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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.

New Defender's Study Bible Notes

5:6 land of Nimrod. Assyria was still recognized as “the land of Nimrod” in the days of Micah, at least twelve centuries after Nimrod had built Nineveh, its greatest city.

5:6 from the Assyrian. Although the seven shepherds and eight principal men may play important roles in the end-time resistance by God’s people to the Beast of revived Assyria/Babylonia, it will be the one born in Bethlehem, returning as the “ruler in Israel” (Micah 5:2) who will finally “deliver us from the Assyrian.”

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