Micah 5 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now you will give yourselves deep wounds for grief; they will put up a wall round us: they will give the judge of Israel a blow on the face with a rod. 1 Marshal your troops, O city of troops, for a siege is laid against us. They will strike Israel's ruler on the cheek with a rod.
2 And you, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, the least among the families of Judah, out of you one will come to me who is to be ruler in Israel; whose going out has been purposed from time past, from the eternal days. 2 "But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for me one who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times. "
3 For this cause he will give them up till the time when she who is with child has given birth: then the rest of his brothers will come back to the children of Israel. 3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned until the time when she who is in labor gives birth and the rest of his brothers return to join the Israelites.
4 And he will take his place and give food to his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the glory of the name of the Lord his God; and their resting-place will be safe: for now he will be great to the ends of the earth. 4 He will stand and shepherd his flock 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 greatness will reach to the ends of the earth.
5 And this will be our peace: when the Assyrian comes into our country and his feet are in our land, then we will put up against him seven keepers of the flocks and eight chiefs among men. 5 And he will be their peace. When the Assyrian invades our land and marches through our fortresses, we will raise against him seven shepherds, even eight leaders of men.
6 And they will make waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod with the edge of the sword: he will give us salvation from the Assyrian when he comes into our country, when his feet come inside the limit of our land. 6 They will rule the land of Assyria with the sword, the land of Nimrod with drawn sword. He will deliver us from the Assyrian when he invades our land and marches into our borders.
7 And the rest of Jacob will be among the mass of peoples like dew from the Lord, like showers on the grass, which may not be kept back by man, or be waiting for the sons of men. 7 The remnant of Jacob will be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the LORD, like showers on the grass, which do not wait for man or linger for mankind.
8 And the rest of Jacob will be among the nations, in the middle of the mass of peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the woods, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep: if he goes through, they will be crushed under foot and pulled to bits, and there will be no saviour. 8 The remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, which mauls and mangles as it goes, and no one can rescue.
9 Your hand is lifted up against those who are against you, and all your haters will be cut off. 9 Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies, and all your foes will be destroyed.
10 And it will come about in that day, says the Lord, that I will take away your horses from you, and will give your war-carriages to destruction: 10 "In that day," declares the LORD, "I will destroy your horses from among you and demolish your chariots.
11 I will have the towns of your land cut off and all your strong places pulled down: 11 I will destroy the cities of your land and tear down all your strongholds.
12 I will put an end to your use of secret arts, and you will have no more readers of signs: 12 I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells.
13 And I will have your images and your pillars cut off from you; and you will no longer give worship to the work of your hands. 13 I will destroy your carved images and your sacred stones from among you; you will no longer bow down to the work of your hands.
14 I will have your Asherahs pulled up from among you: and I will send destruction on your images. 14 I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles and demolish your cities.
15 And my punishment will be effected on the nations with such burning wrath as they have not had word of. 15 I will take vengeance in anger and wrath upon the nations that have not obeyed me."