1 And it will come about in the alast days That the bmountain of the house of the Lord Will be established as the chief of the mountains. It will be raised above the hills, And the cpeoples will stream to it. 2 aMany nations will come and say, "bCome and let us go up to the mountain of the Lord And to the house of the God of Jacob, That cHe may teach us about His ways And that we may walk in His paths." For dfrom Zion will go forth the law, Even the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. 3 And He will ajudge between many peoples And render decisions for mighty, distant nations. Then they will hammer their swords binto plowshares And their spears into pruning hooks; Nation will not lift up sword against nation, And never again will they train for war. 4 Each of them will asit under his vine And under his fig tree, With bno one to make them afraid, For the cmouth of the Lord of hosts has spoken. 5 Though all the peoples walk Each in the aname of his god, As for us, bwe will walk In the name of the cLord our God forever and ever. 6 "In that day," declares the Lord, "I will assemble the alame And bgather the outcasts, Even those whom I have afflicted. 7 "I will make the lame a aremnant And the outcasts a strong nation, And the bLord will reign over them in Mount Zion From now on and forever. 8 "As for you, atower of the flock, Hill of the daughter of Zion, To you it will come-- Even the bformer dominion will come, The kingdom of the daughter of Jerusalem. 9 "Now, why do you acry out loudly? Is there no king among you, Or has your bcounselor perished, That agony has gripped you like a woman in childbirth? 10 "aWrithe and labor to give birth, Daughter of Zion, Like a woman in childbirth; For now you will bgo out of the city, Dwell in the field, And go to Babylon. cThere you will be rescued; dThere the Lord will redeem you From the hand of your enemies. 11 "And now amany nations have been assembled against you Who say, 'Let her be polluted, And let our eyes gloat over Zion.' 12 "But they do not aknow the thoughts of the Lord, And they do not understand His purpose; For He has gathered them like sheaves to the threshing floor. 13 "Arise and athresh, daughter of Zion, For your horn I will make iron And your hoofs I will make bronze, That you may bpulverize many peoples, That you may cdevote to the Lord their unjust gain And their wealth to the Lord of all the earth.