Isaiah 24:19

19 The earth is broken up, the earth is split asunder, the earth is violently shaken.

Isaiah 24:19 in Other Translations

19 The earth is utterly broken down, the earth is clean dissolved, the earth is moved exceedingly.
19 The earth is utterly broken, the earth is split apart, the earth is violently shaken.
19 The earth has broken up. It has utterly collapsed; it is violently shaken.
19 Earth is smashed to pieces, earth is ripped to shreds, earth is wobbling out of control,
19 The earth is completely devastated; the earth is split open; the earth is violently shaken.

Isaiah 24:19 Meaning and Commentary

Isaiah 24:19

The earth is utterly broken down
Still alluding to the deluge, when the earth broke in upon the waters under it, if Mr. Burnet's theory of the earth can be supported: the earth is clean dissolved;
it will be an entire dissolution, nothing shall remain; all these things, as Peter says, the heavens and the earth, and all in them, shall be dissolved, ( 2 Peter 3:11 2 Peter 3:12 ) : the earth is moved exceedingly;
out of its place and form, and shall fall into its original chaos and confusion. The Targum is,

``moving, the earth shall be moved; agitating, the earth shall be agitated; breaking or dissolving, the earth shall be broken or dissolved;''
which seems to express the more gradual and natural dissolution of the world. These expressions are used, and repeated, to declare the certain and complete destruction of it.

Isaiah 24:19 In-Context

17 Terror and pit and snare await you, people of the earth.
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.
19 The earth is broken up, the earth is split asunder, the earth is violently shaken.
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.
21 In that day the LORD will punish the powers in the heavens above and the kings on the earth below.

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Psalms 46:2
  • 2. S Deuteronomy 11:6
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