Micah 4


The Last of the Days

1And [8will be 1at 2the last 3of the 4days 9apparent 5the 6mountain 7of the  lord], readied upon the tops of the mountains, and it shall rise up high above the hills; and [2shall hasten 3to 4it 1peoples]. 2And [3shall go 2nations 1many], and shall say, Come, we should ascend unto the mountain of the  lord, and unto the house of the God of Jacob; and they shall show us his way, and we shall go by his roads. For from out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of the  lord from out of Jerusalem. 3And he shall judge between [2peoples 1many], and shall completely refute [2nations 1strong] unto afar. And they shall cut their broadswords into plows, and their spears into sickles. And no longer should [2raise up 1a nation 4against 5a nation 3a broadsword], and no longer should they learn to wage war. 4And [2shall rest 1each] underneath his grapevine, and each underneath his fig-tree. And there shall not be one frightening them, because the mouth of the  lord almighty spoke these things. 5For all the peoples shall go each in his own way; but we shall go in the name of the  lord our God into the eon and beyond.

Future Promise of Nationhood

6In that day, says the  lord, I will gather together her being broken, and her being thrust away. I will take in even whom I thrusted away. 7And I will make her being broken into a vestige, and her being thrust away into [2nation 1a mighty]. And the  lord shall reign over them on mount Zion, from the present and unto the eon. 8And you, O tower of the flock, austere daughter of Zion, unto you shall come, and shall enter in the head of the foremost kingdom of Babylon to the daughter of Jerusalem. 9And now, why did you know bad things? [2not a king 1Was] in you? Or has your counsel perished? For [3hold firmly 1your 2pangs] as one giving birth. 10Travail, and take courage, O daughter of Zion, as the one giving birth! For now you shall come forth from the city, and shall encamp in the plain, and shall come unto Babylon. From there he shall rescue you, and from there he shall ransom you, the  lord your God, from the hand of your enemies. 11And now [3were assembled 4against 5you 2nations 1many], saying, We shall rejoice and scrutinize over Zion with our eyes. 12But they knew not the devices of the  lord, and perceived not his counsel. For he gathered them as sheaves for the threshing-floor. 13Rise up and thresh them, O daughter of Zion! For [2your horns 1I will make] iron, and your hoofs I will make brass, and I will dissolve [2peoples 1many]. And you shall present to the  lord their abundance, even their strength to the  lord of all the earth.
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