Micah 4:10
New International Version
Writhe in agony, Daughter Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you must leave the city to camp in the open field. You will go to Babylon; there you will be rescued. There the LORD will redeem you out of the hand of your enemies.

New Living Translation
Writhe and groan like a woman in labor, you people of Jerusalem, for now you must leave this city to live in the open country. You will soon be sent in exile to distant Babylon. But the LORD will rescue you there; he will redeem you from the grip of your enemies.

English Standard Version
Writhe and groan, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you shall go out from the city and dwell in the open country; you shall go to Babylon. There you shall be rescued; there the LORD will redeem you from the hand of your enemies.

Berean Study Bible
Writhe in agony, O Daughter of Zion, like a woman in labor. For now you will leave the city and camp in the open fields. You will go to Babylon; there you will be rescued; there the LORD will redeem you from the hand of your enemies!

New American Standard Bible
"Writhe and labor to give birth, Daughter of Zion, Like a woman in childbirth; For now you will go out of the city, Dwell in the field, And go to Babylon. There you will be rescued; There the LORD will redeem you From the hand of your enemies.

King James Bible
Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

Christian Standard Bible
Writhe and cry out, Daughter Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you will leave the city and camp in the open fields. You will go to Babylon; there you will be rescued; there the LORD will redeem you from the grasp of your enemies!

Contemporary English Version
Keep on groaning with pain, you people of Jerusalem! If you escape from your city to the countryside, you will still be taken as prisoners to Babylonia. But later I will rescue you from your enemies.

Good News Translation
Twist and groan, people of Jerusalem, like a woman giving birth, for now you will have to leave the city and live in the open country. You will have to go to Babylon, but there the LORD will save you from your enemies.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Writhe and cry out, Daughter Zion, like a woman in labor, for now you will leave the city and camp in the open fields. You will go to Babylon; there you will be rescued; there the LORD will redeem you from the power of your enemies!

International Standard Version
Be in pain! Be in labor, you daughter of Zion, like a woman about to give birth, because now you will depart from the city, living in the open fields. To Babylon you will go. There you will be delivered, there the LORD will rescue you from the power of your enemies."

NET Bible
Twist and strain, Daughter Zion, as if you were in labor! For you will leave the city and live in the open field. You will go to Babylon, but there you will be rescued. There the LORD will deliver you from the power of your enemies.

New Heart English Bible
Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail; for now you will go forth out of the city, and will dwell in the field, and will come even to Babylon. There you will be rescued. There the LORD will redeem you from the hand of your enemies.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Daughter of Zion, writhe in pain and groan like a woman in labor. Now you will leave the city, live in the open fields, and go to Babylon. There you will be rescued. There the LORD will reclaim you from your enemies.

JPS Tanakh 1917
Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, Like a woman in travail; For now shalt thou go forth out of the city, And shalt dwell in the field, And shalt come even unto Babylon; There shalt thou be rescued; There shall the LORD redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

New American Standard 1977
“Writhe and labor to give birth, Daughter of Zion, Like a woman in childbirth, For now you will go out of the city, Dwell in the field, And go to Babylon. There you will be rescued; There the LORD will redeem you From the hand of your enemies.

Jubilee Bible 2000
Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail; for now thou shalt go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

King James 2000 Bible
Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shall you go forth out of the city, and you shall dwell in the field, and you shall go even to Babylon; there shall you be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem you from the hand of your enemies.

American King James Version
Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shall you go forth out of the city, and you shall dwell in the field, and you shall go even to Babylon; there shall you be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem you from the hand of your enemies.

American Standard Version
Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail; for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and shalt dwell in the field, and shalt come even unto Babylon: there shalt thou be rescued; there will Jehovah redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Be in pain and labour, O daughter of Sion, as a woman that bringeth forth: for now shalt thou go out of the city, and shalt dwell in the country, and shalt come even to Babylon, there thou shalt be delivered: there the Lord will redeem thee out of the hand of thy enemies.

Darby Bible Translation
Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail; for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon: there shalt thou be delivered; there Jehovah will redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

English Revised Version
Be in pain, and labour to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth out of the city, and shalt dwell in the field, and shalt come even unto Babylon; there shalt thou be rescued; there shall the LORD redeem thee from the hand of thine enemies.

Webster's Bible Translation
Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shalt thou go forth from the city, and thou shalt dwell in the field, and thou shalt go even to Babylon; there shalt thou be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem thee from the hand of thy enemies.

World English Bible
Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail; for now you will go forth out of the city, and will dwell in the field, and will come even to Babylon. There you will be rescued. There Yahweh will redeem you from the hand of your enemies.

Young's Literal Translation
Be pained, and bring forth, O daughter of Zion, As a travailing woman, For now, thou goest forth from the city, And thou hast dwelt in the field, And thou hast gone unto Babylon, There thou art delivered, There redeem thee doth Jehovah from the hand of thine enemies.
Study Bible HEB ▾ 
The Restoration of Zion
9Why do you now cry aloud? Is there no king among you? Has your counselor perished so that anguish grips you like a woman in labor? 10Writhe in agony, O Daughter of Zion, like a woman in labor. For now you will leave the city and camp in the open fields. You will go to Babylon; there you will be rescued; there the LORD will redeem you from the hand of your enemies! 11But now many nations have assembled against you, saying, “Let her be defiled, and let us feast our eyes on Zion.”…
Cross References
2 Kings 20:18
And some of your descendants, your own flesh and blood, will be taken away to be eunuchs in the palace of the king of Babylon."

