New International Version
The ruined city lies desolate; the entrance to every house is barred.
King James Bible
The city of confusion is broken down: every house is shut up, that no man may come in.
Darby Bible Translation
The city of solitude is broken down; every house is shut up, so that none entereth in.
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.
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CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
Strong drink "Palm wine" - This is the proper meaning of the word שכר shechar, σικερα. See note on Isaiah 5:11. All enjoyment shall cease: the sweetest wine shall become bitter to their taste.
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LibraryJune the Twenty-Fifth Desolations Wrought by Sin
"The Lord hath spoken this word." --ISAIAH xxiv. 1-12. "The Lord hath spoken this word," and it is a word of judgment. It unveils some of the terrible issues of sin. See the effects of sin upon the spirit of man. "The merry-hearted do sigh." Life loses its wings and its song. The buoyancy and the optimism die out of the soul. The days move with heavy feet, and duty becomes very stale and unwelcome. If only our ears were keen enough we should hear many a place of hollow laughter moaning with …
John Henry Jowett—My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year
Visions of Future Glory
A prophecy against Tyre: Wail, you ships of Tarshish! For Tyre is destroyed and left without house or harbor. From the land of Cyprus word has come to them.
The fortress will be abandoned, the noisy city deserted; citadel and watchtower will become a wasteland forever, the delight of donkeys, a pasture for flocks,
Though hail flattens the forest and the city is leveled completely,
The desert owl and screech owl will possess it; the great owl and the raven will nest there. God will stretch out over Edom the measuring line of chaos and the plumb line of desolation.
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