2. But thou, Bethlehem Ephratah, though thou be little among the thousands of Judah, yet out of thee shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel; whose goings forth have been from of old, from everlasting.
Part of the Ghent Alterpiece. It is placed above the panel where Mary receives the Annunciation. The text on the ribbon is from Micah 5 and refers to that episode: "Ex te mihi egredietur qui sit dominator in Israhel", or "out of thee [Bethlehem] shall he come forth unto me that is to be ruler in Israel".