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Isaiah 24 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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Impending Judgment on the Earth
The Coming Judgment of the Earth

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:1 - Behold, the LORD makes the earth empty and makes it waste,
Distorts its surface
And scatters abroad its inhabitants.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:2 - And it shall 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 lender, so with the borrower;
As with the creditor, so with the debtor.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:3 - The land shall be entirely emptied and utterly plundered,
For the LORD has spoken this word.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:4 - The earth mourns and fades away,
The world languishes and fades away;
The haughty people of the earth languish.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:5 - The earth is also defiled under its inhabitants,
Because they have transgressed the laws,
Changed the ordinance,
Broken the everlasting covenant.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:6 - Therefore the curse has devoured the earth,
And those who dwell in it are desolate.
Therefore the inhabitants of the earth are burned,
And few men are left.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:7 - The new wine fails, the vine languishes,
All the merry-hearted sigh.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:8 - The mirth of the tambourine ceases,
The noise of the jubilant ends,
The joy of the harp ceases.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:9 - They shall not drink wine with a song;
Strong drink is bitter to those who drink it.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:10 - The city of confusion is broken down;
Every house is shut up, so that none may go in.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:11 - There is a cry for wine in the streets,
All joy is darkened,
The mirth of the land is gone.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:12 - In the city desolation is left,
And the gate is stricken with destruction.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:13 - When it shall be thus in the midst of the land among the people,
It shall be like the shaking of an olive tree,
Like the gleaning of grapes when the vintage is done.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:14 - They shall lift up their voice, they shall sing;
For the majesty of the LORD
They shall cry aloud from the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:15 - Therefore glorify the LORD in the dawning light,
The name of the LORD God of Israel in the coastlands of the sea.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:16 - From the ends of the earth we have heard songs:
“Glory to the righteous!”
But I said, “I am ruined, ruined!
Woe to me!
The treacherous dealers have dealt treacherously,
Indeed, the treacherous dealers have dealt very treacherously.”

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:17 - Fear and the pit and the snare
Are upon you, O inhabitant of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:18 - And it shall be
That he who flees from the noise of the fear
Shall fall into the pit,
And he who comes up from the midst of the pit
Shall be caught in the snare;
For the windows from on high are open,
And the foundations of the earth are shaken.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:19 - The earth is violently broken,
The earth is split open,
The earth is shaken exceedingly.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:20 - The earth shall reel to and fro like a drunkard,
And shall totter like a hut;
Its transgression shall be heavy upon it,
And it will fall, and not rise again.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:21 - It shall come to pass in that day
That the LORD will punish on high the host of exalted ones,
And on the earth the kings of the earth.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:22 - They will be gathered together,
As prisoners are gathered in the pit,
And will be shut up in the prison;
After many days they will be punished.

Unchecked Copy BoxIsa 24:23 - Then the moon will be disgraced
And the sun ashamed;
For the LORD of hosts will reign
On Mount Zion and in Jerusalem
And before His elders, gloriously.
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