9 1But there shall be no gloom to her that was in anguish. In the
former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of
Naphtali; but in the latter time hath he made it glorious, by the way of the
sea, beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
2The people that walked
in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwelt in the land of the
shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
3Thou hast multiplied
the nation, thou hast increased their joy: they joy before thee according to
the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor,
thou hast broken as in the day of Midian.
5For all the armor of the armed
man in the tumult, and the garments rolled in blood, shall be for burning,
for fuel of fire.
6For 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
Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
7Of 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.
8The Lord sent a word
into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
9And all the people shall
know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say in pride
and in stoutness of heart,
10The bricks are fallen, but we will build
with hewn stone; the sycomores are cut down, but we will put cedars in their
11Therefore Jehovah will set up on high against him the
adversaries of Rezin, and will stir up his enemies,
12the Syrians before,
and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with open mouth. For
all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.
13Yet the people have not turned unto him that smote them, neither have
they sought Jehovah of hosts.
14Therefore Jehovah will cut off from
Israel head and tail, palm-branch and rush, in one day.
15The elder and
the honorable man, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he is
16For they that lead this people cause them to err; and they
that are led of them are destroyed.
17Therefore the Lord will not rejoice
over their young men, neither will he have compassion on their fatherless and
widows; for every one is profane and an evil-doer, and every mouth speaketh
folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched
18For wickedness burneth as the fire; it devoureth the briers
and thorns; yea, it kindleth in the thickets of the forest, and they roll
upward in a column of smoke.
19Through the wrath of Jehovah of hosts is
the land burnt up; and the people are as the fuel of fire: no man spareth his
20And one shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he
shall eat on the left hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat
every man the flesh of his own arm:
21Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim,
Manasseh; and they together shall be against Judah. For all this his anger is
not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.