"aNowmuster yourselves in troops, daughter of troops ; bThey have laidsiegeagainst us; With a rod they will 1smite the judge of Israel on the cheek.
"cBut as for 2you, BethlehemEphrathah, Too little to be among the clans of Judah, From 3you One will goforth for Me to be 4ruler in Israel. dHis goingsforth are 5from longago, From the days of eternity."
3Therefore He will 6give them up until the time When she 7who is in labor has borne a child. Then the 8remainder of His brethren Will return to the sons of Israel.
And He will arise and 9shepherd His flock In the strength of the LORD, In the majesty of the name of the LORD His God. And they will eremain, Becausefat that time He will be great To the 10ends of the earth.