Not by might nor by power, but by my Spirit,
says Yahweh of Hosts. Zechariah 4:6
Lift up your heads, O gates, and be lifted up, O ancient doors,
That the King of Glory may come in! Who is this King of Glory?
Yahweh of Hosts: He is the King of Glory. Psalm 24:9-10
Micah contains a beautiful description of the peace that "will come about in the last days." The passage contains the well-known verse carved in the United Nations building: "They will hammer their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks." The next three questions apply to this passage.
Where is this passage in Micah?
The passage is almost word-for-word the same as a passage in what other prophet? (It is difficult to determine who quoted whom.)
The exact opposite of Micah's famous verse is found in another prophet: "Beat your plowshares into swords, and your pruning hooks into spears." What prophet?
The book of Micah can be divided into three parts: the exposure of the sins of his countrymen, the punishment God is about to send, and the hope of restoration through a coming Messiah. The prediction of the coming Messiah is recorded in Micah 5:2, a verse quoted by Matthew. Can you give the essence of this prediction?
Micah tells the people that Yahweh requires three things of them. The first is to do justly. The second is to love mercy. What is the third?
There is no God like Yahweh, who pardons iniquity. In addition, he does not keep his anger forever against his people Israel. Why not?
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