As for you, watchtower of the flock,
    stronghold[a] of Daughter Zion,
the former dominion will be restored(A) to you;
    kingship will come to Daughter Jerusalem.(B)

Why do you now cry aloud—
    have you no king[b](C)?
Has your ruler[c] perished,
    that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?(D)
10 Writhe in agony, Daughter Zion,
    like a woman in labor,
for now you must leave the city
    to camp in the open field.
You will go to Babylon;(E)
    there you will be rescued.
There the Lord will redeem(F) you
    out of the hand of your enemies.

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  1. Micah 4:8 Or hill
  2. Micah 4:9 Or King
  3. Micah 4:9 Or Ruler

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