MICAH’S PROPHECY ABOUT THE MESSIAH (MICAH 5:1- 5)
Micah 5:1-5 Revised Standard Version (RSV)
5 Now you are walled about with a wall;
siege is laid against us;
with a rod they strike upon the cheek the ruler of Israel.
The Ruler from Bethlehem
2 But you, O Bethlehem Eph′rathah, who are little to be among the clans of Judah,from you shall come forth for me one who is to be ruler in Israel, whose origin is from of old, from ancient days.
3 Therefore he shall give them up until the time when she who is in travail has brought forth; then the rest of his brethren shall return to the people of Israel.
4 And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the Lord, in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God. And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great to the ends of the earth.
5 And this shall be peace, when the Assyrian comes into our land and treads upon our soil, that we will raise against him seven shepherds and eight princes of men;
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