Isaiah 9:5-15 (New International Version)

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5 Every warrior's boot used in battle and every garment rolled in blood will be destined for burning,1 will be fuel for the fire. 6 For to us a child is born,2 to us a son is given,3 and the government4 will be on his shoulders.5 And he will be called Wonderful Counselor,a6 Mighty God,7 Everlasting8 Father,9 Prince of Peace.10 7 Of the increase of his government11 and peace12 there will be no end.13 He will reign14 on David's throne and over his kingdom, establishing and upholding it with justice15 and righteousness16 from that time on and forever.17 The zeal18 of the LORD Almighty will accomplish this.

The LORD's Anger Against Israel

8 The Lord has sent a message19 against Jacob; it will fall on Israel. 9 All the people will know it-- Ephraim20 and the inhabitants of Samaria21-- who say with pride and arrogance22 of heart, 10 "The bricks have fallen down, but we will rebuild with dressed stone;23 the fig24 trees have been felled, but we will replace them with cedars.25" 11 But the LORD has strengthened Rezin's26 foes against them and has spurred their enemies on. 12 Arameans27 from the east and Philistines28 from the west have devoured29 Israel with open mouth. Yet for all this, his anger30 is not turned away, his hand is still upraised.31 13 But the people have not returned32 to him who struck33 them, nor have they sought34 the LORD Almighty. 14 So the LORD will cut off from Israel both head and tail, both palm branch and reed35 in a single day;36 15 the elders37 and prominent men38 are the head, the prophets39 who teach lies40 are the tail.
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