Isaiah 9:3

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

Thou hast multiplied the nation, and not increased the ioy: they ioy before thee, according to the ioy in haruest, and as men reioyce when they diuide the spoile.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

You shall multiply the nation, You shall increase their gladness; They will be glad in Your presence As with the gladness of harvest, As men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

Thou hast multiplied the nation, thou hast increased their joy: they joy before thee according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
- American Standard Version (1901)

You have made them very glad, increasing their joy. They are glad before you as men are glad in the time of getting in the grain, or when they make division of the goods taken in war.
- Basic English Bible

Thou hast multiplied the nation, hast increased its joy: they joy before thee like to the joy in harvest; as [men] rejoice when they divide the spoil.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

You have multiplied the nation. You have increased their joy. They rejoice before you according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
- World English Bible

Thou hast multiplied the nation, Thou hast made great its joy, They have joyed before Thee as the joy in harvest, As [men] rejoice in their apportioning spoil.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(9:2) Thou hast multiplied the nation, Thou hast increased their joy; they joy before Thee according to the joy in harvest, as men rejoice when they divide the spoil.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 9:3


9:3 Thou hast - Thou hast made good thy promise to Abraham concerning the multiplication of his seed, by gathering in the Gentiles to the Jews. Before thee - In thy presence, and in the place of thy worship.


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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