“But you, Bethlehem(A) Ephrathah,(B)
    though you are small among the clans[a] of Judah,
out of you will come for me
    one who will be ruler(C) over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,(D)
    from ancient times.”(E)

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Footnotes

  1. Micah 5:2 Or rulers

“In Bethlehem(A) in Judea,” they replied, “for this is what the prophet has written:

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“‘But you, Bethlehem, in the land of Judah,
    are by no means least among the rulers of Judah;
for out of you will come a ruler
    who will shepherd my people Israel.’[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 2:6 Micah 5:2,4

So Joseph also went up from the town of Nazareth in Galilee to Judea, to Bethlehem(A) the town of David, because he belonged to the house and line of David.

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