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  • PARALLEL BIBLE - Micah 5:6


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    King James Bible - 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 he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.

    World English Bible

    They will rule the
    land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in its gates. He will deliver us from the Assyrian, when he invades our land, and when he marches within our border.

    Douay-Rheims - Micah 5:6

    And they shall
    feed the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nemrod with the spears thereof: and he shall deliver us from the Assyrian, when he shall come into our land, and when he shall tread in our borders.

    Webster's Bible Translation

    And they shall
    waste the land of Assyria with the sword, and the land of Nimrod in its entrances: thus will he deliver us from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders.

    Original Hebrew

    ורעו
    7489 את 853 ארץ 776 אשׁור 804 בחרב 2719 ואת 853 ארץ 776 נמרד 5248 בפתחיה 6607 והציל 5337 מאשׁור 804 כי 3588 יבוא 935 בארצנו 776 וכי 3588 ידרך 1869 בגבולנו׃ 1366

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    VERSE (6) -
    Isa 14:2; 33:1 Na 2:11-13; 3:1-3

    SEV Biblia, Chapter 5:6

    y comerán la tierra de Assur a cuchillo, y la tierra de Nimrod con sus espadas; y nos librará del asirio, cuando viniere contra nuestra tierra y hollare nuestros términos.

    Clarke's Bible Commentary - Micah 5:6

    Verse 6. The
    land of Nimrod] Assyria, and Nineveh its capital; and Babylon, which was also built by Nimrod, who was its first king, Gen. x. 11, 12, in the margin.

    In the entrances thereof] At its posts or watergates; for it was by rendering themselves masters of the Euphrates that the Medes and Persians took the city, according to the prediction of Jeremiah, li. 32, 36.

    Calmet thinks that this refers to the deliverance of the land from Cambyses by his death, and the insurrection of the eight princes mentioned above, who made themselves masters of the whole Babylonian empire, &c. Perhaps it is best to refer it to the invasion of Judea by Nebuchadnezzar; and the final destruction of the Babylonish empire by Cyrus, who took Babylon, slew Belshazzar, and possessed himself of the kingdom.


    John Gill's Bible Commentary

    Ver. 6. And they shall waste the land of Assyria with the sword , etc.] Or “feed upon it” with the sword, destroy the inhabitants of it; either spiritually subdue the nations of the world to the obedience of Christ, the sword of the Spirit, which is the word of God; the preaching of the Gospel, the ministry of the apostles, and others, in the Gentile world; (see 2 Corinthians 10:3-5 Ephesians 6:17); or literally, meaning that the angels of the vials, the Christian princes, shall destroy the Ottoman empire with the sword: and the land of Nimrod in the entrances thereof ; the same with Babylon, the empire of which was first set up by Nimrod, the beginning of whose kingdom was Babel, ( Genesis 10:11); the same with Nebrodas, a name of Bacchus, which is no other than Barchus the son of Chus, as Nimrod was the son of Cush, and Bacchus was a mighty hunter, as he was; all which Bochart has observed: now his country was Babel, Erech, Accad, and Calneh, in the land of Shinar, that is, the land of Babylon, as the Targum of Onkelos and Jerusalem in ( Genesis 10:10), render it; though some think Nimrod extended his dominions into Assyria; and translate f175 ( Micah 5:11) “out of that land, he” (that is, Nimrod) “went forth into Assyria, and builded Nineveh, and the city Rehoboth, and Calah”; and the Targum of Jonathan is very express for it, which paraphrases the words thus, “out of that land went forth Nimrod, and he reigned in Assyria, because he would not be in the counsel of the generation of the division, and he left these four cities; and the Lord gave him a place (or Assyria), and he built four other cities, Nineveh, etc.” hence some have thought that the land of Assyria and the land of Nimrod here design one and the same country; but Ashur, in the text in Genesis, seems rather to be the name of a man than of a place, even of the son of Shem so called, from whom the country of Assyria had its name; whereas, if had been so soon in the hands of Nimrod, and so many cities had been built by him in it, it would rather have been called by his name than Ashur’s; and it seems most reasonable to conclude that the cities of Nineveh, etc. were built by the latter, and not the former; and the two countries of Assyria and Nimrod, or Babylon, are very plainly in this text distinguished from one another; though they might at the time of this prophecy be united under Esarhaddon, who was both king of Assyria and Babylon; and at this present time they are both in the hands of the Turks, and in all probability will be until this prophecy is fulfilled in the destruction of them by the Christian princes: the same thing is meant as before; and the word rendered “in the entrances thereof” may as well be translated “with its sword” f177 ; or, as the margin of our Bibles, “with her own naked swords”; so Kimchi and Aben Ezra interpret it: thus shall he deliver [us] from the Assyrian, when he cometh into our land, and when he treadeth within our borders ; that is, the King Messiah shall work this deliverance, as Kimchi and others explain it; Christ delivered his people from all their spiritual enemies when he made peace for them; and he will deliver them in the latter day from both Pope and Turk, when he will destroy the man of sin by the breath of his mouth, and dry up the river Euphrates, and cast both beast and false prophet into the lake that burns with fire and brimstone; though all that is said in this verse and ( Micah 5:5) may have had its accomplishment already, at least in part, in the Saracens and their empire, which begun in the year 623, and who prevailed very much in Arabia, Palestine, Syria, Persia, Egypt, and Africa, and even penetrated into Spain and France, in all which places were Christian churches; and so may be called “our land”, as the churches therein “our palaces”, which these people entered into, trod upon, profaned, or destroyed; and the seven or eight principal men raised against them may be the Christian princes that fought with them, and drove them back, and destroyed their land; such as Hugh the great, brother to Philip king of France; Robert earl of Flanders; Robert earl of Normandy, brother to William the Conqueror, king of England; Stephen earl of Blois; Raymund earl of Tholouse; Godfrey duke of Lorrain, and his brothers Baldwin and Eustachius, and others. These beginning at Nice, where once a famous Christian council was held, and driving the army of Solyman from thence, in the space off our years subdued many provinces of Asia, Lycaonia, Cilicia, Syria, Mesopotamia, and Comagena; and at length having put to flight the Turks, and ejected the Saracens, took Jerusalem, and made Godfrey of Bullein king of it f179 . Some have interpreted it of the emperor of Germany, and the seven electors in the empire (for formerly they were no more), happily and with success carrying on a war against the Turks, Tartars, and Saracens, when they broke into Europe; but the former sense seems better; and it is best of all to understand the prophecy of the destruction of the Turk or Ottoman empire in the latter day by the Christian princes.

    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

    ורעו 7489 את 853 ארץ 776 אשׁור 804 בחרב 2719 ואת 853 ארץ 776 נמרד 5248 בפתחיה 6607 והציל 5337 מאשׁור 804 כי 3588 יבוא 935 בארצנו 776 וכי 3588 ידרך 1869 בגבולנו׃ 1366


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