The ruler that God chooses will be born in Bethlehem
Get ready, because your enemies are attacking you.
They are all round the city, ready to fight.
They will hit Israel's ruler on his face with a stick.
‘Bethlehem Ephrathah is only a little town,
among all the many towns in
‘But I will choose someone who is born there.
He will rule Israel for me.
Long, long ago, I prepared for him to come.’
until the time that the woman gives birth to this baby in Bethlehem.
Then this ruler's own people who are still alive will return to Israel.
He will supply what his people need.
He will be like a man who supplies everything for his sheep.
He will rule with authority from the Lord his God,
and his people will be safe.
So then, all over the world, people will know that he is great.
so that they have no trouble.
Assyria's soldiers will come to attack our country.
They will march through our large, strong buildings.
Then we will choose seven or eight leaders to fight against them.
They will beat the people in the country called Nimrod with
Assyria's soldiers will come into our country.
They will march across our borders,
but our ruler will save us from them.