Micah 5:7-9

God's people will be strong again

7 And later, Jacob's people who are still alive will be in many countries.

They will be everywhere,

like water on the ground in the early morning,

or rain on the grass.

The Lord sends the water to help the plants,

but no human can make it stay.

8 Jacob's people who are still alive will be living among people in many other countries.

They will become like a dangerous lion among the other animals in the forest.

5:8A lion is a big wild cat. It kills other animals and it eats them.

They will become like a young lion among people's sheep.

The lion attacks other animals.

It knocks them down and it tears them in pieces.

Nobody can save them.

5:8Verses 7-8 These verses tell about the future time when God's people will be strong again. This time is the ‘last days’, as in Chapter 4:1. Jacob's people can bring life to people from other countries as water brings life to plants. But some of those other people may not want to obey God. To them, Jacob's people will bring death, as a lion kills other animals.

9 You will be strong like that and so you will beat your enemies.

You will kill all of them.