Micah 4

Chapter 4

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 it.


General predictions concerning the kingdom. In Scripture a mountain is the symbol of a great earth power Daniel 2:35, hills, of smaller power. The prediction asserts

(1) the ultimate establishment of the kingdom, with Jerusalem for the capital ( Micah 4:1 );

(2) the universality of the future kingdom ( Micah 4:2 );

(3) its character--peace ( Micah 4:3 );

(4) its effect--prosperity ( Micah 4:4 ) 4). Cf. ; Isaiah 2:1-5 ; 11:1-12

it shall be exalted See "remnant" (See Scofield "Jeremiah 15:21")

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 enemies.


Heb. "goel," Redemp. (Kinsman type). (See Scofield "Isaiah 59:20") .