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Jehovah’s Witnesses


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Micah 4:1-13

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.+  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.+  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.+  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].+  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.*+  “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.  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.+  “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.+  “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.
See App 1C §2.
“Jehovah of armies,” MTVg; LXX, “Jehovah Almighty.”
Or, “its gods.” Heb., ʼelo·hav′; Syr., ʼa·la·heh; Lat., de′i.
See App 1C §2.
“Our God.” Heb., ʼElo·heh′nu; Gr., The·ou′; Lat., De′i.
Or, “forever and ever.” See Ex 15:18.
See App 1C §2.
“You,” masc. sing.
Or, “of Eder.” Compare Ge 35:21, where “the tower of Eder” occurs.
Heb., ʽo′phel, that is, a hill, or an eminence. Compare 2Ki 5:24 ftn.
Or, “former.”
“You,” fem. sing.
“Babylon,” LXXVg; MTSy, “Babel.”
“To the [true] Lord.” Ca(Heb.), לָאֲדוֹן (la·ʼAdhohn′); Leningrad B 19A(Heb.), לַאֲדוֹן (la·ʼAdhohn′); Gr., Ky·ri′oi; Syr., leMa·raʼ; Lat., Do′mi·no. See App 1H.