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.
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.
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.
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.
He will be our shalom when Ashshur invades our land, And when he marches through our fortresses, Then we will raise against him seven shepherds, And eight leaders of men.
They will rule the land of Ashshur with the sword, And the land of Nimrod in its gates. He will deliver us from the Ashshur, When he invades our land, And when he marches within our border.