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August 14, 2022 ()

Micah 5 |


Because God promised to raise up a savior, we must confidently hope in him.

Micah 5

Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops;
      siege is laid against us;
      with a rod they strike the judge of Israel
      on the cheek.
      2  But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,
      who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,
      from you shall come forth for me
      one who is to be ruler in Israel,
      whose coming forth is from of old,
      from ancient days.
      3 Therefore he shall give them up until the time
      when she who is in labor has given birth;
      then the rest of his brothers shall return
      to the people of Israel.
      4 And he shall stand and shepherd his flock in the strength of the LORD,
      in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God.
      And they shall dwell secure, for now he shall be great
      to the ends of the earth.
      5 And he shall be their peace. 

      When the Assyrian comes into our land
      and treads in our palaces,
      then we will raise against him seven shepherds
      and eight princes of men;
      6 they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,
      and the land of Nimrod at its entrances;
      and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian
      when he comes into our land
      and treads within our border.
      7 Then the remnant of Jacob shall be
      in the midst of many peoples
      like dew from the LORD,
      like showers on the grass,
      which delay not for a man
      nor wait for the children of man.
      8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations,
      in the midst of many peoples,
      like a lion among the beasts of the forest,
      like a young lion among the flocks of sheep,
      which, when it goes through, treads down
      and tears in pieces, and there is none to deliver.
      9 Your hand shall be lifted up over your adversaries,
      and all your enemies shall be cut off. 

      10 And in that day, declares the LORD,
      I will cut off your horses from among you
      and will destroy your chariots;
      11 and I will cut off the cities of your land
      and throw down all your strongholds;
      12 and I will cut off sorceries from your hand,
      and you shall have no more tellers of fortunes;
      13 and I will cut off your carved images
      and your pillars from among you,
      and you shall bow down no more
      to the work of your hands;
      14 and I will root out your Asherah images from among you
      and destroy your cities.
      15 And in anger and wrath I will execute vengeance
      on the nations that did not obey.


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