Then the remnant of Jacob shall be
in the midst of many peoples
like dew from the Lord,
like showers on the grass,
which delay not for a man
nor wait for the children of man. --Micah 5:7, ESV
I am wondering what is meant here by "in the midst of many peoples." The word used for "in the midst" is בְּקֶ֙רֶב֙ (bə·qe·reḇ) is often simply used to mean "inside" according to Brown-Driver-Briggs; however, the analogy to dew and showers, makes me wonder if the intended meaning is not just "inside" the peoples---potentially as a nation among the nations---but "dispersed among" the peoples (i.e. a lasting remnant dispersed among the nations).
If the meaning is merely "inside" and this is referring to Israel as a nation among nations, then this verse seems about the impregnability of Israel's strength when bolstered under the LORD's hand. If the meaning is supposed to implicate dispersion, then this verse would seem to be about the sure preservation of God's people, even in apparent oppression. The first meaning would be about the insurmountability of strength, the second about certain hope in the midst of weakness. Thanks!