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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.
you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you x
to be ruler over Israel for Me. y
from eternity. b
3 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
4 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
5 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.
6 They will shepherd k the land of Assyria with the sword,
So He will rescue us n from Assyria
when it invades our land,
when it marches against our territory.
7 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.
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,
and there is no one to rescue them. u
9 Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries, v
and all your enemies will be destroyed.
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.
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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