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Micah chapter 5

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1
Now daughter [who is] under attack, you slash yourself [in grief]; a siege is set against us! They are striking the judge of Israel on the cheek with a rod.
2
Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are small among the clans of Judah; One will come from you to be ruler over Israel for Me. His origin is from antiquity, from eternity.
3
Therefore, He will abandon them until the time when she who is in labor has given birth; then the rest of His brothers will return to the people of Israel.
4
He will stand and shepherd [them] in the strength of Yahweh, in the majestic name of Yahweh His God. They will live securely, for then His greatness will extend to the ends of the earth.
5
There will be peace. When Assyria invades our land, when it marches against our fortresses, we will raise against it seven shepherds, even eight leaders of men.
6
They will shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, the land of Nimrod with a drawn blade. So He will rescue us from Assyria when it invades our land, when it marches against our territory.
7
Then the remnant of Jacob will be among many peoples like dew from the LORD, like showers on the grass, which do not wait for anyone or linger for mankind.
8
Then the remnant of Jacob will be among the nations, among many peoples, like a lion among animals of the forest, like a young lion among flocks of sheep, which tramples and tears as it passes through, and there is no one to rescue [them].
9
Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries, and all your enemies will be destroyed.
10
In that day-- the LORD's declaration-- I will remove your horses from you and wreck your chariots.
11
I will remove the cities of your land and tear down all your fortresses.
12
I will remove sorceries from your hands, and you will not have any more fortune-tellers.
13
I will remove your carved images and sacred pillars from you, so that you will not bow down again to the work of your hands.
14
I will pull up the Asherah poles from among you and demolish your cities.
15
I will take vengeance in anger and wrath against the nations that have not obeyed [Me].