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Micah 4 - NIV

The Mountain of the Lord

1 In the last days

the mountain of the Lord’s temple will be established
as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,
and peoples will stream to it.

2 Many nations will come and say,

“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,
to the temple of the God of Jacob.
He will teach us his ways,
so that we may walk in his paths.”
The law will go out from Zion,
the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.

3 He will judge between many peoples
and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.

4 Everyone will sit under their own vine
and under their own fig tree,
and no one will make them afraid,
for the Lord Almighty has spoken.

5 All the nations may walk
in the name of their gods,
but we will walk in the name of the Lord
our God for ever and ever.

The Lord’s Plan

6 “In that day,” declares the Lord,

“I will gather the lame;
I will assemble the exiles
and those I have brought to grief.

7 I will make the lame my remnant,
those driven away a strong nation.
The Lord will rule over them in Mount Zion
from that day and forever.

8 As for you, watchtower of the flock,
stronghold[a] of Daughter Zion,
the former dominion will be restored to you;
kingship will come to Daughter Jerusalem.”


Why do you now cry aloud—
have you no king[b] ?
Has your ruler[c] perished,
that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?

10 Writhe in agony, Daughter Zion,
like a woman in labor,
for now you must leave the city
to camp in the open field.
You will go to Babylon;
there you will be rescued.
There the Lord will redeem you
out of the hand of your enemies.


But now many nations
are gathered against you.
They say, “Let her be defiled,
let our eyes gloat over Zion!”

12 But they do not know
the thoughts of the Lord;
they do not understand his plan,
that he has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.

13 “Rise and thresh, Daughter Zion,
for I will give you horns of iron;
I will give you hooves of bronze,
and you will break to pieces many nations.”
You will devote their ill-gotten gains to the Lord,
their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.


a. Micah 4:8 Or hill
b. Micah 4:9 Or Ruler
c. Micah 4:9 Or King

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Shared by: Perry Greene on Dec, 2015
Summary: God intentionally worked out his plan for the birth of Jesus in the city of Bethlehem. To emphasize his providence, he used the symbolism of shepherding; and not just any shepherding, that of the fields around Bethlehem.
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Shared by: Monte Brown on Jan, 2015
Summary: Little is said about the actual place where Jesus was born, instead we accept tradition over scriptures as to the place of his birth. This evening I would like for us to go to the Word of God and see what it says about this very topic.
Scripture: Micah 4:8
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Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2013
Summary: God's judgments are always tempered with mercy.
based on 4 ratings
Scripture: Micah 4:6-13
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The Last Days
Shared by: Christopher Holdsworth on Nov, 2013
Summary: A prophecy which Micah shares in common with Isaiah.
based on 3 ratings
Scripture: Micah 4:1-5
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Rodney Burton avatar
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Shared by: Rodney Burton on Jan, 2009
Summary: A call to know God in an intimate way -- to know Him for who He is and not just for what He is or isn’t doing.
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Scripture: Micah 4:1-2
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Joseph Smith avatar
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Shared by: Joseph Smith on Jul, 2008
Summary: Peace is something the world needs to learn from the church. To be peacemakers we must teach all of God’s truth, we must model peaceful resolution, we must equip with real skills, and we must find peace with God through Christ.
based on 17 ratings
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Carl Allen avatar
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Shared by: Carl Allen on Feb, 2008
Summary: Let us study Micah’s therapeutic suggestions for times of crisis in 4:9-5:1. They can help us get through any type of crisis in our lives. Notice three “now’s” (4:9, 11, 5:1). There represent Micah’s three suggestions.
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Views: 3,030
Wes Richard avatar
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Shared by: Wes Richard on Dec, 2006
Summary: Jesus taught us how to walk in God’s ways
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Shared by: Warner Pidgeon on Nov, 2006
Summary: The book of Micah is well worth reading. It’s a book relevant to us today, and Micah offers a peep into the future when God will bring peace, disputes between nations will be settled. They will no longer prepare for war but will worship the one true God.
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Peter Parry avatar
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Shared by: Peter Parry on Jun, 2003
Summary: When you can’t go back to Eden head instead for Zion.
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Shared by: Jerry Flury on Apr, 2003
Summary: As Christians we need to know what God says about war. Didn’t Christ come preaching peace? If so how can war be compatible with the life and teachings of Jesus Christ? Isn’t war a contradiction to the teachings of God’s Word?
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Mountain Climbing
Shared by: Tony Cansler on May, 2001
Summary: A Message to all
based on 88 ratings
Scripture: Micah 4:2
Denomination: Baptist
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