¶ But in the latter days it will come to pass, that the hill of the LORD's house shall be set up higher then any mountains or hills: Yea the people shall prease unto it, and the multitude of the Gentiles shall haste them thither, saying: Come, let us go up to the hill of the LORD, and to the house of the God of Iacob: that he may teach us his way, and that we may walk in his paths. For the law shall come out of Sion, and the word of God from Ierusalem; And shall give sentence among the multitude of the Heathen and reform the people of far countries: so that of their swords they shall make plowshares, and scythes of their spears. One people shall not lift up a sword against another, yea they shall no more learn to fight: but every man shall sit under his vineyard and under his fig tree, and no man to fray him away: for the mouth of the LORD of Hosts hath spoken it. Therefore, where as all people have walked every man in the name of his own god, we will walk in the name of our GOD for ever and ever. At the same time, sayeth the LORD, will I gather up the lame and the outcasts, and such as I have chastened: and will give issue unto the lame, and make of the outcasts a great people: and the LORD himself shall be their king upon the mount Sion, from this time forth for evermore.
¶ And unto thee (O thou tower of Eder, thou stronghold of the daughter Sion) unto thee shall it come: even the first lordship and kingdom of the daughter Ierusalem. Why then art thou now so heavy? is there no king in thee? are thy counselors away that thou art so pained, as a woman in her travail? And now (O thou daughter Sion) be sorry, let it grieve thee as a wife labouring with child: for now must thou get thee out of the city, and dwell upon the plain field: Yea unto Babylon shalt thou go, there shalt thou be delivered, and there the LORD shall lowse thee from the hand of thine enemies. Now also are there many people gathered together against thee, saying what, Sion is cursed, we shall see our lust upon her. But they know not the thoughts of the LORD, they understand not his counsel, that shall gather them together as the sheaves in the barn. Therefore get thee up, O thou daughter Sion, and throsh out the corn: For I will make thy horn iron; and thy claws brass, that thou mayest grind many people: their goods shalt thou appropriate unto the LORD, and their substance unto the ruler of the whole world.