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Isaiah 24:1-3

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The Lord Will Judge the Earth

24:1 Look, the Lord is ready to devastate the earth

and leave it in ruins;

he will mar its surface

and scatter its inhabitants.

24:2 Everyone will suffer – the priest as well as the people, 1 

the master as well as the servant, 2 

the elegant lady as well as the female attendant, 3 

the seller as well as the buyer, 4 

the borrower as well as the lender, 5 

the creditor as well as the debtor. 6 

24:3 The earth will be completely devastated

and thoroughly ransacked.

For the Lord has decreed this judgment. 7 

1 tn Heb “and it will be like the people, like the priest.”

2 tn Heb “like the servant, like his master.”

3 tn Heb “like the female servant, like her mistress.”

4 tn Heb “like the buyer, like the seller.”

5 tn Heb “like the lender, like the borrower.”

6 tn Heb “like the creditor, just as the one to whom he lends.”

7 tn Heb “for the Lord has spoken this word.”



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