Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary1. (a.) Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy; as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house.
2. (a.) Laid waste; in a ruinous condition; neglected; destroyed; as, desolate altars.
3. (a.) Left alone; forsaken; lonely; comfortless.
4. (a.) Lost to shame; dissolute.
5. (a.) Destitute of; lacking in.
6. (v. t.) To make desolate; to leave alone; to deprive of inhabitants; as, the earth was nearly desolated by the flood.
International Standard Bible EncyclopediaDESOLATE
des'-o-lat (very frequently in the Old Testament for shamem, and its derivatives; less frequently, charebh, and its derivatives, and other words. In the New Testament it stands for eremos (Matthew 23:38 Acts 1:20 Galatians 4:27) eremoo (Revelation 17:16), and monoo (1 Timothy 5:5)): From Latin de, intens., solus, alone. Several shades of meaning can be distinguished:
Greek2049. eremoo -- to desolate
... to desolate. Part of Speech: Verb Transliteration: eremoo Phonetic Spelling:
(er-ay-mo'-o) Short Definition: I destroy, strip, rob Definition: (a) I make ...
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2048. eremos -- solitary, desolate
2050. eremosis -- a making desolate
3443. monoo -- to leave alone, forsake
3441. monos -- alone
2047. eremia -- a solitude, a wilderness
3737. orphanos -- an orphan
Strong's Hebrew3456. yasham -- to be desolate
... 3455, 3456. yasham. 3457 . to be desolate. Transliteration: yasham Phonetic
Spelling: (yaw-sham') Short Definition: appalled. Word Origin a prim. ... be desolate ...
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2720b. chareb -- waste, desolate
3457. Yishma -- "desolate," a man of Judah
2717b. chareb -- to be waste or desolate
8074. shamem -- to be desolated or appalled
8076. shamem -- devastated
8077. shemamah -- devastation, waste
2720. chareb -- dry
2717. charab -- to be dry or dried up
816. asham -- to offend, be guilty
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ThesaurusDesolate (189 Occurrences)
... 1. (a.) Destitute or deprived of inhabitants; deserted; uninhabited; hence, gloomy;
as, a desolate isle; a desolate wilderness; a desolate house. ...
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Devastated (20 Occurrences)
Appalment (10 Occurrences)
Appalled (31 Occurrences)
Ruined (65 Occurrences)
Demolished (15 Occurrences)
Solitary (20 Occurrences)
Floods (37 Occurrences)
Destitute (25 Occurrences)
Deserted (54 Occurrences)
Bible ConcordanceDesolate (189 Occurrences)
Matthew 14:13 and Jesus having heard, withdrew thence in a boat to a desolate place by himself, and the multitudes having heard did follow him on land from the cities.
Matthew 14:15 and evening having come, his disciples came to him, saying, 'The place is desolate, and the hour hath now past, let away the multitudes that, having gone to the villages, they may buy to themselves food.'
Matthew 15:33 The disciples said to him, "Where should we get so many loaves in a deserted place as to satisfy so great a multitude?"
Matthew 23:38 Behold, your house is left to you desolate.
Mark 6:35 And now the hour being advanced, his disciples having come near to him, say, -- 'The place is desolate, and the hour is now advanced,
Mark 8:4 His disciples answered him, "From where could one satisfy these people with bread here in a deserted place?"
Luke 9:12 And the day began to decline, and the twelve having come near, said to him, 'Let away the multitude, that having gone to the villages and the fields round about, they may lodge and may find provision, because here we are in a desert place.'
Luke 13:35 Behold, your house is left to you desolate. I tell you, you will not see me, until you say,'Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord!'"
John 14:18 I will not leave you desolate: I come unto you.
Acts 1:20 For it is written in the book of Psalms,'Let his habitation be made desolate. Let no one dwell therein;' and,'Let another take his office.'
Galatians 4:27 For it is written, "Rejoice, you barren who don't bear. Break forth and shout, you that don't travail. For more are the children of the desolate than of her who has a husband."
1 Timothy 5:5 Now she who is a widow indeed, and desolate, has her hope set on God, and continues in petitions and prayers night and day.
Revelation 17:16 The ten horns which you saw, and the beast, these will hate the prostitute, and will make her desolate, and will make her naked, and will eat her flesh, and will burn her utterly with fire.
