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Isaiah 24

Isaiah 24:1  
Behold, Yahweh makes the earth empty, makes it waste, turns it upside down, and scatters its inhabitants.

Isaiah 24:2  
It will be as with the people, so with the priest; as with the servant, so with his master; as with the maid, so with her mistress; as with the buyer, so with the seller; as with the creditor, so with the debtor; as with the taker of interest, so with the giver of interest.

Isaiah 24:3  
The earth will be utterly emptied and utterly laid waste; for Yahweh has spoken this word.

Isaiah 24:4  
The earth mourns and fades away. The world languishes and fades away. The lofty people of the earth languish.

Isaiah 24:5  
The earth also is polluted under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant.

Isaiah 24:6  
Therefore the curse has devoured the earth, and those who dwell therein are found guilty. Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned, and few men are left.

Isaiah 24:7  
The new wine mourns. The vine languishes. All the merry-hearted sigh.

Isaiah 24:8  
The mirth of tambourines ceases. The sound of those who rejoice ends. The joy of the harp ceases.

Isaiah 24:9  
They will not drink wine with a song. Strong drink will be bitter to those who drink it.

Isaiah 24:10  
The confused city is broken down. Every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

Isaiah 24:11  
There is a crying in the streets because of the wine. All joy is darkened. The mirth of the land is gone.

Isaiah 24:12  
The city is left in desolation, and the gate is struck with destruction.

Isaiah 24:13  
For it will be so within the earth among the peoples, as the shaking of an olive tree, as the gleanings when the vintage is done.

Isaiah 24:14  
These shall lift up their voice. They will shout for the majesty of Yahweh. They cry aloud from the sea.

Isaiah 24:15  
Therefore glorify Yahweh in the east, even the name of Yahweh, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea!

Isaiah 24:16  
From the uttermost part of the earth have we heard songs. Glory to the righteous! But I said, “I pine away! I pine away! woe is me!” The treacherous have dealt treacherously. Yes, the treacherous have dealt very treacherously.

Isaiah 24:17  
Fear, the pit, and the snare are on you who inhabit the earth.

Isaiah 24:18  
It will happen that he who flees from the noise of the fear will fall into the pit; and he who comes up out of the middle of the pit will be taken in the snare; for the windows on high are opened, and the foundations of the earth tremble.

Isaiah 24:19  
The earth is utterly broken. The earth is torn apart. The earth is shaken violently.

Isaiah 24:20  
The earth will stagger like a drunken man, and will sway back and forth like a hammock. Its disobedience will be heavy on it, and it will fall and not rise again.

Isaiah 24:21  
It will happen in that day that Yahweh will punish the army of the high ones on high, and the kings of the earth on the earth.

Isaiah 24:22  
They will be gathered together, as prisoners are gathered in the pit, and will be shut up in the prison; and after many days they will be visited.

Isaiah 24:23  
Then the moon will be confounded, and the sun ashamed; for Yahweh of Armies will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem; and glory will be before his elders.


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