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1 But in the last days it shall come to pass, that the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall flow unto it.

2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

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.

4 But they shall sit every man under his vine and under his fig tree; and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the LORD of hosts hath spoken it.

5 For all people will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.

6 In that day, saith the LORD, will I assemble her that halteth, and I will gather her that is driven out, and her that I have afflicted;

7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.

8 And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.

9 Now why dost thou cry out aloud? is there no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.

10 Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

11 Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.

12 But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.

13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.

Commentary for Micah 4

The peace of the kingdom of Christ. (1-8) The judgments to come upon Jerusalem, but the final triumph of Israel. (9-13)1-8 The nations have not yet so submitted to the Prince of Peace, as to beat their swords into ploughshares, nor has war ceased. But very precious promises these are, relating to the gospel church, which will be more and more fulfilled, for He is faithful that has promised. There shall be a glorious church for God set up in the world, in the last days, in the days of the Messiah. Christ himself will build it upon a rock. The Gentiles worshipped their idol gods; but in the period spoken of, the people will cleave to the Lord with full purpose of heart, and delight in doing his will. The word "halteth," describes those who walk not according to the Divine word. The collecting the captives from Babylon was an earnest of healing, purifying, and prospering the church; and the reign of Christ shall continue till succeeded by the everlasting kingdom of heaven. Let us stir up each other to attend the ordinances of God, that we may learn his holy ways, and walk in them, receiving the law from his hands, which, being written in our hearts by his Spirit, may show our interest in the Redeemer's righteousness.

9-13 Many nations would assemble against Zion to rejoice in her calamities. They would not understand that the Lord had collected them as sheaves are gathered to be threshed; and that Zion would be strengthened to beat them to pieces. Nothing has yet taken place in the history of the Jewish church agreeing with this prediction. When God has conquering work for his people to do, he will furnish them with strength and ability for it. Believers should cry aloud under distresses, with the prayer of faith, not with despondency.

Commentary by Matthew Henry, 1710.

Discussion for Micah 4

  • Jules
    To Elias, Micah 4 is the same as Rev 12; Rev 11 and Rev 12 = Number 16:30-35
    Isaiah 54,60 and 66 together, see Micah 5:3 Just know when Israel is invaded tenth anger of the Lord will manifest see Psalm 102:13-22
  • BSP
    Verse 5: This verse shows that all have a choice to decide who they will walk with or who they will worship.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    DANIEL 12:12 ! ZION COMES FIRST TO BE BAPTIZED WITH THE LIVING FIRE OF THE FINAL OUTPOURING OF THE LATTER RAIN OF OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOR VIA. THE GREATER THAN JOHN - THE LEAST IN THE KINGDOM OF GOD ! THE TRUE TEMPLE IS MADE WITHOUT HANDS - CHRIST IN YOU AND ME EVER SINCE THE DAY OF PENTICOST { SPEAKING IN TONGUES }! GODS WORD SAYS SO AMEN INDEED ! SHALOM !
  • Chosen2Serve
    Hallelujah to our Lord God...our God of the Gentiles and our God of Israel. In the last days, which we are in now, Israel shall return unto their God...they will worship our Lord Jesus as Messiah! Yet it shall be those who are blinded to accept Father God and the Lord Jesus and the Holy Ghost as the True and only God...yes, unfortunately, they will do homage to their gods. Pray for Jerusalem!
  • Derek
    Verse 5 is an amazingly clear call for religious tolerance. How on earth did the Christians in the Middle Ages justify to themselves the ghastly acts committed as a part of the Inquisition, when they had a text like this sitting in their bibles?
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    Behold the Day of the Lord is Truly neigh at hand indeed, Glory to our Heavenly Abba Dad
  • Elias
    I love that massage wrote in revelation 12:1 but in fact I don't quite understand the meaning of the figures mentioned in it.
  • Stephen F. Zielski
    GLORY TO OUR EVERLASTING ABBA DAD AND GOD ALMIGHTY YAHWEH IN THE HIGHESTNESS IN AND THROUGH HIS SON OUR GLORIOUS LIVING LORD AND SAVIOR TO COME CHRIST YESHUA GLORY AMEN INDEED ! FULFILL ALL THINGS ACCORDING TO YOUR HOLY AND MATCHLESS WORD IN THIS END OF THE AGE OF THE GENTILES AND RESTORE YOUR CHOSEN ELECT ZION INDEED ! GOD BLESS ISRAEL ZION AMEN AND AMEN INDEED ! COME LORD YESHUA AMEN ! SHALOM !

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God, through Micah, told the daughter of Zion that her horn would become what?
  • Iron
  • Brass
  • Gold
  • Silver
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