[a] (A)The people (B)who walked in darkness
    have seen a great light;
those who dwelt in a land of (C)deep darkness,
    on them has light shone.
(D)You have multiplied the nation;
    you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
    as with (E)joy at the harvest,
    as they (F)are glad (G)when they divide the spoil.
(H)For the yoke of his burden,
    (I)and the staff for his shoulder,
    the rod of his oppressor,
    you have broken as (J)on the day of Midian.
(K)For every boot of the tramping warrior in battle tumult
    and every garment rolled in blood
    will be burned as fuel for the fire.
(L)For to us a child is born,
    to us (M)a son is given;
(N)and the government shall be (O)upon[b] his shoulder,
    and his name shall be called[c]
Wonderful (P)Counselor, (Q)Mighty God,
    (R)Everlasting (S)Father, Prince of (T)Peace.
Of the increase of his government and of peace
    (U)there will be no end,
on the throne of David and over his kingdom,
    to establish it and to uphold it
(V)with justice and with righteousness
    from this time forth and forevermore.
(W)The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 9:2 Ch 9:1 in Hebrew
  2. Isaiah 9:6 Or is upon
  3. Isaiah 9:6 Or is called

For God So Loved the World

16 “For (A)God so loved (B)the world,[a] (C)that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not (D)perish but have eternal life. 17 For (E)God did not send his Son into the world (F)to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him. 18 (G)Whoever believes in him is not condemned, but whoever does not believe is condemned already, because he has not (H)believed in the name of the only Son of God.

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Footnotes

  1. John 3:16 Or For this is how God loved the world

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