Bible: Isa 24:10-22

24:10 The ruined town 1  is shattered;

all of the houses are shut up tight. 2 

24:11 They howl in the streets because of what happened to the wine; 3 

all joy turns to sorrow; 4 

celebrations disappear from the earth. 5 

24:12 The city is left in ruins; 6 

the gate is reduced to rubble. 7 

24:13 This is what will happen throughout 8  the earth,

among the nations.

It will be like when they beat an olive tree,

and just a few olives are left at the end of the harvest. 9 

24:14 They 10  lift their voices and shout joyfully;

they praise 11  the majesty of the Lord in the west.

24:15 So in the east 12  extol the Lord,

along the seacoasts extol 13  the fame 14  of the Lord God of Israel.

24:16 From the ends of the earth we 15  hear songs

the Just One is majestic. 16 

But I 17  say, “I’m wasting away! I’m wasting away! I’m doomed!

Deceivers deceive, deceivers thoroughly deceive!” 18 

24:17 Terror, pit, and snare

are ready to overtake you inhabitants of the earth! 19 

24:18 The one who runs away from the sound of the terror

will fall into the pit; 20 

the one who climbs out of the pit,

will be trapped by the snare.

For the floodgates of the heavens 21  are opened up 22 

and the foundations of the earth shake.

24:19 The earth is broken in pieces,

the earth is ripped to shreds,

the earth shakes violently. 23 

24:20 The earth will stagger around 24  like a drunk;

it will sway back and forth like a hut in a windstorm. 25 

Its sin will weigh it down,

and it will fall and never get up again.

The Lord Will Become King

24:21 At that time 26  the Lord will punish 27 

the heavenly forces in the heavens 28 

and the earthly kings on the earth.

24:22 They will be imprisoned in a pit, 29 

locked up in a prison,

and after staying there for a long time, 30  they will be punished. 31 

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