Micah 4:6

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.

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Micah 4:6 in Other Translations

KJV
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;
ESV
6 In that day, declares the LORD, I will assemble the lame and gather those who have been driven away and those whom I have afflicted;
NLT
6 “In that coming day,” says the LORD, “I will gather together those who are lame, those who have been exiles, and those whom I have filled with grief.
MSG
6 "On that great day," God says, "I will round up all the hurt and homeless, everyone I have bruised or banished.
CSB
6 On that day- [this is]*The bracketed text has been added for clarity. the Lord's declaration- I will assemble the lame and gather the scattered, those I have injured.

Micah 4:6 Meaning and Commentary

Micah 4:6

In that day, saith the Lord, will I assemble her that halteth,
&c.] The Jews or Israelites so described; not from the halting of Jacob their father, as Abarbinel thinks; nor because of their halting between two opinions, worshipping both the true God and idols, as in the times of Elijah; for this will not suit with the Jews in their present state; but because they were like lame and maimed sheep, to which the allusion is; or because they were guilty of sins, which are sometimes expressed by halting, ( Jeremiah 20:10 ) ( Psalms 38:16 Psalms 38:17 ) . The word signifies such that go sideways, and not uprightly; and fitly describes such who deviate from the ways of God, and walk not according to the divine word: now "in that day" or time before referred to, the last days of the Gospel dispensation, the Lord will convert the Jews; or "heal" these lame and maimed ones, so Jarchi interprets the word; or will gather them by his Spirit and grace to the Messiah, and assemble them into his church, and among his people, and bring them into the sheepfold, under the care of the one Shepherd, the Lord Jesus Christ: and I will gather her that is driven out;
out of the land of Israel, and scattered among the nations of the world; even driven out by the Lord himself, because of their transgressions against him; see ( Jeremiah 16:15 ) ( 24:9 ) ; and her that I have afflicted;
with various calamities, with famine and sword, with captivity and poverty; the Targum adds,

``for the sins of my people;''
the Israelites for their idolatry, and the Jews for the rejection of the Messiah, and other sins.

Micah 4:6 In-Context

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 LORDour God for ever and ever.
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 of Daughter Zion, the former dominion will be restored to you; kingship will come to Daughter Jerusalem.”

Cross References 3

  • 1. S Jeremiah 31:8
  • 2. S Psalms 106:47; Psalms 147:2
  • 3. S Ezekiel 34:13,16; S Ezekiel 37:21; Zephaniah 3:19
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