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Micah 5:6


They will rule 1  the land of Assyria with the sword, the land of Nimrod 2  with a drawn sword. 3  Our king 4  will rescue us from the Assyrians should they attempt to invade our land and try to set foot in our territory.


Ge 10:9-11; 2Ki 15:29; 2Ki 17:3-5; 2Ki 18:9-15; 2Ki 19:32-35; 2Ch 33:11; Isa 10:5-12; Isa 14:2; Isa 14:25; Isa 33:1; Na 2:11-13; Na 3:1-3; Lu 1:71,74

NET © Notes

tn Or perhaps “break”; or “defeat.”

sn According to Gen 10:8-12, Nimrod, who was famous as a warrior and hunter, founded Assyria.

tc The MT reads “in her gates,” but the text should be emended to בַּפְּתִיחָה (baptikhah, “with a drawn sword”).

tn Heb “he”; the referent (the coming king) has been specified in the translation for clarity.

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