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Micah 5:2Amplified Bible (AMP)


“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Too little to be among the clans of Judah;
From you One shall come forth for Me [who is] to be Ruler in Israel,
His goings forth (appearances) are from long ago,
From [a]ancient days.”

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 5:2 Lit the days of eternity.
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Micah 5:2King James Version (KJV)

But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

Micah 5:2Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

[a]Bethlehem Ephrathah,
you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you
to be ruler over Israel for Me.
His origin[b] is from antiquity,
from eternity.[c]

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 5:2 Mc 5:1 in Hb
  2. Micah 5:2 Lit His going out
  3. Micah 5:2 Or from ancient times

Micah 5:2New 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.”

Footnotes:

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

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Micah 5:2-4The Message (MSG)

2-4 But you, Bethlehem, David’s country,
    the runt of the litter—
From you will come the leader
    who will shepherd-rule Israel.
He’ll be no upstart, no pretender.
    His family tree is ancient and distinguished.
Meanwhile, Israel will be in foster homes
    until the birth pangs are over and the child is born,
And the scattered brothers come back
    home to the family of Israel.
He will stand tall in his shepherd-rule by God’s strength,
    centered in the majesty of God-Revealed.
And the people will have a good and safe home,
    for the whole world will hold him in respect—
    Peacemaker of the world!

The Message (MSG)

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