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[a] Now you are walled around with a wall;[b]
    siege is laid against us;
with a rod they strike the ruler of Israel
    upon the cheek.

The Ruler from Bethlehem

[c] But you, O Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
    who are one of the little clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
    one who is to rule in Israel,
whose origin is from of old,
    from ancient days.
Therefore he shall give them up until the time
    when she who is in labour has brought forth;
then the rest of his kindred shall return
    to the people of Israel.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 5:1 Ch 4.14 in Heb
  2. Micah 5:1 Cn Compare Gk: Meaning of Heb uncertain
  3. Micah 5:2 Ch 5.1 in Heb

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