19 So Rachel died and was buried on the way to Ephrath (that is, Bethlehem(A)).

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11 The elders and all the people who were at the gate said, “We are witnesses. May the Lord make the woman who is entering your house like Rachel and Leah,(A) who together built the house of Israel. May you be powerful in Ephrathah and famous in Bethlehem.

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12 Now David was the son of the Ephrathite(A) from Bethlehem of Judah named Jesse. Jesse had eight sons(B) and during Saul’s reign was already an old man.

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And you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
are by no means least among the leaders of Judah:
because out of you will come a leader
who will shepherd My people Israel.(A)[a]

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 2:6 Mc 5:2

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