The birth of Christ.
Micah 5:1 After þt shalt thou be robbed thy selfe, O þu robbers daughter: they shall laye sege agaynst vs, & smyte þe iudge of Israel wt a rodde vpon the cheke. Micah 5:2 And þu Bethleem Ephrata, art lytle amonge þe thou sandes of Iuda, Out of þe shal come vnto me, which shal be þe gouernoure in Israel: whose out goynge hath bene from the begynning, & from euerlastynge. Micah 5:3 In the meane whyle he plageth them for a season, vntyll the tyme that she (which shall beare) haue borne: then shall the remnaunt of his brethren be conuerted vnto þe children of Israel.
Micah 5:4 He shall stande fast, and geue fode in the strength of the Lord, and in the victory of the name of the Lord his God: and when they be conuerted, he shall be magnified vnto the farthest partes of the worlde. Micah 5:5 Then shall there be peace, so that the Assyrian maye come into youre lande, & treade in youre houses. We shall bringe vp seuen shepherdes and .viii. princes vpon them: Micah 5:6 these shall subdue the land of Assur wt the swerde, and þe lande of Nymrod with their naked weapens. Thus shal he deliuer vs from the Assirian, when he commeth within oure land, and setteth his fote within oure borders. Micah 5:7 And þe remnaunt of Iacob shall be amonge the multitude of people, as the dewe of the Lorde, and as the droppes vpon the grasse, that tarieth for no man, and wayteth of no body.
Micah 5:8 Yee, þe residue of Iacob shalbe amonge the Gentiles and the multitude of people, as the lyon amonge the beastes of the wodd, and as þe Lyons whelpe amonge a flocke of shepe: which (when he goeth thorowe) treadeth downe, teareth in peces, and there is no man that can helpe. Micah 5:9 Thyne hand shalbe lift vp vpon thyne enemyes, and all thyne aduersaries shall perish. Micah 5:10 The tyme shall come also, sayeth þe Lord, that I will take thine horses from the, and destroye thy charettes. Micah 5:11 I wil breake downe the cityes of thy lande, and ouerthrowe all thy stronge holdes. Micah 5:12 All witchcraftes wyll I rote oute of thyne hande, there shall no mo sothsayinges be within the. Micah 5:13 Thine Idols and thyne Images will I destroye out of þe so þt thou shalt nomore bowe thy selfe vnto the worckes of thyne awne handes. Micah 5:14 Thy groues will I plucke vp by þe rotes, & breake downe þe cities. Micah 5:15 Thus will I be auenged also, vpon all þe Heathen that will not heare.