Isaiah 24:4
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New American Standard Bible
The earth mourns and withers, the world fades and withers, the exalted of the people of the earth fade away.

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

Darby Bible Translation
The land mourneth, it fadeth away; the world languisheth, it fadeth away: the haughty people of the land do languish.

World English Bible
The earth mourns and fades away. The world languishes and fades away. The lofty people of the earth languish.

Young's Literal Translation
Mourned, faded hath the land, Languished, faded hath the world, Languished have they -- the high place of the people of the land.

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Barnes' Notes on the Bible

The earth mourneth - The word 'earth' here, as in Isaiah 24:1, means the land of Judea, or that and so much of the adjacent countries as would be subject to the desolation described. The figure here is taken from flowers when they lose their beauty and languish; or when the plant that lacks moisture, or is cut down, loses its vigor and its vitality, and soon withers (compare the note at Isaiah 1:30; Isaiah 34:4; Psalm 1:3).

The world - (תבל têbêl). Literally, the inhabitable world, but used here as synonymous with the 'land,' and denoting the kingdoms of Judah and Israel (compare the note at Isaiah 13:11)

The haughty people - Margin, as in the Hebrew, 'Height of the people.' It denotes the great, the nobles, the princes of the land. The phrase is expressive of rank, not of their moral character.

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The Impending Conflict
From the very beginning of the great controversy in heaven it has been Satan's purpose to overthrow the law of God. It was to accomplish this that he entered upon his rebellion against the Creator, and though he was cast out of heaven he has continued the same warfare upon the earth. To deceive men, and thus lead them to transgress God's law, is the object which he has steadfastly pursued. Whether this be accomplished by casting aside the law altogether, or by rejecting one of its precepts, the result
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Desolation of the Earth
"Her sins have reached unto heaven, and God hath remembered her iniquities. . . . In the cup which she hath filled fill to her double. How much she hath glorified herself, and lived deliciously, so much torment and sorrow give her: for she saith in her heart, I sit a queen, and am no widow, and shall see no sorrow. Therefore shall her plagues come in one day, death, and mourning, and famine; and she shall be utterly burned with fire: for strong is the Lord God who judgeth her. And the kings of the
Ellen Gould White—The Great Controversy

Cross References
Isaiah 2:12
For the LORD of hosts will have a day of reckoning Against everyone who is proud and lofty And against everyone who is lifted up, That he may be abased.

Isaiah 24:3
The earth will be completely laid waste and completely despoiled, for the LORD has spoken this word.

Isaiah 24:21
So it will happen in that day, That the LORD will punish the host of heaven on high, And the kings of the earth on earth.

Isaiah 33:9
The land mourns and pines away, Lebanon is shamed and withers; Sharon is like a desert plain, And Bashan and Carmel lose their foliage.

Lamentations 1:4
The roads of Zion are in mourning Because no one comes to the appointed feasts. All her gates are desolate; Her priests are groaning, Her virgins are afflicted, And she herself is bitter.

Hosea 4:3
Therefore the land mourns, And everyone who lives in it languishes Along with the beasts of the field and the birds of the sky, And also the fish of the sea disappear.

Joel 1:10
The field is ruined, The land mourns; For the grain is ruined, The new wine dries up, Fresh oil fails.

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