Micah 4

The Mountain of the Lord

1 It shall come to pass o in the latter days
that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and it shall be lifted up above the hills;
and peoples shall flow to it,
2 and many nations shall come, and say:
"Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths."
For out of Zion shall go forth the law, 1
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
3 He shall judge between many peoples,
and shall decide for strong nations far away;
and they shall p beat their swords into plowshares,
and their spears into pruning hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war anymore;
4 q but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree,
r and no one shall make them afraid,
s for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.
5 For t all the peoples walk
each in the name of its god,
but u we will walk in the name of the Lord our God
forever and ever.

The Lord Shall Rescue Zion

6 v In that day, declares the Lord,
w I will assemble the x lame
and gather those who have been driven away
and those whom I have afflicted;
7 and the lame I will make y the remnant,
and those who were cast off, a strong nation;
and z the Lord will reign over them a in Mount Zion
from this time forth and forevermore.

8 And you, O tower of the flock,
hill of the daughter of Zion,
to you shall it come,
the former dominion shall come,
kingship for the daughter of Jerusalem.

9 Now why do you cry aloud?
b Is there no king in you?
c Has your counselor perished,
that d pain seized you like a woman in labor?
10 e Writhe and groan, 2 O daughter of Zion,
like a woman in labor,
for f now you shall go out from the city
and dwell in the open country;
you g shall go to Babylon.
There you shall be rescued;
h there the Lord will redeem you
from the hand of your enemies.

11 Now i many nations
are assembled against you,
saying, "Let her be defiled,
and j let our eyes gaze upon Zion."
12 But k they do not know
the thoughts of the Lord;
they do not understand his plan,
that l he has gathered them as sheaves to the threshing floor.
13 Arise and thresh,
O daughter of Zion,
for I will make your horn iron,
and I will make your hoofs bronze;
you shall beat in pieces many peoples;
and m shall devote 3 n their gain to the Lord,
their wealth to o the Lord of the whole earth.

