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1 Now gather thyself in troops, O daughter of troops: he hath laid siege against us: they shall smite the judge of Israel with a rod upon the cheek. 2 But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting. 3 Therefore will he give them up, until the time that she which travaileth hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall return unto the children of Israel. 4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth. 5 And this man shall be the peace, when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when he shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seven shepherds, and eight principal men. 6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders. 7 And the remnant of Jacob shall be in the midst of many people as a dew from the LORD, as the showers upon the grass, that tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of men. 8 And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the Gentiles in the midst of many people as a lion among the beasts of the forest, as a young lion among the flocks of sheep: who, if he go through, both treadeth down, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. 9 Thine hand shall be lifted up upon thine adversaries, and all thine enemies shall be cut off. 10 And it shall come to pass in that day, saith the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy chariots: 11 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw down all thy strong holds: 12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand; and thou shalt have no more soothsayers: 13 Thy graven images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee; and thou shalt no more worship the work of thine hands. 14 And I will pluck up thy groves out of the midst of thee: so will I destroy thy cities. 15 And I will execute vengeance in anger and fury upon the heathen, such as they have not heard.

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1 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The word ‘now’ links this message with the previous one (Micah 4:9; 4:11)."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/micah-lbw.htm"
2 Enakshi Ganguly = ""these armies will strike the king of Jerusalem. They will hit him with a *rod. They will strike him on the cheek. It means that the king cannot defend himself. He cannot even defend his face...This *rod means something special. The person who holds it has rule and authority. That is what it means. But the king of Jerusalem here did not have a *rod to defend himself. That meant that he had no rule or authority."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/micah-lbw.htm"
3 Sara Di Diego = "This is a common verse used in advent, since it prophesied about the Son of God, Jesus.  Since centuries passed between the last book of the Old Testament and the birth of Jesus, there was plenty of times for the Israelites to predict who Jesus would be like, given these meagre prophecies.  Given that Jesus was supposed to come from David's line, many Jews predicted that Jesus would also be an accomplished warrior.  Since David was known for defeating a giant at a young age, it would be expected for his savior descendent to have a more impressive fighting history. However, Jesus fulfilled every bit of this verse's prophecy, although his peers did not see it at that time."
4 Enakshi Ganguly = ""In ancient times, Bethlehem was small. It was the smallest among the families (*Hebrew ‘thousands’) in Judah. (Compare this with 1 Samuel 9:21.) It was not even in the long list that contained Judah’s 115 towns (Joshua 15:20-63). It was very small. It was not important. But the most important person would come from it."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/micah-lbw.htm"
5 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Micah’s message is that the *Messiah will rule the world. His rule will bring his peace. Here Micah uses the words ‘our’ and ‘us’. It means that the *Messiah will rule together with his loyal people. They are part of the kingdom (nation) that will win the battle. The *Messiah will be their peace. This is the reason for their confidence. He will free them. The *Messiah will defend his nation from attack by enemies. He will rule over his enemies."Source:http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/micah-lbw.htm"
6 Enakshi Ganguly = ""So the names Babel (or Babylon) and Nineveh mean something special. These names are important to Micah. He has a good reason to refer to Nimrod here. ‘Nimrod’s country’ is Babylon (Genesis 10:8-12). The people in Babylon were God’s chief enemies. And they were his people’s chief enemies. At the time when Micah lived, Assyria ruled over Babylon. But in 612 *BC, an army from Babylon destroyed Assyria. Then Babylon was the most powerful nation among all the nations. But then, in 539 *BC, another nation destroyed Babylon. In the *New Testament, the ‘sword’ often refers to God’s message, the Bible (Ephesians 6:17). We use this ‘sword’ by the Holy Spirit’s power."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/micah-lbw.htm"
7 Enakshi Ganguly = ""At an earlier time, Nimrod had been the man with the strongest power. People used the name Nimrod to refer to great strength. Nimrod was the grandson of Ham, who was Noah’s son. He was a very powerful man. And he became famous. When he began to rule, he was in Babel. That was in the country called Shinar (Babylon). From that country, he went to Nineveh"Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/micah-lbw.htm"
8 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.reformation.org/cross-busters.html"
9 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.timetobelieve.com/corruption/nimrod-nibiru-and-anunnaki/"
10 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.fivemileriverfilms.com/jacob.html"
11 Enakshi Ganguly = ""Micah refers to the *remnant by the name ‘Jacob’. Also the man called Jacob was weak in his body...Then God gave to him a new name, Israel. Then Jacob (Israel) became strong. He became strong enough to achieve God’s purposes. He completed many of the promises that God made to Abraham."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/micah-lbw.htm"
12 Enakshi Ganguly = ""‘Destroy’ in the *Hebrew language here has a special meaning. It means to remove something. And it means to make *spiritually clean (holy) the place where it was. To destroy here means to remove by punishment. It means to remove what is unholy. In that way, God will save the nation and he will preserve it. The people in *Israel put their confidence in their military carts and horses. They put their confidence in their strong cities and castles. God’s *covenant with *Israel’s people was that they should trust him. "Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/micah-lbw.htm"
13 Enakshi Ganguly = ""God’s *covenant with *Israel’s people did not allow certain practices. People used magic. They tried to find information about what would happen to them. They asked their gods about the future. But God’s law said that the punishment for those acts was death...The people from the nations near *Israel practised those things. Those people requested such help from their own false gods. But God did not allow his people to do that."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/micah-lbw.htm"
14 Enakshi Ganguly = ""The tall columns of stone and the poles (or special trees) called Asherah were male and female gods. The people in the nations near *Israel *worshipped these two gods. These were called Baal and Asherah. And the people in *Israel copied this evil religion. This religion included practices with sex. These happened between men and women. (They also happened between men and men. And they happened between women and women.) The people thought that these gods would give them large families and successful farms. But there was no moral goodness in the way that the people lived. A bad moral state will ruin a nation. For that reason the *LORD said that he would destroy their cities."Source: http://www.easyenglish.info/bible-commentary/micah-lbw.htm"
15 Enakshi Ganguly = "Source: http://www.wheatandtares.org/10529/the-plan-of-asherah/"