Micah 4:3

“And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

And he shall iudge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afarre off, and they shall beate their swords into plowshares, and their speares into pruning hookes: nation shall not lift vp a sword against nation, neither shall they learne warre any more.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

And He will judge between many peoples And render decisions for mighty, distant nations. Then they will hammer their swords into plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they train for war.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

and he will judge between many peoples, and will decide concerning strong nations afar off: and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning-hooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
- American Standard Version (1901)

And he will be judge between great peoples, and strong nations far away will be ruled by his decisions; their swords will be hammered into plough-blades and their spears into vine-knives: nations will no longer be lifting up their swords against one another, and knowledge of war will have gone for ever.
- Basic English Bible

And he shall judge among many peoples, and reprove strong nations, even afar off; and they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-knives: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
- Darby Bible

And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plow-shares, and their spears into pruning-hooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
- Webster's Bible

and he will judge between many peoples, and will decide concerning strong nations afar off. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more.
- World English Bible

And He hath judged between many peoples, And given a decision to mighty nations afar off, They have beaten their swords to ploughshares, And their spears to pruning-hooks, Nation lifteth not up sword unto nation, Nor do they learn war any more.
- Youngs Literal Bible

And He shall judge between many peoples, and shall decide concerning mighty nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks; nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Micah 4:3


4:3 He - The Messiah shall act as a judge and king. Rebuke - So Christ commissioned his apostles, to teach all nations.


Discussion for Micah 4:3

  • Brianna for verse 3
    I always loved this Scripture. This is such a comforting hope of what Jehovah through his son Jesus Christ will accomplish. I appreciate how it states that God will set matters straight, which indicates that he is well aware of all the injustice in the world. I also appreciate Jehovah 's stance on war. He understands all the pain that comes with it. He promises us that he will put a stop to it forever. We will never have to even learn war again under his kingdom. BEAUTIFUL!

Bible Options