Micah 5:2 {1}
Good News Translation
The LORD says, "Bethlehem Ephrathah, you are one of the smallest towns in Judah, but out of you I will bring a ruler for Israel, whose family line goes back to ancient times."

Contemporary English Version
Bethlehem Ephrath, you are one of the smallest towns in the nation of Judah. But the LORD will choose one of your people to rule the nation--someone whose family goes back to ancient times.

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now shalt thou be laid waste, O daughter of the robber: they have laid siege against us, with a rod shall they strike the cheek of the judge of Israel.

Treasury of Scripture Knowledge

Now shalt thou be laid waste, O daughter of the robber: they have laid siege against us, with a rod shall they strike the cheek of the judge of Israel.

But thou.

Matthew 2:6 And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel.

John 7:42 Doth not the scripture say: That Christ cometh of the seed of David and from Bethlehem the town where David was?

Ephratah.

Genesis 35:19 So Rachel died, and was buried in the highway that leadeth to Ephrata, this is Bethlehem.

Genesis 48:7 For, when I came out of Mesopotamia, Rachel died from me in the land of Chanaan in the very journey, and it was spring time: and I was going to Ephrata, and I buried her near the way of Ephrata, which by another name is called Bethlehem.

Ephrath.

Ruth 4:11 Then all the people that were in the gate, and the ancients, answered: We are witnesses: The Lord make this woman who cometh into thy house, like Rachel, and Lia, who built up the house of Israel: that she may be an example of virtue in Ephrata, and may have a famous name in Bethlehem:

1 Samuel 17:12 Now David was the son of that Ephrathite, of Bethlehem Juda, before mentioned, whose name was Isai, who had eight sons, and was an old man in the days of Saul, and of great age among men.

1 Chronicles 2:50,51,54 These were the sons of Caleb, the son of Hur the firstborn of Ephrata, Sobal the father of Cariathiarim. . . .

1 Chronicles 4:4 And Phanuel the father of Gedor, and Ezar the father of Hosa, these are the sons of Hur the firstborn of Ephratha the father of Bethlehem.

Psalm 132:6 Behold we have heard of it in Ephrata: we have found it in the fields of the wood.

among.

1 Samuel 10:19 But you this day have rejected your God, who only hath saved you out of all your evils and your tribulations: and you have said: Nay: but set a king over us. Now therefore stand before the Lord by your tribes, and by your families.

1 Samuel 23:23 Consider, and see all his lurking holes, wherein he is hid, and return to me with the certainty of the thing, that I may go with you. And if he should even go down into the earth to hide himself, I will search him out in all the thousands of Juda.

thousands.

Exodus 18:21,25 And provide out of all the people able men, such as fear God, in whom there is truth, and that hate avarice, and appoint of them rulers of thousands, and of hundreds, and of fifties, and of tens, . . .

Deuteronomy 1:15 And I took out of your tribes men wise and honourable, and appointed them rulers, tribunes, and centurions, and officers over fifties, and over tens, who might teach you all things.

1 Samuel 8:12 And he will appoint of them to be his tribunes, and his centurions, and to plough his fields, and to reap his corn, and to make him arms and chariots.

1 Samuel 17:18 And carry these ten little cheeses to the tribune: and go see thy brethren, if they are well: and learn with whom they are placed.

yet.

Isaiah 11:1 And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.

Isaiah 53:2 And he shall grow up as a tender plant before him, and as a root out of a thirsty ground: there is no beauty in him, nor comeliness: and we have seen him, and there was no sightliness, that we should be desirous of him:

Ezekiel 17:22-24 Thus saith the Lord God: I myself will take of the marrow of the high cedar, and will set it: I will crop off a tender twig from the top of the branches thereof, and I will plant it on a mountain high and eminent. . . .

Amos 9:11 All the sinners of my people shall fall by the sword: who say: The evils shall not approach, and shall not come upon us.

Luke 2:4-7 And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David. . . .

