1a But there will be no 1gloom for her who was in anguish. In the former time he 2brought into contempt the land of 3Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he 4has made glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.b2c5The people 6who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land of 7deep darkness, on them has light shined.
38You have multiplied the nation; you have increased its joy; they rejoice before you as with 9joy at the harvest, as they 10are glad 11when they divide the spoil.
412For the yoke of his burden, 13and the staff for his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as 14on the day of Midian.
515For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult and every garment rolled in blood will be burned as fuel for the fire.
616For to us a child is born, to us 17a son is given; 18and the government shall be 19upond his shoulder, and his name shall be callede Wonderful 20Counselor, 21Mighty God, 22Everlasting 23Father, Prince of 24Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace 25there will be no end, on the throne of David and over his kingdom, to establish it and to uphold it 26with justice and with righteousness from this time forth and forevermore. 27The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.