Micah 4:7

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.

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Micah 4:7 in Other Translations

KJV
7 And I will make her that halted a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.
ESV
7 and the lame I will make the remnant, and those who were cast off, a strong nation; and the LORD will reign over them in Mount Zion from this time forth and forevermore.
NLT
7 Those who are weak will survive as a remnant; those who were exiles will become a strong nation. Then I, the LORD, will rule from Jerusalem as their king forever.”
MSG
7 I will transform the battered into a company of the elite. I will make a strong nation out of the long lost, A showcase exhibit of God's rule in action, as I rule from Mount Zion, from here to eternity.
CSB
7 I will make the lame into a remnant, those far removed into a strong nation. Then the Lord will rule over them in Mount Zion from this time on and forever.

Micah 4:7 Meaning and Commentary

Micah 4:7

And I will make her that halted a remnant
That is, make a reserve of her, and not utterly cut her off for her halting or sinning; that there may be a seed, a posterity descending from her, that shall serve the Lord, and appear to be a remnant according to the election of grace; which will be the persons called and gathered in the latter day: and her that was cast afar off a strong nation;
Kimchi thinks this refers to the ten tribes that were carried far off into Media and other parts, ( 2 Kings 17:6 ) ; who shall now be a mighty and numerous people; and especially shall be strong in a spiritual sense in the Lord, and in the power of his might, in Christ and his grace, and in the faith of him; see ( Isaiah 60:22 ) ( Zechariah 12:8 ) ; and the Lord shall reign over them in Mount Zion from henceforth, even
for ever;
that is, Christ, who is Jehovah our righteousness, shall reign over the converted Jews and Israelites in the church of God, often signified by Mount Zion; where they shall be assembled, and shall acknowledge him as their King, and be subject to his word and ordinances, and never more depart from him; nor will his government over them ever cease more, ( Luke 1:32 Luke 1:33 ) . This shows that this prophecy refers not to the that times of the Gospel; for then the Jews would not have him to reign over them; but to times yet to come, the last days of the Gospel dispensation.

Micah 4:7 In-Context

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.”
9 Why do you now cry aloud— have you no king ? Has your ruler perished, that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?

Cross References 4

  • 1. S Joel 2:32; S Micah 2:12
  • 2. S Genesis 12:2
  • 3. S Isaiah 2:2
  • 4. S Daniel 2:44; S Daniel 7:14; S Luke 1:33; Revelation 11:15
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