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[a]“Now marshal yourselves as troops.[b]
He has laid siege to us.
    They will strike the judge[c] of Israel on the cheek with a rod.”

The Ruler from Bethlehem

[d]“As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
    even though you remain least among the clans[e] of Judah,
nevertheless, the one who rules in Israel for me
    will emerge from you.
His existence has been[f] from antiquity,
    even from eternity.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 5:1 5:1 is 4:14 in MT
  2. Micah 5:1 Lit. yourselves, you daughter of mobs
  3. Micah 5:1 Or ruler
  4. Micah 5:2 5:2 is 5:1 in MT, 5:3 is 5:2 in MT, and so throughout the chapter
  5. Micah 5:2 Or thousands
  6. Micah 5:2 The Heb. lacks has been

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