Isaiah 9:2

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

The people that walked in darknesse, haue seene a great light: they that dwel in the land of the shadow of death, vpon them hath the light shined.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

The people who walk in darkness Will see a great light; Those who live in a dark land, The light will shine on them.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
- American Standard Version (1901)

The people who went in the dark have seen a great light, and for those who were living in the land of the deepest night, the light is shining.
- Basic English Bible

the people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them light hath shone.
- Darby Bible

The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light: they that dwell in the land of the shades of death, upon them hath the light shined.
- Webster's Bible

The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light. Those who lived in the land of the shadow of death, on them the light has shined.
- World English Bible

The people who are walking in darkness Have seen a great light, Dwellers in a land of death-shade, Light hath shone upon them.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(9:1) The people that walked in darkness have seen a great light; they that dwelt in the land of the shadow of death, upon them hath the light shined.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 9:2


9:2 The people - Israel and Judah. Darkness - The expression is general and so may well comprehend both calamity and ignorance, idolatry and profaneness, in which those parts were eminently involved. Have seen - Shall see at the coming of the Messiah.


Discussion for Isaiah 9

  • Alex
    when isaiah saw the kingdom coming he says unto us a child is born, unto us a son is given, which is the H.G. that is gonna lead us. the H.G IS GONNA BE BORN IN US, thats y jesus said that which is born of the spirit is spirit, impling a spritual child resulting from his seed, his words, i.e that child is gonna be formed in us, my lil children of whom travail in birth till christ be formed in you
  • A disciple
    "The bricks are fallen down, but we will build with hewn stones..For all this his anger is not turned away, but his hand is stretched out still. For the people turns not unto him that smites them, neither do they seek the LORD of hosts." How many times have we seen someone facing the grave proclaiming, Never surrender! They pride themselves in stubbornness and will die unprepared to meet the LORD.
  • Redeemed
    9:6 is the best verse to describe the singular name of the Father, Son and Holy Ghost in Matthew 28:19 which leads us to Acts 2:38,Acts 8:12, Acts 10:47-48, Acts 19:1-5. Jesus is the Father of creation the Son of Redemption and the Holy Ghost of regeneration the one Lord of Deut 6:4 that Saul thought he was doing service to but said who art thou Lord, I am Jesus, Saul knew as a Jew there was only1
  • Sonya James
    he IS the Prince of peace!!!
  • Felicia
    Verse 6
    Unto us a child is born, unto us a Son is given. Joy to the world. Light to enlighten the Gentiles and glory to thy people Israel. Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace, good will toward men. Hallelujah God is a good God. We will no more walk in darkness. Wonderful Counsellor Mighty God Everlasting Father Prince of Peace that is who He is Hallelujah! Praise be to you Lord Jesus!
  • MBD
    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.

    7 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 judgment and with justice from

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