Isaiah 24:5

“The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The earth also is defiled vnder the inhabitants thereof: because they haue transgressed the lawes, changed the ordinance, broken the euerlasting couenant.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The earth is also polluted by its inhabitants, for they transgressed laws, violated statutes, broke the everlasting covenant.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The earth also is polluted under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, broken the everlasting covenant.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The earth has been made unclean by those living in it; because the laws have not been kept by them, the orders have been changed, and the eternal agreement has been broken.
- Basic English Bible

And the land is polluted under the inhabitants thereof; for they have violated the laws, changed the statute, broken the everlasting covenant.
- Darby Bible

The earth also is defiled under its inhabitants; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
- Webster's Bible

The earth also is polluted under its inhabitants, because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statutes, and broken the everlasting covenant.
- World English Bible

And the land hath been defiled under its inhabitants, Because they have transgressed laws, They have changed a statute, They have made void a covenant age-during.
- Youngs Literal Bible

The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, violated the statute, broken the everlasting covenant.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 24:5


24:5 Defiled - By the wickedness of its people. The laws - The laws of God. Ordinance - God's ordinances concerning his worship and service; the singular being put for the plural. Covenant - The covenant made between God and Abraham, and all his posterity, which was everlasting, both on God's part, who, upon the conditions therein expressed, engaged himself to be a God to them and to their seed forever; and on Israel's part, who were obliged thereby to constant and perpetual obedience thro' all generations.


Discussion for Isaiah 24:5

  • Susan Dalton for verse 5
    "The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant." (Isaiah 24:5) What is the outcome of going against God's way? When we transgress His laws, we move ourselves away from His judgments, thus, we move ourselves away from Him. Devils seek to get man to transgress. Their goal is to traduce man, to lead man across. If God is "A" and Satan is "B", his goal is to lead you from "A to B". Mans transgression began in the Garden of Eden. Satan's trangression began before that, when he transgressed against and away from God. Transgression can be willful or it can be from ignorance. Man can repent from his transgressions and receive forgiveness. A further progression from transgression can be seen in "changed the ordinance..." Man can transgress God's laws, and he can seek to change the ordinances of God. If man does not repent from his transgression, he establishes his own ordinance, his own way. This can be seen in individuals and in groups of peoples. (churches, nations, etc.) I think of Revelation 9:20-21, when it says, "And the rest of the men which were not killed by these plagues yet repented not of the work of their hands, that they should not worship devils, and idols of gold, and silver, and brass, and stone, and of wood: which neither can see, nor hear, nor walk: Neither repented they of their murders, nor of their sorceries, nor of their fornications, nor of their thefts." They have neither repented of the original transgression wherewith every human person is born with a nature transgressed away from God. Neither have they repented from the transgresssions they now commit. If man continues against God's covenant, he will end in ruin. When we transgress against God, and change His ordinances, and break, or despise His covenant, the end of that way is desolation; that is why we can see two ways - the ways of Life and of Death. We can also see the image of God (Jesus Christ) and His kingdom, and the false image of Satan and his kingdom. Satan is a traducer, Jesus Christ is our Savior and Redeemer!!! He is our way back to God the Father.

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