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It will come to pass in the last days,
that the mountain of the house of Yahweh
will be established
as the chief of the mountains.
It will be lifted up above the hills,
and peoples will stream to it. Bible other translations

“It will come to pass in the last days.” In this context, the “last days” are the Millennial Kingdom. Having a vivid and living Hope is so important that verses about it spring up seemingly without warning throughout the prophetic books. Micah 4:1 is very similar to Isaiah 2:2 (see commentary on Isa. 2:2).

“the house of Yahweh.” That refers to the Temple, and since this is the last days, it is the Temple in the Millennial Kingdom, which is described in Ezekiel 40-43.

“lifted up above the hills.” The Hebrew word “lifted up” can also mean “exalted.” In this case, both meanings are true because in the Millennial Kingdom the mountain on which God’s Temple and the city of Jerusalem are located will be the highest mountain in the world, and also will be “exalted” in both a physical sense and spiritual sense. Other verses that say that Mount Zion will be the highest mountain include Isaiah 2:2 and Ezekiel 20:40.

[For more on the coming kingdom of Christ on earth, the Millennial Kingdom, see Appendix 3, “Christ’s Future Kingdom on Earth.” For more on the chronology of the Last Days, see commentary on Matt. 25:32. For more on the terrible death and destruction in the Great Tribulation and Armageddon, see commentary on Dan. 12:1. For more on the first and second resurrection, see commentary on Acts 24:15].


Commentary for: Micah 4:1