The One From Bethlehem

Now muster your troops, O daughter of troops;siege is laid against us;with a rod they strike the judge of Israelon the cheek.But you, O Bethlehem Ephrathah,who are too little to be among the clans of Judah,from you shall come forth for meone who is to be ruler in Israel,whose coming forth is from of old,from ancient days.Therefore he shall give them up until the timewhen she who is in labor has given birth;then the rest of his brothers shall returnto the people of Israel.And he shall stand and shepherd 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 greatto the ends of the earth.
And he shall be their peace.When the Assyrian comes into our landand treads in our palaces,then we will raise against him seven shepherdsand eight princes of men;they shall shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,and the land of Nimrod at its entrances;and he shall deliver us from the Assyrianwhen he comes into our landand treads within our border.Then the remnant of Jacob shall bein the midst of many peopleslike dew from the LORD,like showers on the grass,which delay not for a mannor wait for the children of man.And the remnant of Jacob shall be among the nations,in the midst of many peoples,like a lion among the beasts of the forest,like a young lion among the flocks of sheep,which, when it goes through, treads downand tears in pieces, and there is none to deliver.Your hand shall be lifted up over your adversaries,and all your enemies shall be cut off.
And in that day, declares the LORD,I will cut off your horses from among you and will destroy your chariots; and I will cut off the cities of your land and throw down all your strongholds; and I will cut off sorceries from your hand, and you shall have no more tellers of fortunes; and I will cut off your carved images and your pillars from among you, and you shall bow down no more to the work of your hands; and I will root out your Asherah images from among youand destroy your cities.And in anger and wrath I will execute vengeance on the nations that did not obey.