I know how some words have a different definition or meaning... Especially in the Bible.
NKJV - 6 For unto us a Child is born, Unto us a Son is given; And the government will be upon His shoulder. And His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
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In my opinion, the word "government" as used in this verse (as well as in the next verse (verse 7)) refers to the authority and rule over all nations of the earth that Jesus will exercise when He returns (although He is noted in verse 7 as being on the throne of David, since He is the Messiah who came to earth as a descendant of David, the anointed ruler of Israel). I think that this interpretation of the extent of His rule is further reinforced by the statement in verse 7 that "of the increase of His government and of peace, there will be no end."
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