I offered my back to those who beat(A) me,
    my cheeks to those who pulled out my beard;(B)
I did not hide my face
    from mocking and spitting.(C)

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30 Let him offer his cheek to one who would strike him,(A)
    and let him be filled with disgrace.(B)

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A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem

[a]Marshal your troops now, city of troops,
    for a siege is laid against us.
They will strike Israel’s ruler
    on the cheek(A) with a rod.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 5:1 In Hebrew texts 5:1 is numbered 4:14, and 5:2-15 is numbered 5:1-14.

At this the high priest Ananias(A) ordered those standing near Paul to strike him on the mouth.(B)

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