Isaiah 9:6

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For vnto vs a child is borne, vnto vs a Sonne is giuen, and the gouernment shalbe vpon his shoulder: and his name shalbe called, Wonderfull, Counseller, The mightie God, The euerlasting Father, The Prince of peace.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

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.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

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, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For to us a child has come, to us a son is given; and the government has been placed in his hands; and he has been named Wise Guide, Strong God, Father for ever, Prince of Peace.
- Basic English Bible

For unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given; and the government shall be upon his shoulder; and his name is called Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.
- Darby Bible

For to us a child is born, to us a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counselor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.
- Webster's Bible

For to us a child is born. To us a son is given; and the government will be on his shoulders. His name will be called Wonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace.
- World English Bible

For a Child hath been born to us, A Son hath been given to us, And the princely power is on his shoulder, And He doth call his name Wonderful, Counsellor, Mighty God, Father of Eternity, Prince of Peace.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(9:5) For a child is born unto us, a son is given unto us; and the government is upon his shoulder; and his name is called Pele-joez-el-gibbor-Abi-ad-sar-shalom;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 9:6


9:6 For - Having spoken of the glorious light, and joy, and victory of God's people, he now proceeds to shew the ground of it. Us - Unto us Jews, of whom Christ was born, and to whom he was primarily sent. A child - The Messiah by the consent of interpreters, not only Christian, but Jewish: for so the ancient Hebrew doctors understood the place, and particularly the Chaldee paraphrast; although the latter Jews, out of opposition to Christ, wrest it to Hezekiah. Which extravagant conceit, as it hath no foundation in this or any other text of scripture, so it is fully confuted by the following titles, which are such as cannot without blasphemy and nonsense be ascribed to Hezekiah, nor indeed to any mere mortal man, as we shall see. Is born - Or, shall be born, as the prophets generally speak. The government - Of God's people, to whom he is given. Shoulders - Upon him, or in his hands. He mentions shoulders, because great burdens are commonly laid upon men's shoulders. His name - This is not to be taken for a description of his name, but of his glorious nature and qualities. Wonderful counsellor - And so Christ is, because he hath been the counsellor of his church in all ages, and the author and giver of all those excellent counsels delivered not only by the apostles, but also by the prophets, and hath gathered and enlarged, and preserved his church, by admirable counsels and methods of his providence, and, in a word, hath in him all the treasures of wisdom and knowledge, #Col 2:3|. Mighty God - This title can agree to no man but Christ, who was God as well as man, to whom the title of God or Jehovah is given, both in the Old and New Testament. And it is a true observation, that this Hebrew word El is never used in the singular number, of any creature, but only of the almighty God. The father - The father of eternity. Who, though as man he was then unborn, yet was and is from everlasting to everlasting.


Discussion for Isaiah 9

  • Freda
    Trusting God in everything.
    I know my savior lives and he gave his son who died on the cross for our sins.
    His Grace and Mercy covers us evey day.
    I Love the Lord my God!
  • Emmanuel kaka for verse 6
    He is GOD and there is nothing more I can say
  • EBUKANSON SAMSON for verse 6
    JESUS REMAINS THE ALMIGHTY GOD,THE MIGHTY GOD AS WELL AS GOD GOD GOD FOREVER PLS NO DISPUTE.AS MY EARS And NOSTRILS ARE JOINED TO THE FACE SO IS THE GOD HEAD.
  • Me
    PLEASE NOTE THAT KJV USES COMMA IN BETWEEN:"WONDERFULL" AND "COUNSELLER" BUT (1711 SEKÄ 1756 VERSIONS) IN LUTHERN VERSIONS 33/38 IT DOES NOT APPEAR IN BETWEEN THESE WORDS.....

    BY ON THAT HAS BEEN WITH THE LORD SINCE 1980 (AC. 2:38-39)...(IN PILLAR OF FIRE AND SPEAKING IN TONGUES)
  • How beutiful is feet of them that publish Goodnews
  • NSN Lotha for verse 6
    I believe that Jesus is the Saviour given to us by God in flesh as the manifestation of the Mighty God in heaven who also send the Holy Spirit as the Comforter in the absence of Jesus.

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