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NEW WORLD TRANSLATION OF THE HOLY SCRIPTURES (1984 EDITION) See 2013 revision

Micah 5:1-15

5  “At this time you make cuttings upon yourself,+ O daughter of an invasion; a siege he has laid against us.+ With the rod they will strike upon the cheek the judge of Israel.*+  “And you, O Beth′le·hem* Eph′ra·thah,+ the one too little to get to be among the thousands of Judah,+ from you*+ there will come out to me the one who is to become ruler in Israel,+ whose origin* is from early times, from the days of time indefinite.+  “Therefore he will give them up+ until the time that she who is giving birth actually gives birth.+ And the rest of his brothers will return to the sons of Israel.  “And he will certainly stand and do shepherding in the strength of Jehovah,*+ in the superiority of the name of Jehovah* his God.+ And they will certainly keep dwelling,+ for now he will be great as far as the ends* of the earth.+  And this one must become peace.+ As for the As·syr′i·an, when he comes into our land and when he treads upon our dwelling towers,*+ we shall also have to raise up against him seven shepherds, yes, eight dukes of mankind.*  And they will actually shepherd the land of As·syr′i·a with the sword,+ and the land of Nim′rod+ in its entrances. And he will certainly bring about deliverance from the As·syr′i·an,+ when he comes into our land and when he treads upon our territory.  “And the remaining ones* of Jacob+ must become in the midst of many peoples like dew from Jehovah,+ like copious showers upon vegetation,+ that does not hope for man* or wait for the sons of earthling man.*+  And the remaining ones of Jacob must become among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, like a lion among the beasts of a forest, like a maned young lion among droves of sheep, which, when it actually passes through, certainly both tramples down and tears in pieces;+ and there is no deliverer.  Your* hand will be high above your adversaries,+ and all enemies of yours will be cut off.”+ 10  “And it must occur in that day,” is the utterance of Jehovah, “that I will cut off your horses from the midst of you and destroy your chariots.+ 11  And I will cut off the cities of your land and tear down all your fortified places.+ 12  And I will cut off sorceries out of your hand, and no practicers of magic will you continue to have.+ 13  And I will cut off your graven images and your pillars from the midst of you, and you will no more bow down to the work of your hands.+ 14  And I will uproot your sacred poles*+ from the midst of you and annihilate your cities. 15  And in anger and in rage I will execute vengeance upon the nations that have not obeyed.”+

Footnotes

MLXXSy end chap. 4 here; TLXXBagsterVg begin chap. 5 with this vs.
Meaning “House of Bread.” Heb., Behth-le′chem.
“You,” masc. sing.
“Origin,” according to BDB, p. 426 and KB, p. 505.
See App 1C §2.
See App 1C §2.
See Jer 16:19 ftn.
Possibly, “our soil (ground),” in agreement with LXXSy.
Or, “of earthling men.” Heb., ʼa·dham′.
Or, “the remainder; the remnant.”
“For man.” Heb., leʼish′.
Or, “mankind.” Heb., ʼa·dham′.
“Your,” masc. sing.
Or, “Asherim.”