  1. Cross References
    Micah 4:1 - 3
    It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it shall be lifted up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it.
    Isaiah 2:2 - 4
    It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and shall be lifted up above the hills; and all the nations shall flow to it.
  2. Cross References
    Joel 3:10
    Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears; let the weak say, "I am a warrior.
  3. Cross References
    1 Kings 4:25
    And Judah and Israel lived in safety, from Dan even to Beersheba, every man under his vine and under his fig tree, all the days of Solomon.
  4. Cross References
    Isaiah 17:2
    The cities of Aroer are deserted; they will be for flocks, which will lie down, and none will make them afraid.
  5. Cross References
    Isaiah 1:20
    But if you refuse and rebel, you shall be eaten by the sword; for the mouth of the Lord has spoken.
  6. Cross References
    Jeremiah 2:11
    Has a nation changed its gods, even though they are no gods? But my people have changed their glory for that which does not profit.
  7. Cross References
    Zechariah 10:12
    I will make them strong in the Lord, and they shall walk in his name," declares the Lord.
  8. Cross References
    Micah 4:1
    It shall come to pass in the latter days that the mountain of the house of the Lord shall be established as the highest of the mountains, and it shall be lifted up above the hills; and peoples shall flow to it.
  9. Cross References
    Ezekiel 11:17
    Therefore say, 'Thus says the Lord God : I will gather you from the peoples and assemble you out of the countries where you have been scattered, and I will give you the land of Israel.
  10. Cross References
    Ezekiel 34:16
    I will seek the lost, and I will bring back the strayed, and I will bind up the injured, and I will strengthen the weak, and the fat and the strong I will destroy. I will feed them in justice.
    Zephaniah 3:19
    Behold, at that time I will deal with all your oppressors. And I will save the lame and gather the outcast, and I will change their shame into praise and renown in all the earth.
  11. Cross References
    Micah 2:12
    I will surely assemble all of you, O Jacob; I will gather the remnant of Israel; I will set them together like sheep in a fold, like a flock in its pasture, a noisy multitude of men.
    Micah 5:7 - 8
    Then the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass, which delay not for a man nor wait for the children of man.
    Joel 2:32
    And it shall come to pass that everyone who calls on the name of the Lord shall be saved. For in Mount Zion and in Jerusalem there shall be those who escape, as the Lord has said, and among the survivors shall be those whom the Lord calls.
    Zephaniah 2:7
    The seacoast shall become the possession of the remnant of the house of Judah, on which they shall graze, and in the houses of Ashkelon they shall lie down at evening. For the Lord their God will be mindful of them and restore their fortunes.
  12. Cross References
    Isaiah 24:23
    Then the moon will be confounded and the sun ashamed, for the Lord of hosts reigns on Mount Zion and in Jerusalem, and his glory will be before his elders.
    Daniel 7:14
    And to him was given dominion and glory and a kingdom, that all peoples, nations, and languages should serve him; his dominion is an everlasting dominion, which shall not pass away, and his kingdom one that shall not be destroyed.
    Luke 1:33
    And he will reign over the house of Jacob forever, and of his kingdom there will be no end.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 2:6
    "As for me, I have set my King on Zion, my holy hill."
    Hebrews 12:22
    But you have come to Mount Zion and to the city of the living God, the heavenly Jerusalem, and to innumerable angels in festal gathering.
  14. Cross References
    Jeremiah 8:19
    Behold, the cry of the daughter of my people from the length and breadth of the land: "Is the Lord not in Zion? Is her King not in her?" "Why have they provoked me to anger with their carved images and with their foreign idols?
  15. Cross References
    Isaiah 3:3
    The captain of fifty and the man of rank, the counselor and the skillful magician and the expert in charms.
  16. Cross References
    Jeremiah 6:24
    We have heard the report of it; our hands fall helpless; anguish has taken hold of us, pain as of a woman in labor.
  17. Cross References
    John 16:20 - 21
    Truly, truly, I say to you, you will weep and lament, but the world will rejoice. You will be sorrowful, but your sorrow will turn into joy.
  18. Cross References
    Micah 2:13
    He who opens the breach goes up before them; they break through and pass the gate, going out by it. Their king passes on before them, the Lord at their head.
  19. Cross References
    Isaiah 39:6 - 7
    Behold, the days are coming, when all that is in your house, and that which your fathers have stored up till this day, shall be carried to Babylon. Nothing shall be left, says the Lord.
  20. Cross References
    Isaiah 44:22 - 23
    I have blotted out your transgressions like a cloud and your sins like mist; return to me, for I have redeemed you.
  21. Cross References
    Zechariah 12:3
    On that day I will make Jerusalem a heavy stone for all the peoples. All who lift it will surely hurt themselves. And all the nations of the earth will gather against it.
  22. Cross References
    Micah 7:10
    Then my enemy will see, and shame will cover her who said to me, "Where is the Lord your God?" My eyes will look upon her; now she will be trampled down like the mire of the streets.
    Obadiah 1:12
    But do not gloat over the day of your brother in the day of his misfortune; do not rejoice over the people of Judah in the day of their ruin; do not boast in the day of distress.
  23. Cross References
    Isaiah 10:7
    But he does not so intend, and his heart does not so think; but it is in his heart to destroy, and to cut off nations not a few.
  24. Cross References
    Joel 3:13
    Put in the sickle, for the harvest is ripe. Go in, tread, for the winepress is full. The vats overflow, for their evil is great.
    Habakkuk 3:12
    You marched through the earth in fury; you threshed the nations in anger.
    Matthew 3:12
    His winnowing fork is in his hand, and he will clear his threshing floor and gather his wheat into the barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.
    Luke 3:17
    His winnowing fork is in his hand, to clear his threshing floor and to gather the wheat into his barn, but the chaff he will burn with unquenchable fire.
  25. Cross References
    Leviticus 27:28
    But no devoted thing that a man devotes to the Lord, of anything that he has, whether man or beast, or of his inherited field, shall be sold or redeemed; every devoted thing is most holy to the Lord.
  26. Cross References
    Isaiah 23:18
    Her merchandise and her wages will be holy to the Lord. It will not be stored or hoarded, but her merchandise will supply abundant food and fine clothing for those who dwell before the Lord.
  27. Cross References
    Psalms 97:5
    The mountains melt like wax before the Lord, before the Lord of all the earth.
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