Micah 5:1-7 NLT

1 a Mobilize! Marshal your troops! The enemy is laying siege to Jerusalem. They will strike Israel’s leader in the face with a rod.

References for Micah 5:1

    • 5:1 - Verse 5:1 is numbered 4:14 in Hebrew text.
      2 b But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah, are only a small village among all the people of Judah. Yet a ruler of Israel, whose origins are in the distant past, will come from you on my behalf.

      References for Micah 5:2

        • 5:2 - Verses 5:2-15 are numbered 5:1-14 in Hebrew text.
          3 The people of Israel will be abandoned to their enemies until the woman in labor gives birth. Then at last his fellow countrymen will return from exile to their own land.
          4 And he will stand to lead his flock with the ’s strength, in the majesty of the name of the his God. Then his people will live there undisturbed, for he will be highly honored around the world.
          5 And he will be the source of peace. When the Assyrians invade our land and break through our defenses, we will appoint seven rulers to watch over us, eight princes to lead us.
          6 They will rule Assyria with drawn swords and enter the gates of the land of Nimrod. He will rescue us from the Assyrians when they pour over the borders to invade our land.
          7 Then the remnant left in Israelc will take their place among the nations. They will be like dew sent by the or like rain falling on the grass, which no one can hold back and no one can restrain.

          References for Micah 5:7

            • 5:7 - Hebrew in Jacob; also in 5:8 . See note on 1:5a .