Micah 5 ©
A prophecy of the birth of our Redeemer Jesus Christ at Bethlehem and the conversion of the Gentiles, v. 1, etc. Of His Royal tending and governing, and of the power and means of His church against her enemies, 4. Of the wonderful growth, terribleness, gloriousness, safety and holiness of the church, and God’s vengeance against the disobedient, 7.
NOW12gather thyself in troops, O 3daughter of troops: 4he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the 5judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
But 6thou,a7Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou 8be little among the 9thousands of Judah, yet 10out of thee shall 11he come forth unto me 12that is to be ruler in Israel; whose 13goings forth have been 14from of old, from everlasting.
Therefore will 15he 16give 17them up, until the time that she which 18travaileth hath brought forth: then the 19remnant of 20his brethren shall return 21unto the children of Israel.
¶And 22he shall 23stand and 24feed in the strength of the 25LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and 26they shall abide: 27for 28now shall he 29be great unto the ends of the earth.
And this man shall be the 30peace, 31when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we 32raise against him 33seven 34shepherds, and eight 35principal 36men.
And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of 37Nimrod in the 38entrances thereof: thus shall 39he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.
And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a 40dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not 41for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.
¶And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a 42lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and 43teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
Thine 44hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and 45all thine enemies shall be cut off.
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy 46horsesb out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots:
And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds:
And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more 47soothsayers:
Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the 48work of thine hands.
And I will pluck up thy 49groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.
And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not 50heard.