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12 They don’t know the thoughts of the Lord or understand his plan.
He will bring them together
like cut grain on the threshing floor.[a]
13 Get up and thresh,[b] people of Zion.
I will make your horns as hard as iron
and your hoofs as hard as bronze.
You will smash many nations into small pieces.
You will claim their loot for the Lord,
their wealth for the Lord of the whole earth.

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  1. 4:12 A threshing floor is an outdoor area where grain is separated from its husks.
  2. 4:13 Threshing is the process of beating stalks to separate them from the grain.

12 But they do not know
    the thoughts of the Lord;
they do not understand his plan,(A)
    that he has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
13 “Rise and thresh,(B) Daughter Zion,
    for I will give you horns of iron;
I will give you hooves of bronze,
    and you will break to pieces many nations.”(C)
You will devote their ill-gotten gains to the Lord,(D)
    their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.

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