Isaiah 24:10
New International Version
The ruined city lies desolate; the entrance to every house is barred.

New Living Translation
The city writhes in chaos; every home is locked to keep out intruders.

English Standard Version
The wasted city is broken down; every house is shut up so that none can enter.

Berean Study Bible
The city of chaos is shattered; every house is closed to entry.

New American Standard Bible
The city of chaos is broken down; Every house is shut up so that none may enter.

New King James Version
The city of confusion is broken down; Every house is shut up, so that none may go in.

King James Bible
The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

Christian Standard Bible
The city of chaos is shattered; every house is closed to entry.

Contemporary English Version
Towns are crushed and in chaos; houses are locked tight.

Good News Translation
In the city everything is in chaos, and people lock themselves in their houses for safety.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
The city of chaos is shattered; every house is closed to entry.

International Standard Version
The chaotic city lies broken down; every house is closed up so that no one can enter them.

NET Bible
The ruined town is shattered; all of the houses are shut up tight.

New Heart English Bible
The confused city is broken down. Every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The ruined city lies desolate. The entrance to every house is barred shut.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Broken down is the city of wasteness; Every house is shut up, that none may come in.

New American Standard 1977
The city of chaos is broken down; Every house is shut up so that none may enter.

Jubilee Bible 2000
The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up that no man may come in.

King James 2000 Bible
The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

American King James Version
The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

American Standard Version
The waste city is broken down; every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

Brenton Septuagint Translation
All the city has become desolate: one shall shut his house so that none shall enter.

Douay-Rheims Bible
The city of vanity is broken down, every house is shut up, no man cometh in.

Darby Bible Translation
The city of solitude is broken down; every house is shut up, so that none entereth in.

English Revised Version
The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

Webster's Bible Translation
The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may enter.

World English Bible
The confused city is broken down. Every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

Young's Literal Translation
It was broken down -- a city of emptiness, Shut hath been every house from entrance.
Study Bible
God's Judgment on the Earth
9They no longer sing and drink wine; strong drink is bitter to those who consume it. 10The city of chaos is shattered; every house is closed to entry. 11In the streets they cry out for wine. All joy turns to gloom; rejoicing is exiled from the land.…
Cross References
Isaiah 23:1
This is an oracle concerning Tyre: Wail, O ships of Tarshish, for Tyre is laid waste, without house or harbor. Word has reached them from the land of Cyprus.

Isaiah 32:14
For the palace will be forsaken, the busy city abandoned. The hill and the watchtower will become caves forever--the delight of wild donkeys and a pasture for flocks--

Isaiah 32:19
But hail will level the forest, and the city will sink to the depths.

Isaiah 34:11
The desert owl and screech owl will possess it, and the great owl and raven will dwell in it. The LORD will stretch out over Edom a measuring line of chaos and a plumb line of destruction.

Treasury of Scripture

The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.

city

Isaiah 24:12
In the city is left desolation, and the gate is smitten with destruction.

Isaiah 25:2
For thou hast made of a city an heap; of a defenced city a ruin: a palace of strangers to be no city; it shall never be built.

Isaiah 27:10
Yet the defenced city shall be desolate, and the habitation forsaken, and left like a wilderness: there shall the calf feed, and there shall he lie down, and consume the branches thereof.

of confusion

Genesis 11:9
Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth.

Jeremiah 9:25,26
Behold, the days come, saith the LORD, that I will punish all them which are circumcised with the uncircumcised; …

Matthew 23:34,35
Wherefore, behold, I send unto you prophets, and wise men, and scribes: and some of them ye shall kill and crucify; and some of them shall ye scourge in your synagogues, and persecute them from city to city: …







Lexicon
The city
קִרְיַת־ (qir·yaṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 7151: A town, city

of chaos
תֹּ֑הוּ (tō·hū)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 8414: A desolation, desert, a worthless thing, in vain

is shattered;
נִשְׁבְּרָ֖ה (niš·bə·rāh)
Verb - Nifal - Perfect - third person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7665: To break, break in pieces

every
כָּל־ (kāl-)
Noun - masculine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3605: The whole, all, any, every

house
בַּ֖יִת (ba·yiṯ)
Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1004: A house

is closed
סֻגַּ֥ר (sug·gar)
Verb - Pual - Perfect - third person masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5462: To shut up, to surrender

to entry.
מִבּֽוֹא׃ (mib·bō·w)
Preposition-m | Verb - Qal - Infinitive construct
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go
(10) The city of confusion.--Better, the city of chaos, the tohu of Genesis 1:2, "without form and void." The world should be cast back out of its cosmos into its primeval chaos. The word is a favourite one with Isaiah (Isaiah 34:11; Isaiah 59:4, and nine other passages).

Every house is shut up--i.e., to complete the picture, not because its gates are barred, but because its own ruins block up the entrance.

Verse 10. - The city of confusion is broken down. No special city seems to be intended. "Est urbis nomen collective capiendum" (Rosenmüller). Chaos (tohu) reigns in the cities, where there is no civic life, no government, no order, nothing but confusion. Every house is shut up; bolted and barred against intruders. There is no confidence, no friendly intercourse, no visiting. 24:1-12 All whose treasures and happiness are laid up on earth, will soon be brought to want and misery. It is good to apply to ourselves what the Scripture says of the vanity and vexation of spirit which attend all things here below. Sin has turned the earth upside down; the earth is become quite different to man, from what it was when God first made it to be his habitation. It is, at the best, like a flower, which withers in the hands of those that please themselves with it, and lay it in their bosoms. The world we live in is a world of disappointment, a vale of tears; the children of men in it are but of few days, and full of trouble, See the power of God's curse, how it makes all empty, and lays waste all ranks and conditions. Sin brings these calamities upon the earth; it is polluted by the sins of men, therefore it is made desolate by God's judgments. Carnal joy will soon be at end, and the end of it is heaviness. God has many ways to imbitter wine and strong drink to those who love them; distemper of body, anguish of mind, and the ruin of the estate, will make strong drink bitter, and the delights of sense tasteless. Let men learn to mourn for sin, and rejoice in God; then no man, no event, can take their joy from them.
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