10 The scepter will not depart from Judah,(A)
    nor the ruler’s staff from between his feet,[a]
until he to whom it belongs[b] shall come(B)
    and the obedience of the nations shall be his.(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Genesis 49:10 Or from his descendants
  2. Genesis 49:10 Or to whom tribute belongs; the meaning of the Hebrew for this phrase is uncertain.

“But you, Bethlehem(A) Ephrathah,(B)
    though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah,
out of you will come for me
    one who will be ruler(C) over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,(D)
    from ancient times.”(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 5:2 Or rulers

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