5 Now, daughter who is under attack,
you slash yourself in grief;
a siege is set against us!
They are striking the judgeg of Israel
on the cheek with a rod.
2 Bethlehem Ephrathah,h
you are small among the clans of Judah;
one will come from youi
to be ruler over Israel for me.j
from ancient times.
3 Therefore, Israel will be abandonedl until the time
when she who is in laborm has given birth;
then the rest of the ruler’s brothersn will return
to the people of Israel.o
4 He will stand and shepherd themp
in the strength of the Lord,
in the majestic name of the Lord his God.
They will live securely,
for then his greatness will extend
to the ends of the earth.q
5 He will be their peace.r
When Assyria invades our land,s
when it marches against our fortresses,
we will raise against it seven shepherds,
even eight leaders of men.
6 They will shepherdt the land of Assyria with the sword,
So he will rescue usv from Assyria
when it invades our land,
when it marches against our territory.
7 Then the remnant of Jacobw
will be among many peoples
like dew from the Lord,x
like showers on the grass,y
which do not wait for anyone
or linger for mankind.
will be among the nations, among many peoples,
like a lion among animals of the forest,z
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
and there is no one to rescue them.ac
9 Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries,ad
and all your enemies will be destroyed.
this is the Lord’s declaration—
I will remove your horses from youae
and wreck your chariots.
11 I will remove the cities of your landaf
and tear down all your fortresses.ag
12 I will remove sorceries from your hands,ah
and you will not have any more fortune-tellers.
13 I will remove your carved imagesai
and sacred pillars from you
so that you will no longer worship
the work of your hands.
and demolish your cities.D
15 I will take vengeance in anger and wrathal
against the nations that have not obeyed me.
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