Isaiah 43:14
Thus says the LORD your Redeemer, the Holy One of Israel: "For your sake, I will send to Babylon and bring them all as fugitives, even the Chaldeans, in the ships in which they rejoice.

Isaiah 45:13
I will raise up Cyrus in righteousness, and I will make all his ways straight. He will rebuild My city and set My exiles free, but not for payment or reward," says the LORD of Hosts.

Isaiah 48:20
Leave Babylon, flee from the Chaldeans! Declare it with a shout of joy, proclaim it, let it go out to the ends of the earth, saying, "The LORD has redeemed His servant Jacob!"

Isaiah 52:9
Break forth in joy, sing together, O ruins of Jerusalem, for the LORD has comforted His people; He has redeemed Jerusalem.

Jeremiah 29:20
So hear the word of the LORD, all you exiles I have sent away from Jerusalem to Babylon.

Jeremiah 48:41
Kirioth has been taken, and the strongholds seized. In that day the heart of Moab's warriors will be like the heart of a woman in labor.

Jeremiah 52:27
There at Riblah in the land of Hamath, The king of Babylon struck them down and put them to death. So Judah was taken into exile, away from her land.

Hosea 2:14
"Therefore, behold, I will allure her and lead her to the wilderness, and speak to her tenderly.

Hosea 13:13
Labor pains come upon him, but he is an unwise son. When the time has arrived, he does not present himself at the opening of the womb.

Micah 5:3
Therefore Israel will be abandoned until she who is in labor has given birth; then the rest of His brothers will return to the children of Israel.

Micah 7:8
Do not gloat over me, my enemy! Though I have fallen, I will arise; though I sit in darkness, the LORD will be my light.

Treasury of Scripture

Be in pain, and labor to bring forth, O daughter of Zion, like a woman in travail: for now shall you go forth out of the city, and you shall dwell in the field, and you shall go even to Babylon; there shall you be delivered; there the LORD shall redeem you from the hand of your enemies.

and labour.

Isaiah 66:7-9 Before she travailed, she brought forth; before her pain came, she …

Hosea 13:13 The sorrows of a travailing woman shall come on him: he is an unwise son…

John 16:20-22 Truly, truly, I say to you, That you shall weep and lament, but the …

shalt thou.

2 Kings 20:18 And of your sons that shall issue from you, which you shall beget, …

2 Kings 25:4 And the city was broken up, and all the men of war fled by night …

2 Chronicles 33:11 Why the LORD brought on them the captains of the host of the king …

2 Chronicles 36:20 And them that had escaped from the sword carried he away to Babylon…

Hosea 1:10 Yet the number of the children of Israel shall be as the sand of …

Hosea 2:14 Therefore, behold, I will allure her, and bring her into the wilderness, …

Revelation 12:14 And to the woman were given two wings of a great eagle, that she …

there shalt.

Micah 7:8-13 Rejoice not against me, O my enemy: when I fall, I shall arise; when …

Ezra 1:1,2 Now in the first year of Cyrus king of Persia, that the word of the …

Isaiah 45:13 I have raised him up in righteousness, and I will direct all his …

Isaiah 48:20 Go you forth of Babylon, flee you from the Chaldeans, with a voice …

Isaiah 52:9-12 Break forth into joy, sing together, you waste places of Jerusalem: …

Zechariah 2:7-9 Deliver yourself, O Zion, that dwell with the daughter of Babylon…

redeem.

Psalm 106:10 And he saved them from the hand of him that hated them, and redeemed …

Jeremiah 15:21 And I will deliver you out of the hand of the wicked, and I will …







Lexicon
Writhe
ח֧וּלִי (ḥū·lî)
Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 2342: To twist, whirl, to dance, to writhe in pain, fear, to wait, to pervert

in agony,
וָגֹ֛חִי (wā·ḡō·ḥî)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Imperative - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1518: To gush forth, to issue

O Daughter
בַּת־ (baṯ-)
Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 1323: A daughter

of Zion,
צִיּ֖וֹן (ṣî·yō·wn)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 6726: Zion -- a mountain in Jerusalem, also a name for Jerusalem

like a woman in labor.
כַּיּֽוֹלֵדָ֑ה (kay·yō·w·lê·ḏāh)
Preposition-k, Article | Verb - Qal - Participle - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3205: To bear young, to beget, medically, to act as midwife, to show lineage

