Oh, for the days when I was in my prime,
    when God’s intimate friendship(A) blessed my house,(B)

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For to us a child is born,(A)
    to us a son is given,(B)
    and the government(C) will be on his shoulders.(D)
And he will be called
    Wonderful Counselor,(E) Mighty God,(F)
    Everlasting(G) Father,(H) Prince of Peace.(I)

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13 Who can fathom the Spirit[a](A) of the Lord,
    or instruct the Lord as his counselor?(B)

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Footnotes

  1. Isaiah 40:13 Or mind

28 I look but there is no one(A)
    no one among the gods to give counsel,(B)
    no one to give answer(C) when I ask them.

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18 But which of them has stood in the council(A) of the Lord
    to see or to hear his word?
    Who has listened and heard his word?

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34 “Who has known the mind of the Lord?
    Or who has been his counselor?”[a](A)

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Footnotes

  1. Romans 11:34 Isaiah 40:13

11 For who knows a person’s thoughts(A) except their own spirit(B) within them? In the same way no one knows the thoughts of God except the Spirit of God.

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