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1 But in theWhen Christ will come, and the temple will be destroyed.last days it shall come to pass, [that] the mountain of the house of the LORD shall be established in the top of the mountains, and it shall be exalted above the{{See Isa_2:2}}hills; and people shall flow unto it.

2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he willHe shows that there is no true Church, except where the people are taught by God's pure word.teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of the LORD from Jerusalem.

3 And he shall judge among many people, andBy his corrections and threatenings he will bring the people into subjection who are in the utmost corners of the world.rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears intoThey will abstain from all evil doing, and exercise themselves in godliness and in well doing to others.pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall theyRead (Isa_2:4)learn war any more.

4 But they shall sit euery man vnder his vine, and vnder his figge tree, and none shall make them afraid: for the mouth of the Lorde of hostes hath spoken it.

5 For all people will walkHe shows that the people of God ought to remain constant in their religion, even if all the world should give themselves to their superstition and idolatry.every one in the name of his god, and we will walk in the name of the LORD our God for ever and ever.

6 At the same day, saith the Lorde, will I gather her that halteth, and I will gather her that is cast out, and her that I haue afflicted.

7 And I will make her that haltedI will cause that Israel, who is now as one lame and halting, and so almost destroyed, to live again, and grow into a great people.a remnant, and her that was cast far off a strong nation: and the LORD shall reign over them in mount Zion from henceforth, even for ever.

8 And thou, OMeaning Jerusalem, where the Lord's flock was gathered.tower of the flock, the strong hold of the daughter of Zion, unto thee shall it come, evenThe flourishing state of the kingdom, as it was under David and Solomon, which thing was accomplished for the Church by the coming of Christ.the first dominion; the kingdom shall come to the daughter of Jerusalem.

9 Now why dost thou cry out aloud? [isIn the meantime he shows that they would endure great troubles and temptations, when they saw themselves neither to have king nor counsel.there] no king in thee? is thy counsellor perished? for pangs have taken thee as a woman in travail.

10 Sorow and mourne, O daughter Zion, like a woman in trauaile: for nowe shalt thou goe foorth of the citie, and dwel in the field, and shalt goe into Babel, but there shalt thou be deliuered: there the Lord shall redeeme thee from the hand of thine enemies.

11 Nowe also many nations are gathered against thee, saying, Zion shalbe condemned and our eye shall looke vpon Zion.

12 But theyHe shows that the faithful ought not to measure God's judgments by the braggings and threatenings of the wicked, but by these are admonished to lift up their hearts to God to call for deliverance.know not the thoughts of the LORD, neither understand they his counsel: for he shall gather them as the sheaves into the floor.

13 Arise and thresh,God gives his Church this victory, as often as he overcomes their enemies: but the accomplishment of this will be at the last coming of Christ.O daughter of Zion: for I will make thine horn iron, and I will make thy hoofs brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many people: and I will consecrate their gain unto the LORD, and their substance unto the Lord of the whole earth.

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