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MICAH · Chapter 5
5:1 Now gather yourself in troops, O daughter of troops: he has laid
siege against us: they shall strike the judge of Israel with a rod upon
5:2 But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he comes forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose activities forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
5:3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which labors has brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
5:4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
5:5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
5:6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he comes into our land, and when he treads within our borders.
5:7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarries not for man, nor waits for the sons of men.
5:8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treads down, and tears in pieces, and none can deliver.
5:9 your hand shall be lifted up upon your adversaries, and all of your enemies shall be cut off.
5:10 And it shall come to pass in that day, says the LORD, that I will cut off your horses out of the midst of you, and I will destroy your chariots:
5:11 And I will cut off the cities of your land, and throw down all your strong holds:
5:12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of your hand; and you shall have no more soothsayers:
5:13 Your graven images also will I cut off, and your standing images out of the midst of you; and you shall no more worship the work of your hands.
5:14 And I will pluck up your groves out of the midst of you: so will I destroy your cities.
5:15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.
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