1 Meanwhile, shalt thou gather together in troops, thou daughter of a troop, siege, hath he laid against us, - with a sceptre, will they smite on the cheek, the judge of Israel! 2 Thou, therefore, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though, little, to be among the thousands of Judah, out of thee, shall Mine come forth, to be ruler in Israel, - whose comings forth, have been from of old, from the days of age-past time. 3 Therefore, will he give them up, until the time when, one who is to bring forth, hath brought forth, - and, the remainder of his brethren, return unto the sons of Israel. 4 Then shall he stand, and tend his flock in the strength of Yahweh, In the excellency of the name of Yahweh his God, have they endured, - For, now, shall he be great unto the ends of the earth; 5 So shall this one be Prosperity. As for Assyria - when he shall enter our land, and when he shall tread down in our palaces, then will we raise up against him, seven shepherds, and eight princes of mankind. 6 Then shall they shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof, - So shall he deliver from Assyria, when he shall enter our land, and when he shall tread down within our bounds.
7 And, the remnant of Jacob, shall be, in the midst of many peoples, as dew from Yahweh, as myriad drops on plants, - which tarrieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sons of Adam. 8 And, the remnant of Jacob, shall be among the nations, in the midst of many peoples, as a lion among the beasts of the jungle, as a young lion among flocks of sheep, - who, if he passeth by, both treadeth down - and teareth in pieces, and none can deliver. 9 Let thy hand be uplifted against thine adversaries, - and, all thine enemies, shall be cut off.
10 And it shall come to pass, in that day, Declareth Yahweh, That I will cut off thy horses out of thy midst, - and will destroy thy chariots; 11 And will cut off the cities of thy land, - and will pull down all thy fortresses; 12 And will cut off incantations, out of thy hand, - and, users of hidden arts, shalt thou not have; 13 And I will cut off thine images and thy pillars out of thy midst, - and thou shalt not bow thyself down, any more, to the work of thine own hands; 14 And I will uproot thy Sacred Stems out of thy midst, - and will destroy thy cities: 15 Then will I execute, with anger and with indignation, vengeance upon the nations, - of which they have not heard.