4 And it must occur in the final part of the days+ [that] the mountain+ of the house+ of Jehovah will become firmly established above the top of the mountains, and it will certainly be lifted up above the hills;+ and to it peoples must stream.+ 2 And many nations will certainly go and say: “Come,+ YOU people, and let us go up to the mountain of Jehovah and to the house of the God of Jacob;+ and he will instruct us about his ways,+ and we will walk* in his paths.”+ For out of Zion law will go forth, and the word of Jehovah out of Jerusalem.+ 3 And he will certainly render judgment among many peoples,+ and set matters straight+ respecting mighty nations far away.+ And they will have to beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning shears.+ They will not lift up sword, nation against nation, neither will they learn war anymore.+ 4 And they will actually sit,* each one* under his vine and under his fig tree,+ and there will be no one making [them] tremble;+ for the very mouth of Jehovah* of armies* has spoken [it].+ 5 For all the peoples, for their part, will walk each one in the name of its god;*+ but we, for our part, shall walk in the name of Jehovah* our God*+ to time indefinite, even forever.*+ 6 “In that day,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “I will gather her that was limping;+ and her that was dispersed I will collect together,+ even her whom I have treated badly. 7 And I shall certainly make her that was limping a remnant,+ and her that was removed far off a mighty nation;+ and Jehovah* will actually rule as king over them in Mount Zion, from now on and into time indefinite.+ 8 “And as for you,* O tower of the drove,* the mound* of the daughter of Zion,+ as far as to you it will come, yes, the first* dominion will certainly come,+ the kingdom belonging to the daughter of Jerusalem.+ 9 “Now why is it that you* keep shouting loudly?+ Is there no king in you, or has your own counselor perished, so that pangs like those of a woman giving birth have grabbed hold of you?+ 10 Be in severe pains and burst forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman giving birth,+ for now you will go forth from a town, and you will have to reside in the field.+ And you will have to come as far as to Babylon.*+ There you will be delivered.+ There Jehovah will buy you back out of the palm of your enemies.+ 11 “And now there will certainly be gathered against you many nations, those who are saying, ‘Let her be polluted, and may our eyes look upon Zion.’+ 12 But as for them, they have not come to know the thoughts of Jehovah, and they have not come to understand his counsel;+ because he will certainly collect them together like a row of newly cut grain to the threshing floor.+ 13 “Get up and thresh, O daughter of Zion;+ for your horn I shall change into iron, and your hoofs I shall change into copper, and you will certainly pulverize many peoples;+ and by a ban you will actually devote to Jehovah their unjust profit,+ and their resources to the [true] Lord* of the whole earth.”+
^ Or, “go.”
^ Or, “dwell.”
^ “Each one.” Heb., ʼish.
^ “Jehovah of armies,” MTVg; LXX, “Jehovah Almighty.”
^ Or, “its gods.” Heb., ʼelo·havʹ; Syr., ʼa·la·heh; Lat., deʹi.
^ “Our God.” Heb., ʼElo·hehʹnu; Gr., The·ouʹ; Lat., Deʹi.
^ “You,” masc. sing.
^ Or, “former.”
^ “You,” fem. sing.
^ “Babylon,” LXXVg; MTSy, “Babel.”
^ “To the [true] Lord.” Ca(Heb.), לָאֲדוֹן (la·ʼAdhohnʹ); Leningrad B 19A(Heb.), לַאֲדוֹן (la·ʼAdhohnʹ); Gr., Ky·riʹoi; Syr., leMa·raʼ; Lat., Doʹmi·no. See App 1H.