They will shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword,
and the land of Nimrod with a drawn sword.
He will deliver us from the Assyrian,
when he invades our land
and when he marches inside our border. Bible see other translations

“shepherd the land of Assyria with the sword.” The statement is an irony, written for effect. The shepherds were supposed to shepherd the people for their own good, but because of the way Assyria treated Israel, Assyria would in turn be “shepherded” with the sword.

Commentary for: Micah 5:6