Internet Verse Search Commentaries Word Analysis ITL - draft

Micah 4:8


As for you, watchtower for the flock, 1  fortress of Daughter Zion 2  – your former dominion will be restored, 3  the sovereignty that belongs to Daughter Jerusalem.


Ge 35:21; Nu 24:19; 2Sa 5:7; Ps 48:12,13; Isa 5:2; Isa 10:32; Da 2:44; Da 7:18; Ob 1:21; Zec 9:10; Zec 9:12; Mt 21:33; Mr 12:1; Eph 1:21; Re 22:5

NET © Notes

tn Heb “Migdal-eder.” Some English versions transliterate this phrase, apparently because they view it as a place name (cf. NAB).

sn The city of David, located within Jerusalem, is addressed as Daughter Zion. As the home of the Davidic king, who was Israel’s shepherd (Ps 78:70-72), the royal citadel could be viewed metaphorically as the watchtower of the flock.

tn Heb “to you it will come, the former dominion will arrive.”

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