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Micah 4:8-10 New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

Jerusalem, you used to be
    like a guard tower for my flock.
City of Zion, you used to be
    a place of safety for my people.
The glorious kingdom you had before
    will be given back to you.
    Once again a king will rule over your people.”

Why are you crying out so loudly now?
    Don’t you have a king?
Has your ruler died?
    Is that why pain comes on you
    like the pain of a woman having a baby?
10 People of Zion, groan with pain.
    Cry out like a woman having a baby.
Soon you must leave your city.
    You must camp in the open fields.
You will have to go to the land of Babylon.
    But that’s where the Lord will save you.
There he will set you free
    from the power of your enemies.

New International Reader's Version (NIRV)

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Micah 4:8-10 New International Version (NIV)

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

Why do you now cry aloud—
    have you no king[b]?
Has your ruler[c] perished,
    that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?
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;
    there you will be rescued.
There the Lord will redeem you
    out of the hand of your enemies.

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 4:8 Or hill
  2. Micah 4:9 Or King
  3. Micah 4:9 Or Ruler
New International Version (NIV)

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