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Micah 5:1-2 New Century Version (NCV)

So, strong city, gather your soldiers together,
    because we are surrounded and attacked.
They will hit the leader of Israel
    in the face with a club.

The Ruler to Be Born in Bethlehem

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    though you are too small to be among the army groups from Judah,
from you will come one who will rule Israel for me.
    He comes from very old times,
    from days long ago.”

New Century Version (NCV)

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Micah 5:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

A Promised Ruler From Bethlehem

[a]Marshal your troops now, city of troops,
    for a siege is laid against us.
They will strike Israel’s ruler
    on the cheek with a rod.

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
    though you are small among the clans[b] of Judah,
out of you will come for me
    one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
    from ancient times.”

Footnotes:

  1. Micah 5:1 In Hebrew texts 5:1 is numbered 4:14, and 5:2-15 is numbered 5:1-14.
  2. Micah 5:2 Or rulers
New International Version (NIV)

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