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Isaiah 24 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Lord’s Devastation of the Earth

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:1 - See, the LORD is going to lay waste the earth and devastate it; he will ruin its face and scatter its inhabitants—
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:2 - it will be the same for priest as for people, for the master as for his servant, for the mistress as for her servant, for seller as for buyer, for borrower as for lender, for debtor as for creditor.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:3 - The earth will be completely laid waste and totally plundered.

The LORD has spoken this word.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:4 - The earth dries up and withers, the world languishes and withers, the heavens languish with the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:5 - The earth is defiled by its people; they have disobeyed the laws, violated the statutes and broken the everlasting covenant.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:6 - Therefore a curse consumes the earth; its people must bear their guilt. Therefore earth’s inhabitants are burned up, and very few are left.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:7 - The new wine dries up and the vine withers; all the merrymakers groan.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:8 - The joyful timbrels are stilled, the noise of the revelers has stopped, the joyful harp is silent.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:9 - No longer do they drink wine with a song; the beer is bitter to its drinkers.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:10 - The ruined city lies desolate; the entrance to every house is barred.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:11 - In the streets they cry out for wine; all joy turns to gloom, all joyful sounds are banished from the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:12 - The city is left in ruins, its gate is battered to pieces.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:13 - So will it be on the earth and among the nations, as when an olive tree is beaten, or as when gleanings are left after the grape harvest.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:14 - They raise their voices, they shout for joy; from the west they acclaim the LORD’s majesty.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:15 - Therefore in the east give glory to the LORD; exalt the name of the LORD, the God of Israel, in the islands of the sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:16 - From the ends of the earth we hear singing: “Glory to the Righteous One.” But I said, “I waste away, I waste away! Woe to me! The treacherous betray! With treachery the treacherous betray!”
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:17 - Terror and pit and snare await you, people of the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:18 - Whoever flees at the sound of terror will fall into a pit; whoever climbs out of the pit will be caught in a snare. The floodgates of the heavens are opened, the foundations of the earth shake.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:19 - The earth is broken up, the earth is split asunder, the earth is violently shaken.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:20 - The earth reels like a drunkard, it sways like a hut in the wind; so heavy upon it is the guilt of its rebellion that it falls—never to rise again.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:21 - In that day the LORD will punish the powers in the heavens above and the kings on the earth below.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:22 - They will be herded together like prisoners bound in a dungeon; they will be shut up in prison and be punished[fn] after many days.
Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:23 - The moon will be dismayed, the sun ashamed; for the LORD Almighty will reign on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and before its elders—with great glory.
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