And it will come about in the 1lastdays That the 2mountain of the house of the LORD Will be establishedaas the chief of the mountains. It will be raisedabove the hills, And the 3peoples will stream to it.
24Manynations will come and say, "5Come and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD And to the house of the God of Jacob, That 6He may teach us about His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For 7from Zion will goforth the law, Even the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
And He will 8judgebetweenmanypeoples And renderdecisions for mighty, bdistantnations. Then they will hammer their swords9into plowshares And their spears into pruninghooks ; Nation will not lift up swordagainstnation, And neveragain will they ctrain for war.
4Each of them will 10situnder his vine And under his figtree, With 11noone to make them afraid, For the 12mouth of the LORD of hosts has spoken.
5Thoughall the peopleswalkEach in the 13name of his god, As for us, 14we will walk In the name of the 15LORD our Godforever and ever.
"In that day," declares the LORD, "I will assemble the 16lame And 17gather the outcasts, Even those whom I have afflicted.
"I will make the lame a 18remnant And the outcasts a strongnation, And the 19LORD will reignover them in MountZion From now on and forever .
"As for you, d20tower of the flock, eHill of the daughter of Zion, To you it will come - Even the 21formerdominion will come, The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
9"Now, why do you 22cry out loudly ? Is therenoking among you, Or has your 23counselorperished, That agony has gripped you like a woman in childbirth ?
"24Writhe and labor to givebirth, Daughter of Zion, Like a woman in childbirth ; For now you will 25go out of the city, Dwell in the field, And go to Babylon. 26There you will be rescued ; 27There the LORD will redeem you From the hand of your enemies.
"And now28manynations have been assembledagainst you Who say, 'Let her be polluted, And let our eyesfgloat over Zion.'
"But they do not 29know the thoughts of the LORD, And they do not understand His purpose ; For He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshingfloor.
13"Arise and 30thresh, daughter of Zion, For your horn I will makeiron And your hoofs I will makebronze, That you may 31pulverizemanypeoples, That you may 32devote to the LORD their unjustgain And their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.