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Micah 4:6 - 4:13

“In that day,” declares Yahweh,
“I will assemble the lame
And gather the banished,
Even those upon whom I have brought calamity.
I will make the lame a remnant
And the outcasts a mighty nation,
And Yahweh will reign over them in Mount Zion
From now on and forever.
And as for you, tower of the flock,
Hill of the daughter of Zion,
To you it will come—
Even the former dominion will come,
The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.

“Now, why do you make a loud shout?
Is there no king among you,
Or has your counselor perished,
That writhing has taken hold of you like a woman in childbirth?
Writhe and labor to give birth,
Daughter of Zion,
Like a woman in childbirth;
For now you will go out of the city,
Dwell in the field,
And go to Babylon.
There you will be delivered;
There Yahweh will redeem you
From the hand of your enemies.
But now many nations have been assembled against you
Who say, ‘Let her be polluted,
And let our eyes behold Zion in triumph.’
But they do not know the thoughts of Yahweh,
And they do not understand His counsel;
For He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
Arise and thresh, daughter of Zion,
For your horn I will make iron,
And your hoofs I will make bronze,
That you may pulverize many peoples,
That you may devote to Yahweh their greedy gain unto destruction
And their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.