2c2But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are too little to be among the clans of 3Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be 4ruler in Israel, 5whose coming forth is 6from of old, from ancient days.
And he shall stand 9and shepherd his flock 10in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now 11he shall be great to the ends of the earth.
they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of 15Nimrod at its entrances; and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian 16when he comes into our land and treads within our border.
And 18the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep, 19which, when it goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is none to deliver.