The birth of Christ.
Micah 5:1 Now gather thy selfe in troupes, O daughter of troupes: he hath laid siege against vs: they shal smite the Iudge of Israel with a rod vpon the cheeke. Micah 5:2 But thou Beth-leem Ephratah, [though] thou bee little among the thousands of Iudah, [yet] out of thee shall he come foorth vnto mee, [that is] to be ruler in Israel: whose goings foorth [haue bene] from of old, from euerlasting. Micah 5:3 Therefore will hee giue them vp, vntill the time that shee which trauaileth, hath brought forth: then the remnant of his brethren shall returne vnto the children of Israel.
Micah 5:4 And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the Maiestie of the Name of the LORD his God, and they shall abide: for now shall he be great vnto the ends of the earth. Micah 5:5 And this [man] shall bee the peace when the Assyrian shall come into our land: and when hee shall tread in our palaces, then shall we raise against him seuen Shepheards, and eight principall men. Micah 5:6 And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof: thus shall hee deliuer [vs] from the Assyrian, when he commeth into our land, and when hee treadeth within our borders. Micah 5:7 And the remnant of Iacob shall be in the midst of many people, as a dew from the LORD, as the showres vpon the grasse that tarieth not for man, nor waiteth for the sonnes of men.
Micah 5:8 And the remnant of Iacob shal be among the Gentiles in the middest of many people, as a Lyon among the beasts of the forrest, as a yong Lyon among the flockes of sheepe: who if he goe through, both treadeth downe, and teareth in pieces, and none can deliuer. Micah 5:9 Thine hand shall be lift vp vpon thine aduersaries, and all thine enemies shalbe cut off. Micah 5:10 And it shall come to passe in that day, sayth the LORD, that I will cut off thy horses out of the midst of thee, and I will destroy thy charets. Micah 5:11 And I will cut off the cities of thy land, and throw downe all thy strong holdes. Micah 5:12 And I will cut off witchcrafts out of thine hand, and thou shalt haue no more Southsayers. Micah 5:13 Thy grauen images also will I cut off, and thy standing images out of the midst of thee: & thou shalt no more worship the worke of thine hands. Micah 5:14 And I will plucke vp thy groues out of the middest of thee: so will I destroy thy cities. Micah 5:15 And I will execute vengeance in anger, and furie vpon the heathen, [such] as they haue not heard.