Revelation 18:17 For in an hour such great riches are made desolate.' Every shipmaster, and everyone who sails anywhere, and mariners, and as many as gain their living by sea, stood far away,
Revelation 18:19 They cast dust on their heads, and cried, weeping and mourning, saying,'Woe, woe, the great city, in which all who had their ships in the sea were made rich by reason of her great wealth!' For in one hour is she made desolate.
Genesis 47:19 Why should we die before your eyes, both we and our land? Buy us and our land for bread, and we and our land will be servants to Pharaoh. Give us seed, that we may live, and not die, and that the land won't be desolate."
Exodus 23:29 I will not drive them out from before you in one year, lest the land become desolate, and the animals of the field multiply against you.
Leviticus 26:22 I will send the wild animals among you, which will rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your roads will become desolate.
Leviticus 26:31 And I will lay waste your cities and desolate your sanctuaries; and I will not smell your sweet odours.
Leviticus 26:32 and I have made desolate the land, and your enemies, who are dwelling in it, have been astonished at it.
Leviticus 26:33 And I will scatter you among the heathen, and will draw out a sword after you: and your land shall be desolate, and your cities waste.
Leviticus 26:34 Then the land will enjoy its sabbaths as long as it lies desolate and you are in your enemies' land. Even then the land will rest and enjoy its sabbaths.
Leviticus 26:35 As long as it lies desolate it shall have rest, even the rest which it didn't have in your sabbaths, when you lived on it.
Leviticus 26:43 The land also will be left by them, and will enjoy its sabbaths while it lies desolate without them: and they will accept the punishment of their iniquity; because, even because they rejected my ordinances, and their soul abhorred my statutes.
Numbers 21:30 And we shoot them, Perished hath Heshbon unto Dibon, And we make desolate unto Nophah, Which 'is' unto Medeba.'
Joshua 8:28 So Joshua burnt Ai, and made it a heap for ever, even a desolation, unto this day.
1 Samuel 5:6 And the hand of Jehovah is heavy on the Ashdodites, and He maketh them desolate, and smiteth them with emerods, Ashdod and its borders.
1 Samuel 23:19 And the Ziphites go up unto Saul to Gibeah, saying, 'Is not David hiding himself with us in fortresses, in the forest, in the height of Hachilah, which 'is' on the south of the desolate place?
1 Samuel 23:24 And they rise and go to Ziph before Saul, and David and his men 'are' in the wilderness of Maon, in the plain, at the south of the desolate place.
2 Samuel 13:20 Absalom her brother said to her, "Has Amnon your brother been with you? But now hold your peace, my sister. He is your brother. Don't take this thing to heart." So Tamar remained desolate in her brother Absalom's house.
1 Kings 9:8 And though this house is so high, yet shall every one that passeth by it be astonished, and shall hiss; and they shall say, Why hath Jehovah done thus unto this land, and to this house?
2 Chronicles 36:21 to fulfill the word of Yahweh by the mouth of Jeremiah, until the land had enjoyed its Sabbaths: for as long as it lay desolate it kept Sabbath, to fulfill seventy years.
Nehemiah 2:3 I said to the king, Let the king live forever: why should not my face be sad, when the city, the place of my fathers' tombs, lies waste, and its gates are consumed with fire?
Job 3:7 Lo, let that night be barren; Let no joyful voice come therein.
Job 3:14 With kings and counsellors of the earth, which build desolate places for themselves;
Job 15:28 He has lived in desolate cities, in houses which no one inhabited, which were ready to become heaps.
Job 15:34 For the congregation of hypocrites shall be desolate, and fire shall consume the tabernacles of bribery.
Job 16:7 But now, God, you have surely worn me out. You have made desolate all my company.
Job 30:3 For want and famine they were solitary; fleeing into the wilderness in former time desolate and waste.
Job 38:27 to satisfy the waste and desolate ground, to cause the tender grass to spring forth?
Psalms 9:6 The enemy are come to an end, they are desolate for ever; And the cities which thou hast overthrown, The very remembrance of them is perished.
Psalms 25:16 Turn to me, and have mercy on me, for I am desolate and afflicted.
