Micah 1:3
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New International Version
Look! The LORD is coming from his dwelling place; he comes down and treads on the heights of the earth.

New Living Translation
Look! The LORD is coming! He leaves his throne in heaven and tramples the heights of the earth.

English Standard Version
For behold, the LORD is coming out of his place, and will come down and tread upon the high places of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
For behold, the LORD is coming forth from His place. He will come down and tread on the high places of the earth.

King James Bible
For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Look, the LORD is leaving His place and coming down to trample the heights of the earth.

International Standard Version
Look here! The LORD is coming from his place! He will come down and will trample down the high places throughout the land.

NET Bible
Look, the LORD is coming out of his dwelling place! He will descend and march on the earth's mountaintops!

New Heart English Bible
For, look, the LORD comes forth out of his place, and will come down and tread on the high places of the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
The LORD is going to come from his place. He is going to come down and step on the worship places of the earth.

JPS Tanakh 1917
For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of His place, And will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

New American Standard 1977
For behold, the LORD is coming forth from His place.
            He will come down and tread on the high places of the earth.

Jubilee Bible 2000
For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place and will come down and tread upon the high places of the earth.

King James 2000 Bible
For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

American King James Version
For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread on the high places of the earth.

American Standard Version
For, behold, Jehovah cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

Douay-Rheims Bible
For behold the Lord will come forth out of his place: and he will come down, and will tread upon the high places of the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
For behold, Jehovah cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

English Revised Version
For, behold, the LORD cometh forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

Webster's Bible Translation
For behold, the LORD cometh forth from his place, and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth.

World English Bible
For, behold, Yahweh comes forth out of his place, and will come down and tread on the high places of the earth.

Young's Literal Translation
For lo, Jehovah is going out from His place, And He hath come down, And hath trodden on high places of earth.
Study Bible
Judgment against Israel
2Hear, O peoples, all of you; Listen, O earth and all it contains, And let the Lord GOD be a witness against you, The Lord from His holy temple. 3For behold, the LORD is coming forth from His place. He will come down and tread on the high places of the earth. 4The mountains will melt under Him And the valleys will be split, Like wax before the fire, Like water poured down a steep place.…
Cross References
Isaiah 26:21
For behold, the LORD is about to come out from His place To punish the inhabitants of the earth for their iniquity; And the earth will reveal her bloodshed And will no longer cover her slain.

Isaiah 64:1
Oh, that You would rend the heavens and come down, That the mountains might quake at Your presence--

Amos 4:13
For behold, He who forms mountains and creates the wind And declares to man what are His thoughts, He who makes dawn into darkness And treads on the high places of the earth, The LORD God of hosts is His name.

Zechariah 14:4
In that day His feet will stand on the Mount of Olives, which is in front of Jerusalem on the east; and the Mount of Olives will be split in its middle from east to west by a very large valley, so that half of the mountain will move toward the north and the other half toward the south.
Treasury of Scripture

For, behold, the LORD comes forth out of his place, and will come down, and tread on the high places of the earth.

cometh.

Isaiah 26:21 For, behold, the LORD comes out of his place to punish the inhabitants …

Isaiah 64:1,2 Oh that you would rend the heavens, that you would come down, that …

Ezekiel 3:12 Then the spirit took me up, and I heard behind me a voice of a great …

Hosea 5:14,15 For I will be to Ephraim as a lion, and as a young lion to the house …

place.

Psalm 115:3 But our God is in the heavens: he has done whatever he has pleased.

and tread.

Job 40:12 Look on every one that is proud, and bring him low; and tread down …

Isaiah 2:10-19 Enter into the rock, and hide you in the dust, for fear of the LORD, …

Isaiah 25:10 For in this mountain shall the hand of the LORD rest, and Moab shall …

Isaiah 63:3,4 I have trodden the wine press alone; and of the people there was …

Amos 4:13 For, see, he that forms the mountains, and creates the wind, and …

the high.

Deuteronomy 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat …

Deuteronomy 33:29 Happy are you, O Israel: who is like to you, O people saved by the …

Habakkuk 3:19 The LORD God is my strength, and he will make my feet like hinds' …

Verse 3. - Here follows a grand description, in figurative language, of the course of Divine judgment, and of God's awful majesty and resistless power. Out of his place. It is as though the sins of Israel had roused him to action. God is hidden except when he displays his power in judgment and mercy (see note on Zechariah 14:3). Will come down. An anthropomorphic expression, as Genesis 18:21. The high places. As though descending from heaven, God first came upon the tops of the mountains (see note on Amos 4:13; comp. Deuteronomy 32:13). The phrase would imply God's absolute sovereignty over the universe. For, behold, the Lord cometh out of his place,.... Out of heaven, the place of the house of his Shechinah or Majesty, as the Targum; where his throne is prepared; where he keeps his court, and displays his glory; from whence he removes, not by local motion, since he is everywhere; but by some manifest exertion of his power, either on the behalf of his people, or in taking vengeance on his and their enemies; or on them sinning against him, in which sense it is probably to be understood. It signifies not change of place, but of his dispensations; going out of his former customary method into another; removing, as Jarchi has it, from the throne of mercies to the throne of judgment; doing not acts of mercy, in which he delights, but exercising judgment, his strange work. So the Cabalistic writers (q) observe on the passage, that

"it cannot be understood of place properly taken, according to Isaiah 40:12; for God is the place of the world, not the world his place; hence our wise men so expound the text, he cometh forth out of the measure of mercy, and goes into the measure of justice;''

or property of it. Some understand this of his leaving the temple at Jerusalem, and giving it up into the hands of the Chaldeans; but the former sense is best:

and will come down, and tread upon the high places of the earth; which are his footstool; Samaria and Jerusalem, built on mountains, and all other high towers and fortified places, together with men of high looks and haughty countenances, who exalt themselves like mountains, and swell with pride: these the Lord can easily subdue and humble, bring low and tread down like the mire of the street; perhaps there may be an allusion to the high places where idols were worshipped; and which were the cause of the Lord's wrath and vengeance, and of his coming forth, in this unusual way, in his providences.

(q) Kabala Denudata, par. 1. p. 408. 3. tread upon the high places of the earth—He shall destroy the fortified heights (compare De 32:13; 33:29) [Grotius].1:1-7 The earth is called upon, with all that are therein, to hear the prophet. God's holy temple will not protect false professors. Neither men of high degree, as the mountains, nor men of low degree, as the valleys, can secure themselves or the land from the judgments of God. If sin be found in God's people he will not spare them; and their sins are most provoking to him, for they are most reproaching. When we feel the smart of sin, it behoves us to seek what is the sin we smart for. Persons and places most exalted, are most exposed to spiritual diseases. The vices of leaders and rulers shall be surely and sorely punished. The punishment answers the sin. What they gave to idols, never shall prosper, nor do them any good. What is got by one lust, is wasted on another.
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