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Great and vast is his dominion.[a]
    He will bring immeasurable peace and prosperity.[b]
    He will rule on David’s throne and over David’s kingdom
    to establish and uphold it by promoting justice and righteousness
    from this time forward and forevermore.
    The marvelous passion[c] that the Lord Yahweh,
    Commander of Angel Armies, has for his people
    will ensure that it is finished!

The Lord Judges Arrogance and Oppression

The Lord decreed a word against Jacob, and it brought calamity upon Israel.

And all the people of Ephraim and Samaria knew of it. Their hearts filled with pride and they arrogantly boasted,

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  1. Isaiah 9:7 Or “His authority will continually expand.” The Hebrew word misrah, found only here in vv. 6 and 7, can be translated “empire, governmental authority, dominion.”
  2. Isaiah 9:7 The Hebrew word shalom can be translated “peace, prosperity, wholeness, and success.” Perhaps all of these concepts are included in the shalom Christ brings us.
  3. Isaiah 9:7 Or “intense devotion.” See 2 Cor. 11:2.