And thou Bethlehem Ephrathah art [a]little to be among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me, that shall be the ruler in Israel: whose [b]goings forth have been from the beginning and from everlasting.

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  1. Micah 5:2 For so the Jews divided their country that for every thousand there was a chief captain: and because Bethlehem was not able to make a thousand, he calleth it little, but yet God will raise up his captain and governor therein: and thus it is not the least by reason of this benefit, as Matt. 2:6.
  2. Micah 5:2 He showeth that the coming of Christ and all his ways were appointed of God from all eternity.

42 (A)Saith not the Scripture that that Christ shall come of the seed of David, and out of the town of Bethlehem, where David was?

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