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Micah 5:5 New English Translation (NET Bible)

He will give us peace.[a]
Should the Assyrians try to invade our land
and attempt to set foot in our fortresses,[b]
we will send[c] against them seven[d] shepherd-rulers,[e]
make that eight commanders.[f]


  1. Micah 5:5 tn Heb “and this one will be peace”; ASV “and this man shall be our peace” (cf. Eph 2:14).
  2. Micah 5:5 tc Some prefer to read “in our land,” emending the text to בְּאַדְמָתֵנוּ (beʾadmatenu).
  3. Micah 5:5 tn Heb “raise up.”
  4. Micah 5:5 sn The numbers seven and eight here symbolize completeness and emphasize that Israel will have more than enough military leadership and strength to withstand the Assyrian advance.
  5. Micah 5:5 tn Heb “shepherds.”
  6. Micah 5:5 tn Heb “and eight leaders of men.”
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