From Defeated Ruler to Conquering King
1Now, daughter who is under attack,
you slash yourself in grief;
a siege is set against us!
They are striking the judge #1Kg 22:24Jb 16:10Lm 3:30 of Israel
on the cheek with a rod.
2# Mc 5:1 in HbBethlehem Ephrathah, #Gn 35:19Ru 4:111Sm 17:12Mt 2:6
you are small among the clans of Judah;
One will come from you #Is 11:1Lk 2:4
to be ruler over Israel for Me. #2Ch 7:18Is 11:1Jr 30:21Zch 9:9Mt 2:6
His origin # Lit His going out is from antiquity, #Ps 74:2|NoBook| 102:25Pr 8:22-23Hab 1:12
from eternity. # Or from ancient times
3Therefore, He will abandon them #Hs 11:8Mc 4:10|NoBook| 7:13 until the time
when she who is in labor #Mc 4:9-10 has given birth;
then the rest of His brothers #Is 10:20-22Mc 5:7-8 will return
to the people of Israel. #Mc 4:6-7
4He will stand and shepherd them #Is 40:11|NoBook| 49:9Ezk 34:13-15Mc 7:14
in the strength of Yahweh,
in the majestic name of Yahweh His God.
They will live securely,
for then His greatness will extend
to the ends of the earth. #Is 45:22|NoBook| 52:10
5He will be their peace. #Is 9:6
When Assyria invades our land, #Is 8:7-810:24-27
when it marches against our fortresses,
we will raise against it seven shepherds,
even eight leaders of men.
6They will shepherd #Nah 2:11-13Zph 2:13 the land of Assyria with the sword,
the land of Nimrod #Gn 10:8-12 with a drawn blade. # Aq, Vg; MT, Sym read Nimrod at its gateways
So He will rescue us #Is 14:2537:36-37 from Assyria
when it invades our land,
when it marches against our territory.
The Glorious and Purified Remnant
7Then the remnant of Jacob #Is 10:21Mc 2:12|NoBook| 4:7|NoBook| 7:18
will be among many peoples
like dew from the Lord, #Dt 32:22Sm 17:12Ps 110:3Hs 14:5
like showers on the grass, #Ps 72:6Is 44:3
which do not wait for anyone
or linger for mankind.
8Then the remnant of Jacob
will be among the nations, among many peoples,
like a lion among animals of the forest, #Gn 49:9Nm 24:9
like a young lion among flocks of sheep,
which tramples #Ps 44:5Is 41:15-16Mc 4:13Zch 10:5 and tears #Hs 5:14 as it passes through,
and there is no one to rescue them. #Ps 50:22
9Your hand will be lifted up against your adversaries, #Ps 10:12|NoBook| 21:8Is 26:11
and all your enemies will be destroyed.
10In that day —
this is the Lord’s declaration —
I will remove your horses from you #Dt 17:16Is 2:7Hs 14:3
and wreck your chariots.
11I will remove the cities of your land #Is 1:7|NoBook| 6:11
and tear down all your fortresses. #Is 2:12-17Hs 10:14Am 5:9
12I will remove sorceries from your hands, #Dt 18:10-12Is 2:6|NoBook| 8:19
and you will not have any more fortune-tellers.
13I will remove your carved images #Is 2:18|NoBook| 17:8Ezk 6:9
and sacred pillars from you
so that you will not bow down again
to the work of your hands.
14I will pull up the Asherah poles #Dt 16:21 from among you #Ex 34:13Is 27:9
and demolish your cities. # Or shrines
15I will take vengeance in anger and wrath #Is 1:24|NoBook| 65:12
against the nations that have not obeyed Me.