Now you shall gather yourself in troops, Daughter of troops. He has laid siege against us; They will strike the judge of Yisra'el with a rod on the cheek.
But you, Beit-Lechem Efratah, Being small among the clans of Yehudah, Out of you one will come forth to me that is to be ruler in Yisra'el; Whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.
Therefore he will abandon them until the time that she who is in labor gives birth. Then the rest of his brothers will return to the children of Yisra'el.
He shall stand, and shall shepherd in the strength of the LORD, In the majesty of the name of the LORD his God: And they will live, for then he will be great to the ends of the eretz.
He will be our shalom when Ashshur invades our land, And when he marches through our fortresses, Then we will raise against him seven shepherds, And eight leaders of men.
They will rule the land of Ashshur with the sword, And the land of Nimrod in its gates. He will deliver us from the Ashshur, When he invades our land, And when he marches within our border.
The remnant of Ya`akov will be in the midst of many peoples, Like dew from the LORD, Like showers on the grass, That don't wait for man, Nor wait for the sons of men.
The remnant of Ya`akov will be among the nations, In the midst of many peoples, Like a lion among the animals of the forest, Like a young lion among the flocks of sheep; Who, if he goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, And there is no one to deliver.
Let your hand be lifted up above your adversaries, And let all of your enemies be cut off.
"It will happen in that day," says the LORD, "That I will cut off your horses out of the midst of you, And will destroy your chariots.
I will cut off the cities of your land, And will tear down all your strongholds.
I will destroy witchcraft from your hand; And you shall have no soothsayers.
I will cut off your engraved images and your pillars out of your midst; And you shall no more worship the work of your hands.
I will uproot your Asherim out of your midst; And I will destroy your cities.
I will execute vengeance in anger, And wrath on the nations that didn't listen."