The doleful judgments of God upon the land.
Isaiah 24:1 Lo! Yahweh emptying the earth, and laying it waste,And he will overturn the face thereof, And scatter them who dwell therein. Isaiah 24:2 And it shall beAs the people, so, the priest, As the servant, so, his lord, As the maid, so, her mistress,As the buyer, so, the seller, As the lender, so, the borrower, As the debtor, so! his creditor. Isaiah 24:3 Emptiedemptiedshall be the earth, yea pillagedpillaged,For, Yahweh, hath spoken this word. Isaiah 24:4 Mourneth, fadeth, the earth, Languisheth, fadeth, the world,Languished, have the lofty of the people of the earth. Isaiah 24:5 Yea, the earth itself, is profaned under them who dwell therein,For they have, Set aside laws, Gone beyond statute, Broken an age-abiding covenant. Isaiah 24:6 For this cause, a curse, hath devoured the earth, And punished are the dwellers therein,For this cause, are burned the inhabitants of the earth, And the men left remainingare few. Isaiah 24:7 Mourneth, the new wine, Withereth, the vine,Sighing, are all the merryhearted: Isaiah 24:8 Ceased, hath the mirth of timbrels, Ended, is the noise of the uproarious,Ceased, hath the mirth of the lyre: Isaiah 24:9 With a song, they drink not wine,Bitter, is strong drink, to them who drink it: Isaiah 24:10 Broken down, is the city of desolation,Shut up, every house, that it cannot be entered. Isaiah 24:11 There is an outcry concerning wine, in the streets,Darkened, is all joy, Departed, the gladness of the earth. Isaiah 24:12 There is left in the city, desolation,And, to ruins, have been broken the gate.
A remnant shall joyfully praise him.
Isaiah 24:13 When, thus, it shall be, in the earth, in the midst of the peoples, [There shall be,] like the shaking of an olive-tree, like the going round to pick, when closed, is the harvest. Isaiah 24:14 They, shall lift up their voiceshall raise a tremulous note,On account of the splendour of Yahweh, have they made a shrill cry, on the West; Isaiah 24:15 For this cause, In the Regions of Light, give ye glory to Yahweh,In the Coastlands of the Sea, [unto] the Name of Yahweh, God of Israel.
God in his judgments shall advance his Kingdom.
Isaiah 24:16 From the uttermost part of the earth, melodies, have we heardBeauty, to the righteous one! But I had saidRuin to me! Ruin to me! Woe to me! Traitors, have betrayed, Yea, traitorously, have traitors betrayed! Isaiah 24:17 Terror and pit, and snare,are upon thee, O inhabitant of the earth! Isaiah 24:18 So shall it beHe that fleeth from the sound of the terror, shall fall into the pit, And, he that getteth up out of the midst of the pit, shall be captured in the snare,For, the windows on high, have opened, And shaken, are the foundations of earth. Isaiah 24:19 The earth breaketh, breaketh,The earth crasheth, crasheth, The earth tottereth, tottereth; Isaiah 24:20 The earth staggereth-staggereth, like a drunken man, And rocketh to and fro like a night-hut,So shall be heavy upon her, her transgression, And she shall fall, and, not again, rise. Isaiah 24:21 And it shall be, in that day, That Yahweh will bring punishment, Upon the host of the height, in the height,And upon the kings of the ground, on the ground. Isaiah 24:22 And they shall be swept together in a crowd, fettered for a pit, And shall be lowered into a dungeon,And, after many days, shall they be punished. Isaiah 24:23 Then shall blush, the silvery moon, Then turn pale, the glowing sun,Because Yahweh of hosts, hath become king, In Mount Zion, And in Jerusalem, And before his Elders, in glory.