NKJVNew King James Version
1Nevertheless #Is. 8:22the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed,
As when at #2 Kin. 15:29; 2 Chr. 16:4first He lightly esteemed
The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
And #Matt. 4:13–16afterward more heavily oppressed her,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
In Galilee of the Gentiles.
2#Matt. 4:16; Luke 1:79; 2 Cor. 4:6; Eph. 5:8The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.
3You have multiplied the nation
And increased its joy;
They rejoice before You
According to the joy of harvest,
As men rejoice #Judg. 5:30when they divide the spoil.
4For You have broken the yoke of his burden
And the staff of his shoulder,
The rod of his oppressor,
As in the day of #Judg. 7:22Midian.
5For every warrior’s sandal from the noisy battle,
And garments rolled in blood,
#Is. 66:15Will be used for burning and fuel of fire.
6#(Is. 7:14; Luke 2:11); John 1:45For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a #Luke 2:7; (John 3:16; 1 John 4:9)Son is given;
And #(Matt. 28:18; 1 Cor. 15:25); Rev. 12:5the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
#Judg. 13:18Wonderful, Counselor, #Titus 2:13Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, #Eph. 2:14Prince of Peace.
7Of the increase of His government and peace
#Dan. 2:44; Matt. 1:1, 6; Luke 1:32, 33; John 7:42There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The #Is. 37:32zeal of the Lord of hosts will perform this.
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