9a But there will be no gloom for those who were in anguish. In the former time he brought into contempt the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, but in the latter time he will make glorious the way of the sea, the land beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.
2b The people who walked in darkness
have seen a great light;
those who lived in a land of deep darkness—
on them light has shined.
you have increased its joy;
they rejoice before you
as with joy at the harvest,
as people exult when dividing plunder.
and the bar across their shoulders,
the rod of their oppressor,
you have broken as on the day of Midian.
and all the garments rolled in blood
shall be burned as fuel for the fire.
a son given to us;
authority rests upon his shoulders;
and he is named
Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
and there shall be endless peace
for the throne of David and his kingdom.
He will establish and uphold it
with justice and with righteousness
from this time onward and forevermore.
The zeal of the Lord of hosts will do this.
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