Micah

Micah 4 ©

1The establishment of Christ's kingdom; 3the peace of it. 6The restoration, 11and victory of the church.

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BUT ain the last days it shall come to pass, that the bmountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the ctop of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the hills; and people shall dflow unto it.

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And emany 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 fhe will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for gthe law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

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¶And hhe shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into *plowshares, and their spears into 1pruninghooks: ination shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.

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

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

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

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

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¶And thou, O rtower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the sfirst dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.

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Now twhy dost thou cry out aloud? is there uno king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for vpangs have taken thee as a woman in *travail.

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

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

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

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dArise and thresh, O daughter of Zion: for I will make ethine horn iron, and I will make thy fhoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in gpieces many people: and hI will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto ithe Lord of the whole earth.