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Eternal Ruler from Bethlehem

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah[a]
least among the clans of Judah—
from you will come out to Me
    One to be ruler in Israel,
One whose goings forth are from of old,
    from days of eternity.
Therefore He will give them up
until the time when she who is in labor has given birth.
Then the remnant of His brothers
    will return to Bnei-Yisrael.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 5:1 cf. Matt. 2:6.

A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem

[a]Marshal your troops now, city of troops,
    for a siege is laid against us.
They will strike Israel’s ruler
    on the cheek(A) with a rod.

“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)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 5:1 In Hebrew texts 5:1 is numbered 4:14, and 5:2-15 is numbered 5:1-14.
  2. Micah 5:2 Or rulers

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