1 But you (Bethlehem) Ephrathah, the least of the clans of Judah, from you will come for me a future ruler of Israel whose origins go back to the distant past, to the days of old.
Lam 3:30 Isa 33:22 Job 16:10 1Kgs 22:24 1Sam 8:5-6 2Kgs 24:2 2Kgs 25:1-3
2 Hence Yahweh will abandon them only until she who is in labour gives birth, and then those who survive of his race will be reunited to the Israelites.
Matt 2:6 John 7:42 1Sam 17:12 Isa 9:6-7 Isa 11:1 Luke 1:31-33 Zech 9:9
3 He will take his stand and he will shepherd them with the power of Yahweh, with the majesty of the name of his God, and they will be secure, for his greatness will extend henceforth to the most distant parts of the country.
Hos 11:8 Isa 10:20-21 Mic 4:7 Mic 4:9-10 Rev 12:1-2 1Kgs 14:16 2Chr 30:7
4 He himself will be peace! Should the Assyrian invade our country, should he set foot in our land, we shall raise seven shepherds against him, eight leaders of men;
Mic 7:14 Luke 1:32 Zech 9:10 Isa 52:10 Isa 40:10-11 Ps 72:8 Exod 23:21
5 they will shepherd Assyria with the sword, the country of Nimrod with naked blade. He will save us from the Assyrian, should he invade our country, should he set foot inside our frontiers.
Luke 2:14 Amos 1:3 Amos 1:6 Col 1:20-21 Eccl 11:2 Eph 2:14-17 Isa 7:14
6 Then what is left of Jacob, surrounded by many peoples, will be like a dew from Yahweh, like showers on the grass, which do not depend on human agency and are beyond human control.
Gen 10:8-11 Isa 14:25 2Chr 33:11 2Kgs 15:29 2Kgs 17:3-5 2Kgs 18:9-15 2Kgs 19:32-35
7 Then what is left of Jacob, surrounded by many peoples, will be like a lion among the forest beasts, like a fierce lion among flocks of sheep trampling as he goes, mangling his prey which no one takes from him.
Deut 32:2 Mic 5:3 Hos 14:5 Isa 44:3 Ps 72:6 Ps 110:3 Rom 10:20
8 You will be victorious over your foes and all your enemies will be torn to pieces.
Mic 4:13 Ps 50:22 Zech 10:5 Hos 5:14 Isa 41:15-16 2Cor 2:15-17 Acts 18:6
9 When that day comes- declares Yahweh- I shall tear your horses away from you, I shall destroy your chariots;
Isa 26:11 Ps 21:8 Rev 19:13-21 1Cor 15:25 Isa 1:25 Isa 11:14 Isa 14:2-4
10 I shall tear the cities from your country, I shall overthrow all your fortresses;
Zech 9:10 Hos 14:3 Ps 20:7-8 Ps 33:16-17 Hos 1:7 Isa 2:7 Jer 3:23
11 I shall tear the spells out of your hands and you will have no more soothsayers;
Isa 2:12-17 Amos 5:9 Ezek 38:11 Hos 10:14 Isa 6:11 Zech 4:6
12 I shall tear away your images and your sacred pillars from among you, and no longer will you worship things which your own hands have made!
Deut 18:10-12 Isa 2:6-8 Isa 2:18 Isa 2:20 Isa 8:19-20 Isa 27:9 Rev 19:20
13 I shall uproot your sacred poles and shall destroy your cities!
Ezek 6:9 Ezek 36:25 Ezek 37:23 Hos 2:16-17 Hos 14:3 Hos 14:8 Isa 2:8
14 In furious anger I shall wreak vengeance on the nations who have disobeyed me!