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10 [a]Beat your plowshares into swords,
    and your pruning knives into spears;
    let the weakling boast, “I am a warrior!”(A)

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  1. 4:10 The Lord directs the troops to forge military weapons out of the agricultural tools necessary for life during peacetime. In Is 2:4 and Mi 4:3, both in contexts presuming the defeat of Israel’s enemies, this imagery is reversed.