4 But it shall come to pass in the afterpart of the days That the mountain of the house of Yahweh Shall be set up as the head of the mountains, And exalted shall it be above the hills,—And peoples shall stream thereunto;
2 Yea many nations shall go and say—Come ye and let us ascend Unto the mountain of Yahweh and Unto the house of the God of Jacob, That he may teach us of his ways And we may walk in his paths,—For out of Zion shall go forth a law, And the word of Yahweh out of Jerusalem;
3 And he will judge between many peoples, And be umpire to strong nations far and wide,—And they will beat their swords into ploughshares and their spears into pruning-hooks, Nation—against nation—shall not lift up sword Neither shall they learn—any more—to make war.
4 And they shall dwell—every man—Under his own vine and Under his own fig-tree With none to make them afraid,—For the mouth of Yahweh of hosts hath spoken.
5 For all the peoples walk, every man in the name of his god,—We therefore will walk in the name of Yahweh our God to times age-abiding and beyond.
6 In that day Declareth Yahweh, Will I take up her that is lame, And her that hath been an outcast will I carry,—Even whomsoever I have afflicted;
7 And will make of her that was lame a residue, And of her that was removed far away a strong nation,—And Yahweh shall be king over them in Mount Zion, From henceforth even unto times age-abiding.
8 Thou therefore O Migdal-eder Mound of the daughter of Zion, As far as thee shall it come,—So shall arrive the chief dominion, The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem.
9 Meanwhile wherefore shouldst thou cry out aloud? King is there none within thee? Or hath thy counsellor perished? For labour hath seized thee as a woman in child-birth:—
10 Be in labour and bear, O daughter of Zion, as a woman in child-birth,—For meanwhile shalt thou go forth out of the city And dwell in the field And shalt come as far as Babylon There shalt thou be delivered, There will Yahweh redeem thee out of the grasp of thine enemies.
11 Meanwhile therefore shall be gathered against thee many nations,—Who are saying—Let her be defiled, And let our eyes gaze upon Zion.
12 But they know not the purposes of Yahweh, Neither have they discerned his counsel,—For he hath gathered them as sheaves to a threshing-floor.
13 Arise and thresh, O daughter of Zion, For thy horn will I make to be iron And thy hoofs will I make to be bronze, So shalt thou beat in pieces many peoples,—And shalt devote to Yahweh their unrighteous gain, And their substance to the Lord of all the earth.