English Standard Version Anglicised
The Mountain of the Lord
4 It shall come to pass (A)in the latter days
that the mountain of the house of the Lord
shall be established as the highest of the mountains,
and it shall be lifted up above the hills;
and peoples shall flow to it,
2 and many nations shall come, and say:
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the house of the God of Jacob,
that he may teach us his ways
and that we may walk in his paths.”
For out of Zion shall go forth the law,[a]
and the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
3 He shall judge between many peoples,
and shall decide for strong nations far away;
and they shall (B)beat their swords into ploughshares,
and their spears into pruning-hooks;
nation shall not lift up sword against nation,
neither shall they learn war any more;
4 (C)but they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree,
(D)and no one shall make them afraid,
(E)for the mouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken.
5 For (F)all the peoples walk
each in the name of its god,
but (G)we will walk in the name of the Lord our God
for ever and ever.
The Lord Shall Rescue Zion
6 (H)In that day, declares the Lord,
(I)I will assemble the (J)lame
and gather those who have been driven away
and those whom I have afflicted;
7 and the lame I will make (K)the remnant,
and those who were cast off, a strong nation;
and (L)the Lord will reign over them (M)in Mount Zion
from this time forth and for evermore.
8 And you, O tower of the flock,
hill of the daughter of Zion,
to you shall it come,
the former dominion shall come,
kingship for the daughter of Jerusalem.
9 Now why do you cry aloud?
(N)Is there no king in you?
(O)Has your counsellor perished,
that (P)pain seized you like a woman in labour?
10 (Q)Writhe and groan,[b] O daughter of Zion,
like a woman in labour,
for (R)now you shall go out from the city
and dwell in the open country;
you (S)shall go to Babylon.
There you shall be rescued;
(T)there the Lord will redeem you
from the hand of your enemies.
11 Now (U)many nations
are assembled against you,
saying, “Let her be defiled,
and (V)let our eyes gaze upon Zion.”
12 But (W)they do not know
the thoughts of the Lord;
they do not understand his plan,
that (X)he has gathered them as sheaves to the threshing floor.
13 Arise and thresh,
O daughter of Zion,
for I will make your horn iron,
and I will make your hoofs bronze;
you shall beat in pieces many peoples;
and (Y)shall devote[c] (Z)their gain to the Lord,
their wealth to (AA)the Lord of the whole earth.
New International Version
The Mountain of the Lord(A)
4 In the last days
2 Many nations will come and say,
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,(E)
to the temple of the God of Jacob.(F)
He will teach us(G) his ways,(H)
so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law(I) will go out from Zion,
the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
3 He will judge between many peoples
and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.(J)
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.(K)
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war(L) anymore.(M)
4 Everyone will sit under their own vine
and under their own fig tree,(N)
and no one will make them afraid,(O)
for the Lord Almighty has spoken.(P)
5 All the nations may walk
in the name of their gods,(Q)
but we will walk in the name of the Lord
our God for ever and ever.(R)
The Lord’s Plan
6 “In that day,” declares the Lord,
“I will gather the lame;(S)
I will assemble the exiles(T)
and those I have brought to grief.(U)
7 I will make the lame my remnant,(V)
those driven away a strong nation.(W)
The Lord will rule over them in Mount Zion(X)
from that day and forever.(Y)
8 As for you, watchtower of the flock,
stronghold[a] of Daughter Zion,
the former dominion will be restored(Z) to you;
kingship will come to Daughter Jerusalem.(AA)”
9 Why do you now cry aloud—
have you no king[b](AB)?
Has your ruler[c] perished,
that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?(AC)
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;(AD)
there you will be rescued.
There the Lord will redeem(AE) you
out of the hand of your enemies.
11 But now many nations
are gathered against you.
They say, “Let her be defiled,
let our eyes gloat(AF) over Zion!”
12 But they do not know
the thoughts of the Lord;
they do not understand his plan,(AG)
that he has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
13 “Rise and thresh,(AH) 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.”(AI)
You will devote their ill-gotten gains to the Lord,(AJ)
their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.