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Micah 5 RSV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now you are walled about with a wall; siege is laid against us; with a rod they strike upon the cheek the ruler of Israel. 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 But you, O Bethlehem Eph'rathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah, from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient 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 Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in travail has brought forth; then the rest of his brethren shall return to the people 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 shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall 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 shall be peace, when the Assyrian comes into our land and treads upon our soil, that we will raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes of 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 they shall rule the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod with the drawn sword; and they shall deliver us from the Assyrian when he comes into our land and treads within our border. 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 Then the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many peoples like dew from the LORD, like showers upon the grass, which tarry not for men nor wait 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 remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of the forest, like a young lion among the flocks of sheep, which, when it goes through, treads down and tears in pieces, and there is none to deliver. 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 shall be lifted up over your adversaries, and all your enemies shall be cut off. 9 Your hand will be lifted up in triumph over your enemies, and all your foes will be destroyed.
10 And in that day, says the LORD, I will cut off your horses from among you and will destroy your chariots; 10 "In that day," declares the LORD, "I will destroy your horses from among you and demolish your chariots.
11 and I will cut off the cities of your land and throw down all your strongholds; 11 I will destroy the cities of your land and tear down all your strongholds.
12 and I will cut off sorceries from your hand, and you shall have no more soothsayers; 12 I will destroy your witchcraft and you will no longer cast spells.
13 and I will cut off your images and your pillars from among you, and you shall bow down no more 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 and I will root out your Ashe'rim from among you and destroy your cities. 14 I will uproot from among you your Asherah poles and demolish your cities.
15 And in anger and wrath I will execute vengeance upon the nations that did not obey. 15 I will take vengeance in anger and wrath upon the nations that have not obeyed me."