The Mountain of the Lord
4:1 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
4:2 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.
4:3 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.
4:4 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.
4:5 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.
The Lordís Plan
4:6 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;
4:7 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.
4:8 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
4:9 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.
4:10 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
4:11 Now also many nations are gathered against thee, that
say, Let her be defiled, and let our eye look upon Zion.
4:12 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.
4:13 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.