The doleful judgments of God upon the land.
Isaiah 24:1 Beholde, the Lorde shal waste & plage the worlde, he shal make the face of the earthe desolate, & scatre abroade the inhabitoures therof. Isaiah 24:2 Then shal the pryeste be as the people, the mayster as the seruaunt, þe dame lyke the mayde, the seller lyke the byer he that lendeth vpon vsurye, lyke vnto him þt boroweth vpon vsury, the creditoure, as the detter. Isaiah 24:3 Yea miserably shall the worlde be wasted & clean destroied. For the Lorde hath so determed in him selfe. Isaiah 24:4 The earth shalbe heauy & decay. The face of the earth shal perishe & fal awaye, the proude people of the worlde shal come to naught. Isaiah 24:5 For the earth is corrupt of her indwellers. For why? they haue offended the law chaunged the ordynaunces, & made the euerlasting testament of none effecte. Isaiah 24:6 And therfore shall the course deuoure þe earth: for they that dwel theron haue sinned, wherfore they shal be brent also, and those that remaine shalbe very few. Isaiah 24:7 The swete wyne shal mourne, the grapes shalbe weake, and al that haue bene mery in harte, shall sighe. Isaiah 24:8 The myrth of tabrettes shalbe layde doune, the chere of the ioyfull shall cease & the pleasure of lutes shal haue an ende Isaiah 24:9 there shal no more wyne be droncke wyth myrth, the beere shalbe bytter to them that dryncke it, Isaiah 24:10 the wicked cytyes shalbe broken donne, al houses shalbe shut, þt no man maye come in. Isaiah 24:11 In the stretes shall there be lyft vp a crye because of wine, al mens chere shall vanyshe awaye & al ioye of the earth shal passe. Isaiah 24:12 Desolacion shal remayne in the cytyes, and the gates shalbe smytten wyth wastnesse.
A remnant shall joyfully praise him.
Isaiah 24:13 For it shall happen vnto al landes & to all people, lyke as when a man smyteth donne the olyues, that are left vpon the tree: or seketh after grapes, when the wyne gatherynge is oute. Isaiah 24:14 And those same (that remayne) shall lyft vp their voyce, and be glad, & shal magnifye the glorye of the Lord, euen from the sea, Isaiah 24:15 & praise the name of the Lorde God of Israel, in the valeys, and Ilandes.
God in his judgments shall advance his Kingdom.
Isaiah 24:16 We heare sunges sung to the prayse of the righteous, from al þe endes of the worlde. Therefore I must speake: O myne vnfrutefulnesse, O my pouerte. Wo is me, all is full of synners, whiche offende of purpose and malice. Isaiah 24:17 And therfore (O thou that dwellest vpon the earth) there is at hand for the, feare, pyt and snare. Isaiah 24:18 Who so escapeth the terrible crye, shal fal into the pyt. And yf he come out of the pit, he shalbe taken with the snare. For the wyndowes aboue shalbe opened, and the foundacion of the earth shall moue. Isaiah 24:19 The earthe shall geue a greate cracke, it shall haue a sore ruyne, & taken an horrible fall. Isaiah 24:20 The earth shal stacker lyke a drocken man, & be taken awaye like a tente. Her mysdedes shal lie so heauy vpon her, that she must fal, and neuer ryse vp agayne. Isaiah 24:21 At the same tyme shall the Lorde mustre together the hye hooste aboue, and the kynges of the worlde vpon the earth. Isaiah 24:22 These shalbe coupled together as prysoners be, and shalbe shut in one ward and punished innumerable daies. Isaiah 24:23 The Mone and the Sunne shalbe ashamed, when the Lorde of Bostes shall rule them at Ierusalem vpon the mount Sion, before and wyth his excellent councel.