5 a Marshal your troops now, city of troops,
for a siege is laid against us.
They will strike Israel’s ruler
on the cheekh with a rod.
though you are small among the clansb of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be rulerk over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,l
from ancient times.”m
3 Therefore Israel will be abandonedn
until the time when she who is in labor bears a son,
and the rest of his brothers return
to join the Israelites.
4 He will stand and shepherd his flocko
in the strength of the Lord,
in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God.
And they will live securely, for then his greatnessp
will reach to the ends of the earth.
5 And he will be our peaceq
when the Assyrians invader our land
and march through our fortresses.
We will raise against them seven shepherds,
even eight commanders,s
6 who will rulec the land of Assyria with the sword,
He will deliver us from the Assyrians
when they invade our land
and march across our borders.v
7 The remnantw of Jacob will be
in the midst of many peoples
like dewx from the Lord,
like showers on the grass,y
which do not wait for anyone
or depend on man.
in the midst of many peoples,
like a lion among the beasts of the forest,z
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which mauls and manglesa as it goes,
and no one can rescue.b
9 Your hand will be lifted upc in triumph over your enemies,
and all your foes will be destroyed.
“I will destroy your horses from among you
and demolish your chariots.d
11 I will destroy the citiese of your land
and tear down all your strongholds.f
and you will no longer cast spells.g
13 I will destroy your idolsh
and your sacred stones from among you;i
you will no longer bow down
to the work of your hands.j
when I demolish your cities.
15 I will take vengeancel in anger and wrath
on the nations that have not obeyed me.”
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