Micah 4:1-3

The Mountain of the LORD

1 In the last days the mountain of the LORD’s temple will be established as the highest of the mountains; it will be exalted above the hills, and peoples will stream to it.
2 Many nations will come and say, “Come, let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, to the temple of the God of Jacob. He will teach us his ways, so that we may walk in his paths.” The law will go out from Zion, the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.
3 He will judge between many peoples and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.

Micah 4:1-3 Meaning and Commentary


This chapter contains some gracious promises concerning the glory and happiness of the church of Christ in the last days; as of its stability, exaltation, and increase, and of the spread of the Gospel from it, Mic 4:1,2; and of the peace and security of it, and constant profession and exercise of religion in it, Mic 4:3-5; and of the deliverance of it from affliction and distress, and the ample and everlasting kingdom of Christ in it, Mic 4:6-8; and then follow some prophecies more particularly respecting the Jews; as that, though they should be in distress, and be carried captive into Babylon, they should be delivered from thence, Mic 4:9,10; and, though many people should be gathered against them, yet should not be able to prevail over them, but their attempts would issue in their own destruction, Mic 4:11-13.

Cross References 12

  • 1. S Psalms 48:1; Zechariah 8:3
  • 2. S Ezekiel 17:22
  • 3. S Psalms 22:27; Psalms 86:9; S Jeremiah 3:17; S Jeremiah 31:12; S Daniel 2:35
  • 4. S Jeremiah 31:6; S Ezekiel 20:40
  • 5. Zechariah 2:11; Zechariah 14:16
  • 6. S Psalms 119:171
  • 7. Psalms 25:8-9; S Isaiah 54:13
  • 8. S Deuteronomy 18:18
  • 9. S Isaiah 11:4
  • 10. Joel 3:10; Zechariah 9:10
  • 11. S Psalms 46:9
  • 12. Zechariah 8:20-22; Isaiah 2:4
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