Christmas Verses – The First Coming #19

Micah 5:2 NIV

“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
though you are small among the clans of Judah,
out of you will come for me
one who will be ruler over Israel,
whose origins are from of old,
from ancient times.”

This is the verse that the priest told Herod when the Magi came to Jerusalem.  If you read all of Micah 5 you will see this verse as a promise of peace in a time of trouble.  But it also gives a picture of the ministry of Jesus (vs 4), and a look at Mary and the symbolism in Revelation 12 (vs 3).

Jeremiah, in 26:18 refers to Micah and his predications of judgement.  But all of these doom verses have hope intertwined in them, like Micah 5: 5 where “He will be their peace.”  

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