Micah 4:1-5

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.
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.

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Micah 4:1-5 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO MICAH 4

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.

Micah 4:1-5 In-Context

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.
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.”
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 17

  • 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
  • 13. S 1 Kings 4:25
  • 14. S Leviticus 26:6; S Ezekiel 39:26
  • 15. S Isaiah 1:20; Zechariah 3:10
  • 16. 2 Kings 17:29; Acts 14:16
  • 17. Joshua 24:14-15; Isaiah 26:8; Zechariah 10:12