The doleful judgments of God upon the land.
Isaiah 24:1 Beholde the lord maketh the earth wayst and emptye: he turneth it vp syde downe, & scatreth abrode þe inhabitours therof: Isaiah 24:2 And þe prest shalbe as the people, & the master as the seruaunt, þe mastresse lyke þe mayd, þe seller lyke the byer: he that lendeth vpon vsury, lyke hym that boroweth vpon vsury: the creditoure as the detter. Isaiah 24:3 The worlde shalbe cleane wasted & vtterly spoyled, for so the lorde hath spoken. Isaiah 24:4 The earth is sory & consumeth awaye, the worlde is feble & perisheth, the proude people of þe erth are come to naught Isaiah 24:5 The earth also is become vnprofitable vnder the inhabitours therof, which haue transgressed the lawes, chaunged the ordinaunce, broken the euerlasting couenaunt. Isaiah 24:6 Therfore hath þe curse consumed þe earth, and they that dwell therin, are fallen into trespace. Wherfore, the inhabitours of the earth are perished with drouth, and fewe men are left behynde. Isaiah 24:7 The wyne faileth: the vyne hath no myght, all they þt haue bene mery of hart, are come to mournyng. Isaiah 24:8 The myrth of tabrettes is layed downe, þe noyse of such as haue made mery, is ceassed, þe ioye at þe herpe is at an ende. Isaiah 24:9 They shall drynke nomore wyne wt myrth, strong drynke shalbe bytter to them that drynke it. Isaiah 24:10 The citye of vanite is broken downe, euery house is shut vp, þt noman maye come in. Isaiah 24:11 In þe stretes is there a cryeng because of wyne, all chere is vanished awaye, þe myrth of the worlde is gone, Isaiah 24:12 in the citye is left desolacyon and the gate is smytten with destruccion.
A remnant shall joyfully praise him.
Isaiah 24:13 For in the myddes of the worlde, euen amonge the people, it shall come to passe, as at the shakyng of Olyues, and as the grapes are whan þe wyne haruest is done. Isaiah 24:14 They shall lyft vp theyr voyce: and make a mery noyse, and in magnifyeng of the Lord shall they crye out of the west. Isaiah 24:15 Wherfore, prayse ye the lord in the valleys, euen the name of the lord God of Israel in the Iles of the see
God in his judgments shall advance his Kingdom.
Isaiah 24:16 From þe vttemost parte of þe earth haue we heard prayses and myrth because of the ryghteous. And I sayd: I knowe a thyng in secrete, I knowe a thyng in secrete, wo is me, the transgressours haue offended, the transgressours haue greuously offended. Isaiah 24:17 Fearfulnesse, the pytt and the snare are vpon the, O thou that dwellest in the earth. Isaiah 24:18 It will come to passe, that whoso escapeth the fearfull noyse, shall fall in to the pytt. And he that commeth vp out of the pytt, shalbe taken wyth the snare. For the wyndowes from an hye are open, and the foundacions of the earth are moued. Isaiah 24:19 The earth is vtterly broken downe, the earth hath a sore ruyne, the earth quaketh exceadyngly. Isaiah 24:20 The earth shall rele to & fro lyke a dronkerd, and shalbe remoued lyke a like a tent & the iniquitie therof shalbe heuy vpon it. It shall fall, & not rise vp agayne. Isaiah 24:21 And in that daye shall the Lord viset the host aboue þt is on hye: & the kinges of the world þt are vpon the erth. Isaiah 24:22 And they shalbe gathered together, as they þt be in preson: & they shalbe shut vp in warde, & after many daies shall they be visited. Isaiah 24:23 The mone shall be abashed, and the sunne ashamed, when the Lorde of hostes shall raygne in mount Sion and in Ierusalem with worshyp, and in the syght of such as shalbe of hys councell.