Good News Translation
5 People of Jerusalem, gather your forces![a] We are besieged! They are attacking the leader of Israel!
God Promises a Ruler from Bethlehem
2 (A)The Lord says, “Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are one of the smallest towns in Judah, but out of you I will bring a ruler for Israel, whose family line goes back to ancient times.”Read full chapter
- Micah 5:1 Probable text People … forces!; Hebrew unclear.
New International Version
A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem
2 “But you, Bethlehem(B) Ephrathah,(C)
though you are small among the clans[b] of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler(D) over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,(E)
from ancient times.”(F)