1 Corinthians 1:27,28 But the foolish things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the wise: and the weak things of the world hath God chosen, that he may confound the strong. . . .

that is.

Genesis 49:10 The sceptre shall not be taken away from Juda, nor a ruler from his thigh, till he come that is to be sent, and he shall be the expectation of nations.

1 Chronicles 5:2 But of the race of Juda, who was the strongest among his brethren, came the princes: but the first birthright was accounted to Joseph.)

Isaiah 9:6,7 For a CHILD IS BORN to us, and a son is given to us, and the government is upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, God the Mighty, the Father of the world to come, the Prince of Peace. . . .

Jeremiah 13:5,6 And I went, and hid it by the Euphrates, as the Lord had commanded me. . . .

Ezekiel 34:23,24 And I WILL SET UP ONE SHEPHERD OVER THEM, and he shall feed them, even my servant David: he shall feed them, and he shall be their shepherd. . . .

Ezekiel 37:22-25 And I will make them one nation in the land on the mountains of Israel, and one king shall be king over them all: and they shall no more be two nations, neither shall they be divided any more into two kingdoms. . . .

Zechariah 9:9 Rejoice greatly, O daughter of Sion, shout for joy, O daughter of Jerusalem: BEHOLD THY KING will come to thee, the just and saviour: he is poor, and riding upon an ass, and upon a colt, the foal of an ass.

Matthew 28:18 And Jesus coming, spoke to them, saying: All power is given to me in heaven and in earth.

Luke 1:31-33 Behold thou shalt conceive in thy womb and shalt bring forth a son: and thou shalt call his name Jesus. . . .

Luke 23:2,38 And they began to accuse him, saying: We have found this man perverting our nation and forbidding to give tribute to Caesar and saying that he is Christ the king. . . .

John 19:14-22 And it was the parasceve of the pasch, about the sixth hour: and he saith to the Jews: Behold your king. . . .

Revelation 19:16 And he hath on his garment and on his thigh written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.

whose.

Psalm 90:2 Before the mountains were made, or the earth and the world was formed; from eternity and to eternity thou art God.

Psalm 102:25-27 In the beginning, O Lord, thou foundedst the earth: and the heavens are the works of thy hands. . . .

Proverbs 8:22 I was set up from eternity, and of old, before the earth was made.

John 1:1-3 In the beginning was the Word: and the Word was with God: and the Word was God. . . .

Colossians 1:17 And he is before all: and by him all things consist.

Hebrews 13:8 Jesus Christ, yesterday, and today: and the same for ever.

1 John 1:1 That which was from the beginning, which we have heard, which we have seen with our eyes, which we have looked upon and our hands have handled, of the word of life.

Revelation 1:11-18 Saying: What thou seest, write in a book and send to the seven churches which are in Asia: to Ephesus and to Smyrna and to Pergamus and to Thyatira and to Sardis and to Philadelphia and to Laodicea. . . .

Revelation 2:8 And to the angel of the church of Smyrna write: These things saith the First and the Last, who was dead and is alive:

Revelation 21:6 And he said to me: It is done. I am Alpha and Omega: the Beginning and the End. To him that thirsteth, I will give of the fountain of the water of life, freely.

everlasting.

Context
A Ruler from Bethlehem
1Arise, and tread, O daughter of Sion: for I will make thy horn iron, and thy hoofs I will make brass: and thou shalt beat in pieces many peoples, and shalt immolate the spoils of them to the Lord, and their strength to the Lord of the whole earth. 2Now shalt thou be laid waste, O daughter of the robber: they have laid siege against us, with a rod shall they strike the cheek of the judge of Israel.3And thou Bethlehem Ephrata, art a little one among the thousands of Juda, out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be the ruler in Israel: and his going forth is from the beginning, from the days of eternity.…
Cross References
Matthew 2:1
When Jesus therefore was born in Bethlehem of Juda, in the days of king Herod, behold, there came wise men from the East to Jerusalem,

Matthew 2:6
And thou Bethlehem the land of Juda art not the least among the princes of Juda: for out of thee shall come forth the captain that shall rule my people Israel.

