Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation,when at the first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea,beyondJordan, in Galilee of the nations.a2
The people that walked in darkness have seen a greatlight: they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the lightshined .
Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the joy: they joybefore thee according to the joy in harvest, and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.4
For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor , as in the day of Midian.5
For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise, and garmentsrolled in blood; but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.6
For unto us a child is born , unto us a son is given : and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be calledWonderful,Counsellor , The mightyGod, The everlastingFather, The Prince of Peace.7
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgment and with justice from henceforth even forever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.
The Lordsent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.9
And all the people shall know , even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in the pride and stoutness of heart,