Micah 5:1-3 International Standard Version (ISV)
5 “Now marshal yourselves as troops.
He has laid siege to us.
They will strike the judge of Israel on the cheek with a rod.”
The Ruler from Bethlehem
2 “As for you, Bethlehem of Ephrathah,
even though you remain least among the clans of Judah,
nevertheless, the one who rules in Israel for me
will emerge from you.
His existence has been from antiquity,
even from eternity.
3 Therefore that ruler will abandon them
until the woman in labor gives birth.
Then the rest of his countrymen will return to the Israelis.”
Micah 5:1-3 New International Version (NIV)
A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem
5 Marshal your troops now, city of troops,
for a siege is laid against us.
They will strike Israel’s ruler
on the cheek with a rod.
2 “But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.”
3 Therefore Israel will be abandoned
until the time when she who is in labor bears a son,
and the rest of his brothers return
to join the Israelites.