Psalms 34:21 Evil shall slay the wicked: and they that hate the righteous shall be desolate.
Psalms 34:22 The LORD redeemeth the soul of his servants: and none of them that trust in him shall be desolate.
Psalms 40:2 And He doth cause me to come up From a pit of desolation -- from mire of mud, And He raiseth up on a rock my feet, He is establishing my steps.
Psalms 40:15 Let them be desolate by reason of their shame that tell me, "Aha! Aha!"
Psalms 68:6 God sets the lonely in families. He brings out the prisoners with singing, but the rebellious dwell in a sun-scorched land.
Psalms 69:25 Let their habitation be desolate. Let no one dwell in their tents.
Psalms 73:19 How are they suddenly made desolate! they pass away, consumed with terrors.
Psalms 78:40 How often do they provoke Him in the wilderness, Grieve Him in the desolate place?
Psalms 79:7 For 'one' hath devoured Jacob, And his habitation they have made desolate.
Psalms 102:6 I am become like the pelican of the wilderness, I am as an owl in desolate places;
Psalms 109:10 Let his children be continually vagabonds, and beg: let them seek their bread also out of their desolate places.
Psalms 143:4 Therefore my spirit is overwhelmed within me. My heart within me is desolate.
Proverbs 31:8 Open your mouth for the mute, in the cause of all who are left desolate.
Ecclesiastes 7:16 Be not over-righteous, nor show thyself too wise, why art thou desolate?
Isaiah 1:7 Your country is desolate. Your cities are burned with fire. Strangers devour your land in your presence, and it is desolate, as overthrown by strangers.
Isaiah 3:26 Her gates shall lament and mourn; and she shall be desolate and sit on the ground.
Isaiah 5:9 In my ears, Yahweh of Armies says: "Surely many houses will be desolate, even great and beautiful, unoccupied.
Isaiah 6:11 Then said I, Lord, how long? And he answered, Until the cities be wasted without inhabitant, and the houses without man, and the land be utterly desolate,
Isaiah 7:19 They shall come, and shall all rest in the desolate valleys, in the clefts of the rocks, on all thorn hedges, and on all pastures.
Isaiah 13:9 Behold, the day of the LORD cometh, cruel both with wrath and fierce anger, to lay the land desolate: and he shall destroy the sinners thereof out of it.
Isaiah 13:22 And the wild beasts of the islands shall cry in their desolate houses, and dragons in their pleasant palaces: and her time is near to come, and her days shall not be prolonged.
Isaiah 15:6 For the waters of Nimrim will be desolate; for the grass has withered away, the tender grass fails, there is no green thing.
Isaiah 24:1 See, the Lord is making the earth waste and unpeopled, he is turning it upside down, and sending the people in all directions.
Isaiah 24:6 Therefore hath the curse devoured the earth, and they that dwell therein are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left.
Isaiah 24:10 The town is waste and broken down: every house is shut up, so that no man may come in.
Isaiah 27:10 Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.
Isaiah 33:8 The highways are desolate. The traveling man ceases. The covenant is broken. He has despised the cities. He doesn't respect man.
Isaiah 34:10 It will not be put out day or night; its smoke will go up for ever: it will be waste from generation to generation; no one will go through it for ever.
Isaiah 37:26 Hast thou not heard from afar? -- it I did, From days of old -- that I formed it. Now, I have brought it in, And it is to make desolate, Ruinous heaps -- fenced cities,
Isaiah 42:14 I have kept silent from of old, I keep silent, I refrain myself, As a travailing woman I cry out, I desolate and swallow up together.
Isaiah 43:19 Lo, I am doing a new thing, now it springeth up, Do ye not know it? Yea, I put in a wilderness a way, In a desolate place -- floods.
Isaiah 43:20 Honour me doth the beast of the field, Dragons and daughters of an ostrich, For I have given in a wilderness waters, Floods in a desolate place, To give drink to My people -- My chosen.
Isaiah 49:8 Thus says Yahweh, "In an acceptable time have I answered you, and in a day of salvation have I helped you; and I will preserve you, and give you for a covenant of the people, to raise up the land, to make them inherit the desolate heritage:
Isaiah 49:19 "For, as for your waste and your desolate places, and your land that has been destroyed, surely now you shall be too small for the inhabitants, and those who swallowed you up shall be far away.
