1 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.
2 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.
3 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.
4 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.