Micah 4:6-13 NIV

The LORD's Plan

6 "In that day," declares the LORD, "I will gather the lame;1 I will assemble the exiles2 and those I have brought to grief.3

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7 I will make the lame a remnant,4 those driven away a strong nation.5 The LORD will rule over them in Mount Zion6 from that day and forever.7

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8 As for you, O watchtower of the flock, O strongholda of the Daughter of Zion, the former dominion will be restored8 to you; kingship will come to the Daughter of Jerusalem.9"

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    • a 4:8 - Or "hill"
      9 Why do you now cry aloud-- have you no king?10 Has your counselor perished, that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?11

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      10 Writhe in agony, O Daughter of Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you must leave the city to camp in the open field. You will go to Babylon;12 there you will be rescued. There the LORD will redeem13 you out of the hand of your enemies.

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      11 But now many nations are gathered against you. They say, "Let her be defiled, let our eyes gloat14 over Zion!"

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      12 But they do not know the thoughts of the LORD; they do not understand his plan,15 he who gathers them like sheaves to the threshing floor.

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      13 "Rise and thresh,16 O Daughter of Zion, for I will give you horns of iron; I will give you hoofs of bronze and you will break to pieces many nations."17 You will devote their ill-gotten gains to the LORD,18 their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.

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