5 “[a]Now muster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops; [b]They have laid siege against us; With a rod they will smite the judge of Israel on the cheek. 2 “[c]But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From you One will go forth for Me to be ruler in Israel. [d]His goings forth are from long ago, From the days of eternity.” 3 Therefore He will give them up until the time When she who is in labor has borne a child. Then the remainder of His brethren Will return to the sons of Israel. 4 And He will arise and shepherd His flock In the strength of the Lord, In the majesty of the name of the Lord His God. And they will [e]remain, Because [f]at that time He will be great To the ends of the earth. 5 This One will be our peace. When the Assyrian invades our land, When he tramples on our [g]citadels, Then we will raise against him Seven shepherds and eight leaders of men.
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