Nevertheless the dimness shall not be such as was in her vexation, when at the
first he lightly afflicted the land of Zebulun and the land of Naphtali, and afterward
did more grievously afflict her by the way of the sea, beyond Jordan, in Galilee of the
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 not 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, as in the day of Midian.
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 Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God,
The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
Of the increase of his government and peace there shall be no end, upon the throne
of David, and upon his kingdom, to order it, and to establish it with judgement and
with justice from henceforth even for ever. The zeal of the LORD of hosts will perform
The Lord sent a word into Jacob, and it hath lighted upon Israel.
And all the people shall know, even Ephraim and the inhabitant of Samaria, that say
in the pride and stoutness of heart,
The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones: the sycomores are
cut down, but we will change them into cedars.
Therefore the LORD shall set up the adversaries of Rezin against him, and join his
The Syrians before, and the Philistines behind; and they shall devour Israel with
open mouth. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out
For the people turneth not unto him that smiteth them, neither do they seek the
LORD of hosts.
Therefore the LORD will cut off from Israel head and tail, branch and rush, in one
The ancient and honourable, he is the head; and the prophet that teacheth lies, he
is the tail.
For the leaders of this people cause them to err; and they that are led of them are
Therefore the LORD shall have no joy in their young men, neither shall have mercy
on their fatherless and widows: for every one is an hypocrite and an evildoer, and
every mouth speaketh folly. For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is
stretched out still.
For wickedness burneth as the fire: it shall devour the briers and thorns, and
shall kindle in the thickets of the forest, and they shall mount up like the lifting up
Through the wrath of the LORD of hosts is the land darkened, and the people shall
be as the fuel of the fire: no man shall spare his brother.
And he shall snatch on the right hand, and be hungry; and he shall eat on the left
hand, and they shall not be satisfied: they shall eat every man the flesh of his own
Manasseh, Ephraim; and Ephraim, Manasseh: and they together shall be against Judah.
For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still.