4 In the last days
the mountainy of the Lord’s temple will be established
as the highest of the mountains;
it will be exalted above the hills,z
and peoples will stream to it.a
“Come, let us go up to the mountain of the Lord,b
to the temple of the God of Jacob.c
so that we may walk in his paths.”
The lawf will go out from Zion,
the word of the Lord from Jerusalem.
and will settle disputes for strong nations far and wide.g
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.h
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
and under their own fig tree,k
and no one will make them afraid,l
for the Lord Almighty has spoken.m
in the name of their gods,n
but we will walk in the name of the Lord
our God for ever and ever.o
6 “In that day,” declares the Lord,
“I will gather the lame;p
I will assemble the exilesq
and those I have brought to grief.r
7 I will make the lame my remnant,s
those driven away a strong nation.t
The Lord will rule over them in Mount Zionu
from that day and forever.v
strongholda of Daughter Zion,
the former dominion will be restoredw to you;
kingship will come to Daughter Jerusalem.x”
Has your rulerc perished,
that pain seizes you like that of a woman in labor?z
like a woman in labor,
for now you must leave the city
to camp in the open field.
You will go to Babylon;a
there you will be rescued.
There the Lord will redeemb you
out of the hand of your enemies.
are gathered against you.
They say, “Let her be defiled,
let our eyes gloatc over Zion!”
the thoughts of the Lord;
they do not understand his plan,d
that he has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor.
13 “Rise and thresh,e Daughter Zion,
for I will give you horns of iron;
I will give you hooves of bronze,
and you will break to pieces many nations.”f
You will devote their ill-gotten gains to the Lord,g
their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.
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