Isaiah 9
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1For [there will be] no gloom on her who [is] distressed as at the former time. The land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, "" So the latter has honored the way of the sea, "" Beyond the Jordan, Galilee of the nations.

2The people who are walking in darkness "" Have seen a great light, "" Dwellers in a land of death-shade, "" Light has shone on them.

3You have multiplied the nation, "" You have made its joy great, "" They have rejoiced before You as the joy in harvest, "" As [men] rejoice in their apportioning spoil.

4Because the yoke of its burden, "" And the staff of its shoulder, the rod of its exactor, "" You have broken as [in] the day of Midian.

5For every battle of a warrior [is] with rushing, and raiment rolled in blood, "" And it has been for burning—fuel of fire.

6For a Child has been born to us, "" A Son has been given to us, "" And the dominion is on His shoulder, "" And He calls His Name "" Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, "" Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.

7Of the increase of [His] dominion, "" And of peace, there is no end, "" On the throne of David, and on His kingdom, "" To establish it, and to support it, "" In judgment and in righteousness, "" From now on, even for all time, "" The zeal of YHWH of Hosts does this.

8The Lord has sent a word into Jacob, "" And it has fallen in Israel.

9And the people have known—all of it, Ephraim, and the inhabitant of Samaria, "" In pride and in greatness of heart, saying,

10“Bricks have fallen, and we build hewn work, "" Sycamores have been cut down, and we renew cedars.”

11And YHWH sets the adversaries of Rezin on high above him, "" And he joins his enemies together,

12Aram from before, and Philistia from behind, "" And they devour Israel with the whole mouth. With all this His anger has not turned back, "" And His hand is still stretched out.

13And the people has not turned back to Him who is striking it, "" And they have not sought YHWH of Hosts.

14And YHWH cuts off head and tail from Israel, "" Branch and reed—the same day.

15Elderly and accepted of faces—he [is] the head, "" And prophet teaching falsehood—he [is] the tail.

16And the eulogists of this people are causing to err, "" And its eulogized ones are consumed.

17Therefore, the Lord does not rejoice over its young men, "" And He does not pity its orphans and its widows, "" For everyone [is] profane, and an evildoer, "" And every mouth is speaking folly. With all this His anger has not turned back, "" And His hand is still stretched out.

18For wickedness has burned as a fire, "" It devours brier and thorn, "" And it kindles in thickets of the forest, "" And they lift themselves up, an exaltation of smoke!

19In the wrath of YHWH of Hosts "" The land has been consumed, "" And the people is as fuel of fire; A man has no pity on his brother,

20And cuts down on the right, and has been hungry, "" And he devours on the left, "" And they have not been satisfied, "" They each devour the flesh of his own arm.

21Manasseh—Ephraim, and Ephraim—Manasseh, "" Together they [are] against Judah, "" With all this His anger has not turned back. And His hand is still stretched out!

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