Luke 2:4
And Joseph also went up from Galilee, out of the city of Nazareth, into Judea, to the city of David, which is called Bethlehem: because he was of the house and family of David.

John 7:42
Doth not the scripture say: That Christ cometh of the seed of David and from Bethlehem the town where David was?

Hebrews 7:14
For it is evident that our Lord sprung out of Juda: in which tribe Moses spoke nothing concerning priests.

Genesis 35:16
And going forth from thence, he came in the spring time to the land which leadeth to Ephrata: wherein when Rachel was in travail,

Genesis 35:19
So Rachel died, and was buried in the highway that leadeth to Ephrata, this is Bethlehem.

Genesis 48:7
For, when I came out of Mesopotamia, Rachel died from me in the land of Chanaan in the very journey, and it was spring time: and I was going to Ephrata, and I buried her near the way of Ephrata, which by another name is called Bethlehem.

Judges 17:7
There was also another young man of Bethlehem Juda, of the kindred thereof: and he was a Levite, and dwelt there.

Ruth 1:1
In the days of the judges, when the judges ruled, there came a famine in the land. And a certain man of Bethlehem Juda, went to sojourn in the land of Moab with his wife and his two sons.

Ruth 4:11
Then all the people that were in the gate, and the ancients, answered: We are witnesses: The Lord make this woman who cometh into thy house, like Rachel, and Lia, who built up the house of Israel: that she may be an example of virtue in Ephrata, and may have a famous name in Bethlehem:

1 Chronicles 5:2
But of the race of Juda, who was the strongest among his brethren, came the princes: but the first birthright was accounted to Joseph.)

Psalm 102:25
In the beginning, O Lord, thou foundedst the earth: and the heavens are the works of thy hands.

Proverbs 8:22
I was set up from eternity, and of old, before the earth was made.

Proverbs 8:23
The depths were not as yet, and I was already conceived, neither had the fountains of waters as yet sprung out.

Isaiah 11:1
And there shall come forth a rod out of the root of Jesse, and a flower shall rise up out of his root.

Isaiah 55:4
Behold I have given him for a witness to the people, for a leader and a master to the Gentiles.

Jeremiah 30:21
And their leader shall be of themselves: and their prince shall come forth from the midst of them: and I will bring him near, and he shall come to me: for who is this that setteth his heart to approach to me, saith the Lord?

Hosea 6:3
He will revive us after two days: on the third day he will raise us up, and we shall live in his sight. We shall know, and we shall follow on, that we may know the Lord. His going forth is prepared as the morning light, and he will come to us as the early and the latter rain to the earth.

Zechariah 13:7
Awake, O sword, against my shepherd, and against the man that cleaveth to me, saith the Lord of hosts: strike the shepherd, and the sheep shall be scattered: and I will turn my hand to the little ones.

Additional Translations
But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, who are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come forth for Me One to be ruler over Israel, whose origins are of old, from the days of eternity.But you, Bethlehem Ephratah, though you be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of you shall he come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

But thou, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, which art little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall one come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.

And thou, Bethleem, house of Ephratha, art few in number to be reckoned among the thousands of Juda; yet out of thee shall one come forth to me, to be a ruler of Israel; and his goings forth were from the beginning, even from eternity.

(And thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall he come forth unto me [who is] to be Ruler in Israel: whose goings forth are from of old, from the days of eternity.)

But thou, Beth-lehem Ephrathah, which art little to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee shall one come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.

But thou, Beth-lehem Ephratah, though thou art little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.

But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, being small among the clans of Judah, out of you one will come forth to me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth are from of old, from everlasting.

And thou, Beth-Lehem Ephratah, Little to be among the chiefs of Judah! From thee to Me he cometh forth -- to be ruler in Israel, And his comings forth are of old, From the days of antiquity.
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