Micah 5

From Defeated Ruler to Conquering King

Mc 4:14 in Hb
Now, daughter who is under attack,
you slash yourself in grief;
a siege is set against us!
They are striking the judge b of Israel
on the cheek with a rod.
Mc 5:1 in Hb
Bethlehem Ephrathah, d
you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you e
to be ruler over Israel for Me. f
His origin
Lit His going out
is from antiquity, h
from eternity.
Or from ancient times

3 Therefore, He will abandon them j until the time
when she who is in labor k has given birth;
then the rest of His brothers l will return
to the people of Israel. m
4 He will stand and shepherd them n
in the strength of
Yahweh/Yah: Or The Lord; the personal name of God in Hebrew; "Yah" is the shortened form of the name.
in the majestic name of Yahweh His God.
They will live securely,
for then His greatness will extend
to the ends of the earth. p
5 He will be their peace. q
When Assyria invades our land, r
when it marches against our fortresses,
we will raise against it seven shepherds,
even eight leaders of men.
6 They will shepherd s the land of Assyria with the sword,
the land of Nimrod t with a drawn blade.
Aq, Vg; MT, Sym read Nimrod at its gateways

So He will rescue us v from Assyria
when it invades our land,
when it marches against our territory.

The Glorious and Purified Remnant

7 Then the remnant of Jacob w
will be among many peoples
like dew from the Lord, x
like showers on the grass, y
which do not wait for anyone
or linger for
mankind: Literally sons of man or sons of Adam
8 Then the remnant of Jacob
will be among the nations, among many peoples,
like a lion among animals of the forest, aa
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which tramples ab and tears ac as it passes through,
and there is no one to rescue them. ad
9 Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries, ae
and all your enemies will be destroyed.

10 In that day
this is the Lord’s declaration

I will remove your horses from you af
and wreck your chariots.
11 I will remove the cities of your land ag
and tear down all your fortresses. ah
12 I will remove sorceries from your hands, ai
and you will not have any more fortune-tellers.
13 I will remove your carved images aj
and sacred pillars from you
so that you will not bow down again
to the work of your hands.
14 I will pull up the
Asherah(s): A Canaanite fertility goddess, who was the mother of the god Baal; also the wooden poles associated with the worship of her
Asherah poles al from among you am
and demolish your cities.
Or shrines

15 I will take vengeance in anger and wrath ao
against the nations that have not obeyed Me.
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