Micah - Chapter 5 | King James Version (KJV)

  • 1. Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek.
  • 2. But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, {cf15I though} thou be little among the thousands of Judah, {cf15I yet} out of thee shall he come forth unto me {cf15I that is} to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth {cf15I have been} from of old, from everlasting.
  • 3. Therefore will he give them up, until the time {cf15I that} she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel.
  • 4. And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.
  • 5. And this {cf15I man} shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men.
  • 6. And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver {cf15I us} from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.
  • 7. And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men.
  • 8. And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver.
  • 9. Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off.
  • 10. And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots:
  • 11. And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds:
  • 12. And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no {cf15I more} soothsayers:
  • 13. Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands.
  • 14. And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities.
  • 15. And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.