Micah 5:2-4 NIV

2 "But you, Bethlehem1 Ephrathah,2 though you are small among the clansa of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler3 over Israel, whose originsb are from of old,4 from ancient times.c "5

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    • b 5:2 - Or "rulers"
    • c 5:2 - Hebrew "goings out"
    • d 5:2 - Or "from days of eternity"
      3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned6 until the time when she who is in labor gives birth and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites.

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      4 He will stand and shepherd his flock7 in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they will live securely, for then his greatness8 will reach to the ends of the earth.

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