Now gather108 thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid1 siege against us: they shall smite55 the judge6 of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, [though] thou be little among the thousands of Judah, [yet] out of thee shall he come forth4 unto me [that is] to be ruler6 in Israel; whose goings forth [have been] from of old, from everlasting. 5769
Therefore will he give them up,4 until the time [that] she which travaileth6 hath brought forth:1 then the remnant of his brethren shall return4 unto the children of Israel.
And he shall stand1 and feed1 in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide:1 for now shall he be great4 unto the ends of the earth.
And this [man] shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come4 into our land: and when he shall tread4 in our palaces, then shall we raise52 against him seven shepherds,6 and eight principal men.
And they shall waste1 the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver52 [us] from the Assyrian, when he cometh4 into our land, and when he treadeth4 within our borders.
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 tarrieth17 not for man, nor waiteth17 for the sons of men.
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,1 both treadeth down,1 and teareth in pieces,1 and none can deliver.56
Thine hand shall be lifted up4 upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies6 shall be cut off.11
And it shall come to pass in that day, saith7 the LORD, that I will cut off52 thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy52 thy chariots:
And I will cut off52 the cities 5892 of thy land, and throw down1 all thy strong holds:
And I will cut off52 witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no [more] soothsayers:26
Thy graven images also will I cut off,52 and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship101 the work of thine hands.
And I will pluck up1 thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy52 thy cities. 5892
And I will execute1 vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.1