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A Ruler from Bethlehem

[a] Now muster troops, O daughter of troops;
    a siege he puts against us.
They strike the ruler of Israel
    with a rod on the cheek.
But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    too small to be among the clans of Judah,
from you one will go out for me,
    to be ruler in Israel;
and his origins are from of old,
    from ancient days.
Therefore he will give them up
    until the time of she who is with child has given birth.
And the rest of his brothers will return
    to the children of Israel.

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  1. Micah 5:1 Micah 5:1–15 in the English Bible is 4:14–5:14 in the Hebrew Bible

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