The name of the man was Elimelech, the name of his wife was Naomi, and the names of his two sons were Mahlon and Chilion—(A)Ephrathites of Bethlehem, Judah. And they went (B)to the country of Moab and remained there.

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11 And all the people who were at the gate, and the elders, said, “We are witnesses. (A)The Lord make the woman who is coming to your house like Rachel and Leah, the two who (B)built the house of Israel; and may you prosper in (C)Ephrathah and be famous in (D)Bethlehem.

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The Coming Messiah

“But you, (A)Bethlehem (B)Ephrathah,
Though you are little (C)among the (D)thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be (E)Ruler in Israel,
(F)Whose goings forth are from of old,
From [a]everlasting.”

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 5:2 Lit. the days of eternity

‘But(A) you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
Are not the least among the rulers of Judah;
For out of you shall come a Ruler
(B)Who will shepherd My people Israel.’

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