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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Micah 5:4


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    King James Bible - Micah 5:4

    And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth.

    World English Bible

    He shall stand, and shall shepherd in the
    strength of Yahweh, in the majesty of the name of Yahweh his God: and they will live, for then he will be great to the ends of the earth.

    Douay-Rheims - Micah 5:4

    And he shall stand, and
    feed in the strength of the Lord, in the height of the name of the Lord his God: and they shall be converted, for now shall he be magnified even to the ends of the earth.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And he will stand and
    feed in the strength of the LORD, in the majesty of the name of the LORD his God; and they shall abide: for now will he be great to the ends of the earth.

    Original Hebrew

    ועמד
    5975 ורעה 7462 בעז 5797 יהוה 3069 בגאון 1347 שׁם 8034 יהוה 3069 אלהיו 430 וישׁבו 3427 כי 3588 עתה 6258 יגדל 1431 עד 5704 אפסי 657 ארץ׃ 776

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    VERSE (4) -
    Mic 7:14 Ps 23:1,2 Isa 40:10,11; 49:9,10 Eze 34:22-24 Joh 10:27-30

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:4

    Y estará, y apacentará con fortaleza del SEŃOR, con grandeza del Nombre del SEŃOR su Dios; y asentarán; porque ahora será engrandecido hasta los fines de la tierra.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Micah 5:4

    Verse 4. He shall stand and
    feed] The Messiah shall remain with his followers, supporting and governing them in the strength and majesty of the Lord, with all the miraculous interferences of his power, and all the glories of his grace.

    And they shall abide] After this the Jews shall no more go astray, but shall remain one people with the Gentiles, under the one Shepherd and Bishop of all souls.

    Newcome translates, "They shall be converted" for instead of wbŤyw veyashebu, he reads wbwŤyw veyashubu, which gives him the translation above. This is the reading of three MSS. of Kennicott's and De Rossi's, with the Syriac, Chaldee, and Vulgate.

    For now shall he be great] The Messiah shall be great, as bringing salvation to the ends of the earth. All nations shall receive his religion, and he shall be universal King.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 4. And he shall stand and feed in the strength of the Lord , etc.] The ruler in Israel, before described and prophesied of; the Messiah, as Kimchi himself interprets it, and other Jewish writers. Kimchi’s note is, “after the affliction, the King Messiah shall stand and feed Israel in the strength of the Lord;” and so R. Isaac paraphrases the words exactly in the same way: wherefore, as another learned Jew observes, these expressions evince that the ruler here spoken of can be no other than the Messiah; not Zerubbabel, who never attained to this height and happiness. He is both King and Shepherd, and to each of these the act of feeding is ascribed. The same word, in the Greek language, signifies both to rule and to feed and is used by Matthew, ( Matthew 2:6); and kings are often compared to shepherds. Christ feeds his people, his brethren, his flock, his sheep, and lambs all truly converted ones; and this takes in the whole office of a shepherd, and the care he has of his flock; he takes an exact account of them, goes before them, and leads them out into good pastures; sets under shepherds over them; protects them from, all their enemies; looks after what is lost or driven away; heals the sick, strengthens the weak, binds up the broken, and watches over his flock continually: he feeds them with, himself, the bread of life, with his flesh and blood, which are meat and drink indeed; with the doctrines and ordinances of the Gospel; and which are found to be spiritual, savoury, strengthening, satisfying, and soul nourishing food: and he “stands” and does this, being raised from the dead, and possessed of all power in heaven and in earth; which designs not the position of his body, but the ministration of his office, and his alacrity and readiness to perform it, and his constancy in it: and all this “in the strength of the Lord”; in his own strength, as a divine Person, which is the same with the strength of Jehovah; and in the power and strength that is dispensed to him as Mediator; and with his Gospel, the rod of his strength, and in such manner as to defend his flock from all that would devour them: in the majesty of the name of the Lord his God ; Jehovah the Father is the God of Christ, as is Mediator; and his name is in him, even the majesty of it; for, as a divine Person, he has the same nature and perfections with him; and as man, exalted at his right hand, has a name above every name in this world, or that to come; and it is by authority from him, in his office capacity, that he rules and feeds his people, having all judgment committed to him: and they shall abide ; that is, his people, his flock, his sheep fed and ruled by him; these shall continue and persevere under his care and keeping; in him, in whom they are chosen and preserved; in his love, from which they can never be separated; in his hands, out of which none can pluck them; in his church, where they shall ever remain; and so may be considered as a promise of the perseverance of the saints in faith and holiness to the end: or, “they shall sit” f165 ; quietly and securely, being freed from persecution, with which the Christians were at, ended in the first three centuries: this began to be accomplished in the times of Constantius Chlorus, who helped the Christians in the times of Dioclesian, and with whom the persecutions ended, and peace and prosperity followed: for now shall he be great unto the ends of the earth ; as, he was in the times of Constantine, and will be again. Christ is great in himself, in, his person and offices; and will appear to be so unto all men, even unto the ends of the earth, when his Gospel shall be preached and spread, everywhere; when his kingdom shall be enlarged, and be from sea to sea, and from the river to the ends of the earth; even then shall he appear to be a great King over all the earth, and, the great Shepherd of the sheep, the man, Jehovah’s fellow; and to have such a flock, and so large, as never any had; when there will be one fold, and one shepherd; for this prophecy respects the latter day glory.

    Kimchi’s gloss is, “the name of the Messiah shall be magnified, after the judgment of the wicked.”


    Matthew Henry Commentary

    Verses 1-6 - Having showed how low the house of David would be brought, a predictio of the Messiah and his kingdom is added to encourage the faith of God' people. His existence from eternity as God, and his office as Mediator are noticed. Here is foretold that Bethlehem should be his birthplace Hence it was universally known among the Jews, Mt 2:5. Christ' government shall be very happy for his subjects; they shall be safe an easy. Under the shadow of protection from the Assyrians, is a promis of protection to the gospel church and all believers, from the design and attempts of the powers of darkness. Christ is our Peace as Priest, making atonement for sin, and reconciling us to God; and he is our Peace as a King, conquering our enemies: hence our souls may dwel at ease in him. Christ will find instruments to protect and deliver Those that threaten ruin to the church of God, soon bring ruin of themselves. This may include the past powerful effects of the preache gospel, its future spread, and the ruin of all antichristian powers This is, perhaps, the most important single prophecy in the Ol Testament: it respects the personal character of the Messiah, and the discoveries of himself to the world. It distinguishes his human birt from his existing from eternity; it foretells the rejection of the Israelites and Jews for a season, their final restoration, and the universal peace to prevail through the whole earth in the latter days In the mean time let us trust our Shepherd's care and power. If he permits the assault of our enemies, he will supply helpers an assistance for us.


    Original Hebrew

    ועמד 5975 ורעה 7462 בעז 5797 יהוה 3069 בגאון 1347 שׁם 8034 יהוה 3069 אלהיו 430 וישׁבו 3427 כי 3588 עתה 6258 יגדל 1431 עד 5704 אפסי 657 ארץ׃ 776


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