the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation,
when at first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun,
and the land of Naphtali,
and afterwards did more grievously afflict
by the way of the Red Sea
beyond Jordan in Galilee of the nations.
The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light;
they that dwell in the land of the shadow of death,
upon them hath the light shined.
Thou hast multiplied the nation,
and increased the joy—
they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest,
and as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden,
and the staff of his shoulder,
the rod of his oppressor.
For every battle of the warrior is with confused noise,
and garments rolled in blood;
but this shall be with burning and fuel of fire.
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:
The Mighty God,
The Everlasting Father,
The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of government and peace there is no end,
upon the throne of David,
and upon his kingdom to order it,
and to establish it with judgment
and with justice from henceforth,
The zeal of the Lord of Hosts will perform this.