New International Version
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.
King James Bible
And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
Darby Bible Translation
And he shall judge among many peoples, and reprove strong nations, even afar off; and they shall forge their swords into ploughshares, and their spears into pruning-knives: nation shall not lift up sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.
World English Bible
and he will judge between many peoples, and will decide concerning strong nations afar off. They will beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not lift up sword against nation, neither will they learn war any more.
Young's Literal Translation
And He hath judged between many peoples, And given a decision to mighty nations afar off, They have beaten their swords to ploughshares, And their spears to pruning-hooks, Nation lifteth not up sword unto nation, Nor do they learn war any more.
Micah 4:3 Parallel
CommentaryClarke's Commentary on the Bible
But in the last days it shall come to pass - These four verses contain, says Bp. Newcome, a prophecy that was to be fulfilled by the coming of the Messiah, when the Gentiles were to be admitted into covenant with God, and the apostles were to preach the Gospel, beginning at Jerusalem, Luke 24:47; Acts 2:14, etc., when Christ was to be the spiritual Judge and King of many people, was to convince many nations of their errors and vices, and was to found a religion which had the strongest tendency to promote peace. Bp. Lowth thinks that "Micah took this passage from Isaiah;" or the Spirit may have inspired both prophets with this prediction; or both may have copied some common original, the words of a prophet well known at that time. The variations (few and of little importance) may be seen in the notes on the parallel passages, Isaiah 2:2, etc.; to which the reader is requested to refer.
Treasury of Scripture Knowledge
he shall judge.
pruninghooks. or, scythes. neither.
LibraryAs God, So Worshipper
'... All the peoples will walk every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the Lord our God for ever and ever.'--MICAH iv. 5 (R.V.). This is a statement of a general truth which holds good of all sorts of religion. 'To walk' is equivalent to carrying on a course of practical activity. 'The name' of a god is his manifested character. So the expression 'Walk in the name' means, to live and act according to, and with reference to, and in reliance on, the character of the worshipper's …
Alexander Maclaren—Expositions of Holy Scripture
"Is the Spirit of the Lord Straitened?"
A Clearing-Up Storm in the Realm
He makes wars cease to the ends of the earth. He breaks the bow and shatters the spear; he burns the shields with fire.
May the mountains bring prosperity to the people, the hills the fruit of righteousness.
He will judge the nations, heaping up the dead and crushing the rulers of the whole earth.
He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. 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.
and he will delight in the fear of the LORD. He will not judge by what he sees with his eyes, or decide by what he hears with his ears;
The wolf and the lamb will feed together, and the lion will eat straw like the ox, and dust will be the serpent's food. They will neither harm nor destroy on all my holy mountain," says the LORD.
Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears. Let the weakling say, "I am strong!"
Jump to PreviousAfar Beat Decide Hooks Judge Lift Mighty Nation Nations Peoples Plowshares Plow-Shares Pruning Pruning-Hooks Rebuke Spears Strong Sword Swords War
Jump to NextAfar Beat Decide Hooks Judge Lift Mighty Nation Nations Peoples Plowshares Plow-Shares Pruning Pruning-Hooks Rebuke Spears Strong Sword Swords War
LinksMicah 4:3 NIV
Micah 4:3 NLT
Micah 4:3 ESV
Micah 4:3 NASB
Micah 4:3 KJV
Micah 4:3 Bible Apps
Micah 4:3 Biblia Paralela
Micah 4:3 Chinese Bible
Micah 4:3 French Bible
Micah 4:3 German Bible
Micah 4:3 Commentaries
THE HOLY BIBLE, NEW INTERNATIONAL VERSION®, NIV® Copyright © 1973, 1978, 1984, 2011 by Biblica®.