Isaiah 24:4
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English Standard Version
The earth mourns and withers; the world languishes and withers; the highest people of the earth languish.

King James Bible
The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.

American Standard Version
The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the lofty people of the earth do languish.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The earth mourned, and faded away, and is weakened: the world faded away, the height of the people of the earth is weakened.

English Revised Version
The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the lofty people of the earth do languish.

Webster's Bible Translation
The earth mourneth and fadeth away, the world languisheth and fadeth away, the haughty people of the earth do languish.

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Keil and Delitzsch Biblical Commentary on the Old Testament

The prophet here foretells the rise of Tyre again at the close of the Chaldean world-wide monarchy. "And it will come to pass in that day, that Tzor will be forgotten seventy years, equal to the days of one king; after the end of the seventy years, Tzor will go, according to the song of the harlot. Take the guitar, sweep through the city, O forgotten harlot! Play bravely, sing zealously, that thou mayest be remembered!" The "days of a king" are a fixed and unchangeable period, for which everything is determined by the one sovereign will (as is the case more especially in the East), and is therefore stereotyped. The seventy years are compared to the days of such a king. Seventy is well fitted to be the number used to denote a uniform period of this kind, being equal to 10 x 7, i.e., a compact series of heptads of years (shabbathoth). But the number is also historical, prophecy being the power by which the history of the future was "periodized" beforehand in this significant manner. They coincide with the seventy years of Jeremiah (compare 2 Chronicles 36:21), that is to say, with the duration of the Chaldean rule. During this period Tyre continued with its world-wide commerce in a state of involuntary repose. "Tyre will be forgotten:" v'nishcachath is not a participle (Bttcher), but the perf. cons. which is required here, and stands for ונשׁכּחה with an original ת fem. (cf., Isaiah 7:14; Psalm 118:23). After the seventy years (that is to say, along with the commencement of the Persian rule) the harlot is welcomed again. She is like a bayadere or troubadour going through the streets with song and guitar, and bringing her charms into notice again. The prophecy here falls into the tone of a popular song, as in Isaiah 5:1 and Isaiah 27:2. It will be with Tyre as with such a musician and dancer as the one described in the popular song.

Isaiah 24:4 Parallel Commentaries

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

mourneth

Isaiah 3:26 And her gates shall lament and mourn; and she being desolate shall sit on the ground.

Isaiah 28:1 Woe to the crown of pride, to the drunkards of Ephraim, whose glorious beauty is a fading flower...

Isaiah 33:9 The earth mourns and languishes: Lebanon is ashamed and hewn down: Sharon is like a wilderness...

Isaiah 64:6 But we are all as an unclean thing, and all our righteousnesses are as filthy rags; and we all do fade as a leaf; and our iniquities...

Jeremiah 4:28 For this shall the earth mourn, and the heavens above be black; because I have spoken it, I have purposed it, and will not repent...

Jeremiah 12:4 How long shall the land mourn, and the herbs of every field wither, for the wickedness of them that dwell therein?...

Hosea 4:3 Therefore shall the land mourn, and every one that dwells therein shall languish, with the beasts of the field...

haughty people. Heb. height of the people

Isaiah 2:11,12 The lofty looks of man shall be humbled, and the haughtiness of men shall be bowed down...

Cross References
Isaiah 2:12
For the LORD of hosts has a day against all that is proud and lofty, against all that is lifted up--and it shall be brought low;

Isaiah 24:3
The earth shall be utterly empty and utterly plundered; for the LORD has spoken this word.

Isaiah 24:21
On that day the LORD will punish the host of heaven, in heaven, and the kings of the earth, on the earth.

Isaiah 33:9
The land mourns and languishes; Lebanon is confounded and withers away; Sharon is like a desert, and Bashan and Carmel shake off their leaves.

Lamentations 1:4
The roads to Zion mourn, for none come to the festival; all her gates are desolate; her priests groan; her virgins have been afflicted, and she herself suffers bitterly.

Hosea 4:3
Therefore the land mourns, and all who dwell in it languish, and also the beasts of the field and the birds of the heavens, and even the fish of the sea are taken away.

Joel 1:10
The fields are destroyed, the ground mourns, because the grain is destroyed, the wine dries up, the oil languishes.

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