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Daily Bible Verse - 12/27/2007 - Isaiah 9:6

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. (NIV)

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 Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace. (KJV)

For a child will be born to us, a son will be given to us; And the government will rest on His shoulders; And His name will be called Wonderful Counselor, Mighty God, Eternal Father, Prince of Peace. (NASB)

Isaiah 9:6

God's answer to the arrogance of the world is a Child, His own Son. He will be what Judah's human kings have not been. Because He is the Mighty God, He can be a true Father to His people, He can bring lasting peace, and He can give counsel that is truly wonderful.

The Open Bible : New King James Version. 1998, c1997. Includes indexes. (electronic ed.) (Is 9:2). Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers.

Did you know?
Hebrew poetry typically repeats thoughts in couplets. Yet there is something unique here. The coming ruler will be born a child. But at the same time, He is a gift-the Son of the Giver! These words might have meant little in Isaiah's time. But today we recognize Jesus Christ in this couplet. Born as an infant in Bethlehem, Jesus was nevertheless the eternal Son of God, given to take away the sins of the world. And Isaiah declared that the government-all rule and authority-would one day rest on His shoulders.

Richards, L. (1998). Every promise in the Bible. Includes indexes. (59). Nashville: T. Nelson Publishers.

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