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Micah 5:5


He will give us peace. 1  Should the Assyrians try to invade our land and attempt to set foot in our fortresses, 2  we will send 3  against them seven 4  shepherd-rulers, 5  make that eight commanders. 6 


Job 5:19; Ps 72:7; Pr 6:16; Pr 30:18,29; Ec 11:2; Isa 7:14; Isa 8:7-10; Isa 9:6,7; Isa 37:31-36; Isa 44:28; Isa 59:19; Isa 65:8; Jer 33:15; Am 1:3,6; Zec 1:18-21; Zec 9:10; Zec 9:13; Zec 10:3; Zec 12:6; Lu 2:14; Joh 14:27; Joh 16:33; Eph 2:14-17; Col 1:20,21; Re 17:14; Re 19:14

NET © Notes

tn Heb “and this one will be peace”; ASV “and this man shall be our peace” (cf. Eph 2:14).

tc Some prefer to read “in our land,” emending the text to בְּאַדְמָתֵנוּ (bÿadmatenu).

tn Heb “raise up.”

sn The numbers seven and eight here symbolize completeness and emphasize that Israel will have more than enough military leadership and strength to withstand the Assyrian advance.

tn Heb “shepherds.”

tn Heb “and eight leaders of men.”

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