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From Defeated Ruler to Conquering King

5 t Now, daughter who is under attack,

you slash yourself in grief;

a siege is set against us!

They are striking the judge u of Israel

on the cheek with a rod.

v Bethlehem Ephrathah, w

you are small among the clans of Judah;

One will come from you x

to be ruler over Israel for Me. y

His origin z is from antiquity, a

from eternity. b

Therefore, He will abandon them c until the time

when she who is in labor d has given birth;

then the rest of His brothers e will return

to the people of Israel. f

He will stand and shepherd them g

in the strength of * Yahweh,

in the majestic name of Yahweh His God.

They will live securely,

for then His greatness will extend

to the ends of the earth. h

He will be their peace. i

When Assyria invades our land, j

when it marches against our fortresses,

we will raise against it seven shepherds,

even eight leaders of men.

They will shepherd k the land of Assyria with the sword,

the land of Nimrod l with a drawn blade. m

So He will rescue us n from Assyria

when it invades our land,

when it marches against our territory.

The Glorious and Purified Remnant

Then the remnant of Jacob o

will be among many peoples

like dew from the Lord, p

like showers on the grass, q

which do not wait for anyone

or linger for * mankind.

Then the remnant of Jacob

will be among the nations, among many peoples,

like a lion among animals of the forest, r

like a young lion among flocks of sheep,

which tramples s and tears t as it passes through,

and there is no one to rescue them. u

Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries, v

and all your enemies will be destroyed.

10 In that day—

this is the Lord’s declaration—

I will remove your horses from you w

and wreck your chariots.

11 I will remove the cities of your land x

and tear down all your fortresses. y

12 I will remove sorceries from your hands, z

and you will not have any more fortune-tellers.

13 I will remove your carved images a

and sacred pillars from you

so that you will not bow down again

to the work of your hands.

14 I will pull up the * Asherah poles b from among you c

and demolish your cities. d

15 I will take vengeance in anger and wrath e

against the nations that have not obeyed Me.


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The complete Holman Christian Standard Bible® is now available for the first time ever! More than fifteen years in the making, crafted by the shared expertise of nearly a hundred conservative scholars and English stylists, the Holman CSB® sets the standard in painstaking biblical accuracy and pure literary form.

Accurate, yet highly readable, it's a translation committed to leaving both the grace and gravity of the original languages intact while carefully creating a smooth flow of wording for the reader.

Stylistically, this inaugural edition contributes to the clarity of the written Word, arranging the poetic portions of the Scripture into complete lines of thought, and revering God's presence on each page by capitalizing all the pronouns that refer to Him.

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