For
כִּֽי־ (kî-)
Conjunction
Strong's Hebrew 3588: A relative conjunction

now
עַתָּה֩ (‘at·tāh)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 6258: At this time

you will leave
תֵצְאִ֨י (ṯê·ṣə·’î)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3318: To go, bring, out, direct and proxim

the city
מִקִּרְיָ֜ה (miq·qir·yāh)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7151: A town, city

and camp
וְשָׁכַ֣נְתְּ (wə·šā·ḵant)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7931: To settle down, abide, dwell

in the open fields.
בַּשָּׂדֶ֗ה (baś·śā·ḏeh)
Preposition-b, Article | Noun - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 7704: Field, land

You will go
וּבָ֤את (ū·ḇāṯ)
Conjunctive waw | Verb - Qal - Conjunctive perfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 935: To come in, come, go in, go

to
עַד־ (‘aḏ-)
Preposition
Strong's Hebrew 5704: As far as, even to, up to, until, while

Babylon;
בָּבֶל֙ (bā·ḇel)
Noun - proper - feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 894: Babylon -- an eastern Mediterranean empire and its capital city

there
שָׁ֣ם (šām)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

you will be rescued;
תִּנָּצֵ֔לִי (tin·nā·ṣê·lî)
Verb - Nifal - Imperfect - second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 5337: To strip, plunder, deliver oneself, be delivered, snatch away, deliver

there
שָׁ֚ם (m)
Adverb
Strong's Hebrew 8033: There, then, thither

the LORD
יְהוָ֔ה (Yah·weh)
Noun - proper - masculine singular
Strong's Hebrew 3068: LORD -- the proper name of the God of Israel

will redeem you
יִגְאָלֵ֣ךְ (yiḡ·’ā·lêḵ)
Verb - Qal - Imperfect - third person masculine singular | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 1350: To redeem, act as kinsman

from the hand
מִכַּ֖ף (mik·kap̄)
Preposition-m | Noun - feminine singular construct
Strong's Hebrew 3709: Hollow or flat of the hand, palm, sole (of the foot), a pan

of your enemies!
אֹיְבָֽיִךְ׃ (’ō·yə·ḇā·yiḵ)
Verb - Qal - Participle - masculine plural construct | second person feminine singular
Strong's Hebrew 341: Hating, an adversary
(10) Thou shalt go even to Babylon.--This prediction has naturally caused difficulty to those who doubt the power of prophets to prophesy: for Babylon was not at all considered in the days of Micah, when Assyria was in the ascendant. It was a century after Micah's time before Babylon recovered its ancient dignity. The fact, however, remains that Micah wrote, "Thou shalt go to Babel;" and there is the other fact, that the people of Judah (not Israel) did go. Micah also declared, "THERE shalt thou be delivered:" and in the time of Cyrus the Jews were delivered there. The repetition, "There . . . there," is emphatic.

Verse 10. - Be in pain. The anguish is not to be resisted, but shall end, like birth pains, in deliverance. Septuagint, Ωδινε καὶ ἀνδρίζου καὶ ἔγγιζε, "Be in pain, and do bravely, and draw near," which is like Aeneas's encouragement to his friends (Virgil, 'AEneid,' 1:207) -

"Durate, et vosmet rebus servate secundis." For now shalt thou go forth. The prophet leaves his metaphor, and announces that the people shall "go forth" into captivity. He says "now,"as having the scene before his eyes. They must leave their city, live shelterless in the open country, be carried to a distant land, even to Babylon. Shall dwell in the field; i.e. while they are making their way to the place of their captivity. Thou shall go even to Babylon. This is simple prophecy, and could have been known to Micah only by inspiration. In his day Assyria was the enemy whom Israel had to dread (as Micah 5:5, 6), Babylon being at this time in the position of a conquered country, and not becoming again powerful and independent for another century, So Isaiah prophesied of the captivity to Babylon (Isaiah 39:3-8), if modern critics have not shaken our faith in the genuineness of that chapter. Micah does not define the time of the Captivity, or the agents; he notes merely the place whither the Jews were at last to be deported. Even in this case "Babylon" may have its typical import, and be taken to represent the great world power arrayed against the chosen race; and the prophecy may look forward to other fulfilments in succeeding ages. Some commentators think that Babylon is here mentioned as the most distant country known, or as a portion of the Assyrian empire. Others suppose that Sargon transported some Israelitish captives to Babylon to replace the rebellious Babylonians whom he exiled to Palestine ('Records of the Past,' 7:29; 2 Kings 17:24; comp. 2 Chronicles 33:11), and that thus Micah was naturally led to represent the Judaeans as following their brethren. Whichever explanation we take, there is no reason to consider that the reference to Babylon is the interpolation of a late editor of the prophetic writings. There shall thou be delivered. In Babylon deliverance shall arise. This prophecy was first literally fulfilled in the return from captivity under Cyrus; it is further fulfilled, under Christ, in the rescue of the true Israelites from the bondage of sin and the world. 4:9-13 Many nations would assemble against Zion to rejoice in her calamities. They would not understand that the Lord had collected them as sheaves are gathered to be threshed; and that Zion would be strengthened to beat them to pieces. Nothing has yet taken place in the history of the Jewish church agreeing with this prediction. When God has conquering work for his people to do, he will furnish them with strength and ability for it. Believers should cry aloud under distresses, with the prayer of faith, not with despondency.
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