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Micah 5:2-5 Revised Standard Version (RSV)

The Ruler from Bethlehem

[a] But you, O Bethlehem Eph′rathah,
    who are little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
    one who is to be ruler 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 travail has brought forth;
then the rest of his brethren shall return
    to the people of Israel.
And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord,
    in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great
    to the ends of the earth.

And this shall be peace,
    when the Assyrian comes into our land
    and treads upon our soil,[b]
that we will raise against him seven shepherds
    and eight princes of men;

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 5:2 Ch 5.1 in Heb
  2. Micah 5:5 Gk: Heb in our palaces
Revised Standard Version (RSV)

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Micah 5:2-5 New International Version (NIV)

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah,
out of you will come for me
    one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
    from ancient times.”

Therefore Israel will be abandoned
    until the time when she who is in labor bears a son,
and the rest of his brothers return
    to join the Israelites.

He will stand and shepherd his flock
    in the strength of the Lord,
    in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they will live securely, for then his greatness
    will reach to the ends of the earth.

And he will be our peace
    when the Assyrians invade our land
    and march through our fortresses.
We will raise against them seven shepherds,
    even eight commanders,

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 5:2 Or rulers
New International Version (NIV)

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