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The Law Will Go Forth from Zion

Now it will be that in the (A)last days
The (B)mountain of the house of Yahweh
Will be established [a]as the head of the mountains,
And will be lifted up above the hills,
And the (C)peoples will stream to it.
(D)And many nations will come and say,
(E)Come and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh
And to the house of the God of Jacob,
That (F)He may instruct us from His ways
And that we may walk in His paths.”
For (G)from Zion will go forth the law,
And the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.
And He will (H)judge between many peoples
And will render decisions for mighty, [b]distant nations.
And they will hammer their swords (I)into plowshares
And their spears into pruning hooks;
Nation will not lift up sword against nation,
And never again will they learn war.
And each of them will (J)sit under his vine
And under his fig tree,
With (K)no one to make them tremble,
For the (L)mouth of Yahweh of hosts has spoken.
Though all the peoples walk
Each in the (M)name of his god,
As for us, (N)we will walk
In the name of (O)Yahweh our God forever and ever.

“In that day,” declares Yahweh,
“I will assemble the (P)lame
And (Q)gather the banished,
Even those upon whom I have brought calamity.
I will make the lame a (R)remnant
And the outcasts a mighty nation,
And (S)Yahweh will reign over them in Mount Zion
From now on and forever.
And as for you, [c](T)tower of the flock,
[d]Hill of the daughter of Zion,
To you it will come—
Even the (U)former dominion will come,
The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.

“Now, why do you (V)make a loud shout?
Is there no king among you,
Or has your (W)counselor perished,
That writhing has taken hold of you like a woman in childbirth?
10 (X)Writhe and labor to give birth,
Daughter of Zion,
Like a woman in childbirth;
For now you will (Y)go out of the city,
Dwell in the field,
And go to Babylon.
(Z)There you will be delivered;
(AA)There Yahweh will redeem you
From the hand of your enemies.
11 But now (AB)many nations have been assembled against you
Who say, ‘Let her be polluted,
And let our eyes behold Zion in triumph.’
12 But they do not (AC)know the thoughts of Yahweh,
And they do not understand His counsel;
For He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
13 Arise and (AD)thresh, daughter of Zion,
For your horn I will make iron,
And your hoofs I will make bronze,
That you may (AE)pulverize many peoples,
That you may (AF)devote to Yahweh their greedy gain unto destruction
And their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.


  1. Micah 4:1 Lit on
  2. Micah 4:3 Lit at a distance
  3. Micah 4:8 Heb Migdal-eder
  4. Micah 4:8 Heb Ophel