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Bible Commentaries
Micah 4

Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New TestamentsSutcliffe's Commentary

Verses 1-13

Micah 4:1 . In the last days it shall come to pass. In the new times, as in Isaiah 4:0., which Micah had read, and now repeats by the Spirit. In the gospel age the new-testament church, built above the hills of human power, shall rise in glory over all the earth.

Micah 4:2 . Many nations shall come. Those who have been worshippers of idols, and constantly engaged in war, shall, after their conversion, to the great shame of carnal christian nations, leave their wilder habits of hunting and war, for agriculture, and the comforts of a religious life.

Micah 4:7 . I will make her that halted a remnant, which shall multiply to a great and flourishing kingdom, and the Lord will come to Zion with the shekinah or visible glory, and reign there to the end of time, as seen by Ezekiel in vision: Ezekiel 43:2.

Micah 4:8 . And thou, oh tower of the flock, mount Zion, shalt be the seat of his holy empire. But chiefly, the new-testament Zion is here intended.

Micah 4:13 . Arise and thresh, oh daughter of Zion. Gog and Magog, who shall be gathered together against the Israel of God, as described by Ezekiel, in chap. 39., and by Zechariah 14:12, shall become as a threshing floor. The destruction of the Assyrians by the angel, 2 Kings 19:35, is a reference wide of the mark, and unconnected with the blessings here promised. Notwithstanding the glory of the city of Jehovah-shammah, and of its temple, we should be cautious of understanding these predictions too much in a secular sense. They are mixed with things near and things remote, as in the next chapter.

Bibliographical Information
Sutcliffe, Joseph. "Commentary on Micah 4". Sutcliffe's Commentary on the Old and New Testaments. https://www.studylight.org/commentaries/eng/jsc/micah-4.html. 1835.
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