 220 liters; an  ephah was about 3/5 bushel or 22 liters

Isaiah 6:11-12

11Then I said f  “How long, O Lord?”
And he said:
Until g  cities lie waste
without inhabitant,
and houses without people,
and the land is a desolate waste,
12and the  Lord removes people far away,
and the forsaken places are many in the midst of the land.

Isaiah 17:9

9 h  In that day their strong cities will be like the deserted places of the wooded heights and the hilltops, which they deserted because of the children of Israel, and there will be desolation.

Isaiah 25:2

2For you have made the city i  a heap,
the fortified city a ruin;
the foreignerspalace is a city no more;
it will never be rebuilt.

Isaiah 64:10

10 j  Your holy cities have become a wilderness;
Zion has become a wilderness,
Jerusalem a desolation.

Jeremiah 26:6

6then I will make this house k  like Shiloh, and I will make this city l  a curse for all the nations of the earth.’”

Jeremiah 26:18

18Micah of Moresheth prophesied in the days of Hezekiah king of Judah, and said to all the people of Judah: ‘Thus says the  Lord of hosts,

m  “‘Zion shall be plowed as a field;
Jerusalem shall become a heap of ruins,
and the mountain of the house a wooded height.’

Lamentations 1:4

4 The roads to Zion mourn,
for none come to n  the festival;
o  all her gates are desolate;
her priests p  groan;
her virgins have been afflicted,
Septuagint, Old Latin dragged away

and she herself suffers bitterly.

Lamentations 2:5-9

5 r  The Lord has become like an enemy;
s  he has swallowed up Israel;
t  he has swallowed up all its palaces;
he has laid in ruins its strongholds,
and he has multiplied in the daughter of Judah
u  mourning and lamentation.
6 He has laid waste his booth like a garden,
laid in ruins v  his meeting place;
w  the  Lord has made Zion forget
festival and x  Sabbath,
and in his fierce indignation has spurned king and priest.
7 y  The Lord has scorned his altar,
z  disowned his sanctuary;
aa  he has delivered into the hand of the enemy
the walls of her palaces;
ab  they raised a clamor in the house of the  Lord
as on the day of festival.
8 ac  The  Lord determined to lay in ruins
ad  the wall of the daughter of Zion;
ae  he stretched out the measuring line;
he did not restrain his hand from destroying;
af  he caused rampart and wall to lament;
ag  they languished together.
9 Her gates have sunk into the ground;
ah  he has ruined ai  and broken her bars;
aj  her king and princes are among the nations;
the law is no more,
and ak  her prophets find
no vision from the  Lord.
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