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Isaiah 24:10

    Isaiah 24:10 Translations

    King James Version (KJV)

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

    American King James Version (AKJV)

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

    American Standard Version (ASV)

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

    Basic English Translation (BBE)

    The town is waste and broken down: every house is shut up, so that no man may come in.

    Webster's Revision

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

    World English Bible

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

    English Revised Version (ERV)

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

    Barnes' Notes on Isaiah 24:10

    The city of confusion - That Jerusalem is here intended there can be no doubt. The name 'city of confusion.' is probably given to it by anticipation of what it would be; that is, as it appeared in prophetic vision to Isaiah (see the note at Isaiah 1:1). He gave to it a name that would describe its state when these calamities should have come upon it. The word rendered 'confusion' (תהו tôhû) does not denote disorder or anarchy, but is a word expressive of emptiness, vanity, destitution of form, waste. It occurs Genesis 1:2 : 'And the earth was without form.' In Job 26:7, it is rendered 'the empty place;' in 1 Samuel 12:21; Isaiah 45:18-19, 'in vain;' and usually 'emptiness,' 'vanity', 'confusion' (see Isaiah 24:10; Isaiah 40:17; Isaiah 41:29). In Job 12:24; Psalm 107:40, it denotes a wilderness. Here it means that the city would be desolate, empty, and depopulated.

    Is broken down - Its walls and dwellings are in ruins.

    Every house is shut up - That is, either because every man, fearful of danger, would fasten his doors so that enemies could not enter; or more probably, the entrance to every house would be so obstructed by ruins as to render it impossible to enter it.

    Wesley's Notes on Isaiah 24:10

    24:10 The city - Jerusalem, and other cities; for the singular word may be here taken collectively. A city of confusion or disorder, breaking all the laws and orders which God had established among them. Shut up - Because the inhabitants are either dead, or gone into captivity.