Micah 5

The Ruler to Be Born in Bethlehem

Ch 4:14 in Hebrew
Now muster your troops, O daughter
That is, city
of troops;
siege is laid against us;
with a rod c  they strike the judge of Israel
on the cheek.
Ch 5:1 in Hebrew
e  But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
who are too little to be among the clans of f  Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be g  ruler in Israel,
h  whose coming forth is i  from of old,
from ancient days.
3Therefore he shall give them up j  until the time
when she who is in labor has given birth;
then k  the rest of his brothers shall return
to the people of Israel.
4And he shall stand l  and shepherd his flock m  in the strength of the  Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the  Lord his God.
And they shall dwell secure, for now n  he shall be great
to the ends of the earth.
5And he shall be o  their peace.
p  When the Assyrian comes into our land
and treads in our palaces,
then we will raise against him seven q  shepherds
and eight princes of men;
6they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,
and the land of r  Nimrod at its entrances;
and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian
s  when he comes into our land
and treads within our border.

A Remnant Shall Be Delivered

7 Then t  the remnant of Jacob shall be
in the midst of many peoples
like dew from the  Lord,
like showers on the grass,
which delay not for a man
nor wait for the children of man.
8And u  the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations,
in the midst of many peoples,
like a lion among the beasts of the forest,
like a young lion among the flocks of sheep,
v  which, when it goes through, treads down
and tears in pieces, and there is none to deliver.
9Your hand shall w  be lifted up over your adversaries,
and all your enemies shall be cut off.
10 And x  in that day, declares the  Lord,
y  I will cut off your horses from among you
and will destroy your chariots;
11 z  and I will cut off the cities of your land
and throw down all your strongholds;
12and I will cut off aa  sorceries from your hand,
and ab  you shall have no more tellers of fortunes;
13and ac  I will cut off your carved images
and ad  your pillars from among you,
ae  and you shall bow down no more
to the work of your hands;
14and I will root out your af  Asherah images from among you
ag  and destroy your cities.
15And in anger and wrath ah  I will execute vengeance
on the nations that did not obey.
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