|5||Revised Standard Version||Passage|
|2||But you, O Bethlehem Eph'rathah, |
who are little to be among the clans of Judah,
from you shall come forth for me
one who is to be ruler in Israel,
whose origin is from of old,
from ancient days.
|God promises a ruler from Bethlehem. Mic.5.2-4|
|3||Therefore he shall give them up until the time |
when she who is in travail has brought forth;
then the rest of his brethren shall return
to the people of Israel.
|4||And he shall stand and feed his flock in the strength of the LORD, |
in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God.
And they shall dwell secure,
for now he shall be great
to the ends of the earth.