New Defender's Study Bible Notes
24:1 maketh the earth empty. In Isaiah 24–27, the prophetic vision leaps ahead to the judgments of the great tribulation of the end time, more or less covering the same events as Revelation 6–20. The devastating earthquakes and other calamities of those days will leave the earth’s surface disheveled and almost empty of inhabitants. This first verse summarizes the end result of that awful time that is sure to come.