For to Us a Child Is Born

Isaiah 9

1 Nevertheless a the gloom will not be upon her who is distressed,
As when at b first He lightly esteemed
The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali,
And c afterward more heavily oppressed her,
By the way of the sea, beyond the Jordan,
In Galilee of the Gentiles.

2 d The people who walked in darkness
Have seen a great light;
Those who dwelt in the land of the shadow of death,
Upon them a light has shined.
3 You have multiplied the nation
And 1 increased its joy;
They rejoice before You
According to the joy of harvest,
As men rejoice e when they divide the spoil.
4 For You have broken the yoke of his burden
And the staff of his shoulder,
The rod of his oppressor,
As in the day of f Midian.
5 For every warrior's 2 sandal from the noisy battle,
And garments rolled in blood,
g Will be used for burning and fuel 3 of fire.
6 h For unto us a Child is born,
Unto us a i Son is given;
And j the government will be upon His shoulder.
And His name will be called
k Wonderful, Counselor, l Mighty God,
Everlasting Father, m Prince of Peace.
7 Of the increase of His government and peace
n There will be no end,
Upon the throne of David and over His kingdom,
To order it and establish it with judgment and justice
From that time forward, even forever.
The o zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform this.

  1. Cross References
    Isaiah 8:22
    Then they will look to the earth, and see trouble and darkness, gloom of anguish; and they will be driven into darkness.
  2. Cross References
    2 Kings 15:29
    In the days of Pekah king of Israel, TiglathPile'ser king of Assyria came and took Ijon, Abel Beth Maachah, Janoah, Kedesh, Hazor, Gilead, and Galilee, all the land of Naphtali; and he carried them captive to Assyria.
    2 Chronicles 16:4
    So BenHadad heeded King Asa, and sent the captains of his armies against the cities of Israel. They attacked Ijon, Dan, Abel Maim, and all the storage cities of Naphtali.
  3. Cross References
    Matthew 4:13 - 16
    And leaving Nazareth, He came and dwelt in Capernaum, which is by the sea, in the regions of Zebulun and Naphtali.
  4. Cross References
    Matthew 4:16
    The people who sat in darkness have seen a great light, And upon those who sat in the region and shadow of death Light has dawned.
    Luke 1:79
    To give light to those who sit in darkness and the shadow of death, To guide our feet into the way of peace.
    2 Corinthians 4:6
    For it is the God who commanded light to shine out of darkness, who has shone in our hearts to give the light of the knowledge of the glory of God in the face of Jesus Christ.
    Ephesians 5:8
    For you were once darkness, but now you are light in the Lord. Walk as children of light
  5. Cross References
    Judges 5:30
    'Are they not finding and dividing the spoil: To every man a girl or two; For Sisera, plunder of dyed garments, Plunder of garments embroidered and dyed, Two pieces of dyed embroidery for the neck of the looter?'
  6. Cross References
    Judges 7:22
    When the three hundred blew the trumpets, the LORD set every man's sword against his companion throughout the whole camp; and the army fled to Beth Acacia, toward Zererah, as far as the border of Abel Meholah, by Tabbath.
  7. Cross References
    Isaiah 66:15
    For behold, the LORD will come with fire And with His chariots, like a whirlwind, To render His anger with fury, And His rebuke with flames of fire.
  8. Cross References
    Isaiah 7:14
    Therefore the Lord Himself will give you a sign: Behold, the virgin shall conceive and bear a Son, and shall call His name Immanuel.
    Luke 2:11
    For there is born to you this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord.
    John 1:45
    Philip found Nathanael and said to him, "We have found Him of whom Moses in the law, and also the prophets, wrote - Jesus of Nazareth, the son of Joseph.
  9. Cross References
    Luke 2:7
    And she brought forth her firstborn Son, and wrapped Him in swaddling cloths, and laid Him in a manger, because there was no room for them in the inn.
    John 3:16
    For God so loved the world that He gave His only begotten Son, that whoever believes in Him should not perish but have everlasting life.
    1 John 4:9
    In this the love of God was manifested toward us, that God has sent His only begotten Son into the world, that we might live through Him.
  10. Cross References
    Matthew 28:18
    And Jesus came and spoke to them, saying, "All authority has been given to Me in heaven and on earth.
    1 Corinthians 15:25
    For He must reign till He has put all enemies under His feet.
    Revelation 12:5
    She bore a male Child who was to rule all nations with a rod of iron. And her Child was caught up to God and His throne.
  11. Cross References
    Judges 13:18
    And the Angel of the LORD said to him, "Why do you ask My name, seeing it is wonderful?
  12. Cross References
    Titus 2:13
    Looking for the blessed hope and glorious appearing of our great God and Savior Jesus Christ.
  13. Cross References
    Ephesians 2:14
    For He Himself is our peace, who has made both one, and has broken down the middle wall of separation.
  14. Cross References
    Daniel 2:44
    And in the days of these kings the God of heave...
    Matthew 1:1
    The book of the genealogy of Jesus Christ, the ...
    Matthew 1:6
    And Jesse begot David the king. David the king ...
    Luke 1:32
    He will be great, and will be called the Son of...
    Luke 1:33
    "And He will reign over the house of Jacob fore...
    John 7:42
    "Has not the Scripture said that the Christ com...
  15. Cross References
    Isaiah 37:32
    For out of Jerusalem shall go a remnant, And those who escape from Mount Zion. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will do this.
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