The doleful judgments of God upon the land.
Isaiah 24:1 Behold, the LORD maketh the earth emptie, and maketh it waste, and turneth it vpside downe, and scattereth abroad the inhabitants thereof. Isaiah 24:2 And it shall be as with the people, so with the priest, as with the seruant, so with his master, as with the maid, so with her mistresse, as with the buyer, so with the seller, as with the lender, so with the borower, as with the taker of vsurie, so with the giuer of vsurie to him. Isaiah 24:3 The land shall be vtterly emptied, and vtterly spoiled: for the LORD hath spoken this word. Isaiah 24:4 The earth mourneth [and] fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughtie people of the earth doe languish. Isaiah 24:5 The earth also is defiled vnder the inhabitants thereof: because they haue transgressed the lawes, changed the ordinance, broken the euerlasting couenant. Isaiah 24:6 Therefore hath the curse deuoured the earth, and they that dwell therin are desolate: therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men left. Isaiah 24:7 The new wine mourneth, the vine languisheth, all the merrie hearted doe sigh. Isaiah 24:8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth, the noise of them that reioyce, endeth, the ioy of the harpe ceaseth. Isaiah 24:9 They shall not drinke wine with a song, strong drinke shall bee bitter to them that drinke it. Isaiah 24:10 The city of confusion is broken downe: euery house is shut vp, that no man may come in. Isaiah 24:11 There is a crying for wine in the streets, all ioy is darkened, the mirth of the land is gone. Isaiah 24:12 In the citie is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.
A remnant shall joyfully praise him.
Isaiah 24:13 When thus it shalbe in the midst of the land among the people: [there shall be] as the shaking of an oliue tree, [and] as the gleaning grapes when the vintage is done. Isaiah 24:14 They shal lift vp their voice, they shal sing, for the maiesty of the LORD, they shall crie aloud from the sea. Isaiah 24:15 Wherefore, glorifie ye the LORD in the fires, [euen] the Name of the LORD God of Israel in the yles of the Sea.
God in his judgments shall advance his Kingdom.
Isaiah 24:16 From the vttermost part of the earth haue we heard songs, [euen] glory to the righteous: but I said, My leannesse, my leannesse, woe vnto me: the treacherous dealers haue dealt treacherously, yea the treacherous dealers haue dealt very treacherously. Isaiah 24:17 Feare, and the pit, & the snare [are] vpon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. Isaiah 24:18 And it shall come to passe, [that] he who fleeth from the noise of the feare, shall fall into the pit; and he that commeth vp out of the midst of the pit, shalbe taken in the snare: for the windowes from on high are open, and the foundations of the earth doe shake. Isaiah 24:19 The earth is vtterly broken downe, the earth is cleane dissolued, the earth is moued exceedingly. Isaiah 24:20 The earth shall reele to and fro, like a drunkard, and shall be remooued like a cottage, and the transgression thereof shall be heauie vpon it, and it shall fall, and not rise againe. Isaiah 24:21 And it shall come to passe in that day, that the LORD shall punish the hoste of the high ones [that are] on high, and the kings of the earth vpon the earth. Isaiah 24:22 And they shalbe gathered together [as] prisoners are gathered in the pit, and shall be shut vp in the prison, and after many dayes shall they bee visited. Isaiah 24:23 Then the Moone shall be confounded, and the Sunne ashamed, when the LORD of hosts shall reigne in mount Zion and in Ierusalem, and before his ancients gloriously.