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Isaiah 24

The doleful judgments of God upon the land.

Isaiah 24:1 Beholde, the Lorde maketh the earth emptie, and hee maketh it waste: hee turneth it vpside downe, and scattereth abrode the inhabitants thereof. Isaiah 24:2 And there shalbe like people, like Priest, and like seruaunt, like master, like maide, like mistresse, like bier, like seller, like lender, like borower, like giuer, like taker to vsurie. Isaiah 24:3 The earth shalbe cleane emptied, and vtterly spoiled: for the Lord hath spoken this worde. Isaiah 24:4 The earth lamenteth and fadeth away: the world is feeble and decaied: the proude people of the earth are weakened. Isaiah 24:5 The earth also deceiueth, because of the inhabitantes thereof: for they transgressed the lawes: they changed the ordinances, and brake the euerlasting couenant. Isaiah 24:6 Therefore hath the curse deuoured the earth, and the inhabitantes thereof are desolate. Wherefore the inhabitants of the land are burned vp, and fewe men are left. Isaiah 24:7 The wine faileth, the vine hath no might: all that were of merie heart, doe mourne. Isaiah 24:8 The mirth of tabrets ceaseth: the noyse of them that reioyce, endeth: the ioye of the harpe ceaseth. Isaiah 24:9 They shall not drinke wine with mirth: strong drinke shall be bitter to them that drinke it. Isaiah 24:10 The citie of vanitie 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 streetes: al ioy is darkened: the mirth of the world is gone away. 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 Surely thus shall it bee in the middes of the earth, among the people, as the shaking of an oliue tree, and as the grapes when the vintage is ended. Isaiah 24:14 They shall lift vp their voyce: they shall shout for the magnificence of the Lord: they shall reioyce from the sea. Isaiah 24:15 Wherefore praise yee the Lord in the valleis, euen the Name of the Lorde 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 wee haue heard praises, euen glory to the iust, and I sayd, My leanesse, my leanesse, woe is mee: the transgressours haue offended: yea, the transgressours haue grieuously offended. Isaiah 24:17 Feare, and the pitte, and the snare are vpon thee, O inhabitant of the earth. Isaiah 24:18 And hee that fleeth from the noyse of the feare, shall fall into the pit: and he that commeth vp out of the pit, shal be taken in the snare: for the windowes from on high are open, & the foundations of the earth doe shake. Isaiah 24:19 The earth is vtterly broken downe: the earth is cleane dissolued: the earth is mooued exceedingly. Isaiah 24:20 The earth shal reele to and fro like a drunken man, and shall be remooued like a tent, and the iniquitie thereof shall be heauie vpon it: so that it shall fall, and rise no more. Isaiah 24:21 And in that day shall the Lorde visite the hoste aboue that is on hie, euen the Kinges of the world that are vpon the earth. Isaiah 24:22 And they shall be gathered together, as the prisoners in the pit: and they shal be shut vp in the prison, and after many daies shal they be visited. Isaiah 24:23 Then the moone shal be abashed, and the sunne ashamed, when the Lorde of hostes shall reigne in mount Zion and in Ierusalem: and glory shalbe before his ancient men.

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