From Defeated Ruler to Conquering King

1 a Now daughter [who is] under attack, you slash yourself [in grief]; a siege is set against us! They are striking the judge of Israel on the cheek with a rod.
2 b Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me.c His origind is from antiquity, from eternity.e
3 Therefore, He will abandon them until the time when she who is in labor has given birth; then the rest of His brothers will return to the people of Israel.f
4 He will stand and shepherd [them]g in the strength of Yahweh, in the majestic name of Yahweh His God. They will live securely, for then His greatness will extend to the ends of the earth.