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F. The unveiling of Christ as the great light and the wonderful One issuing from Jehovah's chastisement on the kingdom of Israel and His judgment on Assyria 9:1—10:34
1. The unveiling of Christ as the great light 9:1-5
Isa. 9 :1 9:1 But gloom does not remain in the place where there was anguish: formerly He treated the aland of Zebulun and the land of bNaphtali contemptibly, but afterward He treats the way of the 1sea, across the Jordan, with glory, 2Galilee of the nations.
Isa. 9 :2 9:2 The people who walked in the adarkness
Have seen a great 1blight;
Upon those who dwell in the land of the cshadow of death
Light has shined.
Isa. 9 :3 9:3 You have 1amultiplied the nation;
You have increased their gladness;
They are glad before You as with the gladness of harvest,
As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
Isa. 9 :4 9:4 For You break the yoke of their burden
And the staff on their shoulder,
The rod of their oppressor,
As in the day of 1aMidian.
Isa. 9 :5 9:5 For all the boots
Of those who in boots trample in the battle-quake
And the garments
Rolled in ablood
Are for burning;
They are fuel for bfire.
2. The unveiling of Christ as the wonderful One 9:6-7
Isa. 9 :6 9:6 For a 1child is aborn 2to us,
A 1Son is bgiven 2to us;
And the 3government
Is upon His shoulder;
And His name will be called
4cWonderful Counselor,
5Mighty dGod,
5Eternal eFather,
6Prince of fPeace.
Isa. 9 :7 9:7 To the increase of His 1government
And to His 1peace there is ano end,
Upon the 2bthrone of David
And over His kingdom,
To establish it
And to uphold it
In justice and righteousness
From now to eternity.
The czeal of Jehovah of hosts
Will accomplish this.
3. Jehovah's chastisement on the kingdom of Israel 9:8—10:4
Isa. 9 :8 9:8 The Lord sends out a word against 1Jacob,
And it descends upon 1Israel.
Isa. 9 :9 9:9 And all the people know it,
Ephraim and the inhabitants of Samaria,
Saying in pride and haughtiness of heart,
Isa. 9 :10 9:10 The bricks have fallen, but we will build with cut stone;
The sycamores have been felled, but we will put cedars in their place.
Isa. 9 :11 9:11 Then Jehovah exalts the adversaries of Rezin against them
And goads their enemies on.
Isa. 9 :12 9:12 Aram from the east and the Philistines from the west:
They devour Israel with an open mouth.
By all this His anger is not turned;
His hand is still outstretched.
Isa. 9 :13 9:13 Yet the people do anot turn to Him who strikes them,
Nor do they seek Jehovah of hosts.
Isa. 9 :14 9:14 Then Jehovah cuts off from Israel head and tail,
Palm branch and marsh reed ain one day.
Isa. 9 :15 9:15 The elder and the highly regarded — he is the head;
The prophet and the teacher of falsehood — he is the tail.
Isa. 9 :16 9:16 And those who lead this people are those who amislead them;
And those who are led are those who are confused.
Isa. 9 :17 9:17 Because of this the Lord will not rejoice in their young men,
And He will not have compassion on their orphans and widows;
For all of them are profane and evildoers,
And every mouth speaks foolishness.
By all this His anger is not turned;
His hand is still outstretched.
Isa. 9 :18 9:18 For wickedness burns like a fire;
It devours thorn and thistle,
And burns in the forest thickets;
And it rolls up into a column of smoke.
Isa. 9 :19 9:19 At the overflowing wrath of Jehovah of hosts a land is burned up,
And the people are like fuel for fire;
No one spares even his brother.
Isa. 9 :20 9:20 One carves on the right side, but is hungry;
And another eats on the left side, but is not satisfied.
Each eats the flesh of his own arm:
Isa. 9 :21 9:21 Manasseh, Ephraim, and Ephraim, Manasseh;
These together against Judah.
By all this His anger is not turned;
His hand is still outstretched.
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