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Micah 5 :: New Living Translation (NLT)

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Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:1 - [fn]Mobilize! Marshal your troops!
The enemy is laying siege to Jerusalem.
They will strike Israel’s leader
in the face with a rod.
A Ruler from Bethlehem
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:2 - [fn]But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
are only a small village among all the people of Judah.
Yet a ruler of Israel will come from you,
one whose origins are from the distant past.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:3 - The people of Israel will be abandoned to their enemies
until the woman in labor gives birth.
Then at last his fellow countrymen
will return from exile to their own land.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:4 - And he will stand to lead his flock with the LORD’s strength,
in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God.
Then his people will live there undisturbed,
for he will be highly honored around the world.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:5 - And he will be the source of peace.
When the Assyrians invade our land
and break through our defenses,
we will appoint seven rulers to watch over us,
eight princes to lead us.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:6 - They will rule Assyria with drawn swords
and enter the gates of the land of Nimrod.
He will rescue us from the Assyrians
when they pour over the borders to invade our land.
The Remnant Purified
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:7 - Then the remnant left in Israel[fn]
will take their place among the nations.
They will be like dew sent by the LORD
or like rain falling on the grass,
which no one can hold back
and no one can restrain.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:8 - The remnant left in Israel
will take their place among the nations.
They will be like a lion among the animals of the forest,
like a strong young lion among flocks of sheep and goats,
pouncing and tearing as they go
with no rescuer in sight.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:9 - The people of Israel will stand up to their foes,
and all their enemies will be wiped out.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:10 - “In that day,” says the LORD,
“I will slaughter your horses
and destroy your chariots.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:11 - I will tear down your walls
and demolish your defenses.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:12 - I will put an end to all witchcraft,
and there will be no more fortune-tellers.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:13 - I will destroy all your idols and sacred pillars,
so you will never again worship the work of your own hands.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:14 - I will abolish your idol shrines with their Asherah poles
and destroy your pagan cities.
Unchecked Copy BoxMic 5:15 - I will pour out my vengeance
on all the nations that refuse to obey me.”
NLT Footnotes
Verse 5:1 is numbered 4:14 in Hebrew text.
Verses 5:2-15 are numbered 5:1-14 in Hebrew text.
Hebrew in Jacob; also in 5:8. See note on 1:5a.

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