Isaiah 9:4

“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.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

For thou hast broken the yoke of his burden, and the staffe of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressour, as in the day of Midian.
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

For You shall break the yoke of their burden and the staff on their shoulders, The rod of their oppressor, as at the battle of Midian.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, thou hast broken as in the day of Midian.
- American Standard Version (1901)

For by your hand the yoke on his neck and the rod on his back, even the rod of his cruel master, have been broken, as in the day of Midian.
- Basic English Bible

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.
- Darby Bible

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.
- Webster's Bible

For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, you have broken as in the day of Midian.
- World English Bible

Because the yoke of its burden, And the staff of its shoulder, the rod of its exactor, Thou hast broken as [in] the day of Midian.
- Youngs Literal Bible

(9:3) For the yoke of his burden, and the staff of his shoulder, the rod of his oppressor, Thou hast broken as in the day of Midian.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Isaiah 9:4


9:4 The yoke - His burdensome yoke. The staff - The staff or staves by which he was forced to carry burdens upon his shoulders. The rod - Wherewith he beat him. Oppressor - Of all his oppressors, but especially of sin and the devil. As - When God destroyed the Midianites in so admirable a manner by three hundred men.


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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