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Isaiah 9:2-7 American Standard Version (ASV)

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwelt in the land of the [a]shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined. Thou hast multiplied the nation, [b]thou hast increased their joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil. For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, thou hast broken as in the day of Midian. For [c]all the armor of the armed man in the tumult, and the garments rolled in blood, shall be for burning, for fuel of fire. 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 called [d]Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, [e]Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace. Of the increase of his government and of peace there shall be no end, upon the throne of David, and upon his kingdom, to establish it, and to uphold it with justice and with righteousness from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of Jehovah of hosts will perform this.


  1. Isaiah 9:2 Or, deep darkness
  2. Isaiah 9:3 Another reading is, thou didst not increase the joy
  3. Isaiah 9:5 Or, every boot of the booted warrior
  4. Isaiah 9:6 Or, Wonderful counsellor
  5. Isaiah 9:6 Hebrew Father of Eternity.

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