Isaiah 49:21 Then shalt thou say in thine heart, Who hath begotten me these, seeing I have lost my children, and am desolate, a captive, and removing to and fro? and who hath brought up these? Behold, I was left alone; these, where had they been?
Isaiah 54:1 "Sing, barren, you who didn't bear; break forth into singing, and cry aloud, you who did not travail with child: for more are the children of the desolate than the children of the married wife," says Yahweh.
Isaiah 54:3 For you shall spread aboard on the right hand and on the left; and your seed shall possess the nations, and make the desolate cities to be inhabited.
Isaiah 54:4 And desolate cities they cause to be inhabited. Fear not, for thou art not ashamed, Nor blush, for thou art not confounded, For the shame of thy youth thou forgettest, And the reproach of thy widowhood Thou dost not remember any more.
Isaiah 59:10 We grope for the wall like the blind, and we grope as if we had no eyes: we stumble at noon day as in the night; we are in desolate places as dead men.
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 places desolate from generation to generation.
Isaiah 62:4 You shall no more be termed Forsaken; neither shall your land any more be termed Desolate: but you shall be called Hephzibah, and your land Beulah; for Yahweh delights in you, and your land shall be married.
Jeremiah 2:12 Be astonished, you heavens, at this, and be horribly afraid. Be very desolate, says Yahweh.
Jeremiah 2:15 The young lions roared against him, they gave forth their voice, and they made his land desolate: his cities are burned, without inhabitant.
Jeremiah 4:7 A lion is gone up from his thicket, and a destroyer of nations; he is on his way, he is gone forth from his place, to make your land desolate, that your cities be laid waste, without inhabitant.
Jeremiah 4:27 For thus hath the LORD said, The whole land shall be desolate; yet will I not make a full end.
Jeremiah 4:30 You, when you are made desolate, what will you do? Though you clothe yourself with scarlet, though you deck you with ornaments of gold, though you enlarge your eyes with paint, in vain do you make yourself beautiful; your lovers despise you, they seek your life.
Jeremiah 6:8 Be thou instructed, O Jerusalem, lest my soul depart from thee; lest I make thee desolate, a land not inhabited.
Jeremiah 7:34 Then will I cause to cease from the cities of Judah, and from the streets of Jerusalem, the voice of mirth, and the voice of gladness, the voice of the bridegroom, and the voice of the bride: for the land shall be desolate.
Jeremiah 9:10 Give yourselves to weeping, crying out in sorrow for the mountains; and for the fields of the waste land send up a song of grief, because they are burned up, so that no one goes through; there is no sound of cattle; the bird of the heavens and the beast are in flight and are gone.
Jeremiah 9:11 And I will make Jerusalem heaps, and a den of dragons; and I will make the cities of Judah desolate, without an inhabitant.
Jeremiah 10:22 Behold, the noise of the bruit is come, and a great commotion out of the north country, to make the cities of Judah desolate, and a den of dragons.
Jeremiah 10:25 Pour out thy fury upon the heathen that know thee not, and upon the families that call not on thy name: for they have eaten up Jacob, and devoured him, and consumed him, and have made his habitation desolate.
Jeremiah 12:10 Many shepherds have destroyed my vineyard, they have trodden my portion under foot, they have made my pleasant portion a desolate wilderness.
Jeremiah 12:11 They have made it a desolation; it mourns to me, being desolate; the whole land is made desolate, because no man lays it to heart.
Jeremiah 18:16 To make their land desolate, and a perpetual hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished, and wag his head.
Jeremiah 19:8 And I will make this city desolate, and an hissing; every one that passeth thereby shall be astonished and hiss because of all the plagues thereof.
Jeremiah 21:12 O house of David, thus saith the LORD; Execute judgment in the morning, and deliver him that is made desolate out of the hand of the oppressor, lest my fury go out like fire, and burn that none can quench it, because of the evil of your doings.
Jeremiah 25:12 It shall happen, when seventy years are accomplished, that I will punish the king of Babylon, and that nation, says Yahweh, for their iniquity, and the land of the Chaldeans; and I will make it desolate forever.
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