|1||Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.||smite the judge of Israel|
|2||But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.||Bethlehem-Ephratah from everlasting M206|
Therefore will he give them up,
until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then
the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
|she which travaileth|
|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||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.||the peace the Assyrian eight principal men|
|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 cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.||land of Nimrod from the Assyrian|
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 tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.
|the remnant of Jacob|
|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 treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.|
|9||Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.|
|10||And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots:|
|11||And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds:|
|12||And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers:|
|13||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 work of thine hands.|
|14||And I will pluck up thy groves 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 heard.
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