“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah,
Though you are little among the thousands of Judah,
Yet out of you shall come forth to Me
The One to be Ruler in Israel,
Whose goings forth are from of old,
“But you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, though you are small among the clans of Judah, out of you will come for Me One who will be ruler over Israel, whose origins are from of old, from ancient times.”
“But as for you, Bethlehem Ephrathah, too little to be among the clans of Judah; from you One shall come forth for Me who is to be Ruler in Israel, His goings forth, appearances are from long ago, from ancient days.”
1 John 2:2-3
2 Beloved, now we are children of God; and it has not yet been revealed what we shall be, but we know that when He is revealed, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is. 3 And everyone who has this hope in Him purifies himself, just as He is pure.
Dear friends, now we are children of God, and what we will be has not yet been made known.
Beloved, we are even here and now children of God, and it is not yet made clear what we will be after His coming.
But we know that when Christ appears, we shall be like Him, for we shall see Him as He is.
But we know that when He comes and is revealed, we will as His children be like Him, because we will see Him just as He is in all His glory.
2 Chronicles 25:5-8
5 Moreover Amaziah gathered Judah together and set over them captains of thousands and captains of hundreds, according to their fathers’ houses, throughout all Judah and Benjamin; and he numbered them from twenty years old and above, and found them to be three hundred thousand choice men, able to go to war, who could handle spear and shield. 6 He also hired one hundred thousand mighty men of valor from Israel for one hundred talents of silver. 7 But a man of God came to him, saying, “O king, do not let the army of Israel go with you, for the Lord is not with Israel—not with any of the children of Ephraim. 8 But if you go, be gone! Be strong in battle! Even so, God shall make you fall before the enemy; for God has power to help and to overthrow.”
God has the power to help or to overthrow.
God has power to help and to cause people to stumble.