Your country is desolate,
your cities burned with fire;
your fields are being stripped by foreigners
right before you,
laid waste as when overthrown by strangers. (Isaiah 1:7 NIV)
God begins to list the destruction that has happened to Judah specifically because of their sin against him. Many of the cities and fields of Judah have been destroyed. Believing scholars disagree about when this prophecy was written, but the entire period from Uzziah through Hezekiah (see verse 1) included many battles and defeats and destruction by ravaging foes.