Micah 5

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1 4:14 Now troop together, O daughter of troops; he has set a siege against us; with a scepter they shall smite the jaw of the judge of Israel.

2 1 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet from thee shall He go·​·out to Me to be ruler in Israel; and His goings·​·out have been from ancient times, from the days of eternity.

3 2 Therefore will He give them up, until the time that she who is giving·​·birth gives·​·birth, and the remnant of His brothers shall return to the sons of Israel.

4 3 And He shall stand and shepherd in the strength of Jehovah, in the excellence of the name of Jehovah His God; and they shall sit·​·down, for now shall He be·​·great, even·​·to the ends of the earth.

5 4 And this shall be peace, when Assyria shall come into our land; and when he shall tread in our palaces, and we shall raise·​·up against him seven shepherds, and eight princes of man.

6 5 And they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in her entrances; and He shall rescue us from Assyria, when he comes into our land, and when he treads our borders.

7 6 And those who·​·are·​·left of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples as a dew from Jehovah, as the raindrops on the herb, that waits not for a man, nor waits·​·with·​·hope for the sons of man.

8 7 And those who·​·are·​·left of Jacob shall be among the nations in the midst of many people, as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young·​·lion among the droves of the flock, which, if he pass·​·through, both tramples and tears, and none can rescue.

9 8 Thy hand shall be exalted above thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut·​·off.

10 9 And it shall be in that day, says Jehovah, that I will cut·​·off thy horses from among thee, and I will make thy chariots perish;

11 10 and I will cut·​·off the cities of thy land, and I will break·​·down all thy fortresses;

12 11 and I will cut·​·off sorceries from thy hand, and there will not be wizards for thee;

13 12 and I will cut·​·off thy graven images, and thy statues from among thee; and thou shalt no more worship what·​·is·​·made by thy hands.

14 13 And I will pluck·​·up thy groves from the midst of thee; and I will blot·​·out thy cities.

15 14 And I will do vengeance in anger and fury upon the nations, such as they have not heard.

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Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.