PROMISE OF PROPHET ISAIAH, CAPTER 9
VERHEISUNG DES PROPHETEN JESAJA
To Us a Child Is Born
1 Nevertheless, there will be no more
gloom for those who were in distress. In the past he humbled the land
of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the future he will honor
Galilee of the Gentiles, by the way of the sea, along the Jordan-
2 The people walking in darkness have
seen a great light;
on those living in the land of the shadow of death a light has dawned.
3 You have enlarged the nation and increased
their joy; they rejoice before you
as people rejoice at the harvest, as men rejoice when dividing the
4 For as in the day of Midian's defeat,
you have shattered the yoke that burdens them, the bar across their
shoulders, the rod of their oppressor.
5 Every warrior's boot used in battle
and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning, will
be fuel for the fire.
6 For to us a child is born, to us a son
is given, and the government will be on his shoulders. And he will
be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of his government and
peace there will be no end. He will reign on David's throne and over
his kingdom, establishing and upholding it
with justice and righteousness from that time on and forever. The
zeal of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.