|New International Version (© 2011)|
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."
King James Bible
And thou, O tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, even the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.
American Standard Version
And thou, O tower of the flock, the hill of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, yea, the former dominion shall come, the kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
Young's Literal Translation
And thou, O tower of Eder, Fort of the daughter of Zion, unto thee it cometh, Yea, come in hath the former rule, The kingdom to the daughter of Jerusalem.
Micah 4:8 Additional TranslationsClarke's Commentary on the Bible
O tower of the flock - I think the temple is meant, or Jerusalem; the place where the flock, the whole congregation of the people assembled to worship God. Newcome retains the Hebrew word עדר eder, a tower in or near Beth-lehem, Genesis 35:21 or, as some think, a tower near the sheep-gate in Jerusalem, I believe Jerusalem, or the temple, or both, are meant; for these were considered the stronghold of the daughter-of Zion, the fortress of the Jewish people.
Even the first dominion - What was this? The Divine theocracy under Jesus Christ; this former, this first dominion, was to be restored. Hence the angel called him Immanuel, God with us, ruling among us.
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O tower. The Targumist applies these words to the Messiah: But thou, O Messiah, who art hidden because of the sins of the congregation of Zion, the kingdom shall come unto thee.
Psalm 48:12,13 Walk about Zion, and go round about her: tell the towers thereof...
Isaiah 5:2 And he fenced it, and gathered out the stones thereof, and planted it with the choicest vine, and built a tower in the middle of it...
Matthew 21:33 Hear another parable: There was a certain householder, which planted a vineyard, and hedged it round about, and dig a wine press in it...
Mark 12:1 And he began to speak to them by parables. A certain man planted a vineyard, and set an hedge about it, and dig a place for the winefat...
the flock. or, Edar.
Genesis 35:21 And Israel journeyed, and spread his tent beyond the tower of Edar.
2 Samuel 5:7 Nevertheless David took the strong hold of Zion: the same is the city of David.
Isaiah 10:32 As yet shall he remain at Nob that day: he shall shake his hand against the mount of the daughter of Zion, the hill of Jerusalem.
Zechariah 9:12 Turn you to the strong hold, you prisoners of hope: even to day do I declare that I will render double to you;
Numbers 24:19 Out of Jacob shall come he that shall have dominion, and shall destroy him that remains of the city.
Daniel 2:44 And in the days of these kings shall the God of heaven set up a kingdom, which shall never be destroyed...
Daniel 7:18 But the saints of the most High shall take the kingdom, and possess the kingdom for ever, even for ever and ever.
Obadiah 1:21 And saviors shall come up on mount Zion to judge the mount of Esau; and the kingdom shall be the LORD's.
Zechariah 9:10 And I will cut off the chariot from Ephraim, and the horse from Jerusalem, and the battle bow shall be cut off...
Ephesians 1:21 Far above all principality, and power, and might, and dominion, and every name that is named, not only in this world...
Revelation 22:5 And there shall be no night there; and they need no candle, neither light of the sun; for the Lord God gives them light...
Micah 4:8 Parallel CommentariesAuthority Daughter Dominion Earlier Eder First Flock Former Fort Hill Hold Jerusalem Kingdom Migdal-Eder Ophel Restored Rule Strong Stronghold Tower Watchtower ZionAuthority Daughter Dominion Earlier Eder First Flock Former Fort Hill Hold Jerusalem Kingdom Migdal-Eder Ophel Restored Rule Strong Stronghold Tower Watchtower ZionTHE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.
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Genesis 35:21 Israel moved on again and pitched his tent beyond Migdal Eder.
Psalm 48:3 God is in her citadels; he has shown himself to be her fortress.
Psalm 48:12 Walk about Zion, go around her, count her towers,
Psalm 61:3 For you have been my refuge, a strong tower against the foe.
Isaiah 1:26 I will restore your leaders as in days of old, your rulers as at the beginning. Afterward you will be called the City of Righteousness, the Faithful City."
Micah 2:12 "I will surely gather all of you, Jacob; I will surely bring together the remnant of Israel. I will bring them together like sheep in a pen, like a flock in its pasture; the place will throng with people.
Zechariah 9:10 I will take away the chariots from Ephraim and the warhorses from Jerusalem, and the battle bow will be broken. He will proclaim peace to the nations. His rule will extend from sea to sea and from the River to the ends of the earth.