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A Ruler from Bethlehem

[a] Now muster troops, O daughter of troops;
    a siege he puts against us.
They strike the ruler of Israel
    with a rod on the cheek.
But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    too small to be among the clans of Judah,
from you one will go out for me,
    to be ruler in Israel;
and his origins are from of old,
    from ancient days.

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 5:1 Micah 5:1–15 in the English Bible is 4:14–5:14 in the Hebrew Bible

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